Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
There aren't many bands in the history of rock that can boast a totally intact and unchanged line-up as they approach their 25th year. Then again, there aren't a lot of bands like the Old 97's. Considered the pioneers of the alt-country rock movement of the '90s, the Old 97's have recorded 11 studio albums to date including their latest, "Graveyard Whistling", which took the boys back to the same ramshackle studio in Tornillo, Texas, where they recorded their seminal 1996 album "Too Far to Care". Along the way, the group's landed tunes in a number of movie and TV soundtracks, including "Veronica Mars" and the "The Break-Up" (a scene of which is set at an Old 97's concert), and inspired a generation of bands, including Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown and the Drive-By Truckers. Catch them live when they take the Livewire stage in Scottsdale.