Monday, June 28, 2010

Music to My Ears

Last week, Eric and I saw Hacienda open for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at WorkPlay. Grace has long legs and a killer voice and is definitely worth checking out. But don't be fooled. We were there for Hacienda.

Hacienda - Big Red & Barbacoa
Hacienda is made up of three brothers and their cousin from San Antonio. Their sound is 50's-inspired rock and roll with a Texas twist. Below is a video of one of my favorites. Enjoy!

She's Got a Hold on Me - Hacienda, Big Red & Barbacoa

We first saw these guys when they played alongside Dan Auerbach as four of The Fast Five in Nashville (smoky stage and bandanna face mask included).
The second time around, they did not disappoint. Eric says their tone is amazing and I say their vocal harmonies are perfectly blended. On stage, they feel the music as they move, picking up their legs and grooving with the sounds. Dante (the guitarist) says they've tried to hold still when they play, but then they think too much and it doesn't come out right.
We stood right up front and got a chance to meet Dante before the show. That led to he and Eric talking gear afterwards and eventually him hanging out with us for almost the entirety of Grace Potter's set. He's an incredibly nice guy and a pleasure to talk to. We can't wait for them to visit the SE again!
Tell me, what do you think of this album? Will you go see them in concert? Please do!


  1. Such a talented and refreshing band that plays real rock & roll in such a dismal time for music.

  2. I enjoyed the tunes! And I enjoy bearded men in flannel too, tee hee. By the way - I've tagged you in a game on my blog! Hope you're having a great day!

  3. Hacienda - Very cool sound! Easy to listen to, for sure.


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