Iconic rock band Drive-By Truckers sold out their first show at 9:30 Club on Saturday, April 29, so a second night has been added on Sunday the 30th, not yet sold out!
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Drive-By Truckers w/Lydia Loveless
Doors Open 7PM
The band, based in Athens, GA, combines many different genres to achieve their musical style, such as rock and roll, country, punk, blues, and R&B. Drive-By Truckers is also known for the political messages contained in some of their songs: nearly half of the songs on their 2016 album American Band deal with gun violence, and songs on their 2020 album The New OK were in response to Black Lives Matter protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, they are celebrating their 2022 release, Welcome 2 Club XIII.
On its title track, Drive-By Truckers pay homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start: “There were no cool bars in town and Club XIII was the best we had—but it wasn’t all that good, and our band wasn’t particularly liked there,” says Hood, referring to the vocalist/guitarists’ former band Adam’s House Cat. “From time to time the owner would throw us a Wednesday night or let us open for a hair-metal band we were a terrible fit for, and everyone would hang out outside until we were done playing. It wasn’t very funny at the time, but it’s funny to us now.” The 14th studio album from Drive-By Truckers—whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan—Welcome 2 Club XIII “looks back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.”
Drive-By Truckers: https://www.drivebytruckers.com/
Opener Lydia Loveless: http://www.lydialoveless.com/
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.