Reminiscing already: Lucero AND Bingham

Lucero and Ryan Bingham at 9:30 Club on Saturday night had been on my calendar pretty much since it was announced (and apparently everyone else's, since it was a sold-out show).

I'm going to admit, I don't love Bingham's new album as much as I'd hoped to - I'm afraid he's starting to rely on a kind of worn-out sound - so I gave in to post-marathon exhaustion and ducked out before he came on. But Lucero crushed it for me, playing a bunch of old jams (including "Tears Don't Matter Much") and delivering Ben Nichols exactly the way you want him in terms of level of drunkenness. 

So here's how I'm dealing with the Mondays: