The marquee outside State Theatre in St. Petersburg Florida when Lucero played on May 25, 2012.
All kinds of nostalgia is on tap at St. Pete’s Floridian Social for Lucero's return to the address (687 Central Ave.) where the Memphis alt-country giant used to play sweaty gigs when the venue used to be called State Theatre (we think the last show there was in 2012).
The band is looking ahead, however, and touring in advance of its new album, Should’ve Learned By Now, which is due at the end of the month. A recent set at the HiFi in Indianapolis clocked in at nearly two hours, but Justin Wells will open the show armed with piano ballads like “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...