Scott Lucas & the Married Men To Broadcast Tonight's Show on Christmas Eve
The band is aiming to emulate "A Prairie Home Companion" with the evening's set and will structure the program as an olde tyme radio variety show, complete with an MC, surprise guests and faux sponsors. Teen indie pop quartet Purple Apple will join the Married Men for a couple of songs.
Lucas, who is best known as the singer/guitarist for the two-man, Chicago rock band Local H, promises plenty of Christmas classics, like "Feliz Navidad," Mr. Grinch" and "Christmas" from the Who's Tommy. Lucas and his six-piece backing band, the Married Men -- a collective which includes violin, organ and accordion -- will also perform original songs from their forthcoming second album, tentatively titled Blood Half Moon, and Married Men staples, drawn from their first two releases: George Lassos the Moon and The Absolute Beginners EP.
"Christmas songs are awesome, and I don't feel even slightly embarrassed or cornball about that statement," says Lucas. "Most of them are flat out hilarious. This is our second go at this, and we want to keep doing it every year. We're hoping to make this as much of a Christmas tradition as arguing with your uncle about politics."