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Lucero at the Bluebird Theater, 4-18-13 (photos, review)

Lucero kicked off a three-night run at the Bluebird Theater on Thursday. The band’s signature blend of southern Memphis rock shines brightest in Denver, a city that brings out Lucero’s best.

Tattooed, t-shirted and bearded, the band and its fans rock the look proud. But don’t let the long haul trucker look fool you, Lucero is six talented musicians who are masters of a litany of instruments and a deep song catalogue.

“We can’t do them all tonight!,” said front man Ben Nichols as the audience hurled song requests at him between song breaks. “But we got two more nights!”

The band did cater to the crowd’s requests with favorites like “Nights Like These,” “Colorado Girl (Townes Van Zandt cover)” and “Mom.”

Lucero also focused on a good selection of new music on Thursday. The three-night run coincides with the release of the band’s new EP “Texas & Tennessee,” available at the merch table in the back and for download on April 30.

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Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.

  • the.hambone

    Going tonight. Would be great to hear Anjalee