Ben Nichols

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Chuck Ragan Has Some Crazy Alt-Folk Fish Stories

    After a hiatus in 2005, the former guitar-wielding front man of post-punk outfit Hot Water Music embarked on a path into rugged folk-rock. And nine years later, Chuck Ragan's latest album, Till Midnight, is the 39-year-old's most lyrically compelling, well-rounded effort yet. The emotion and continu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Lucero's Ben Nichols Answers Important Questions About Women and Work

    Among a pack of Southern bands leading the resurgence of gritty, grown-man music, Ben Nichols, front man for Tennessee-based Lucero, stands out as a smoke-throated vocalist preaching rock-n-roll redemption to the lonely and broken-hearted.The Weekly caught up with Nichols by phone, as the band ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Lucero Show Home Is Where the Band Is

    The Memphis group lights the midnight lantern for the latest incongruous bill of their career: The Warped Tour

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Langhorne Slim: Incisive Alt-Country From a Guy Who Digs Wu-Tang​Langhorne Slim (a.k.a. Sean Scolnick) is the latest descendant of a storied line of troubadours steeped in Americana and rusty folk--an aging ancestry built on stark guitar work, broken hearts and lifetimes of regrets to contemplate. Like A.A. Bondy, Elvis Perkins or any number of arti ... More >>