Since the first time I accidentally was introduced to Lucero while in TX going out to see Glossary, I have been taken by the energy they put in to their shows. The emotions from recorded albums can easily be lost in live shows, but Lucero is somehow able to take a room filled with 700 people swilling PBR's and whiskey sours and get them to slow down, take a breath and pay attention as Ben breaks it all down to just him and accordion or pedal steel. Over time I have collected all of their albums and find something to like about each one. Whether it is the all out punk infused rockers from Nobody's Darlings or the stripped down songs on Tennessee, I can find things to enjoy in all of them.
The crowd was larger than I have seen before in Milwaukee and filled with a favorable ratio of drunken rocker/biker types to drunken aggressive college types. The song mix pulled from records old and new and the band sounded together and solid from start to finish. Great show.
Below are some of the pics I was able to snap from the show. If you are interested in seeing everything I shot, hit G+