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Local H

To most rock listeners, Local H is simply the band that brought the word “copacetic” to the radio airwaves, via the gratingly catchy 1996 hit “Bound For The Floor.” But loyalists who’ve followed this Illinois power-duo over the last decade value its capacity for sardonic social commentary and willingness to let rip with riffs that approximate heavy metal and noisy feedback squalls that reveal the group’s unkempt, indie roots.

Local H settled on the two-man format when attempts at a more conventional lineup failed, and guitarist Scott Lucas devised the strategy of using a bass pickup for his lower guitar strings. Brian St. Clair, a former tech for Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, joined in 2000, and his kinetic style has elevated the group’s vaunted stage energy.

Local H
the Giraffes

Thu, Oct 6

White Rabbit
2410 N. St. Mary’s

Lucas is a pop-culture nut with a proclivity for the smart-ass twist on familiar phrases, as evidenced by titles such as “All the Kids Are Right,” “Bryn-Mar Stomp,” and “Hit the Skids: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rock.” This group has covered Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and even dedicated a song and album title to Rock and Roll High School starlet P.J. Soles. None of this may mean much to fans of Disturbed or Fall Out Boy, but it should ensure a copacetic relationship between Local H and its fans for years to come.

- Gilbert Garcia

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