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Local H

S.A.W. Events Presents

Local H

Bottle of Justus, StillLine

Thu, February 7, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Local H
Local H
Hallelujah! I’m A Bum is the seventh studio album from the pioneering two-man, Chicago band Local H, who are known for their gut-quaking live shows and incredibly loyal fanbase. The album was produced by metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Pelican) and showcases the band rocking harder than ever. It’s an epic concept record that sees Lucas setting his sights on the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S. and around the world, using his hometown as a backdrop to sardonically comment on how this polarization personally impacts people -- within their communities, their neighborhoods and even within their relationships. A dog theme runs throughout, making it a fitting companion to the band’s widely praised 1998 concept album Pack Up the Cats, which earned a spot in SPIN magazine’s top 20 albums of that year. This is their first album of new material since 2008’s critically acclaimed 12 Angry Months, for which the Chicago Tribune named them “Chicagoans of the Year,” more than a decade after their breakthrough hit “Bound for the Floor” ruled the Modern Rock charts.
Bottle of Justus
Bottle of Justus
Chris and Joe Quinlan grew up in small Midwestern town far away from big city lights. They wrote songs for their mother Barbara Jean who had the sense to expose them to the Beatles as children. The brothers Quinlan split for college along with Justus Woolever at the age of 18 and befriended Erik Bogdonas and Jeff Johnson who play drums and bass respectively. They embarked on a musical morph from party band to recording artists and quickly became known as Bottle of Justus.
"BOJ" release a few CDs and tour around the country playing in front of lots of people. They know they are on the right track when Wesley Willis records a song about them whipping a Llama's ass.
Bottle of Justus churn our heartfelt original music fueled by the toil of twin brothers with an unbridled independent spirit. They will come to your town and grind out a show to remember, drink all your beer and share the deli tray with the crowd. BOJ care not about the how many brown M&M's are in the bowl backstage. They will however, bring the backstage back to the hotel with the latest afternoon checkout in your town.
God forbid they find your home first.
BOJ continues to pull off the great Rock and Roll swindle by doing it all themselves and answering to nobody. They'll even tell you a story or two. So make sure to ask them about being strapped in Iowa City with Evan Dando. - Joe Chrisman
StillLine
StillLine
StillLine is a mix of the familiar and the progressive, a homegrown Midwestern rock band whose nevertheless unique sound is finding its way to new fans every day. StillLine cut their teeth in small-town bars and reached rock maturity playing some of St. Louis' better known venues. Big gig or small, StillLine rocks 'em all – from Emden's Bulldog to the main stage at the Voodoo Lounge. What sets StillLine apart is their versatility – be it growling, get-your-hands-dirty riffs, pensive, quieter melodies, or the bread-and-butter rock we all know and love, there's something for everyone.
StillLine is Brian Clover on vox, Michael Fey on guitar, Taylor Patterson on drums, Jim Miller on bass, and Alex Moran on lead guitar. Clover's vox are an amalgam of Eds, as his style is most often likened to Ed Roland of Collective Soul and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder – a large part of the reason this group's sound draws frequent comparisons with these two legendary rock bands. Patterson sits at the heart of the band, rolling thunder with a force comparable with 30 Seconds to Mars.
Miller lays down bass lines which are perhaps most influenced by Alice in Chains, while Fey and Moran form a guitar tandem whose sound is perhaps at the core of the band's ability to strike a balance between recognizable and original, striking a multi-faceted tone that ranges from Pink Floyd to Tool.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/