Local H to keep campus movin' after Linkin leaves

Students who won't be done rockin' after the Linkin Park show tomorrow night will have a chance to get their fill. Late Night Penn State will present Local H with guests Shades Apart tomorrow night in HUB Alumni Hall. The show will begin at 10:30 p.m. and is free to students.

John Harlow, assistant director for Late Night Penn State, said he did not intend this show to interfere with the Linkin Park concert at The Bryce Jordan Center. The planning for the show was done well before the Jordan Center announced the Linkin Park show. To appease students that wanted to see both concerts, Harlow said the time of the concert was moved late enough.

"It gives students the opportunity to catch one rock concert and then another if they choose to," Harlow said. "They won't even have to run over."

To help publicize the Late Night show, the Jordan Center has agreed to hang flyers and promote the show during tomorrow's concert. Harlow said he was thankful for the assistance and glad that now students did not have to choose between concerts.

Late Night plans to hold at least two more rock concerts this semester, one of which will be the Battle of the Bands on March 23. This contest allows bands to compete for three slots on the side stage at Movin' On, the annual outdoor rock concert held in Pollock Fields at the end of the Spring Semester.

The Association of Residence Hall Students office is currently accepting demos until March 11 from local bands that would like to play at the Battle. All bands must have at least one member who is a Penn State student to be eligible for the contest.

The show tomorrow will allow Local H to preview the material set to appear on its upcoming release Here Comes the Zoo, the band's fourth album. This CD, set to hit stores on March 5, comes almost four years after the band released its previous album Pack Up the Cats.

The band first came into national recognition after the release of 1996's As Good As Dead and the hit single "Bound for the Floor." Since then, Local H has gone through a bit of a metamorphosis, losing original drummer Joe Daniels and gaining drummer Brian St. Clair all in the midst of changing record labels.

With the lineup of the band secured with St. Clair and original singer/guitarist Scott Lucas, Local H began work on Here Comes the Zoo, narrowing the 25 proposed tracks to 10 for the CD.

Opening the show tomorrow night will be Shades Apart, a New Jersey based hardcore band. Also celebrating a new release, the band comes to promote Sonic Boom which appeared in the spring of 2001.

Tomorrow's show is free to all Penn State students whos present an ID+ Card upon admission. Those who have questions regarding the Battle of the Bands can direct them to the AHRS office in 221 HUB

By Dante DelVecchio Collegian Staff Writer Friday, Feb. 8, 2002