Hacienda, the foursome from San Antonio, recently rolled into the studio sporting some serious Auerbachs. For those wondering, an Auerbach is a long bushy beard similar to the one worn by Black Keys lead singer, Dan Auerbach (patent pending). Hacienda’s 2008 release, Loud Is The Night (produced by Auerbach) has been a staple in my rotation since its release and I was anxious to hear the songs performed in a live setting.
The boys had family in town for their show later that night andthese pictures were graciously provided by Dante’s mom, Olinda. Hacienda worked through five tunes as a nice warm-up for their show at the Metro and, let me tell you, that show was unreal. With their family in attendance, Hacienda brought their 60′s garage rock style with 3 and 4 piece harmonies to a sold out Metro crowd. After their set, there was no rest because they were right back on stage backing Auerbach for a scintillating 90 minute set. Having seen them a couple of weeks later at SxSW, I am confident that this is only the beginning for Hacienda.
Download: The Hacienda Live Session as a zip file.