Local H

Local H

A New Dakota, MNDS

Wed, April 18, 2012

8:00 pm

Mojo Main

Newark, DE

$12.00

This event is 18 and over

Local H
Local H
Scott: "Well, I think you should just have the name of the band and our names, and everything else would just be 'blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.' That's what I think you should do, because it's a bio. I think that'd be great. I don't like bios, so anything you wanna do that's fucked up, I'd be into."

Brian: "I'm also an avid bird-watcher."

Having achieved mainstream success with their second album, As Good As Dead (Polygram), and fueled by the multi-format hit single "Bound For The Floor," Local H always has continued to bring the noise. Alongside writing, recording, and releasing records (including 1998's critically acclaimed Pack Up The Cats and last year's punk rock workout, The No Fun E.P.), Local H has maintained a remarkable touring schedule -- and an incredibly loyal fan base to match -- having "hit the road" with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Veruca Salt, Cheap Trick, C.O.C., Chevelle, and Burning Brides, to name a few.

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Local H is a two-man wrecking crew, a powerhouse invigorated by the mania of former Triple Fast Action drummer Brian St. Clair's punishing backbeat, and driven by the distinct lyric and melodic vision of guitarist/vocalist Scott Lucas. On Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles? (Studio E Records), Scott and Brian flex their post-punk, alt-rock muscles with unabashed vigor and (somehow) equally unassuming rancor.

For this, their fifth full length release, the band teamed with co-producer/engineer Andy Gerber (Caviar, Sullen) to create an emotional aural landscape built, at least in part, of influences ranging from echoes of 60's psychedelia to 70's punk rock, from the 80's indie underground to the sounds of the 21st Century. Launching with the insistent fury of the syncopated, proto-industrial "Where Are They Now?", Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles? is a full power-hour of real rock-n-roll. From the angst-fueled knock on the Golden State ("California Songs") to the grunge-tinged bittersweet melancholia of "Heaven On The Way Down," from the call-and-response anthemic chorus of "Everyone Alive", to the nod-your- head-mellow grooves of the title track and the album's reflective close, "Halcyon Days (Where Were You Then?)". Local H gives us a major dose of reality -- both heavy and sublime -- delivered with equal parts gusto, aplomb, and humility....

On the band's future:

Scott: "I'd consult my crystal ball, but it's broken today."

Brian: "I'm also an avid bird-watcher."

Scott: "He lied to you."
A New Dakota
A New Dakota
Newark, Delaware’s A New Dakota is a three-piece angst filled indie rock band who recently blasted onto the local scene. A New Dakota explosive sound stems from the mind of singer/guitarist Grace Koon and is backed by the experience and driving rhythm section of drummer Bryan Fitzgerald and bassist Scott Mathews. The three-piece’s live show is loud and energizing and has Out & About Magazine raving, “Put them on your ‘I knew about them before they were famous’ list quickly, because it’s bound to happen.” With their first EP under their belt and opening for numerous national touring acts throughout Philadelphia and Delaware this three-piece is just starting to pick up speed and it’s only a mater of time before A New Dakota’s infectious songs are stuck in the caverns of your mind.
Venue Information:
Mojo Main
270 E Main Street
Newark, DE, 19711