Son Volt, Colonel Ford

When: Thu., July 25, 8 p.m. 2013

Son Volt—along with bands like Whiskeytown and the Old 97's—got scooped up by major labels in the late '90s in the hopes that alt-country would be the next grunge. Of course, Jay Farrar formed Son Volt after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo in 1994 (which also sent Jeff Tweedy on to Wilco). After releasing a handful of rootsy rock records, Son Volt went on hiatus, making a return in 2005. By all accounts, Farrar never missed a beat, and Son Volt has since released three more albums, including 2013's genuinely twangy, easygoing Honky Tonk. Alt-country as a name is all but dead, but most of these bands have persevered in one form or another. Tonight, you get one of the best. MARK LORE

Price: $25-30

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