POP/PUNK | Hit the Lights 

Since its inception in 2003, Hit the Lights has assembled a solid fan base all over the world on the back an incessant touring schedule, sharing stages with such internationally acclaimed acts as New Found Glory and Paramore. While the western Ohio quartet was prepping for its second studio effort, original lead singer Colin Ross decided to leave the group. After a month-long, mad dash to find a new voice, the band made an in-house promotion. Guitarist Nick Thompson stepped up to the mic and after the new line-up recorded a cover of Scandal's "The Warrior," it knew that it had made the right move. Overall, the outfit's infectious brand of pop-and-punk-infused indie rock has led to the release of four EPs, one split album, and three full-length studio LPs. Their most recent collection, 2012's "Invicta," has been met with positive critical reviews and debuted in the Billboard Top 200 upon its January release.

Hit the Lights performs Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. at The Club at Water Street, 204 N. Water St. $10. 325-5600, waterstreetmusic.com.


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