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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 ‘n’ roll band Public Problems. The band gigged regularly around New York from ‘79 to ‘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.

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  • DJcurm

    If anyone knows of the Jacksonville band called the locals, it'd be cool if you could direct me to their bandcamp or something. Just leave me a shout!

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Maagikki

    Gotta love the Matches songs on there though :D

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Maagikki

    So this is the bitch who killed The Locals.

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • vjimw

    Fantastic! Now I can keep better track of your shows in my 'hood!

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • madJohn26

    Saw you guys at Reggies, I was totally blown away. Really great stuff, wow amazing energy. And that freakin bass Great stuff

    6 Sep 2008 Reply

    Oh come one. This is pathetic. The locals are a band from blackpool playing at stanley. And there much better than this lot. this is typical american indie absoulute rubbish. Leave the indie to the english, and you carry on listening to sum 41.

    23 Aug 2008 Reply
  • scarriett

    great band, great new cd. Outstanding live shows, can't wait to see you perform again soon.

    5 Jul 2008 Reply
  • mojers

    I just downloaded "Big Picture". It's hot. You're hot. I love it. Gimme more.

    5 Jul 2008 Reply
  • wilfongp

    ummm, have I told you lately how much I love your asses? Big Picture is damned good, too. Seriously. Delicious.

    5 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ubermaynard

    Hey, glad I found you & am going to check out your gig in Madison in a week - - looking forward to it!

    5 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ws1fish

    it's lols to my life that Katie is the top track of the last 6 months. i'm guilty of helping that. sorry Yvonne, you're secondary to my dear Matchy boys.

    3 Jul 2008 Reply
  • beojcblue

    just listened to a couple of songs. they sound good, especially Tidal Wave. you guys are doing a great job. keep it up :)

    1 Jul 2008 Reply
  • lilSue

    This is a great band. Love the new disc! Love it. Saw you guys at Girls Rock Fest in Cinci and was blown away. I'm totally addicted to "Big Picture" Seriously your best disc ever, loving the new sound.

    26 Jun 2008 Reply
  • officialjose

    The Matches > The Locals. /ofstory.

    24 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Dan_Libertine

    the yank locals are fucking gash fucking ruiners making the matches change their name typical yanks niiiice xxx

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • plainsntranes

    even though these guys made the matches change their name, it was for the better. 'the matches' is a much better name. as the matches are a much better band than these hooligans.

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • easy0lucky0free

    nobody cares about this band. the bio thing or whatever should change to "the matches in their earliest stages" because i have old matches stuff i listen to now and then under the name of the locals. wait actually that's not true.. i have it as the matches with the album as the locals. but whatever, i'm sure some people have it that first way, and should honor the matches by letting them use this name. really. know one cares about this band. the matches naming their first album "e. von dahl" probably got them the most publicity they've ever had.

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • AnathemaOfZos

    the matches amazing great in sacramento on the 23rd

    24 Aug 2007 Reply

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