Boy behaving badly: Old 97’s
Bad boys of cow-punk, Old 97’s, return to Northern New Mexico to play a show at the Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company (37 Fire Place) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Frontman Rhett Miller has the jaded twang of a dude who has been on the road for most of his adult life — he even sings a paean to the touring musician’s life in “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive,” the first track on 2014’s Most Messed Up. The band’s bass player, Murry Hammond, once told Pasatiempo that the album is about behaving badly in the middle of your life and dealing with real problems — but that record, like their 15 previous ones, is invariably upbeat in its approach to heartbreak rock ’n’ roll, influenced as much by Elvis Costello as it is by Johnny Cash. Tickets to the all-ages show are $15-$20; visit www.santafe brewing.com. — J.L.