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Sunday: Scott Lucas and The Married Men at The Summit

Remember last month when hundreds of you filled The Basement to see Local H (and others of you stood outside thinking to yourself, “I should have bought tickets before this show sold out”)? Let’s see how many of you make it to The Summit on Sunday night to see Scott Lucas’s other band – Scott Lucas and The Married Men.

The seven-piece Chicago music veteran ensemble lead by the enigmatic Mr. Lucas recently released Blood Half Moon, an album that Ned Raggett of AllMusic.com says “might just be the rock record of 2012” and the band has just finished up a run of dates opening for Deer Tick.

We invited Scott Lucas and The Married Men to record a DonewaitingTV session with us at Eletraplay in the fall of 2010 and one of the songs they premiered for us was the first track off Blood Half Moon, “Lover the Lullaby”, which, at the time, didn’t have a title and was just being referred to as “Spaghetti Western”. Give a listen and you’ll hear why both song titles make sense. (Unfortunately, the video starts freaking out around the 3:30 mark)

The Summit (2210 Summit St.) open at 8pm for the Sunday night show with Drew Eberly kicking things off at 9pm. The show is 18 and over ($10 for those 21-and-over; $13 for those 18-to-21).

Tonight: Scott Lucas & The Married Men at The Summit

What a change in sound for Local H’s Scott Lucas. After spending the last 15 years (geez, has it really been that long????) pumping out heavy, post-grunge rockers, Lucas just released his first “solo” record under the name Scott Lucas & The Married Men. There is nary a hint of aggression in these songs that Lucas likens to material by Mark Lanegan, Pink Floyd and Pavement and while Lucas did write all the songs, the members of the band add their own flavor to George Lassos the Moon.

With just one show left (tonight’s show at The Summit with Colin Gawel & The Lonely Bones and Tilt) before the big Chicago homecoming CD release party, I had the chance to chat with Lucas after the band’s soundcheck in Pontiac, Michigan.
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