Local H Will Pack Up The Cats at the Amsterdam Bar on November 3rd


Saturday night November 3rd at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be a great opportunity to catch two distinct sets and plenty of music by Chicago alt-rockers Local H. The first will be filled with both fan favorites and deep dives from their portfolio of albums. Usually a different mix of songs for each show. The second will be a 20th anniversary performance of their 1998 album Pack Up The Cats in its entirety. Explaining the difference between the two sets, frontman Scott Lucas said, “The first set is the Replacements, the second set is Pink Floyd.” Reports from the tour have Local H playing upwards of three hours and close to thirty songs; four times the number of songs your heard last time they were in the Twin Cities opening for the Toadies.

While Local H originally started as a four-piece band, the current pair of Scott Lucas (singer/guitar/bass and really Local H) and Ryan Harding (drums) has been impressing crowds with the amount of music a two-man set-up can make.  Really pretty unique. To do so Lucas devised an additional pick-up on his guitar to cover the two lower strings and add true bass sound to his guitar work while Harding pounds out the rest on the drums.  Harding, who joined the band in 2013, hails from the Twin Cities and is sure to have a large local following in attendance.

For the 20th anniversary tour the band has been adding special guest musicians to be able to play the album as it was designed.  Pack Up The Cats was a concept album that Lucas mentioned, “is not a symphony, but it’s about as close as he will ever get to writing one.” It really does a contain cat references and even “meows” for you cat-lovers. While “Bound For The Floor” is their claim to fame, the guitar-heavy hooks and rhythms and vocal grit you will find on Pack Up The Cats is the sound their true fans cherish. And don’t forget their most recent full-length album Hey, Killer which received critical acclaim and truly was one of the best rock albums of 2015. They also released some new music recently with 2018 single “Innocents.”

Doors 7:30, Show 8:30. Get tickets HERE

Tour dates:

10/04 – Firebird @ Saint Louis, MO
10/05 – Headliners Music Hall @ Louisville, KY
10/06 – Exit/In @ Nashville, TN
10/07 – The Masquerade- Hell Stage @ Atlanta, GA
10/09 – Barracuda @ Austin, TX
10/10 – Club Dada @ Dallas, TX
10/12 – Riot Room @ Kansas City, MO
10/13 – Spicoli’s Grill @ Waterloo, IA
10/14 – Sleeping Village @ Chicago, IL
11/02 – Shank Hall @ Milwaukee, WI
11/03 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall @ Saint Paul, MN
11/06 – The Crocodile @ Seattle, WA
11/07 – Doug Fir Lounge @ Portland, OR
11/09 – Harlow’s @ Sacramento, CA
11/10 – Starline Social Club @ Oakland, CA
11/12 – Roxy Theatre @ West Hollywood, CA
11/13 – Marty’s On Newport @ Tustin, CA
11/15 – The Urban Lounge @ Salt Lake City, UT
11/16 – Larimer Lounge @ Omaha, NE
11/17 – The Waiting Room @ Papillion, NE
11/18 – Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL