Dimmer Twins - Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
$30 Advance, $32 Day of Show

On Sunday, May 12, Monqui Presents welcomes to the WOW Hall Dimmer Twins -- Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers.

Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat.  The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.”  This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s.  The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly -- having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly.  However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus.  A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

As reported in Rolling Stone, “This tour will follow the Drive-By Truckers’ current itinerary, co-headlining a handful of dates with Lucinda Williams and rocking aboard the Outlaw Country Cruise ahead of a four-night residency at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia in mid-February.  One of those 40 Watt shows is billed as Adam’s House Cat, Hood and Cooley’s Eighties-era band from Athens that pre-dates the Truckers, and whose long lost album Town Burned Down was released in September 2018.  The Truckers released their latest album American Band, a searing look at racism and privilege in the U.S., in September 2016.”

Tickets are $30 advance, $32 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.  Partial seating available on a first come, first served basis.