- The Locals were the subject of years of public resentment from The Matches (formerly The Locals, Oakland California) who had to change their name because of a trademark conflict. They released their first record on Epitaph Records and named it "E.Von Dahl Killed The Locals".
- Yvonne was just featured in Guitar World Magazine as one of the top "10 Female Guitarists You Should Know".
- Yvonne is a photographer best known for her cell phone photo project, "SleepyUrbanite". (sleepyurbanite.com cell photos of people sleeping on the el train in Chicago) The project was featured on The Today Show, NBC News, Chicagoist, TimeOut, VoxPop magazine (France), Newstalk Radio (Ireland)
- Christy Nunes (co-founder, bass player) originally hails from San Diego. Christy began playing professionally at the age of 14. She once shoved a kid during a job as the Chuck E. Cheese mascot when he kept kicking her and pulling her tail.
- When hen he's not drumming for The Locals, Tommy Oedering makes custom drums at the custom drum shop "Chicago Custom Percussion".
Monday, August 26, 2013
The Locals Record Release at Double Door THIS Friday
Chi, IL Live Shows on our radar:
Double Door Welcomes
Hemmingbirds, The Sweeps, Lights Alive
Friday, August 30, 2013
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$7.00 - $12.00
Chicago band The Locals will celebrate their ninth release, an EP entitled Stereostatic Funicular, at Double Door on August 30. The EP was produced by Steve Gillis and features background vocals by Bob Mould/Robert Pollard sideman Jason Narducy.
Record release show (w/ Hemmingbirds as direct support)
The Locals are an alt-rock, power pop three piece based in Chicago. Fans of The Pixies, The Whigs and Yeah Yeah Yeahs dig The Locals. They have been steadily gaining more fans with their latest release "SALT". Produced by Steven Gillis (Filter), The Locals' latest effort delivers guitar heavy sumptuous alt-pop through and through.
The Locals tour extensively in the midwest, and have played in clubs and festivals all over the US including: Schubas (Chicago, IL),Lincoln Hall (Chicago, il), House of Blues (Chicago, Il),Southgate House (Newport, KY), Halsted Market Days (Chicago, IL), EAT'em Music Conference (Las Vegas), Invasion of The Go Girls (SXSW) Austin TX, GOGO Festival (Kent, United Kingdom). The band did their first UK tour in 2011.
THE LOCALS ARE:
Yvonne Doll: Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar
Christy Nunes: Bass
Tommy Oerding: Drums
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE LOCALS:
What people are saying about "SALT": "Doll proves she has the alt-rock style of singers like Karen O, but also exhibits a unique blend of sultry sounds that definitely sets her apart and makes this track noteworthy. With a blend of old and new sounds and lyrics about letting go, the songs on "Salt" prove to be worthy contenders for Chicago indie anthems..." --Time Out
"The chorus to 'Away From Here' is epic" MTV via Twitter
"Obvious skill occompanied by a punky attitude" -- Guitar Player Magazine "Top Female Musicians You Should Know"
“The EP ‘SALT’ will have listeners craving more than four exceptionally crafted songs….” — Rock Wired Magazine
"I feel that The Locals light up each track on 'Salt' with an energy that parallels that of early punk artists" ---- Nufutur.com
“I simply love the style The Locals provide on Salt because it seems to be music that pushes along consistently while never letting up..."----Skope Magazine
Chicago alt-pop, indie-rock trio The Locals will celebrate the release of their new EP, Stereostatic Funicular, with a hometown show at The Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave, on Friday, August 30th.
Stereostatic Funicular, which was produced Steven Gillis at Chicago's Transient Sound and features guest musicians Jason Narducy (Verbow, Bob Mould's band), Vijay Tellis-Nayak (The Steak House Mints) and Joanna Vassilatos (Radio Vago), follows 2010's critically acclaimed SALT.
Stereostatic Funicular is described by The Locals as a "transitional album," as it was recorded with longtime drummer Kirk Snedeker, who moved to Northern California before the EP was finished. The EP's title was inspired by a trip to Spain, specifically by the "stereostatic" chain models that Anton Gaudi created to calculate the height/width of each column of the Sagrada Famila and "Funiculars," trams that whisk riders up to the tops of high mountains.
Stereostatic Funicular's songs include "Inventio," the story of a love triangle between the Ocean, the Moon and the Sun, and "Running Toward the Sound," which is about trying to harness the unbridled instinct of hearing a sound and running full-on toward it.
Fronted by Yvonne Doll, who was featured in Guitar World Magazine as one of the top "10 Female Guitarists You Should Know," the Locals boast a killer rhythm section comprised of bassist Christy Nunes, who began playing professionally at the age of 14, and new drummer Tommy Oedering, who also makes drums for Chicago Custom Percussion. The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for the last decade. They have played extensively in the Midwest and completed their first UK tour in 2011.