At 10pm every weeknight we put two bands together with their new songs and have them battle it out. One of them gets to be The Champion, the other... SHALL DIE!!
At 8:10 every night you can win the Deluxe Edition of Megalithic Symphony plus you're in the running for the trip to Vail and the custom AWOLNATION snowboard!
In the Cage Match, score a four pack of tickets for Monster Jam, January 24th and 25th at the Verizon Center!
Yes, Last Calls is all about you and what you want to hear every weeknight at 11! Ring me up, 1-866-91-DC101! However, there must be rules, and Last Calls has 5 very important ones that everyone is expected to follow.
1. Don't be a jerk on the phone.
2. You must know the name of the song and who it's by or be prepared to sing it.
3. No Skynyrd.
4. Thursday Night is Ladies Night. No wang allowed.
5. I have the final say over all song choices.
Local H just put out their EP The Another February and were out on the road touring, playing the songs for the fans, keeping things going. Well that's stopped now because of what happened in Russia.
Scott Lucas, their lead singer, was mugged and beaten up and this could have damaged his voice forever. He wrote the following on their official Facebook page:
First Morrissey, then Animal Collective, and now this......After weighing all of our options, it looks like we're going to have to cancel the first 3 dates of the Local H tour - that's March 21, 22, and 23. We don't take this decision lightly and we're deeply sorry for it.
Here's what happened : A month ago, after... a date in Moscow, I was assaulted and robbed. The attacker came up from behind and put me in a chokehold until I passed out. When I came to, I was in a stairwell with all of my pockets empty. No phone, no wallet, no cash, and (worst of all) no passport. Nothing. Even my hat and glasses were gone. It wasn't until I found someone to ask for help that I realized something else was gone - my voice. When I opened my mouth to ask that person to call me a taxi, nothing but a scratchy croak would come out. I touched my throat and could feel that more damage had been done than I initially thought. A purple bruise began to form. I was having trouble swallowing. Russia...........
When I got back to the states, I just figured that resting my voice and taking it easy would allow everything to return to normal. I'd lost my voice before and I knew the drill : shut the fuck up (basically). But it soon became apparent that this time my voice wasn't going to just heal itself and I had to see someone. The folks at MusiCares hooked me up with a voice doctor who found that one of my vocal cords had been damaged. How badly damaged, we're not sure yet - we need a second opinion. But the doctor said if they had to go in and POP(!) the cord back into place, then we have a limited window for that until the damage becomes permanent.
Which means there's really no way I could make the show in Grand Rapids without worrying about the long term effects - never mind the fact that my voice would totally suck. We feel horrible about this. As some of you out there may already know - we don't believe in canceling shows (and in reference to the above : if you somehow happen to be a fan of Morrissey, Animal Collective, AND us - then we're truly sorry to be piling on). So, yes - this fucking blows. But please believe that we're doing everything we can to correct this situation and to make sure we don't miss any more dates than absolutely necessary. Please stay tuned and we'll keep you up to date.
Again - we're so sorry.
Scott from Local H
Unbelievable! When situations like this happen you just have to wonder what kind of monsters live among us. I don't think Scott needs to apologize for anything. This was an act of cruelty and not his fault by any means.
Get well soon sir!