X96 is very excited to have Local H in our Lounge X this coming Monday, May 17th at The Club at 50 West. They will be performing an acoustic set before their show that night at Urban Lounge, which can and should purchase tickets for here. Local H just put out their 8th studio album, “Hey Killer” and I am a big fan of it. You can purchase it here.
We will be taping this performance as part of our Lounge X series, which you can and should watch here.
The performance at The Club at 50 West (50 W 300 S) is free to attend and will start at 2p. You should arrive a little early.
Local H is known for their blistering live shows and for pioneering the two-man band set-up – frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pickup in his guitar and drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound. While they have earned praise in the past for their catalog of clever concept albums, Local H are forgoing a singular theme on their new album “Hey, Killer” turning out a non-stop blast of straight-up, hooky, guitar-heavy rock songs – each one catchier than the last. The band’s discography includes seven other studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs. Harding joined Local H in 2013, after years spent playing in Minneapolis bands Left Brain Heart and Bruder, and fit right in. His first recording with Local H was a heavy, rocking reinterpretation of Lorde’s “Team,” title track of the EP released in 2014.
Local H’s widely praised 1998 concept album “Pack Up the Cats” earned a spot in SPIN magazine’s top 20 albums of that year. The band was named “Chicagoans of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune for their 2008 break-up album, 12 Angry Months, more than a decade after their breakthrough hit “Bound for the Floor” ruled the Modern Rock charts. This April, Local H celebrated the 25th anniversary of their first show, which too place on April 19, 1990.