Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to see the Old 97's performing at The Buckhead Theatre on Friday, February 25 at 9 p.m. (a $24.80 value). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Reopening its doors after two years of restoration, the revamped Buckhead Theatre once again plays host to an eclectic collection of musical and theatrical acts. Dallas’ Old 97's take the stage at this historic venue, ready to rock out riffs and politely punt some jams. As pioneers of the alternative-country genre, the Old 97's have released eight albums over the last 17 years. Friday night’s performance will feature songs from their latest record, The Grand Theatre Volume One. Audiences can revel in the stringed stylings of band member Ken Bethea, surrounded by levels of guitar licks formally enjoyed only by singing lollipops. Those Darlins will warm up the stage for the Old 97's, playing songs from their forthcoming album, including the single "Nightjogger."
The Old 97's have received favorable press from Rolling Stone, Spin magazine, and the New York Times. Nine Yelpers give Buckhead Theatre a three-star average and three Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average:
- Texas twang, pushed hard, is one part of the Old 97’s sound. In “If My Heart Was a Car,” the guitarist Ken Bethea plunked out a countryish oompah pattern while sitting on his monitor, so each note fed back. But the band’s down-home side vies with another factor: its fondness for the bright melodies, concise guitar lines and Merseybeat swing of British Invasion bands and their American inheritors, like Big Star and the Replacements. – Jon Pareles, New York Times
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