Local Natives performed in front of an energetic crowd at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona last Sunday Night. The Silver Lake, California indie rockers played a flawless set to a audience of mostly desert hipsters, “I am more indie than you” college students, and a few old men.
The beautifully constructed set (setlist below) consisted of an equal amount of tunes from the band’s two studio albums, Hummingbird (2013), and Gorilla Manor (2010). Throughout the evening the enthusiastic crowd provided constant backing vocals, especially on “Wide Eyes” and “World News.” The band opened the set with the 2013 single “Breakers” and closed the set with perhaps one of my LN faves “Who Knows Who Cares.” The self proclaimed ‘unprepared’ set caught the crowd off guard, because up to that point the set seemed fine to me as well as the capacity crowd… just sayin’. The evening ended with the powerful encore closer “Sun Hands,” you could watch it below if wasn’t for a “device malfunction.”
The delightful evening got started at the World Of Beers for an unusual three finger below average dinner. The Blacksburg, Virginia eighties style dream pop band Wild Nothing provided a nice start to the night. I’m not all together sure what others think of them, but I sure dig them.
Earlier this week Local Natives released a video for “Ceilings” (watch below), their latest single off of Hummingbird.
I took the liberty of recording some of the show from the Marquee Theatre. Local Natives 9/15/13 Tempe, Arizona Enjoy!
Wild Nothing “Paradise”
Local Natives Setlist 9/15/13 Tempe, Arizona: