They may have left Columbus to make it big in Chicago (and they’ve been doing a good job playing on some great bills and generating a buzz not only in the Windy City but on the world wide web), but Loyal Divide has not forgotten about their Buckeye past. It seems like they are playing here more now then they did when they were based in Columbus.
I’m always at a loss on how to exactly describe these guys – they come from seemingly an indie rock (everything from The Cure to Modest Mouse) background but have fully embraced technology and bring a Nine Inch Nails electronic flavor to their output.
Electraplay Studio recently had Loyal Divide into the studio where they recorded “MDLD” which you can see below.
Loyal Divide will be joined by LD, Boombox and Alpha Delta tonight at The Newport. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Tickets are $20 at the door.
“Dude, I love that one song, you know, the ‘Copacetic’ song. Yeah man, I LOVE Local H.”
I imagine this conversation happens a lot in large part due to the blessing/curse of radio stations becoming fixated on 1996′s “Bound for the Floor” (did you even know that was the title of the ‘Copacetic’ song?) and, for all intents and purposes, making Local H a “one-hit wonder” despite the fact that the duo (Scott Lucas and Brian St.Clair) have been pumping out albums at a steady pace ever since then. Sure, they’ve had a bit of radioplay/success with songs like “All the Kids Are Right”, “High-Fiving MF”, “Eddie Vedder”, “California Songs”, etc., but call CD102.5 or 99.7 and request a Local H song and you’re most likely going to hear “Bound for the Floor”.
Local H is currently putting the finishing touches on their 7th full length, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum, which will hit shelves this year. In preparation of that release, the duo is road testing songs and we should get to preview a number of those on Friday night at The Basement. Don’t expect a ton of deep cuts, so far on this tour they’ve been playing new stuff and greatest hits type material but you never know what they’re going to be pulling out so expect the unexpected.
Scott Lucas’s other band (don’t call it a side project!), Scott Lucas and the Married Men, will also be releasing new material in 2012 – Blood Half Moon is due out in June and you can download the title track here.
Scott Lucas and the Married Men will return to Columbus on June 17 for a show at The Summit, the same venue they played in February 2010. Check out their DonewaitingTV session here.
Not exactly a CD release party for a CD that’s been available to purchase both physically and digitally for a few weeks, Lydia Loveless plays Columbus on Saturday night for the first time since her badass twang-rocker Indestructible Machine was released by Bloodshot Records on September 13.
While Josh Krajcik put Columbus in the national spotlight due to his 7-minutes (so far) of fame on the X-Factor (one of Loveless’s first shows was with Krajcik), glowing reviews have been piling up for Loveless, the introverted (at least when she’s not on stage) singer whose biographical tales of local stalkers, woebegone relationships with both bad boys and alcohol, and the reality of everyday life have struck a chord with music listeners worldwide.
Welcome Lydia Loveless back to Columbus on Friday night when she makes an appearance at Rumba Cafe along with The Mooncussers and a solo set from Two Cow Garage’s Shane Sweeney. Copies of Indestructible Machine will be available at the show though you all certainly own it by now!