Five Firsts: Lucas Ventura of RACES

May 15th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg


NAME: Lucas Ventura
INSTRUMENT: Drums, Tour Manager

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Pearl Jam’s “Ten.” I grew up in a small Arizona town called Willcox, and MTV was my only real outlet to music that wasn’t country or Top 40, and when grunge music really blew up, I was about 12 years old. I walked into a little record shop in Tucson, AZ with my dad and saw the cassette tape being displayed near the front. And that was the first album I ever picked out for myself.

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Win FREE TIX to See RACES @ Valentine’s on Wednesday!

May 11th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg

The Southern California band RACES have just released their debut album, “Year of the Witch,” and it’s a winning sonic swirl of indie-rock that embraces both darkness and pop, dreams and nightmares, complexity and simplicity.

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