Soul Asylum

with Local H

Tue, February 18, 2020

Port City Music Hall

Doors: 7:00pm - Show: 8:00pm - 18+

$28 advance
$33 day of show
$45 preferred seating GA

Buy in person without fees at the Port City Music Hall box office Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm. The PCMH box office will open 1 hour before doors night of show.

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Soul Asylum

Soul Asylum – Meet & Greet Package – $99

• One general admission ticket
• Exclusive pre-show meet & greet with Soul Asylum
• Personal photograph with Soul Asylum
• Intimate 2-song performance by Soul Asylum
• Autographed copy of Loud Fast Words
• Specially designed Soul Asylum tote bag
• Official meet & greet laminate
• Very limited availability

Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981, when the band, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis. The band’s raucous live sets and early releases on the hometown indie label Twin/Tone —including the albums Say What You Will, Made to Be Brokenand While You Were Out —earned it a loyal fan base and widespread critical acclaim.Soul Asylum’s indie success led to the band entering the major-label mainstream with 1988’s Hang Timeand its 1990 follow-up And the Horse They Rode In On, and achieving a platinum-level commercial breakthrough with 1992’s Grave Dancers Union (3x platinum)and 1995’s Let Your Dim Light Shine. Grave Dancers Union featured the international hits “Runaway Train,” which won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song, and “Black Gold,” while Let Your Dim Light Shine (platinum) spawned the hit “Misery.” The band went on hiatus after 1998’s Candy from a Stranger, during which time Pirner released his first solo effort, Faces & Names. Soul Asylum returned to action in 2006 with The Silver Lining, Delayed Reactionsix years later and in 2018 Sony Legacy released a previously unheard live album, “ Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX” recorded in 1992.

Local H

Local H is known for their blistering live shows and for pioneering the two-man band set-up — frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar and drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound. While they have earned praise in the past for their catalog of clever concept albums, Local H have forgone a singular theme on their most recent album — Hey, Killer (out April 2015 on G&P Records) — turning out a non-stop blast of straight-up, hooky, guitar-heavy rock songs — each one catchier than the last. The band’s discography includes seven other studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs and “Straight Outta Zion,” a Blu-ray concert video (release date 8/12/16).

Local H’s widely praised 1998 concept album Pack Up the Cats earned a spot in SPIN magazine’s top 20 albums of that year. The band was named “Chicagoans of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune for their 2008 break-up album, 12 Angry Months, more than a decade after their breakthrough hit “Bound for the Floor” ruled the Modern Rock charts. In 2015, Local H celebrated the 25th anniversary of their first show and released a career-spanning coffee table book, Local H: Twenty-Five Years of Skin In The Game. Earlier this year, they re-issued their 1996 album, As Good As Dead, on vinyl for the first time.