Labor Day weekend, be prepared to party all night with a variety of local bands both well-established and new. (Come on, we know many of you aren’t working on Monday!) Hugely successful industrial rock group The Hunger will headline Scout Bar’s Pre-Labor Day Party, along with bands Saturate, Tode, as well as new Houston-based band Lies of an Alibi (LOAA).
While many fans are hyped up for an exciting show from Clear Lake’s very own The Hunger, this year’s event will also feature the first show from heavy modern rock band Lies of an Alibi. The group, consisting of members Jacob (vocals), Antho (guitar), Will (drums), Alex (bass) and Jay (guitar/vocals), are coming out swinging onto the Houston music scene, with a lot of interest already—individually, they are well-known musicians from their previous bands, including Soul In Tension, Anamalis, and Pulse Rate Zero. Also adding to the buzz has been the release of several teasers from the song and video online in anticipation of their just-released music video for “Freak Like Me,” which was filmed on location at Scout Bar. After only four days, the video (as of press time) already had almost 4,000 hits.
“It’s a nice place, good lighting…There was no better place than Scout Bar for the video. It fits right into the song we were writing,” vocalist Jacob said. The mysterious and dark video to the song (“not cheesy, not overdone,” he pointed out) can be found on YouTube, which, as The Hunger’s Thomas Wilson (also owner of Scout Bar) noted, “is now the new MTV,” and vital for the success of many up-and-coming bands.
“It will be a great show locally…It will help us build what we have on a strong foundation,” said Jacob. “Not a lot of people play what we are playing.” Jacob describes their sound as modern heavy rock— difficult to describe, he said, but in a similar vein as bands like Papa Roach and Breaking Benjamin.
Wilson is also excited for the group to join the bill this year. “They’re going to pull their weight and then some.”
- Sarah Piña