Natives to make some noise this weekend

January 31, 2014 by  

Local Natives, an indie rock group based out of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, is being presented by the Wheaton College Students Activities Office this weekend, as music fans get a chance to see a live performance.

Opened by Strange Bedfellows, a Wheaton College band, no doubt local rockers have been alerted to the concert thanks to the efforts of poster printing companies in the region.

Local Natives, formerly called ‘Cavil at Rest’, were founded by three members who originally met in high school, and then added a drummer and bassist. Their debut album ‘Gorilla Manor’ was released in November 2009 in the UK and was followed up by a UK release three months later. With their records and performances, which featured hyperactive drumming and three-part harmonies, they soon built a large fan base and impressed the music press following nine shows at the SXSW festival of 2009 in Austin, Texas.

Compared to the likes of Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, and Arcade Fire, the group utilizes dreamlike melodies and, last year, released an album called ‘Hummingbird’ featuring the popular single ‘Breakers’.

The cost to attend this concert is $35 per person. The Local Natives will be on stage tomorrow, February 1, from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Wheaton College, Edman Chapel, located at 418 Chase Street in Wheaton, Illinois, just down the road from Warrenville. To find out more about this concert, or to purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 630-752-5181.