Photos: Portugal. The Man at Hearst Greek Theatre

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Back in May, Portugal. The Man headlined a sold-out show at The Independent. The concert was close-knit and intimate but was only was a prelude to what would be one of the biggest parties at Berkeley's legendary outdoor coliseum— aka the Hearst Greek Theatre. Though both performances were great in their own right and the band offered a two concert package for fans who wanted to attend both shows, the concert at the Greek Theatre wasn't one to miss. This time around, Los Angeles band Local Natives joined the lineup and had the crowd hyped before [...]

Local Natives playing Fox Theater in support of excellent new album, ‘Sunlit Youth’

It’s a perfect bit of symmetry, really. Local Natives are a beautiful band that comes from a beautiful place and makes beautiful music. After putting out two ebullient albums that reflected the scenic, sun-drenched environs of their home, the telegenic Southern California band is touring again behind their third release, the aptly-titled Sunlit Youth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqO6zpUPZOs The album features many of the band’s calling cards, from the immaculate, heartfelt vocals of singers Taylor Rice and Kelcey Ayer to the lilting melodies that give the band its almost-spiritual aura. Many of the songs feel like secular hymns, preaching to audiences who have [...]

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Review: Local Natives @ Fox Theater, 1/30/13

Right after L.A. buzz band Local Natives ripped through "Breakers", the super catchy single from their new album Hummingbird, singer/guitarist Taylor Rice said there were three reasons why their sold-out show at the Fox Theater marked a "big night" for the band: Hummingbird had just come out the day before; it was Local Natives' first show in Oakland; and it was, Rice said, the biggest show they'd ever played as a band. It's not surprising that Local Natives are scaling new heights after the release of Hummingbird, their sophomore album. Take a listen to "Breakers", for instance (video after the [...]

By |February 6, 2013|Tags: |

Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

L.A. indie rock outfit Local Natives plan to release their second studio album Hummingbird on January 29th, and they'll be at Oakland's Fox Theater the very next night as part of an epic North American and European tour that stretches all the way into late April. The quartet (comprised of Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, and Matt Frazier) announced the new record back in October and then dropped the album's first single "Breakers", along with a video that you can watch here: Head over to iTunes to preorder either a standard or deluxe edition of Hummingbird and to grab [...]

By |December 17, 2012|Tags: |

Happy Friday: Local Natives – “Stranger Things (Wallpaper Remix)”

Wallpaper. took a pass at Local Native's "Stranger Things," and from the great results I almost hope to hear that their sophomore release is a dance record. Stems from their fantastic 2009 debut Gorilla Manor are available on this site right now to download, remix and repost. So far there are remixes by Blackbird Blackbird, Banjo or Freakout and more! Enjoy your weekends, folks. Stranger Things (Wallpaper Remix) by Local Natives

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