Lucero: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

March 25, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]

As John noted several years ago, Lucero is the quality of band that impresses you the very first time you can a chance to see them live. For John, that was in early 2009 (here) and again for a secret show at Mercury Lounge last Summer (here). So as far as the nyctaper staff goes, I was the newbie to Lucero. But John was right. Within the first song of their set on Saturday’s Hotel Vegan outdoor stage, I knew that this was a band for me. They are no-nonsense honest alt-country and boogie outfit from Memphis whose live performances are exercises in full commitment. Lead singer Ben Nichols noted that he was exhausted for this afternoon show on the final day of SXSW, but that was good because it meant he was “doing his job”. At Hotel Vegan, the Saturday outdoor show was a wealth of music riches, with outstanding bands before and after Lucero — but their set was certainly a highlight. Currently on tour in support of the new album Women & Work, Lucero’s set contained a few of the new numbers but also a nice selection of older songs. We’re streaming “Sixes and Sevens”, the show’s climax before a quiet number closed the set. Lucero will return to NYC for a show at Webster Hall on April 20, 2012.

I recorded this set in a similar manner to the previous Hotel Vegan set (Fanfarlo), by mixing the Sennheiser MKH-8040s with a board feed. For this particular set, the “noisy neighbors” did not have their system cranked, and our location was more centered. The result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Sixes and Sevens:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Lucero
2012-03-17
Hotel Vegan – SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-03-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:15]
01 The Devil And Maggie Chascarillo
02 Downtown (Intro)
03 On My Way Downtown
04 Darken My Door
05 Women and Work
06 Raising Hell
07 Chain Link Fence
08 Sounds of the City
09 Summer Song
10 Sixes and Sevens
11 Fistful Of Tears

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lucero, visit their website, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE].

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One Response to Lucero: March 17, 2012 SXSW at Hotel Vegan Austin TX – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Dennis Orr
    March 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    OK, I’m now officially a fan. Great (Southern) rockin’ performance, and a really good recording. I’m going to go back and listen to the two previous Lucero recordings on your site as well.

    Thanks!

    Dennis

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