featuring The Life and Times Of... / Bad Veins
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 8:30 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 11:45 PM CDT
Montrose Room, Rosemont, IL
18 years and over
On April 5, 2011, the ICON release of the band's Island recordings became their first "best-of" compilation. In an April 22, 2011 interview with The Delaware County Daily Times, Scott Lucas commented on the release saying, “It’s kinda weird but kinda cool because it doesn’t cover our entire career, so I was like, “Let’s call it The Island Years.”
In a June 28, 2011 guest appearance on the movie review podcast/website "CinemaJaw," Lucas claimed that the next album would be out before the upcoming 2012 elections—mainly because so much of the album's content deals with it directly—expecting it to be released by February 2012. In the same interview, Lucas also suggested that a working title for the album was "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum," named for a movie from the Depression Era.
On January 1, 2012, during the band's New Year's show at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Scott announced that he and Brian would begin recording for the next album in Chicago within 2 weeks. On July 11, the band announced that their next studio effort, entitled "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum" would be released on September 18. A full track listing was also published.
Local H is known for their frequent and energetic live shows. The members of the band can usually be found at their own merchandise table after shows, signing autographs and selling band t-shirts.
Local H also has a reputation for creative ideas with regards to its live shows. In addition to playing a show in Chicago every New Year's Eve, the band has also participated in several unconventional concerts over the years, such as allowing one fan to select an album name from a hat, and then playing that album in its entirety. In 2005, Local H performed an "all request tour" in which a ballot containing a breakdown of most of the bands' songs organized into various categories, resembling a traditional sushi menu, was handed out to the audience upon admittance to the venue. Audiences were allowed to pick seven songs from the "menu" and the setlist for each show was derived from these ballots.
Also featured during this can't miss show are "The Life and Times of..." and "Bad Veins".