Peak of the Week
5:02 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Thursday Night the 3rd between 9pm and Midnight: THE OLD 97'S - Most Messed Up

How is it that a band that has been pounding the pavement for 20 years, living the rock-n-roll lifestyle and all that that conjures up, can still sound as young and fired up as kids half their age?  Singer Rhett Miller, guitarist Ken Betthea, bassist Murry Hammond, and drummer Philip Peeples have one of their best albums yet, on this tenth Old 97's release.  As critic Mark Deming writes, Most Messed Up "sounds like the band rolled in, hit record, and let it rip, and the final product is tight, raucous, and the hardest rockin' set of tunes these guys have offered up since 1999's Fight Songs."