About Joe Bates

Joe Bates plays bass in the Locals.

He started playing music by forming an ACDC cover band with his classmates in junior high. After several years in punk rock and shoegaze bands in New York and California he is finally back in Chicago where he belongs, so stop insinuating that he abandoned you.

He enjoys cheap beer, video games, and paraffin, and emits a mild almond odor when frightened.


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