Local Natives to Play the Ryman April 30



In 2010, West Coasters Local Natives rolled through Nashville (The Basement) in support of their debut Gorilla Manor, and I called the band "blog darlings" who make "Afrobeat-fetishizing, harmony-rich, mildly folky indie-rock that Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer and Animal Collective fans will likely find most palatable." Last year, they came through town again (Marathon Music Works) in support of their sophomore release Hummingbird, which contributor Stephen "Goose" Trageser said "retains the complex but dance-friendly rhythms that marked their 2010 debut Gorilla Manor, as well as the big vocal harmonies that earned them justifiable comparisons to Fleet Foxes." Who's dying to know what we'll say about them next time they come through?! Well, you'll have to wait about four-and-a-half months.

Local Natives — continuing that trend of graduating to higher- and higher-capacity venues each time they come to town — have just announced that they'll play the 2,362-seat Mother Church of Country Music on April 30. Tickets — which will run you $29.50 plus service charges — go on sale right here Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. Watch a video of Local Natives none-too-subtly nodding to one of their primary influences after the jump.

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