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Local H to ring in 2012 with Rush’s ‘2112’ @ Bottom Lounge


Chicago mainstay’s Local H are set to play a special New Year’s set at the Bottom Lounge, paying tribute to Rush‘s 2112.

“This is the end of our sci-fi New Year’s trilogy,” explains Local H frontman Scott Lucas. “We did 2001 and 2010 — both of those were obviously nods to Kubrick. For 2012, we had no choice but to celebrate the oeuvre of Roland Emmerich. He’s pretty much cornered the market on annihilation and destruction. Expect lots of explosions.”

In addition to digging into their own deep catalog, which includes six studio albums, a quasi-greatest hits, a live album, an awesome mix-tape covers record and several EPs, Local H are preparing a slew of their favorite end-of-the-world songs, including bits of Rush’s “2112” opus (Side A of the 2112 album). A video montage, edited by Felix Pinero of Bailout Pictures, will accompany the performance.

“Being Rush fans, we also realized that it was now or never to do something with 2112,” says Lucas. “It’s not numerically correct, but none of us will be around in 100 years, so we’re doing this for humanity’s sake. I hope Brian has enough drums.”

Tickets are on sale now for the 21+ show.

Local H are also working on a new record, tentatively titled Hallelujah! I’m a Bum. Look out for that in the spring of 2012 (if we make it there).

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