Posts Tagged ‘Drive-By Truckers’

Album Review: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Here We Rest” (Lightning Rod)

Album Review: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Here We Rest” (Lightning Rod)

Jason Isbell‘s solo debut, “Sirens of the Ditch,”  was a record that was four years in the making, recorded when Isbell’s schedule with Drive-by Truckers would allow, and it did feel like a bit more of a patchwork than Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s eponymous 2009 release, all of which was recorded with just […]

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

100% of every donation goes to provide funds for Nuçi’s Space Enter online or via postal mail. All entries must be received by September 30, 2010. The good ol’ boys from Athens, GA have always been geniuses at keepin’ it real. This contest is “real” on many levels: it proves just how much they adore […]

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

When the cool kids aren’t busy ignoring their Census requests, they’re kicking it oldschool and buying vinyl in a surprising resurgence. Even in the age of iTunes, the local record store is a vital institution in any and all musical genres, and on April 17, the Rob Gordons of the world will unite for Record […]

Drive-By Truckers Make Their Highest Debut Ever !

Drive-By Truckers Make Their Highest Debut Ever !

#22 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART #1 ON THE INDIE CHART “America’s greatest rock band.”  Billboard “Drive-By Truckers are the best rock band in America.” CNN.com New York, NY – Drive-By Truckers’ The Big To-Do debuted at #22, the band’s highest debut ever, on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, #1 on the Indie […]

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

Decades ago, idealistic youths dreamed of running off to the circus, becoming nomads taming lions and walking on wires. Today, alt-country grassroots heroes Drive-By Truckers are living the dream of the modern-day circus as part of a touring rock ‘n’ roll band. More than a decade after their formation the band is in their prime, […]

Drive-by Truckers w/ James McMurtry – Rev Room, Little Rock, AR – 10/24/09

Drive-by Truckers w/ James McMurtry – Rev Room, Little Rock, AR – 10/24/09

This was the first time in five years that Drive-by Truckers have rolled into town, and fans responded with a sold out crowd.  While they might have sold out anyway, having James McMurtry as an opening act couldn’t have hurt.  Not having too much time to dawdle, McMurtry ripped through his songs like a machine.  […]

Country noir trio Elliott BROOD – "Mountain Meadows" out Oct. 6

Country noir trio Elliott BROOD – "Mountain Meadows" out Oct. 6

Fall North American tour dates announced! “Loosely based around a 19th century massacre in Utah, their album Mountain Meadows is delivered with exuberance and skill, with Mark Sasso growling like Drive By Truckers’ Patterson Hood.” – UNCUT * * * * “Elliott Brood do for pre-war folk music what bands like The White Stripes and […]

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

WXPN Spins New SLIMFIT Single

Tastemaking station gets exclusive airplay of “Damp Powder,” the newest song from beloved alt-country band Listen to “Damp Powder” at myspace. July 2, 2009 – WXPN, the nationally recognized tastemaker for Triple-A radio, launches today the debut of “Damp Powder,” the newest single from roots rock workhorses SLIMFIT. In addition to receiving airplay throughout the […]

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit" Lightning Rod Records

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit" Lightning Rod Records

Considering it took about three years for Jason Isbell’s 2007 debut Sirens of the Ditch to come together, and that his songwriting contributions to Drive-By Truckers were sometimes few and far between, it is surely with a sigh of relief that fans receive his second output, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. While this time […]

Drive-By Truckers & Hold Steady – Terminal 5, New York, NY

by Brad Tucker The Rock and Roll Means Well tour made its way through New York City on an extended stay this weekend. The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers co-headlined two shows at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. Two sets of relatively disparate fans showed up for each show, and mutual respect was in the air. […]

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

by Kyle McCraw One thing is clear: Drive-By Truckers is a band that believes in the album as a format. “Brighter than Creations Dark” is more than a collection of songs. They are songs that make sense together and flow into each other organically. After the soft, mournful “Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” has […]

Drive-By Truckers “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” New West Records

Drive-By Truckers “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” New West Records

by Jesse Hill A cliché: There are two best friends, and boy, could they get liquored up, raise alotta hell, ball chicks, and have a laugh reliving it all the next morning over a bloody mary and a big ol’ plate of migas. But when one of them is catapulted into adulthood by, I don’t […]