Of the countless Chicago bands that never quite took off during the alternative boom of the ’90s, duo Local H has, unlike its peers, endured for more than two decades. Despite its seemingly gimmicky lineup (frontman Scott Lucas plays a modified electric guitar with added bass pickups), the group’s blend of hard rock, classic rock, and alt-rock coupled with clever, seething lyrics on concept-heavy albums have proved equally loud and engaging. The band’s not averse to gimmicks, themselves, though. On one tour, an audience member pulled the name of one of the duo’s albums out of a hat each night, to be played in its entirety on the spot. The band is currently on tour previewing tracks from its seventh studio album, Hallelujah! I’m A Bum, which is due to be released this summer.