Local Natives

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Bedroom Jamming With Bent Jetty

    A few bedroom jam sessions, late-night drunken guitar strumming and hourlong GarageBand recording sessions between bong rips: What started as hazy hangouts while guitarists Wyatt Strassner and Matt Wiste and vocalist Greg Gamarra were students at Tesoro High School and continued during their college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Metal Heads, Viking Women and Lightning Bolts: Festival Tales Through The Eyes of the Artists

    By: Heidi DarbyFestivals warrant endless tales of shenanigans, close calls, extreme bladder control, and of course, unforgettable live music. Overflowing lineups and constant interaction with strangers virtually guarantee festival fans a handful of outrageous stories -not to mention a bit of wisdom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Local Natives - El Rey - January 29, 2013

    Local Natives El Rey January 29, 2013 We don't know if you knew this or not, but Local Natives are kind of a big deal. In fact, they're such a big deal that they could go three years between releasing their first and second albums--even amongst new music spewing out of every digital orifice--and st ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012

    Max and the Moon Prepare to Step Into the Sun

    [Locals Only] On the strength of their first EP, the indie popsters plan the next bold step in their career

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    3hree Things: On Vacationer's New Album, Gone

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Summer doesn't officially start for another two months, but with the arrival of Daylight Saving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    [UPDATED: Young the Giant Responds!] Does OC Have BO? Why Do Orange County Bands Distance Themselves?

    ​Young the Giant tweeted at us yesterday after the blog went live. They said, "We live in the quiet hills of East LA and the label doesn't pay rent. We do. We live together and can write at will this way. We appreciate your concern but we are OC all the way. Straight Irvine OG represent."  Ri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011

    Boy & Bear

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Fiction Reform Tell a Familiar Story

    [Locals Only] Old-school OC punk, served up fresh

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Local Natives Promote Their Music in France​Local Natives are touring in Europe and have made a video of their travels. You can hear them play "Who Knows Who Cares" from their 2010 album, Gorilla Manor, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    [UPDATED With Their Performance] Local Natives on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight!

    ​UPDATE, 9 A.M. Jan. 6: Watch the band perform "Wide Eyes" from their debut album, Gorilla Manor. You can buy the album here.ORIGINAL POST, 9 A.M. Jan. 4: It's no surprise that Local Natives are starting off 2011 with even more continued success: The originally Orange-County-based band are pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 3 of 3

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of Orange County's favorite alt-rock band, Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Orange Bits: Buy Dusty Rhodes' Synthesizer, Led Zeppelin, I Hate You Just Kidding's Paranormal Encounter

    Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synth​This week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Ten Hottest Musicians with Mustaches Now

    We're nearing the end of Movember--the month where men grow a mustache for the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer--so we thought we'd do our bit by bringing you a list of the hottest musicians with mustaches.A lot has been said about John Oates', Freddie Mercury's and Frank Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Orange Bits: No Doubt, The Aquabats, Local Natives

    The Aquabats​This week's edition of news we didn't write involves our mainstays (who else?) the Local Natives, No Doubt's Adrian Young and on after the jump.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Orange Bits: Local Natives, Tiger Army and the Director of Black Keys' Music Video,

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Chris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    New Local Natives Video: 'Who Knows Who Cares'

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Local Natives' new video for their latest single "Who Knows Who Cares" premiered at NME today. Like the "World News" video, it has a food fight, gorgeous shots of the band frolicking in nature (by the water!) and an Indian Summer-y feel to the whole production.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Paramore, Steelwells, Local Natives and Others In This Week's Links Roundup

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyParamore's Hayley Williams in Anaheim.​This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Local Natives at the Henry Fonda Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our Local Natives/Union Line slideshow here! Local Natives Henry Fonda September 17, 2010 There is one think Local Natives have in commone with American Apparel--you hate what their generic names and what they stand for, but you consume them and love both b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Taylor Rice Reflects on Local Natives' Great Year

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​The last time we talked to Local Natives, they hadn't played Coachella yet, they hadn't embarked on their first headlining  US tour, and they hadn't gone around the world playing songs from Gorilla Manor to audiences who spoke every kind of language imaginable.  ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Local Natives, MGMT, Henry Clay People, Hindu Pirates

    The golden boys of Local Natives​It's been a short week, so we have a short list for you of items on OC-music related items from other publications. Read on...

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Local Natives Joins FYF Lineup

    ​It's official then: with the addition of Local Natives to the bill, FYF has the best festival lineup this summer (or, post-summer, since the show is on Labor Day weekend).

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Local Natives on Fuel TV's 'The Daily Habit'

    Jason Stoff/Denver Westword​On Tues., Aug. 17, the Local Natives are performing on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit, telecast week nights at 6 p.m. with a replay at 9 p.m., and the following week day at 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    TODAY: New Local Natives Perform Third Daytrotter Session

    Johnnie Cluney​At this point in Daytrotter's love affair with Local Natives (who are we to talk, right?) we have to assume that this band is either extremely easy to draw as cartoons or their music is just good enough to earn them a third visit with Rock Island's cyber indie taste m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Local Natives at the Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 in Chicago

    Jason Stoff/Denver Westword​So LA via OC band Local Natives were documented at Pitchfork by our sister publication Denver Westord (check out the slideshow

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Local Natives Stream Live Set From Paris On Facebook At Noon Today

    ​The title pretty much tells you every thing you need to know, but we'd like to invite you to slice an hour or so out of your Monday work schedule (we know, you were having so much fun) and get over to Local Natives' Facebook  page pronto--or at least by noon. 

