Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Concert Odyssey Day One: Old 97s at Sons of Hermann Hall

There are few things that I love more than live music, and there's no better place to see it than in Texas, where we're spending some time over the Christmas break.  As luck would have it, the stars really aligned, and I'm seeing four shows in as many days.

Last night brought the Old 97s at the storied Sons of Hermann Hall.  Dallas' native sons are in town for four nights, and we caught them on night two.  They were in classic form -- they still have the chops that they had when we last saw them, probably a dozen years ago.  We were a bit surprised that they didn't play more of their "hits," but I guess that when you play four nights, they're entitled to play whatever they damn well want to play.  The setlist wasn't without highlights -- including Murder or a Heart Attack, Nineteen, Time Bomb, and Big Brown Eyes.

It was a late but fun way to kick off the week.  Now I'm headed to Snuffer's for the hangover elixir that is a greasy cheeseburger and cheese fries.  More later.

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