Lucero

  • country
  • rock
  • punk
  • southern

You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of '98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation. The trick there was that we couldn't really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C.

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Frank Turner, a Musically Insatiable Englishman 

Frank Turner is the type of musician that will do this until his body breaks beyond repair. I suspect he would feel lost if his songs ever dried up inside or could never hold a guitar in his hand. The day he obliged my ramblings with answers, he had a show. After that show, he was not satisfied and...

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MPMF Releases Daily Lineup 

Midpoint Music Festival has released their daily lineup (below)! This year’s festival will take place the weekend of September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming...

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MPMF Announces Initial 2016 Artists 

Band Of Horses, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould & many more added to MPMF.16!  Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10am HERE! In March we announced that MEMI had joined forces with Midpoint Music...

Jason Isbell’s Victory Lap Rolls Into Riverbend 

Jason Isbell has been a busy man. His Ohio River Throwdown appearance on Saturday is his 92nd show of 2014, with 18 more to go beyond that. This will be his third show in the Cincinnati area since the Southeastern tour began in June of last year (he headlined last year’s Whispering Beard), in...