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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit | Here We Rest

Jason Isbell's stint as the Drive-By Truckers' third axman/singer-songwriter was brief but revelatory: dude was a veritable outta-nowhere sensation who sounded as if he'd been road-tripping in bands of that caliber for decades.  
Lightning Rod (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  April 15, 2011
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Drive-By Truckers | Go-Go Boots

I've argued that Drive-By Truckers — the definitive post-Southern-rock Southern-rock band — haven't been the same since parting ways with Jason Isbell, and their previous two releases serve as spotty Exhibits A and B.
ATO (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 04, 2011

Nateva Music & Camping Festival at the Oxford Fairgrounds

Lest we forget, Friday is also the first full day of the Nateva Music & Camping Festival, Maine’s most ambitious foray yet into siphoning off...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010

Breakfast of champions

The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwri
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2010
Drive-By Truckers with Langhorne Slim, Lucero

Drive-By Truckers with Langhorne Slim, Lucero

The Big To-Do, the just-released 10th album by the Drive-By Truckers, mightn’t be as adventurous as some of their previous efforts, but it is about...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010

Nervous guy

In his better solo songs and the majority of the material he’s made with the alt-country band Old 97’s, Rhett Miller is a big-mouthed wannabe playboy on the verge of collapse.
Rhett Miller’s anxious and irresistible pop songs
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 26, 2010


Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009

Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Raising the Bar (Rock)

On the "Rock and Roll Means Well" tour, Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady upgraded their respective brands of quintessential American bar rock with a number of arena-rock trimmings.
The Hold Steady + The Drive-By Truckers at the Orpheum, November 9, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 11, 2008

Call it a comeback

Alabama offspring Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have been making raucous rock and roll together in one band or another for the past 23 years, about the same time it takes most offspring to grow up and get real jobs.
The Drive-By Truckers veer from the brink
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 03, 2008



It’s no surprise that their sweet sophomore-sleeper-turned-instant-classic is being reissued with extras.
Fancy Footwork | Vice
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  July 01, 2008

Soul men

Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 02, 2008

The Whigs: Mission Control

The Whigs began life as a guitar/bass/drums college band toiling away in Athens.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  March 05, 2008

Bettye’s business

The battles of a blues belter
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007

Beyond the White Stripes

There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007


Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Turn the beat around

I do a lot of thinking about music. Coincidentally or not, I have a lot of friends who don’t, but get a kick out of the fact that I do.
The music biz ended up on its ear in 2006
By BOB GULLA  |  December 27, 2006

The Hold Steady

Like many of America’s smartest rock bands — from Fountains of Wayne to the Drive-By Truckers — this Minneapolis-to-Brooklyn quintet are an anomaly. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties Remix"
Boys And Girls In America | Vagrant
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 13, 2006

Oh brother, where alt thou?

In the summer of 1995, Grant Alden was documenting “the tail end of the grunge years” as managing editor of a Seattle music weekly, the Rocket . Alejandro Escovedo, "Broken Bottle" (mp3 via MySpace) Drive-By Truckers, "Feb. 14" (mp3 via MySpace)
A popular cult genre searches for its lost highway
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 02, 2006


Drive-By Truckers

According to the liner notes, these hard-living Southern rockers recorded most of their seventh album “within hours” of writing it in the studio.
A Blessing and a Curse | New West
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  May 17, 2006

Going on sale: May 12, 2006

Bruce Springsteen, DJ Shadow, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, Ashlee Simpson, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 09, 2006