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Rye Douglas Band, Hindu Pirates and Pacific Hurt vs. Spiders From Bars

    Damion Demeter​Tonight, the Rye Douglas Band is headlining a record release show--actually a single release show-at the House of Blues. But in many ways it's actually a great local showcase for a lot of different bands. Besides the Huntington Beach headliners themselves, showcasing said singl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Teen Daze Coming To Irvine; To Celebrate, Download Free Songs!​I hate Internet hype. Mostly because it will take a band like Vancouver residents Teen Daze and blog about it to eternity and give it labels like the "chillest band on earth" or "chillwave geniuses" or "Mysterious Canadians." But I do find it amazing that secretive electro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Wild Tonic's Mixtape: Overflowing With OC Goodness

    ​Music blog Wild Tonic has given OC its fair share of love; there are regular posts on the New Limb, Steelwells the Growlers and more. Today, it posted a mix tape of "its most-played tracks from June."

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    The Union Line Set to Tour

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Steelwells power through multiple SoCal residencies, Thrice's drummer has a Heard Mentality column and cute girls use abrasive name for Cock Sparrer cover band

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Union Line Tour With Local Natives

    ​So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer.  This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    3hree Things: Thrice's Riley Breckenridge's New Weekly Column

    Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of our favorite Irvine alt-rock band, Thrice, starts his weekly column today. He's going to blog about everything from local haunts to his favorite bands, so watch out for your weekly dose of Riley's 3hree Things. Thrice's drummer Riley Breckenridge is starting a week ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Voxhaul Broadcast, Going Live

    [Locals Only] Getting by with a little help from their friends

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Jameson and Voxhaul Broadcast at the Gypsy Lounge, Fri. June 4

    ​ We know what you're thinking. How did this Eared Grebe, an industrious and enchanting species of water fowl, manage to put on a suit and gloves?

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Detroit Bar Owner Jon Reiser Shares A Secret

    Danielle Bacher​Even if you don't know him by name, you've probably attended at least one show at a Jon Reiser venue in the past decade. He owns Detroit Bar with Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco, David Hastie, Mike Harris and Scott Hamilton (who also own all Memphis Restaurants and Tin Lizzie Salo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Watch: Local Natives at Coachella

    Andrew YoussefLocal Natives, big success.​It's been less than 72 hours since we left Indio, and already nostalgia's creeping in. Luckily, there's YouTube with which to relive the highlights. One of those highlights: Orange County's own (well, kinda) Local Natives. After the jump: Watch them close ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Coachella 2010: All Our Coverage, Plus Final Thoughts

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyYup. That guy.​Getting to Coachella aint easy, fun or cheap. That fact weighs heavily on nearly everything that happens in Indio--in a good way.

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    April 18, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Local Natives Deliver, Deerhunter Improvises

      Spencer Kornhaber / OC Weekly Local Natives, not at Detroit Bar​"Lo-cal Na-tives, Lo-cal Na-tives!" The chant went up about ten minutes before the OC expats were scheduled to take the stage in the Gobi Tent. A gaggle of girls in front of me, whose median age couldn't have been highe ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Local Natives: Going Places

    [Coachella 2010] Buzz band soars from OC squalor to the Coachella stage, with stops in Silver Lake, Austin and the U.K.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Listen: Local Natives on 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

    Prodigal sons.​So maybe you're not as obsessed with OC-turned-LA-turned-SXSW-owning quintet Local Natives as we are. It's okay. Listening to their in-studio performance and interview on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, aired yesterday, should fix that. Link here.You're welcome.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Watch: Local Natives Perform for Pitchfork

    Pitchfork's love for OC-turned-LA quartet Local Natives has been well-documented around here. So, too, has been the clutch of local bands who ventured to Austin last week for the South by Southwest festival. Here's a late-breaking melding of those two themes: Local Natives performing in some ru ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Local Natives Get Texas-Sized Buzz at SXSW

    [Mental Notes] The music press falls all over itself in praise of the LA-by-way-of-OC band

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Local Natives Shine at SXSW; Earn Rave Reviews from BBC, RS, NME, NPR and More

    Chad CheverierLocal Natives, originally from Orange County, rock SXSWLocal Natives crushed at South by Southwest, returning home to LA with massive momentum leading up to their April 18 Coachella date. The other OC/LBC acts that made appearances in Austin surely turned heads but nothing like Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Videos: Local Bands play SXSW

    We know how much you wanted to go to SXSW last week. But for those not willing to take a week off work and spend a butt-load of cash to get there, here's an entertaining set of live videos from Austin showcasing some of our hometown talent on stage, spreading the gospel of rock & roll in a varie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Local Natives Pimp Aushua to Pitchfork

    ​Pitchfork handed Local Natives' debut an 8.4 last month, pretty much ensuring that the Mission Viejo quintet (well, officially, Los Angeles quintet, but we know the truth) a busy and buzzy 2010 that includes playing Coachella. Local Natives are now passing a little of that online-tastemaker love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    TONIGHT: Final Night of Aushua Residency at Detroit Bar

    Orange's Aushua have had a truncated March Monday night residency at Detroit Bar--thanks to shows this month from Ra Ra Riot and Asobi Seksu--but their third and final show is tonight, and with some nifty opening acts: LA's Lemon Sun and Local Natives, formerly of Orange but currently of Silver Lake ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: The Galaxy Reopens, English Beat at the Coach House, Millencolin at HOB

    It was another busy music weekend for us OC Weekly-ers, but who would want it any other way? We've got slideshows of Millencolin at the House of Blues, Anaheim on Sunday (pictured), photographed by Andrew Youssef, the Galaxy's Saturday reopening shot by Beth Stirnaman and Fever Dragon takin' pics Sa ... More >>

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