Lucero’s organic mixture of skilled Punk and Tennessee-bred Southern Rock could mesh equally well with the tastes of old-school Country fans out for something classic and Rock radio listeners in the market for something rootsy. The problem is getting the attention of those people. Once they’ve heard the band, there’s no way their charm couldn’t reel in some new enthusiasts.
On previous full-lengths, Lucero’s rambling anthems cut melodic swaths of Americana that evoked the raw pride of The Replacements, the thoughtful positivity of Bruce Springsteen and the winsome forlornness of Hank Williams’ heartsick ballads. For this new album, the band’s been listening to The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street and is hoping to do something a little different.
They play the Southgate House with Titus Adronicus at 9 p.m. Read Reyan Ali's interview with the band here.