Ben Nichols

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    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    THE DEAR HUNTER @ MARQUIS THEATER | TUES, 4/16/13 The Dear Hunter was a side project launched in 2005 while Casey Crescenzo was touring with his now-former band, the Receiving End of Sirens. He had been writing songs on his laptop and recording them in his spare time. Crescenzo eventually devoted fu ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Review: Lucero at the Bluebird Theater, with Larry and His Flask, 3/31/12

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.31.12 Early in Lucero's set for a sold-out crowd at the Bluebird on Saturday night, frontman Ben Nichols detailed the toll of the band's latest stint in Colorado. Between the band's appearance at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins on Friday, the pair of shows at the Blu ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lucero, Flipper, the Ting Tings, Say Anything, Jewel and more

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Lucero's Ben Nichols and Rick Steff due at special eat and greet at Illegal Pete's on Saturday

    Attention, die-hard Lucero fans (are there any other kind?): You've probably already caught wind of this, but just in case you haven't, this Saturday, March 31, Lucero frontman Ben Nichols will be at Illegal Pete's in LoDo with Rick Steff for a very special eat and greet performance. The band, which ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    The AuntEaters


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    December 18, 2010

    Chad Price, Lenny Lashley and Pete Stein play Sad Slow Songs at 3 Kings Tavern

    Photo by Matt Schild/Vinylcollective.comChad Price ​CHAD PRICE With Lenny Lashley • Pete Stein 12.17.10 | 3 Kings Tavern Former punks and present cowpunks splayed open their hearts in the tradition of the great singer-songwriters last night at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway. Lenny Lashle ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, December 3-5, 2010

    Smile. You don't have to go broke this weekend.​We're here to help maintain your sanity and financial stability this holiday season with a couple movies, a photo show, dance parties, art and more. If you need some spots to blow off some steam after blowing two paychecks on stuff for yourself o ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Austin Lucas

    Wednesday, July 14, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    December 29, 2009

    More picks from Moovers and Shakers 2009

    ​In this week's issue, as we do every year around this time, we published our annual Moovers and Shakers list and talked about how much the scene is thriving. In a testament to just how much the scene is thriving these days, we didn't have room to print all the write-ups of our favorite local ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Tip Sheet: Arliss Nancy

    Darren Mahuron​Speaking of Mile Hi-Fidelity, here's another show favorite. Those who tuned in more than once likely heard "Wrong or Right" by this band, which we spun quite a few times. If you're drawn to the raw, emotionally-charged song stylings of Lucero, then Fort Collins-based Arliss Nancy is ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/2/09 - 2/6/09)

    Undoubtedly, the biggest news this week was word that Jim Dalton had been asked to join Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, replacing his friend, departing guitarist Steve Larson. This was also the week that the Fray's new album hit stores, which made for a great photo opportunity for Locals Only host, ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Sound Bites: Ben Nichols, O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage and more

    After a brief hiatus, Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, is back. In this first edition, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Ben Nichols from Lucero (pictured left), O Pioneers, Two Cow Garage, Portugal. The Man and Jessica Lea Mayfield with Blasphemy after the jum ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    June 19, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Outdoor Stage- 6/16/07

    Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Outdoor Stage Better than: Making small talk about my daily life. Aaron Collins is totally offensive. So is Gared O’Donnell, for that matter. The two mouthy frontmen--Collins of Machine Gun Blues and O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken for Stars--shot off a strin ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Rebels Without a Pause

    Living on the road, Lucero built its following one fan at a time.

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    October 12, 2006


    Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers (Liberty & Lament)

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    May 4, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 9, 2005


    Nobody's Darlings (Liberty & Lament)

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    November 11, 2004


    Saturday, November 13, Climax Lounge, 303-292-5483; Sunday, November 14, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-407-1322; Monday, November 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095; and Tuesday, November 16, Navajo Hogan, Colorado Springs, 303-443-2227.