Talerico called up some of his favorite local bands in Kids, SunGhosts, Raggy Monster, and Vincent Mango to fill up the musical lineup along with his band, Wallace. But he was just as concerned with the Local Show's visual aesthetic. "We designed a cool merch table, and we hired a great lighting company to light up the stage. We really want this to feel like the best parts of big shows and little shows."
Talking to Talerico on the phone, you would never guess he was a homeschooled high school senior. Listening to his confident The Hubbubery doesn't betray his young age, either. The songs, he said, came out of experimentation. "I'd played drums in other bands, but I started fiddling with a guitar and singing in my garage. I didn't know what to do with the recordings. I named it after my middle name,
The six-song EP on which he played all the instruments has a lo-fi/hillbilly/rock 'n' roll sound reminiscent of the White Stripes. "I love old blues music like Son House and Robert Johnson and old country music. There's a lot of truth in that music. It seems earnest and honest. I loved that and wanted to bring that honesty to alternative music."
After releasing the EP, he decided to turn Wallace into an actual band, enlisting Coral Springs High School students Matt Schneider, Gavin Sobel, and Max Landis. "We've got this Local Show Saturday," Talerico said about Wallace's future plans. "We've got a couple other shows through September, [and] then we're going to work on
The Local Show with Wallace, SunGhosts, Kids, and others. 7 p.m. Saturday, August 6, at Jump the Shark, 810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-667-4126; tickets cost $7 via eventbrite.com.