We told you about the release of Its Great To Be Alive, the 5 LP/3CD live album from Southern folk rock favorites The Drive-By Truckers last month, and now the long awaited two night stay at Cannery Ballroom on Friday and Saturday is upon us! If you haven’t secured your $25 tickets for Friday or Saturday yet, you better hurry up and do that, because this show is bound to sell out! Revisiting material from their past ten studio albums on the new live record, there is no telling what old favorites DBT might have on tap for us; it should be a great retrospective for long-time fans and a perfect introduction to the band for new friends. And while we haven’t heard much from the openers Dexateens in the past couple of years, rumor has it the long awaited new album Teenage Hallelujah should be released early next year, so this will be a good chance to see what the band has been up to. Click below to read more about the show!
With It’s Great To Be Alive hot off the presses, the 35 track retrospective history of the band recorded over three nights at the famed Fillmore theater in San Francisco, Drive By-Truckers have started their Midwest leg of their tour this fall, and are blessing Nashville with two chances to catch what’s been called one of the best live rock bands touring today. NPR Music commented recently that DBT has gained “the considerable distinction of having taken Southern rock into the future.” With all of our old favorites now re-envisioned and re-recorded live by the Athens, GA natives, this is bound to be an incredible showcase of all the old favorites. You do not want to miss it!
Beginning as an Alabama garage punk/rock band in 1998, band leader Elliott McPherson has taken the Dexateens to new levels far beyond what one might imagine as “Southern” music. Moving far past the stereotypes and cookie-cutter bands morphed by industry executives, McPherson has always done thing his own way, and with his keen imagination and talent, the results have always been phenomenal. The Dexateens are set on “feeding the spirit” of their listeners and inspire jumping, dancing, and singing along in their shows. Most of the new album was written by McPherson while other members of the band have been at work on other projects (Drive-By Truckers/Glory Fires), but, now that the album is in the works, this should be an exciting preview to catch!
Drive-By Truckers and Dexateens will perform Nov. 20 and 21 at Cannery Ballroom. The show is 18+, begins at 9pm (doors at 8pm), and tickets are available for $25. For tickets for Friday night, click here. For tickets for Saturday night, click here.