Oct. 2, 2002
Local H Brings "Zoo" on Road, Leaves Chicago—For
A Short Time
By Randy J. Klodz
The name Local H may sound like a type of topical medication or even a building
name of some kind—but the name belongs to a Chicago rock band, led by
singer/guitarist Scott Lucas and the newly acquired drummer, Brian St. Clair.
Local H made a name for itself when the songs "Bound for the Floor"—aka
that catchy "Copacetic" song—and "Eddie Vedder" were released on the
1996 album "As Good as Dead." "Bound for the Floor" received much play on
Chicago radio stations, and also had a successful run on MTV.
Though the members of Local H now have four full-length albums under
their belt, they still consider themselves a live band that enjoys touring.
"We've always been the kind of band that always plays out," said Lucas. "Even
if we don't have a new record out we play live." Local H often plays a few
local shows in Chicago or in the suburbs, but they also make their way out
to other cities, and would prefer to be not known solely as a "local band."
"I don't want to be like a local band, we tour everywhere," said Lucas.
Local H is currently touring behind the album "Here Comes the Zoo," that was
released in February. The album features the hard-rocking hits "Half-Life"
and "Hands on the Bible."
Local H recently played shows at the Double Door and Lakeview Links,
in the Chicago area, and at the Canopy Club in Champaign. Upon finishing the
handful of local dates, Local H goes back out on the road on Oct. 16 to play
shows in Boston, and several cities along the east coast.
The current tour runs through Kentucky on Oct. 29, but as Lucas said
before, they could be playing in Chicago at anytime, regardless if they have
a new album to promote. For tour dates or any other information on the band
check out www.localh.com.