Local 101: Scott Lucas Shows Off His Married Men

“I started writing songs that wouldn’t fit on a Local H record,” Scott Lucas tells me over the phone shortly before going on stage in Dallas. “And it wasn’t just one song but, like, eight.” That’s the origin of Scott Lucas and the Married Men. Most Q101 listeners probably know Lucas as the longtime frontman…

Local 101: William Beckett Talks His Own ‘Talk’

There’s a lot of history at Q101. We’ve grown up watching a lot of incredible musicians come out of Chicago. But what we find truly flattering is finding out that some of those musicians grew up with us, too. My first memory of William Beckett involves a snowy January, 2005 night and a club in…

Local 101: Meet Chicago’s Mutt-ly Crew

Rock fans, keep this in mind: there isn’t just one kind of rock, especially in Chicago. We’re lucky enough to live in a city with enough musical influence and diversity that it’s impossible to not find a local band to love. I dare you to prove me wrong. Our featured Local 101 band this week,…

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Local 101: Spend Summer With A Lull

Here’s the thing about rock music: Just because a band’s songs are artistic, it doesn’t always mean that they lack edge or rock-ability. That’s the case with Chicago’s own A Lull. If you’ve ever listened to a song from these natives, you probably took note of the band’s percussion. It’s intense. By enlisting two drummers,…

Q101 & Fitz’s Presents Local 101, Sunday 4/22

Another Local 101 show is upon us, brought to you by Q101, and Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst, IL! Sunday night, April 22nd at 6pm, you can find yourself seeing Super Happy Fun Club, The Scissors, Glendenning and The Violet Eyes at Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 North York Road Elmhurst, IL. Doors at 4pm, show…

Jamboree 2012 dates announced…

The tentative dates have been announced for Chicago’s heritage outdoor music festival known as Jamboree: Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. This two day outdoor festival of all things alternative has been held in Chicago since 1995. In the mid nineties, the Alt Rock Radio Powerhouse known as Q101 brought Bush, Collective Soul, Sheryl…

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Local H Gets “Close” To The Crowd @ The Montrose Room

Q101 and Local 101 came back to The Montrose Room this last Friday night, and we brought 2 Chicago bands with us, Stoop Goodnoise, and Local H. The doors opened at 8pm, and by the time yours truly spoke to the crowd for a few minutes, you coul hear the glasses clinking and see the beer…

Music And Politics With Scott Lucas Of Local H

J.T. Morand brings a frank, and interesting interview with Scott Lucas of Local H to the pages of the Chicago Sun Times, and we’re more than happy to share it with you, what with our Local 101 show with them March 9th at The Montrose Room: Local H makes a record only when they have…

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1st Local 101 Show of ’12 A Sold Out Party

Q101’s first Local 101 show of the year was a great notch on our belts (and yours!)-a sold-out show!  Thanks to all who turned out!  For those who were turned away at the door (and there were quite a few unfortunately), we look forward to seeing you at the show there with Local H March…

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Join Q101’s Brooke Hunter For Local 101 Show with Lucky Boys Confusion

Join Q101’s Brooke Hunter for the first Local 101 Show of 2012. Q101 Presents Lucky Boys Confusion at The Montrose Room.  Parking is just $5 and there a limited tickets left. Buy tickets here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4215795 The Montrose Room is inside The Hotel Intercontinental in Rosemont.  Next month, Q101 Presents the second Local 101 Show of…

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