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Subject: alt.music.no-depression FAQ (monthly posting)

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