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January 24, 2011

Alt-Country Forefathers The Old 97’s To Rock the Showbox Tonight

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Nearly 20 years before The Moondoggies, Black Whales, Joseph Giant and countless other buzz-worthy area bands began infusing rock with a country tinge, alternative country, known to friends and casual acquaintances as alt-country, was born.

While rockabilly, honky tonk and other subgenres with names even more absurd existed during Chuck Berry’s heyday, alt-country and the acts that graced the pages of No Depression were a product of the 90’s. Along with pre-Wilco/Son Volt outfit Uncle Tupelo and The Jayhawks, The Old 97’s are one the genre’s most beloved founders.

Head to the Showbox tonight to catch the frontman Rhett Miller and his band known equally for its place in history and for their high-energy live shows. Noted singer-songwriter and entertaining showman Langhorne Slim will open.

1/24 at Showbox Market :: The Old 97’s with Langhorn Slim :: $20-23 :: 21+

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