Yearly Archives: 2013

24 Dec, 2013

Trainwreck Fantasy Football Final Standings


We had a great time with our first ever pro-am fantasy football league, and want to congratulate Wil Watkins, long-time fan from Houston, on his championship. He defeated fan Jim Fullerton from Reno in the Super Bowl 138.80 - 58.12. The third-place finisher was Kevin Leiske of Austin, another fan entrant, who beat Rhett's Potsie Webers 103.7 - 93.78 for the honor. The 14-team league featured all four members of the band, numerous peers and associates, and four fan contest winners. There's always next year... . . .   NORTH DIVISION 1. Rhett Miller 2. Robert Jenkins - Summer Break

Trainwreck Fantasy Football Final Standings2013-12-24T13:06:46-05:00
1 Nov, 2013

“We are not going gentle into that good night.”


Hi y'all! The 97's finished up recording the tracks for their upcoming new album a couple of weeks ago, and this week Rhett gives the Rolling Stone a little insight into the nature of this new effort. As Rhett tells it, he arrived in Texas armed with two distinctly different sets of songs, one adult-themed with "a lot of cursing, a lot of drinking and lots of sex", the other filled with prettier songs. After some deliberation, he reveals the band chose the raunchier, adult numbers and cranked the amps up to eleven. Sprinkle in a little guitar fire from

“We are not going gentle into that good night.”2013-11-01T14:53:40-05:00
30 Oct, 2013

Hitting the Road


A string of eleven November shows kicks off in Detroit Friday night. We hope to see you at the show! To celebrate, we're giving away three of the new custom posters for this short tour. Just share the Facebook post with this photo and you'll have a shot to win! SHOWS 11/01/13 – Royal Oak – Detroit, MI – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/02/13 – Phoenix Ballroom – Toronto, ON – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/03/13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/04/13 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY  11/05/13 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/06/13 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/08/13 – Madison Theater – Covington,

Hitting the Road2013-10-30T09:47:18-05:00
17 Oct, 2013

Old 97’s “El Paso” Cover Inspires Breaking Bad Finale


Great tidbit from the Hollywood Reporter: It was mid-February of this year when Vince Gilligan settled in to finish the script for Breaking Bad's 62nd and final episode. Filming was set to begin in a little over a week. He sat down at the dining-room table of his Albuquerque, N.M., condo, which had doubled as the temporary home of Bryan Cranston's Walter White when his wife kicked him out of the house a few seasons earlier. With an Old 97s version of "El Paso" playing on a continuous loop on his iPod, he wrote the final scene in which the

Old 97’s “El Paso” Cover Inspires Breaking Bad Finale2013-10-17T10:00:02-05:00
1 Oct, 2013

Old 97’s + Waylon EP OUT NOW


CLICK HERE TO GET YOU ONE > CD E.P.: 1. IRON ROAD 2. THE OTHER SHOE 3. VISITING HOURS (1996 Demo) 4. FIREFLIES (Take 2, 1996 Demo) 5. LONDON I KNOW (1996 Demo) 6. BORN ON A TRAIN (1996 Demo) Tracks 5 & 6 previously unissued - - - - - Imagine if Waylon Jennings came to see your band. Imagine if Waylon Jennings liked your band. Liked them enough to talk you up in press like The Austin Chronicle. Imagine your A&R guy telling you to write Waylon to thank him and see if he wanted to record some

Old 97’s + Waylon EP OUT NOW2013-10-14T11:44:29-05:00
18 Aug, 2013

Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings EP coming 10/1/13


Imagine if Waylon Jennings came to see your band. Imagine if Waylon Jennings liked your band. Liked them enough to talk you up in press like The Austin Chronicle. Imagine your A&R guy telling you to write Waylon to thank him and see if he wanted to record some music with you. Imagine if Waylon said yes. Waylon Jennings attended an Old 97’s gig in 1996, and later that year joined Ken Bethea, Murry Hammond, Rhett Miller and Philip Peeples in a studio in Nashville to cut two tracks. The youthful energy of Old 97’s with the classic delivery of

Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings EP coming 10/1/132013-08-18T16:58:16-05:00
16 Aug, 2013

The Old 97’s Fantasy Football League


INTRODUCING THE TRAINWRECK FFL Here's your chance to win a coveted spot in the official Old 97's fantasy football league and see how you stack up against the band & friends head-to-head every week of the NFL season. Can you match the depth of Ken's "I'm a PeeWee coach" gridiron knowledge? Rhett's heart-felt cerebral approach? Philip's "beat them senseless" strategy? Three fans will get to find out! League members include: Rhett! Ken! Philip! Wes, sly and devious Old 97's manager! Mike, cynical and road-tested tour manager! Linwood, morally-compromised drummer for Those Darlins! Robert, whose Dad thinks we might not make

The Old 97’s Fantasy Football League2013-08-16T16:27:51-05:00
30 Jul, 2013

Updated – Merch contest winners!


Congrats to our winners: Karen Robertson Michael Capobianco Adrienne L. Black Laura Froelich And thanks everyone who entered! More to come soon. - - - - - There's still a couple of days left on the Strike Anywhere t-shirt sale — AND enter the Brooklyn Bowl giveaway! Just buy anything at all in the online store and forward your receipt to Four lucky random winners will get either a t-shirt or VERY limited edition poster (only 100 printed!) from the recent Brooklyn Bowl show.

Updated – Merch contest winners!2013-08-02T16:56:16-05:00
9 Jul, 2013

Awesome Free Bootleg


We were lucky as hell and pleased as punch to have record our first show at the Brooklyn Bowl back on June 27, and they've posted it for free download at their site. It includes a rare top-to-bottom performance of Hitchhike to Rhome. The site is a treasure trove of great music, so grab this one and enjoy yourself. >GO THERE NOW! Old 97s 2013-06-27 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY USA Digital Master Recording Soundboard + Audience Matrix Recorded and Produced by nyctaper 2013-07-02 Setlist: [Total Time 1:41:52] 01 [intro] 02 St. Ignatius 03 504 04 Drowning in the Days

Awesome Free Bootleg2013-07-09T11:23:01-05:00
7 Jul, 2013

Brooklyn Bowl Recap


By all accounts, the three-night stand at the Brooklyn Bowl met expectations and then some. Each night featured a different album in its entirety: 6/27 - Hitchhike to Rhome >review (w/ setlist) 6/28 - Wreck Your Life >setlist | >review 6/29 - Too Far To Care >setlist There are rumors of an audience recording of at least one night, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Brooklyn Bowl Recap2013-07-07T15:26:28-05:00
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