Here is our pal, Brian Venable of Lucero giving a tour of his hometown of Memphis, TN to the people at NPR. You know it’s a fancy occasion because Brian ACTUALLY WORE SLEEVES.
The tour starts with Otherlands Coffee Bar, then heads to Goner Records where Brian flips through the punk LPs (probably looking for his favorite His Hero Is Gone records). After stopping at the local skate shop, the tour ends at 1372 Overton Park where Lucero once lived and practiced. They also famously named an album after it though we forget which one.
They don’t go inside the building but they do give us this shot of Ben Nichols’ bed where he undoubtedly whispered sweet gravely nothings in the ears of many a Tennessee lady.
If you’re ever headed to Memphis, ask Brian what BBQ joints to hit up too, because man, for a guy who doesn’t eat meat, he sure knows his shit.
Also, NPR has a studio session with Lucero here and a bonus extra where they play “Nobody’s Darlings.”