Lucero @ Terminal 5 (more by Mike Lerner)

Lucero finished up their three-night run in NYC with a headlining show last night at Mercury Lounge (2/9). How was that one? The first two nights were as opener for The Black Keys.

Titus Andronicus are currently out on the road with Los Campesinos!. It's a tour that has both bands back in NYC at Bowery Ballroon for two shows that are very soon. Tickets for those are still on sale sold out.

Titus Andronicus is also playing Bowery Ballroom on March 13th with The Wrens.

And then in April Lucero and Titus will join forces for a tour that includes an April 18th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Titus's fourth upcoming show at either Bowery or MHOW). Tickets for that go on Am Ex presale Wednesday, and then regular sale Friday.

Ben Nichols of Lucero...

...released his highly anticipated solo debut album [in January], a "mini-LP" titled "The Last Pale Light in the West," via Liberty & Lament / The Rebel Group. Nichols layed down tracks in August 2008 with Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero) and Todd Beane (Glossary) for this seven track mini-LP, which features songs inspired by the Cormac McCarthy book "Blood Meridian."

"The Last Pale Light in the West" is a stripped-down piece with Nichols' gritty vocals at the forefront. Nichols added acoustic guitar to the record, alongside Steff on piano and accordion, and Beane's pedal steel guitar.

Ben is opening two shows for the Pogues in Washington DC. All Lucero tour dates below...

Lucero - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 10 - the dame lexington, Kentucky
Feb 20 - Bottletree Cafe (18+) Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 21 - Barleys Taproom Knoxville, Tennessee
Mar 4 - Sluggos Pensacola, Florida
Mar 5 - Big Daddys Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 6 - New World Brewery (21+) Tampa, Florida
Mar 7 - Langerado Music Festival Miami, Florida
Mar 8 - Harvest of Hope Festival Elkton, Florida
Mar 10 - The Social (18+) Orlando, Florida
Mar 11 - The Pour House Charleston, South Carolina
Mar 12 - Rhythm and Brews Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mar 13 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 09 - St. Louis, MO Off Broadway *
Apr 10 - Chicago, IL Metro *
Apr 11 - Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre *
Apr 12 - Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern *
Apr 14 - Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place *
Apr 15 - Northampton, MA Pearl Street Clubroom *
Apr 16 - Boston, MA The Paradise *
Apr 17 - Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
Apr 18 - Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Apr 19 - Washington, DC The Black Cat *
Apr 21 - Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge *
Apr 22 - Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street *
Apr 23 - Newport, KY Southgate House *
Apr 24 - Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio *
Apr 25 - Louisville, KY Headliner's *
Jun 06 - Ozark, AR Wakarusa Music Festival

* w/ Titus Andronicus

Ben Nichols - 2009 Tour Dates w/ The Pogues
Mar 17 - Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mar 18 - Washington, DC 9:30 Club

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