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Old 97's

8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.


Alt-country torchbearer Old 97's returns to a city that knows a thing or two about the stuff. Frontman Rhett Miller's affable presence wasn't enough to deliver the band to a commercial promised land that has long since vanished anyway, but it's more than enough to keep the shows interesting. It helps that his songwriting hasn't lost a step — last year's The Grand Theatre, Volume Two is a second collection of songs created during one weeklong residency at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas, and it's studded with tuneful gems.

Across Town: The Pageant is bringing Ryan Adams to the Peabody Opera House on this same night, and that's received quite a bit more fanfare. You know what they say about nice guys.

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