DRIVIN' N' CRYIN'Satellite Bar, July 21
Like Dash Rip Rock, BoDeans, the Jayhawks, and a few others, Atlanta’s Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ belongs to that class of roots-rock bands formed in the mid-‘80s that never quite broke all the way through to the mainstream (outside a stray hit single or two) but continue reaping the rewards of longevity nonetheless. Drawing equally from the jangling power-pop of Big Star and wooly hard rock of their ancestors in Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ released a handful of late-‘80s/early-‘90s albums, including Mystery Road, Fly Me Courageous and Smoke, that unfortunately were overshadowed at the time (grunge and all that), but today stand out as fine examples of pure, increasingly timeless American rock and roll. The band continues to be led by Kevn Kinney (sic) and Tim Nielsen, and recently added former Jason & the Scorchers guitarist Warner E. Hodges in time for this 30th-anniversary tour that pulls into Houston Thursday. With Ruckus and duneTX.