A confession: When I get a new Drive-By Truckers album, I skip ahead to the songs written and sung by Mike Cooley.
One of the keys to the Athens, Ga.-by-way-of-Alabama outfit's enduring supremacy is that most bands don't have any great songwriters and the Truckers have always had at least two. Cooley co-founded the group [...]
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There are many hardcore fans of the Drive-By Truckers who feel the band lost something in the songwriting when singer/guitarist Jason Isbell left in 2007. While Patterson Hood's lyrics are more Southern Gothic, Isbell's writing is simpler, more situational and emotional. When he sings, he's like an old friend beckoning you with memories and whiskey. He [...]
*John Prine gets a lot of love on a new star-packed tribute record called Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. Conor Oberst, Deer Tick, My Morning Jacket, and the DBT are all, apparently, implicated. Sounds like a recipe for awesome. (Via Pitchfork, which also has the track listing.)
*The Independent zings the [...]
UPDATE: The mightnight screening is canceled due to the snowstorm. The sold-out 9:15 p.m. screening will continue as scheduled. Original post below:
Sadly, a large number of arts events this weekend have been canceled. But some venues soldier on! From this week's City Lights:
Pardon the hyperbole, but Drive-By Truckers is the only real rock ’n’ roll [...]
The Blue Line, Jo Henley Band, Stella Schindler. The Red & The Black. $8. +21.
No Second Troy, Olivia Mancini & the Terrible Two, Meredith Bragg. Black Cat. $10. All ages.
Drive-By Truckers, Bloodkin. 9:30 club (Friday & Saturday). $25. All ages.
EARLY SHOW: Ludo, Sing It Loud, This Providence, The Morning Light. $12. LATE SHOW: P.O.S., Doomtree, [...]