Scott Lucas & The Married Men – new video, new tour dates

Low budget? Looks like no budget but still an entertaining “life in the van” video.

March tour dates for Local H, April and May tour dates for Scott Lucas & The Married Men. It’s just the cost of doing business these days. The Married Men dates are with Empty Mansions, a new group featuring Sam Fogarino (Interpol), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), and Brandon Curtis (Secret Machines).

4/24 Washington, DC- DC9 *
4/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary *
4/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *
4/27 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
4/28 Allston, MA – Great Scott *
4/29 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Studio Stage
5/1 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl *
5/2 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery, Co
5/3 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *

* dates with EmptyMansions

New Local H video, “Another February”, arrives just in time

Consequence of Sound premiered the new Local H video, “Another February”, today.

As someone who hates winter too, (I know, Fyffo, you don’t hate it) this video hits home.

According to the CoS feature:

“Another February” is the centerpiece of a forthcoming EP. It also includes covers of Rush and The National, as well two alternative versions of cuts from ‘Hallelujah, I’m A Bum.’

Can’t wait.

Scott Lucas and The Married Men cover Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer”

Scott Lucas revealed after his band’s performance in Columbus on Sunday night that the cover they opened their set with – Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” – will be featured on the Onion’s A.V. Undercover series sometime in the coming months.

And, shaking the setlist up a little bit, Scott Lucas and The Married Men decided to play the song for the first time live at this show. Fans of the original song (which became a hit after being featured in The Karate Kid) may not recognize this version of the song which is exactly what the band was going for. It was either Scott, or his drummer Randy Payne, who said that when they decided to cover the song, they said, “What would this song sound like if it had been written by Neil Young?” Judge for yourself whether or not they nailed it. (In my opinion, they absolutely did!)

Download: “Cruel Summer” (live)

Not sure if they’ll continue to toss the cover into the set, but if you live in one of the following cities, check ’em out.

Jun 22 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Jun 23 Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Jun 25 Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jun 26 Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 27 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Jun 30 The Common Table – Dallas, TX
Jul 20 Fitz’s Spare Keys – Elmhurst, IL
Jul 21 Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago, IL
Jul 22 Firebird – St Louis, MO
Jul 24 The End – Nashville, TN
Jul 25 JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
Jul 26 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Jul 27 Club Garibaldi’s – Milwaukee, WI

Justify Your Existence: Arlo

Up High in the Night(2001)
Stab the Unstoppable Hero(2002)

Must have gotten these two Arlo releases from a SubPop publicist. I’d have to go back and look at SubPop’s catalog releases during the early 2000s to see just how these fit into the stuff the label was putting out. Seems to me that it was between the mid-90s grunge/punk stuff and the later 2000s bearded folk stuff.
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