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New supergroup Spanish Gold plays ACL club show

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Michael Corcoran

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 4, 2013

Guitarist Adrian Quesada left Grupo Fantasma, a Grammy-winning group he co-founded, earlier this year to work on other projects and the newest one, a trio called Spanish Gold, is a collaboration with Dante Schwebel of Hacienda and My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan that’s playing an official ACL club show Wednesday night at Lambert’s.

The project started when Quesada and fellow Laredo native Schwebel were messing around with some demos at Quesada’s home studio a few months ago. Schwebel suggested they get ahold of Hallahan to see if he wanted to play drums in their new band and he did. The trio set up a session at Dan Auerbach’s studio in Nashville, where Schwebel lives, and “we brought those demos to life,” said Quesada.

Calling themselves Spanish Bombs, the new group did more recording in Austin, then finished their debut LP in Louisville, where Hallahan lives, just recently. It’ll be out in early 2014. But first there was a legal situation. There was already a hardcore band from New Jersey called Spanish Bombs, as well as a management company, so the name that took forever to decide on had to be changed. So Spanish Gold it was.

Cover for the Lambert’s show is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Look for the band to hit the stage at about 11 p.m.