The Chronicle’s entertainment reporter Tony Dushane recently sat down with Jason Lucero to talk about Electric Sister…
Jason Lucero moved to San Francisco in 1992 and was “dead set on playing music.” Over the years, he performed and composed with many great bands in the local scene, including Gun & Doll Show, All Time Highs and Everything Must Go. In 2008, he saw a cover band performing at a party in the East Bay and the lead singer, Thadeus Gonzalez, was “killing it.”
About year later, Lucero asked Gonzalez to lay down some vocals with his friends for songs they were working on. “From there, we just kept watering the seed, which has now blossomed into the rock ‘n’ roll beast that is Electric Sister,” Lucero, 37, says.
Electric Sister performed its first live gig at Benders in February 2010, and since then has become a staple of the local rock ‘n’ roll scene.
Lineup: Thadeus Gonzalez, vocals; Jason Lucero, guitar; Nicholas Hernandez, guitar; Eddie Colmenares, drums; Scott Reategui Richards, bass.
How does living in the Bay Area affect your music?
JL: Living in the Bay Area (and) playing music has taught me patience and to never quit or give up on my musical dreams. Anyone that plays music or appreciates music of any genre knows how special and magical the Bay Area is. Giants such as Metallica and En Vogue got their start in the Bay Area and still continue to call it home. I think that’s amazing and feel lucky and inspired to do the same. As the old saying goes, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
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