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Lucero Chat with SPIN at ACL Fest

Country punks talk new album and what is missing from the summer festival circuit

During this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, artists stopped by the American Express® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival experiences and much more, among them Memphis alt-country vets Lucero — watch our video interview, plus performance footage below!

Lucero frontman Ben Nichols is a big fan of the festival set-up, even if his band hasn’t been playing them for too long.”Festivals today are really important and we hadn’t done a whole lot until this year and these things are crazy,” he said.”It’s bright and daylight and there’s a ton of people.”

That daylight is the one thing that seems to be hampering the band’s style when performing at fests.”If they would build a little tavern, like somewhere dark and cold where I could drink whiskey, that’s what I miss at the festivals,” he said.

Nichols also mentioned the band has a new record coming in 2011 and they might be going in a new direction.

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