Local H, Aeges, Missing Teen

The Satellite presents

Local H

Aeges

Missing Teen

Wed, April 10, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

This event is 21 and over

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Local H
Local H
Local H
Chicago band Local H is known for their face-melting, gut-quaking live shows and for creating a catalogue of consistently clever concept albums and compelling cover songs over the past two decades. The pioneering, two-man band -- frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar while drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound -- has released seven studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs. Harding joined Local H in November 2013 and fit right in. The re-vamped line-up has written several new songs, which they’ve been testing out live to great response from the band’s incredibly loyal fans. In between stints on the road this year, they are recording a string of singles, a move that breaks away from their usual concept album approach. They are currently touring in support of Harding’s first recording with the band: a heavy, rocking reinterpretation of Lorde’s “Team,” the first track from their forthcoming EP, Local H’s Awesome Mixtape #2.

The band’s most recent album, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum (Slimstyle 2012), an epic double-album about the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S., has a dog theme running 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. Local H was named “Chicagoans of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune for their 2008 break-up album, 12 Angry Months, more that a decade after their breakthrough hit “Bound for the Floor” ruled the Modern Rock charts.
Aeges
Aeges
ÆGES second full length album, Above & Down Below, sees them galloping confidently over any notion of a sophomore slump. The band has taken another step forward with this collection of twelve songs that are as diverse and individual as they are seamless and flowing. It’s an especially admirable feat when you consider how busy the band has stayed since releasing their debut full length, The Bridge, in 2012 (which Ghettoblaster Magazine called “one of the most promising debuts in recent memory”). They’ve effortlessly endured a couple different line-up changes that introduced guitarist/vocalist Cory Clark and drummer Mike Land. The revamped line-up, rounded out by founding member Kemble Walters (vocals/guitar) and Tony Baumeister (bass), was solidified in late 2013 when they began writing the songs that would become Above & Down Below. In between playing shows around the country with Coheed & Cambria, Silver Snakes, Pelican, Big Business and many more bands, as well as writing the new record, and dealing with the line-up changes, the band also found time to further expand their catalog by releasing the Southern Comfort 7" as well as the Bad Blood split 7" with label mates Dust Moth (in which former guitarist Mark Holcomb currently plays). They also made a successful inaugural appearance at the annual SXSW Music Festival this past March, and will be heading out hard in support of the new album this fall.

Perhaps because of this steady flow of activity, the songs on Above & Down Below are extremely tight and focused, while being played with a loose confidence and swagger that oozes the spirit of rock and roll. Expanding upon the foundation of the sound that already drew influence from the 90’s post-hardcore era, the new record mixes that same heavy edge of Quicksand with the more melodic heavy rock sheen of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Queens of the Stone Age. At times it’s as heavy as lead, crushing and lurching hard, while other times it’s melodic and hook-laden; usually you’ll find this contrast within the same song, which is busy making itself quite at home in your head.

The album was mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Children of Bodom, Behemoth) at his home studio. The band self-produced the effort and Kemble recorded it at The Sound Portal. Casey Howard (Mastodon, Deftones, The Mars Volta, Avenged Sevenfold) handled the art direction, design and layout for the album. The Mylene Sheath (Pelican, Caspian, Junius, Dust Moth) will be releasing the album worldwide on September 23rd.
Missing Teen
Missing Teen
Future Ghost is a Los Angeles based band that formed in early 2008. From the first jam session in a Silverlake apartment, they knew this was the beginning of a long lasting and incredibly loud relationship.
Future Ghost songs pulse with emotion and rigorous tension. Lead singer, Brandon Tomas' often harsh delivery are completed with bassist, Kim Hellweg's ghostly harmonies. With swirling guitar riffs, growling bass, and a pulverizing drum cadence from Brandon Hardy, their sound is loud and gritty, while maintaining a certain hypnotic quality.
Future Ghost has shared the stage with many established Los Angeles bands like Dead Sara, Pyyramids, White Arrows, NO, Youngblood Hawke, Vanaprasta, and after bombastic performances at the 2011 Silverlake Jubilee Festival and the 2012 Echo Park Rising Festival, Future Ghost are on their way to conquering the LA music scene and beyond.
After three years of honing their style, gigging, writing and recording, Future Ghost will unveil their first full-length album "Missing Teen," produced by Pete Lyman (No Age, Abe Vigoda, Waaves) at Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles.
The record will take you back to what you miss most about the 90s and punk rock. Fans have compared the band to The Pixies, Pavement, Fugazi and even Nirvana. The record is filled with unforgettable melodies stemming from the heart-on-your-sleeve vocals and hooky, thrashing guitar lines that are all embraced by its heavy rhythms and punchy bass lines.

The projected release date for the album is Fall 2012.
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