Local Natives at The Neptune

The members of Local Natives preform on an outdoor stage in the desert
The members of Local Natives preform on an outdoor stage in the desert

Author: Bridget Benevides

My second year of nursing school has been pretty difficult, let me tell ya. One thing I have failed to do is partake in self care (unless you count sleeping till noon as self care). So that is why I am super excited to be going to see Local Natives on Thursday at The Neptune. I think a concert will be good for me, and writing a review, engaging with my creative side, will be good for me.

To be honest, STG did an amazing review of this concert, and I don’t think I could write a better one so check out what they have to say below:

Cover of the album "Violet Street" by Local Natives. The five members of the band stand in a group of bushes, all looking different directions
Image courtesy of @localnatives on Facebook

“STG Presents Local Natives at The Neptune on May 16 & 17, 2019.

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 sundrenched 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. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances – including a standout Coachella 2017 set – they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and more.

That’s what Local Natives sound like.”

The members of Local Natives preform on an outdoor stage in the desert
Image courtesy of @localnatives on Facebook

If you listen to Ra Ra Riot, Fleet Foxes, Cold War Kids or Passion Pit, Local Natives may make you groove. If you like shows at The Neptune Theater (who doesn’t?) this Thursday night show may fit your fancy. If you live in Seattle and you haven’t been to a live show yet… well… no judgement but get your butt over here!!

Two members of the band play guitar on stage while bathed in blue light
Image courtesy of @localnatives on Facebook

AND, to make this show even cooler: 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. I love that.

Local Natives will be at The Neptune Theater on May 16 & 17. Doors open at 7:30 and the shoe starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets can be found HERE!


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