With I.D.R, and the Pub Affair, 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Clear Lake, 281-335-0002 or www.scoutbar.com.
Each Local H tour has a cool gimmick to keep the touring grind fresh for the band and fans alike, whether it's playing only the songs they released as singles or one of the six discs from their lengthy career straight through. This time through Houston, the Chicago duo is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of 2002 album Here Comes the Zoo, but also debuting tracks from upcoming effort Hallelujah! I'm a Bum, the first since 2008's Twelve Angry Months. Lead singer/guitarist Scott Lucas and drummer Brian St. Clair make their big, angry sound all on their own, with Lucas kicking out the bass with an extra pickup on his guitar. Local H is easily one of the most underrated duos of the past 20 years, so make the drive out to Clear Lake to find out what the rest of the world is missing.