Local Natives and Middle Kids to play First Avenue, 5/21


Local Natives is long over-due to return to Minneapolis and we couldn’t be happier that they are returning this month with support from Middle Kids. Local Natives have been making music for the better part of a decade and their sound has continued to evolve so we’re excited to see what their live show holds for the Spiral Choir Tour. Local Natives is touring in support of their latest LP entitled Violet Street.

What do Local Natives sound like? If you distilled California into soundwaves and vibrations, it might resemble the sonic and spiritual interplay of the Los Angeles quintet—Taylor Rice [vocals, guitar], Kelcey Ayer [vocals, keys, percussion, guitar], Ryan Hahn [guitar, keys, mandolin, vocals], Matt Frazier [drums], and Nik Ewing [bass, keys, vocals].

Hills and valleys of six-string bliss, a coastal spray of neon keyboards, and sun-drenched melodies comprise a growing catalog of entrancing and engaging anthems by the band. Based in Los Angeles, the group progressed their sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and, most recently, Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian and many more.

Tickets are just $31.00 and are still available online HERE. LOCAL NATIVES believe in equality, safety, and dignity of all people. They have partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is going to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

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Photo Credit: Nathaniel Wood via Local Native’s Official Facebook