San Antonio's Hacienda knows how to pay homage to its musical lineage. Not many bands can convincingly cover the likes of Sonny Bono, The Everly Brothers and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (see Hacienda's raging cover of "Wooly Bully" as the Web-only outtake), but Hacienda pulls it off.
Garage rock is supposed to be easy to play, but you have to possess the right amount of swagger to back it up. Hacienda has that, which helped the band attract the attention of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — which, in turn, led to him producing Hacienda's debut album, Loud Is the Night. Auerbach's involvement also fueled the creation of another incarnation of Hacienda: The Fast Five, containing the members of Hacienda and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, functioned as Auerbach's backing band when he went on tour as a solo act.
Hacienda recently stopped by KUT's Studio 1A to talk about Akron, Ohio; how The Fast Five got its name; and the dynamics of playing in a family band. An actual garage gets mentioned, too.