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The New Olds

Although the music veterans who make up the New Olds spent a fair amount of time rocking out in the '80s and '90s in groups like Tremblers, Damn Shambles, Aviators and Rock Advocates, their latest project, the aptly titled New Olds, finds them all cooling their jets a little. Led by guitarist Kurt Jones and bassist Bob Swanson, who share vocal duties, the New Olds delve into material that's not too far off from some of John Doe's recent albums. With Americana and roots thrown into the rock mix, the band also churns through some alt-country on tunes like "Only For a Lifetime" and "Sparklin' New." These guys might have mellowed musically somewhat with age, but clearly, they can all still play.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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