Music: Old 97's

Rockers Old 97’s stand as one of the most vital contemporary pioneers of what came to be called Alt Country, but the group’s music has always been its own beast.

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The Old 97's

Rockers Old 97’s stand as one of the most vital contemporary pioneers of what came to be called Alt Country, but the group’s music has always been its own beast, with just enough twang to garner a Roots Rock or Country Rock tag but also possessing a melodic prowess so infectious that Power Pop sometimes seems a more fitting genre slot for them at the record store. In the end, it’s just rock-solid Rock & Roll from a remarkably consistent band that recently celebrated the release of the album Most Messed Up, which comes two decades after the release of Old 97’s debut studio effort, Hitchhike to Rhome. With Madison King. 


8 p.m. Tuesday. $22; $25 day of. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, Ky., southgatehouse.com.

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