The Black Crowes' bluesy, rootsy strain of rock was already a cliche when they emerged at the dawn of the '90s, but the genre hardly sounds tired when in the hands of such inspired players.

The Black Crowes' bluesy, rootsy strain of rock was already a cliche when they emerged at the dawn of the '90s, but the genre hardly sounds tired when in the hands of such inspired players.

Chris and Rich Robinson have guided The Black Crowes through two decades of trends, rarely tweaking the tried-and-true format they so faithfully revived.

Apparently carrying the torch for rock 'n' roll is hard work because they already took one hiatus from 2002 to 2005, and they'll take another after this year's "Say Good Night to the Bad Guys" tour.

This farewell jaunt finds them playing two sets a night - one fully electrified, one focusing on acoustic material in kind with their new LP, "Croweology." Based on a quick spin through that career-spanning collection, these reworked versions won't be much less boisterous than their electric counterparts.

So don't worry - the Robinsons won't be going quietly into the night.