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Getting to Know the Local Natives: January 18 at Huckleberry's PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 15:23

localnatives.jpgYou've probably never heard of Local Natives, but wants to change that. Daytrotter is bringing in the unsigned California quintet to headline a show at Huckleberry's in downtown Rock Island on Sunday, January 18. The show starts at 7 p.m., admission is $7, and the bill also includes The Union Line and Voxhaul Broadcast.

The three bands our touring together in a pair of vans, and spending the night at the homes of whoever will have them. In an interview this week, keyboardist, percussionist, and singer Kelcey Ayer talked about Local Natives' debut record, and the band's efforts to get noticed and get signed.

The group is earning favorable comparisons to Arcade Fire and Fleet Foxes. Here's an opportunity to judge for yourself, with two Local Natives tracks and a Talking Heads cover, and a recording of the Reader interview with Ayer.


Two tracks from the band's upcoming Gorilla Mansion album


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"Camera Talk":

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A cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign":

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The River Cities' Reader interview with Kelcey Ayer:

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The band on the Web:

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