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Archive-name: music/no-depression
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Last-modified: 2003/08/29

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1. What's with the name No Depression?
2. What kind of music is it?
3. What are the seminal recordings?
4. What bands used to play this stuff but don't really anymore even though
   we still talk about them?
5. Who are the bands that might come to my town?
6. Who are the up-and-coming new people?
7. What are the good clubs around the country to see these guys live?
8. Where can I find more info?

1. What's with the name No Depression?

   There was an old Carter Family song with that name that a band called
   Uncle Tupelo used as the title song of their first big record. Then
   a chat group started on AOL with that name. Then one of the people
   on that list (Grant Alden?) started a magazine with that name in 1995.
   Then Scott Smith newgrouped alt.music.no-depression in 1999.

2. What kind of music is it?

   Punk meets honky-tonk, old weepers meet The Stones,
   countripolitan meets scruff-rock. Also called Americana, Alt-Country
   insurgent country.

3. What are the seminal recordings?

   Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
   Wilco - A.M.
   Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
   Steve Earle - Exit 0
   Old 97's - Wreck Your Life
   Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

4. What people used to play this stuff but don't really anymore even though
   we still talk about them?

   Wilco, Ryan Adams, Old 97's

5. Who are the bands that might come to my town?

   Caitlin Cary
   Neko Case
   The Derailers
   Steve Earle
   Tim Easton
   Alejandro Escovedo
   Jay Farrar
   Flatlanders
   Jayhawks
   Robert Earl Keen
   Jim Lauderdale
   Doug Martsch
   Mekons
   Buddy & Julie Miller
   Rhett Miller
   Billy Joe Shaver
   Supersuckers
   Lucinda Williams
   Victoria Williams and the Creekdippers
   
6. Who are the up-and-coming new people?

   Neko Case
   Tift Merritt
   The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
   Waco Brothers

7. What are the good clubs around the country to see this stuff live?

   Atlanta
      Star Bar
      The EARL
      Variety Playhouse
      Smith's Old Bar
   
   Boston
      T T The Bears
      The Middle East
      The Plough and Stars
   
   Dallas
      Gypsy Tearoom
    
   Minneapolis
      First Avenue \ 7th Street Entry
      Lee's Liquor Bar
      400 Bar
      The Turf Club
    
   NYC
      C-Note
    
8. Where can I find more info?

   http://milesofmusic.com
   CD sales with links to all music reviewed in No Depression

   http://www.gumbopages.com/music/insurgent.html
   Nice overview of the music

   Pick up a copy of No Depression at your local newstand
   or go their website http://www.nodepression.net/
   
   "Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory"
   by David Goodman. Record reviews and band profiles (438 pages)
   Excellent book

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