Yearly Archives: 2014

30 Dec, 2014

2014: A Most Spectacularly Messed Up Year


As 2014 comes to a close, please indulge us as we reflect back on the incredible year that was for this band we all adore. April delivered unto the Universe a 10th album, Most Messed Up, as rowdy, raucous and youthful as the 97's stellar first effort 20 years prior. MMU is so full of life, piss and vinegar, delivered with the skill of a band of musical brothers who know EXACTLY who they are at this stage of the game, and make no excuses for it. All Old 97's albums are greeted with open arms by fans, but this

2014: A Most Spectacularly Messed Up Year2014-12-31T22:50:51-05:00
17 Nov, 2014

Hitchhike to Rhome Reissue Out Today


HITCHHIKE TO RHOME EXPANDED ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OUT TODAY Now available as 2-CD (with 12 bonus tracks) or 2-LP package GET THE LP > GET THE CD > iTUNES > We're pleased as punch to finally release the new, expanded Hitchhike to Rhome today! Courtesy of Omnivore Recordings, the 2-CD version of Hitchhike To Rhome contains the original album, coupled with a second disc of those 12 rare and unreleased tracks, many mixed from the original multi-tracks for the first time by longtime Old 97’s engineer Rip Rowan. The double LP (limited edition first pressing on translucent orange vinyl) features the

Hitchhike to Rhome Reissue Out Today2014-11-17T10:19:31-05:00
27 Oct, 2014

December HTR Mini-Tour


Old 97's to perform at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre on Saturday, December 13 in celebration of their classic debut album's 20th anniversary.   TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 The festive evening will feature the band performing Hitchhike to Rhome in its entirety as well as a 2nd set of tunes from their extensive catalog. Come for an evening of nostalgia and revelry as the band weaves their way through their 20+ year history of songwriting and music.  Also, Old 97's proudly welcome local honky-tonk hero Matt Hillyer to open the event with a solo set of his incredible talent. The

December HTR Mini-Tour2014-10-27T11:36:27-05:00
21 Oct, 2014

T-shirt Design Contest Winners


Congratulations to Ryan Rowe for his winning design! And congrats to all the finalists as well: William Bennett Sean Martin Darlene H Haley Gray   Thanks again to everyone who entered! Watch the store for this new design soon!  

T-shirt Design Contest Winners2014-10-21T09:11:30-05:00
13 Oct, 2014

Hitchhike To Rhome Reissue


OLD 97’s’ CLASSIC DEBUT HITCHHIKE TO RHOME RECEIVES EXPANDED 20th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE ON OMNIVORE RECORDINGS Out 11/17/14—1994 indie debut release now available as 2-CD (with 12 bonus tracks) or 2-LP package   PRE-ORDER TODAY > The official press release: DALLAS, Texas — The Old 97’s burst onto the alt-country scene in 1994 with their independently released debut, Hitchhike To Rhome. With subsequent albums on Bloodshot, Elektra, New West, and ATO Records, the quartet became one of the Americana genre’s most enduring bands. To celebrate this anniversary, Omnivore Recordings will reissue Hitchhike, the band’s first album, with an expanded release on 2-CD,

Hitchhike To Rhome Reissue2014-10-28T11:49:31-05:00
12 Sep, 2014

T-Shirt Design Contest


It's been a couple of years since our last t-shirt design contest. And who can forget the last winner, Clay Billman's excellent Bright Spark design? Well it's that time again. We'll be accepting designs from now till October 1, then we'll post finalists on Facebook for feedback before the band makes their selection. "What's in it for me?," you ask? Let's see:   WINNER - An invitation to the sound check before the next live show of your choice* - 1 CD or vinyl album of your choice from the store - The joy and satisfaction of having your

T-Shirt Design Contest2014-10-13T10:03:45-05:00
12 Aug, 2014

Win Tickets to Dia De Los Toadies


Want to win two tickets to Dia De Los Toadies, September 13 in Ft. Worth? Just post this link — — on Facebook or Twitter, with the hashtag #97toadies. Winners will be selected 9/1. Good luck!

Win Tickets to Dia De Los Toadies2014-08-12T16:14:29-05:00
12 Jul, 2014

Most Messed UP Massive Round Up (part two-LIVE)


Greetings fellow Wreckers! Along with the copious press interviews, both the band and Rhett did a load of live performances throughout the first three legs of touring. The following are enough super sessions to keep you entertained all weekend. Get comfy, because here... we... GO!   Prior to the start of the first touring dates, Rhett stopped by People Magazine studios in New York to perform Longer Than You've Been Alive here. That same day Rhett and Murry stopped by Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger's office to sing an Olivia Newton John staple here. Several days before MMU was released, Rhett

Most Messed UP Massive Round Up (part two-LIVE)2014-07-12T14:20:45-05:00
9 Jul, 2014

Most Messed UP Massive Round Up (part one-print)


Our favorite foursome just finished the third leg of their tour in support of the superb Most Messed Up in Santa Fe before a much needed break. They have been getting rave reviews from fans and publications alike. I was lucky enough to catch them back-to-back on the second leg, and I can tell you first-hand, this tour is something special!! They all are revitalized, reinvigorated and ready to rock your faces off with the energy, swagger and bravado of their 20-something selves. This tour is not to be missed! As you might imagine, they've been doing tons of press

Most Messed UP Massive Round Up (part one-print)2014-07-10T13:42:08-05:00
16 Jun, 2014

Video Premiere: Let’s Get Drunk and Get It On


Check out our first official video in quite some time over at The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy page:   WATCH THE VIDEO >

Video Premiere: Let’s Get Drunk and Get It On2014-06-16T15:48:24-05:00
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