HearYa Live Session 43: Hacienda

by Woody on March 31, 2009


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.

Exclusive: Hacienda – Sun

Exclusive: Hacienda – Shake Ya

Exclusive: Hacienda – Officer

Exclusive: Hacienda – Little Girl

Exclusive: Hacienda – Hear Me Crying

Download: The Hacienda Live Session as a zip file.

Video: Hacienda – Little Girl (Live at Shirk Music + Sound)

Hacienda – Little Girl – HearYa Live Session from HearYa.com on Vimeo.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

oddbodkins March 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

//an Auerbach is a long bushy beard similar to the one worn by Black Keys lead singer, Dan Auerbach (patent pending). //

Please note, this new term will now have regular rotation in my personal vocabulary.

oz March 31, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I caught them at Bimbos in San Francisco and they put on a great set. They are also the perfect band to support Dan Auerbach in his solo tour and not just because of the beards. Their playing is just tight.

I was able to meet Dante and Jaime at SxSW during an Alberta Cross set and they are just all ’round good people. I wish them all the best.

SubSickAlien March 31, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Very much looking forward to seeing more of this band. I have to agree that 2008-2009 is all about the beards.

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