Music: Lucero

The steady rise of Memphis rockers Lucero reached another pinnacle this year. The band’s March release — the “love letter” to its hometown, Women & Work — has been the critical darlings

The steady rise of Memphis rockers Lucero reached another pinnacle this year. The band’s March release — the “love letter” to its hometown, Women & Work — has been the critical darlings’ most glowingly reviewed album to date, its soulful Southern Rock punch drawing praise from heavyweight publications like Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and Wall Street Journal. And more and more music lovers are catching on, as well — Women & Work was Lucero’s highest-charting album to date, landing in the Top 20 on three different Billboard charts upon its release. Recently, writer/photographer Amy Harris interviewed Lucero guitarist Brian Venable, who jokingly said local fans going to the band’s show this week can expect, “Eight dudes getting wild on stage … unless the night before was pretty hard, then it might kind of be the standard.” But seriously … expect a lively, powerful two-hour set covering the band’s entire discography Wednesday when the band plays an 8 p.m. show at Bogart’s (2621 Vine St., Corryville). (Read the entire interview with Venable on the blogs of citybeat.com.) Tickets are $27.27 and available through bogarts.com.

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