This might be an affront, but there is something very Goo Goo Dolls about the Memphis band Lucero, who are playing two nights this weekend in celebration of the Triple Rock's 10th anniversary. Now, look, there's nothing wrong with that. Remember that song "Iris"? Maybe not, but you definitely liked it. Sure, there's also the slam-dunk Springsteen comparison, even a bit of Craig Finn and Uncle Tupelo thrown in there. But it's that underlying Goo Goo Dolls vibe that powers Lucero's mass appeal. Hey, isn't grunge on its way back anyway? The band is teaming up both nights with Minneapolis's palatable and popular Evening Rig in addition to fellow country-rock acts Prairie Sons on Friday and Rockford Mules on Saturday. 21+.
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 6, 2008