Another week another terrific Live on the Green am I right y’all? I sure hope you were there to see Smokin’ Joe Robinson put on a guitar clinic. Followed by some of the hottest soul Nashville has ever seen delivered by none other than St. Paul and The Broken Bones. To wrap the night up Robert Randolph and the Family Band brought the house down and brought all the Nashville ladies he could fit up on stage with him. This week we will stay true to Live on the Green standards and keep the craft beer and food trucks LOCAL. We hope to see all you Nashville NATIVES at Public Square Park again this week. Again bring your friends, bring your dogs, bring the kids, bring that lucky lady or man in your life to the best party in Nashville, this weeks line up is stacked with Nashville greats, and some California boys with the best harmonies west of the Mississippi.
Formed in 2008 in Orange County California, Local Natives have yet to fit a “perfect” mold of a genre. Their sound has been described as “afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.” Really that description is quite perfect. In 2010 they released their first full-length album, Gorilla Manor and have recently followed it up with their sophomore effort, Hummingbird released in 2013. Speaking from experience, this is a live show that you do not want to miss, clear your schedule because Local Natives is sure to impress if not stun. If you don’t believe me check out their song “Breakers.”
Did you get your tickets to the SOLD OUT Local Natives at Marathon Music Works on March 18th? Our friends at Griffin Technologyare giving you the opportunity to see them live…..before the show! Leave a comment on the photo to enter to win tickets to Griffin Technology Present Pre-Show Live with Local Natives. We are giving away 5 pairs!
Local Natives (previously known as Cavil at Rest) are an indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, USA. Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was first released in the UK in November 2009, and later released in the US on February 16, 2010. The album received mostly positive reviews and debuted in the Billboard 200 and at No. 3 in the New Artist Chart. Local Natives were at many times mentioned to be a “band who knows how to groove.”
Their sound has been described as “afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies”. Clash Music has also described their style as psych folk, or new fangled folk.
Thanks to Justin from Lightning 100, who held down the Indie Underground fort this week so I could focus on getting Grimey’s Too put together. Here’s his playlist:
Indie Underground Hour 2-11-13
Jim James – State of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.) – Regions of Light & Sound of God Postal Service – A Tattered Line of String – Give Up (Deluxe Edition) Kishi Bashi – Manchester – Room For Dream Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Let The Day Begin – Specter @ The Feast River City Extension – Standing Outside A Southern Riot – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger 41st and Home – Hummingbird – Raised By Wolves Local Natives – Columbia – Hummingbird People Get Ready – Three Strangers – People Get Ready Sir Sly – Ghost – (Single) Lower Dens – Brains – Nootropics Hey Marseilles – Bright Stars Burning – Lines We Trace Daughter – Candles – His Young Heart E.P.
Here’s The Playlist For The Indie Underground Hour I Hosted…
Jim James – State of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.) – Regions of Light & Sound of God Postal Service – A Tattered Line of String – Give Up (Deluxe Edition) (April 9th) Kishi Bashi – Manchester – Room For Dream Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Let The Day Begin – Specter @ The Feast (March 19th) River City Extension – Standing Outside A Southern Riot – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger 41st and Home – Hummingbird – Raised By Wolves Local Natives – Columbia – Hummingbird People Get Ready – Three Strangers – People Get Ready Sir Sly – Ghost – (Single) Lower Dens – Brains – Nootropics Hey Marseilles – Bright Stars Burning – Lines We Trace (March 5th) (High Watt on March 23rd) Daughter – Candles – His Young Heart E.P.
The Joy Formidable – This Ladder Is Ours (Wolf’s Law, Atlantic) Local Natives – Breakers (Hummingbird, Frenchkiss) Ruby Suns – In Real Life (Christopher, Sub Pop) Black Light Dinner Party – Older Together (BLDP, Decimal.one) The Lone Bellow – You Never Need Nobody (The Lone Bellow, Descendant Records) Band Of Horses – Slow Cruel Hands Of Time (Mirage Rock, Columbia) Yo La Tengo – Well You Better (Fade, Matador) Spinto Band – Shake It Off (Cool Cocoon, Spintonic Recordings) Fela Kuti – Everything Scatter (Best of the Black President 2, Kalakuta Sunrise/Knitting Factory) Marcos Valle – Garra (Garra, Light In The Attic) The Who – Relay (30 Years Of Maximum R&B, MCA/Universal)
I got really into this band ‘Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes’ last year right around the time their record ‘Up From Below’ came out. Soon enough they were playing this small little club called 3rd & Lindsley here in town and doing an in-store at Grimey’s. My friend Jess & I went to the in-store and loved it. The place was packed, but totally worth bearing the crowd! We left there and basically went straight to the venue to get a good spot. The first opener was okay… can’t even remember their name if that tells you anything. Then the second act came on. ‘Local Natives’ out of Canada. These guys blew me away. Great harmonies, every one of them sang I’m pretty sure. Little bit of gang vocals here and there. Awesome melodies. Lots of percussion. Pretty at times and rocking at others. Just phenomenal and right up my alley. The show was over and I flew to the merch table to buy some little E.P. they put together from an upcoming album and some Daytrotter sessions. Couldn’t stop listening to it… especially the songs ‘Airplanes’ & ‘Sun Hands’. A few weeks later I started digging around on the internet and found some 7″ records they put out, as well as an import of the new album from the U.K. on Rough Trade. The album is out now here in the U.S. so I picked up a vinyl copy. It’s called ‘Gorilla Manor’ and with all those purchases have basically bought it or some variation of it 4 times. That’s how much I love it. And they’re playing Bonnaroo this year!!! Can’t wait to catch them again! With that said, I’m going to post a song from ‘Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes’ first and then one from ‘Local Natives’. Here ya’ go!
This is the official video for the first song I ever heard. It was on Sirius radio one night while driving back to Nashville from Indiana and I was intrigued. Then my Aussie friend Emily wouldn’t stop praising them… and I’m glad she didn’t b/c I fell in love with them just as much as she had. Here’s ‘Home’
This video is from a wonderful station out of Seattle. When I was in that area (OMG almost ten years ago… now I feel old) it was the only station I listened to. Amazing stuff. If only there were more like it. KEXP you rock my face! Here’s ‘Local Natives’ doing the song ‘Airplanes’ for them.