The Locals Artist Biography

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Name: The Locals
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Published/Updated: 13 May 2007, 02:57

Biography: There is more than 1 band called The Locals:

1. An underrated punk-tinged pop band comprised and founded by four Pratt students, among them Bill Rohlfing, former bass player from the unruly punk ā€˜nā€™ roll band Public Problems. The band gigged regularly around New York from ā€˜79 to ā€˜83 and soon built a reputation as an amazing live act. Their one and only vinyl release was recorded at Backstreet Studios and released in 1980 on the private Griffy label. It was distributed locally and sold primarily at gigs. Sing, Sing records reissued it in early 2010.

2. The Locals are a alt-pop, indie rock band from Chicago. Their latest disc "SALT" is available via their website and on iTunes. Formed in 1996 The Locals have released 5 cd's, toured all over the US and have just returned from their first UK tour. Produced by Steven Gillis (original drummer from Filter) The Locals have just surpassed 5000 fans on Facebook and are back in the studio recording a new EP, Due out Spring 2012 with tour to follow. Lead singer Yvonne Doll is also an internationally recognized photographer, her cell phone series "Sleepyurbanite" ( has been featured in Vox Pop (French art/culture magazine), National Talk Radio Ireland, The Today Show, NBC Chicago and more. The Locals is a registered Trademark . "The Locals" registration is registration number: 2802490, and serial number: 78214995.

There is also a band in Blackpool, UK using the name The Locals. The Bay Area band, the Matches, were also known as the Locals until copyright claims forced them to change their name.

More about The Locals from Chicago:
The Locals are: singer/songwriter/guitarist Yvonne Doll, bass player Christy Nunes, and drummer Kirk Snedeker.
Formed in 1996 in Chicago, The Locals have released 4 cds, and toured all around the US.
"Big Picture" is the Locals' fourth studio effort and their first full length CD in almost 6 years. Their style has covered the range from singer/songwriter to borderline jam band. But while this CD contains subtle winks at the past, this trio has emerged confident and head-strong from a three year recording hiatus to produce guitar heavy, sumptuous, alt-pop. Produced, recorded and mixed by Steven Gillis (Filter), "Big Picture" is a collection of smart, engaging songs. And although most of the tracks are instantly accessible, Doll's lyrics give the erudite something to chew on.

The Locals take their ingredient list from an array of influences. PJ Harvey, the Pretenders, The Breeders, the Police and Sonic Youth. But they are their own distinct flavor - as comfortable pairing with a dark microbrew or a spicy Gewurtz. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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