"I always dreamed about living in New York City!" shouts Old 97's singer-guitarist Rhett Miller as the band takes the Webster Hall stage on the evening of June 3.

Formed in Dallas in 1993, the foursome has released eight studio albums, but has remained a live band at heart. And New York, and this storied East Village venue, long have been favorite, if occasionally intimidating, stops for the group. "After one tough gig at Webster Hall a few years ago, I kicked a hole in the dressing room wall," says Miller.

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