Despite being on the road for, like, 200 days a year for the last ten years, Lucero haven't been to Toronto for seven years. So their triumphant return to a sold-out show at the Horseshoe Tavern was a pretty huge deal for people who like good bands. Along with openers Yesterday's Ring (who were featured here a little while back), the show delivered a pretty much perfect night of country-played-by-punks glory. As if apologizing for their lengthy absence from our fine city, Lucero probably played their whole catalogue. Seriously, it was a long, spectacular night.
This interview was a lot of fun. Ben Nichols has the most insane voice I've ever had the fortune of hearing. I have wonderful dreams where I wake up able to talk / sing like that. And Brian Venable is just a nice dude. Can you tell I like Lucero?
Check out a real interview with the band here on Wednesday.
Lucero "Just That Kind of Girl"