Ben Nichols

Lucero’s Ben Nichols contributed the track “Dog Day Night” to the Think Syrup Records Arkansas Compilation. With a straight up infectious guitar lick, reminiscent of early Black Keys work, the track has gotten its fair share of repeated spins throughout the day.

You can listen to the track on the Thick Syrup Myspace page and then go ahead and order the record. $10 gets you 24 tracks from Arkansas musicians and bands, most of whom were completely new finds for me since checking out this record. [Muzzle of Bees]

MOKB is also giving the track away for free. Mercury Lounge, Maxwell's and other tour dates, below....

Lucero - 2008 Tour Dates
Jan 21 - Vinyl (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 22 - Soapbox Laundrolounge (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Wilmington, North Carolina
Jan 23 - Black Cat - Backstage (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Jan 24 - Maxwell’s (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Hoboken, New Jersey
Jan 25 - Mercury Lounge (21+) *BEN SOLO* (Headlining) New York City, New York

Jan 27 - Middle East Downstairs (18+) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan 28 - Garfield Artworks (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 29 - Grog Shop (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 30 - Magic Stick (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Detroit, Michigan
Jan 31 - Schuba’s (All Ages) *BEN SOLO* (w/ Chuck Ragan) Chicago, Illinois
Feb 1 - Metro (18+) (w/ Hot Water Music) *SOLD OUT* Chicago, Illinois
Feb 2 - Metro (All Ages) (w/ Hot Water Music) *SOLD OUT* Chicago, Illinois
Feb 21 - Bottletree Cafe (All Ages) Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 22 - The Social (18+) *TICKETS ON SALE NOW* Orlando, Florida
Feb 23 - State Theatre (All Ages) (w/ Whiskey & Co.) St. Petersburg, Florida
Feb 24 - Common Grounds (18+) (w/ Whiskey & Co.) Gainesville, Florida
Feb 25 - Beta Bar (18+) (w/ Whiskey & Co.) Tallahassee, Florida
Feb 28 - Hal & Mals Jackson, Mississippi
Mar 12 - Chelseas Cafe (18+) Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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