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Live Review: Andrew Bird at the Music Box, May 13, 2016

Andrew Bird
Photo credit: Dani Cantó

Since 2003, Andrew Bird has been churning out album after album of sophisticated, American-influenced indie rock. If you’re familiar with his work at all, you know that this is a gross generalization and doesn’t come close to describing what Bird really does. But, as with most musicians who bend genres, his sound is not the easiest thing to slap a label on. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Local Natives (List)


Silver Lake-based Local Natives just completed a U.S. tour with Ben Kweller, then went to London, then stormed barns across the midwest. They even blog. Needless to say, these guys (and occasionally girl) are both creative and busy. They’re also great musicians who put on a rewarding and fun show. They have a new album called Gorilla Manor coming out soon.

Recently, the band recorded an acoustic version of their song “Camera Talk” (MP3) for the website Aurgasm, who pretty aptly summed up our feelings for the band:

The quintet’s unique brand of indie folk highlights their tight vocal harmonies without sacrificing on rolling guitars, keys and percussion or sharp lyrics. Their laid-back and layered folk is a perfect way to wind down the rest of summer.

Local Natives are also currently touring extensively in the west through late September, with a stop Thursday (9/3) at San Diego’s Casbah, and then they’re moving on to Europe for six weeks. Complete list of tourdates is below.

Meanwhile, we caught up Ryan Hahn, Taylor Rice, and Kelcey Ayer to talk Poetic Memory. Check it out. Continue reading