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Lucy Dacus Doesn’t Miss a Beat in Person


We’ve been fans of Lucy Dacus for a while, just like we’ve been fans of intimate shows for as long as many of us have covered music. For the sold out set we saw from Dacus, the crowd was on their best behavior and Dacus shined through from beginning to end. After a song that she asked no one to record and they all obliged, and even an issue with her gear, the audience saddled in for a set that was heavy with her latest release Historian, while touching on many of her more upbeat tracks from earlier releases. Start to finish, Dacus captivated the crowd with jokes about wearing a turtleneck, and a generally easy going demeanor that won hearts and delighted those lucky enough to attend.

The opening set from Illuminati Hotties was something else entirely. Full of fan interactions and songs that got the audiences heads bopping, their high energy performance would have made anyone there an immediate fan.

You can stream Historian and the Lucy Dacus catalog on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all digital shops or directly from Matador Records. You can also catch Lucy Dacus on tour tonight at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas until June 29 at Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark. A complete listing of her tour dates can be found here.

Image Credits: Photos by Daniela Hernandez.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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