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Cali-bred/NYC-repped Local Natives play Governor’s Island

LA Band Local Natives

The first time I heard the Local Natives, I fell in love.  And when I saw them live, I fell in love all over again. These guys have succeeded because they do things differently, and do it right. Whether fusing three-part, graceful harmonies with swelling instrumentals, or blending Afro beats with sexy/sensual chants, body-slamming guitars, and rhythmic crescendos, they do it with passion and rock-filled beauty. And it’s not just the musicality that defines them – there’s emotionality and meaning behind every single song. Because, unlike some of their West Coast counter parts, the Local Natives don’t talk about everyday shit like weed, partying and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, but about love, loss and seeing life in a different way – intuitively, artistically and philosophically.

Local Natives will be playing with We Barbarians and label mate, Young Man (newly signed to Frenchkiss Records), at Governor’s Island this Saturday, August 7th. Lets send them some good vibes over in New York!

-Alex Daly (The Deli NY)

   

Tyondai leaves Battles

Announced on Battles' MySpace profile today:

"Battles and Tyondai would like to let their fans know they have chosen to follow their own musical paths. Due to Battles' ambitions of finishing their second studio album followed by commitments to a full touring schedule in 2011, and Tyondai's own commitments as a solo artist and his desire not to tour, both Battles and Tyondai have decided to move on without each other. It is a sad but amicable split.
Battles wishes Tyondai all the best"

   

The Festival So Nice they Named it Thrice

It's back, it's huge, it's in triplicate as usual: Fun Fun Fun Fest announced their full line-up, and it includes local fiends Woven Bones (above), Mother Falcon, Royal Forest, Eagle Claw, and perhaps most significantly of all, Black Nasty. Don't argue with him, he'll take it farther than you. November 5-7, Waterloo Park. 

FUN FUN FUN FEST 2010 COMPLETE LINE-UP:


ORANGE STAGE:

Weird Al Yankovic
MGMT
Devo
Dirty Projectors
The Hold Steady
Man Man
Cap'n Jazz
Os Mutantes
Deerhunter
Wavves
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Polvo
Kaki King
Dum Dum Girls
Best Coast
Crocodiles
Magic Kids
Indian Jewelry
Appleseed Cast
Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos
Toro Y Moi
Junius
Woven Bones
Royal Forest
Mother Falcon

BLACK STAGE:

Bad Religion
GWAR
The Vandals
Dwarves
The Gories
Municipal Waste
Strike Anywhere
The Casualties
Valient Thorr
Jeff The Brotherhood
The Briggs
Power Trip
Eagle Claw
Mastodon
Suicidal Tendencies
High On Fire
Snapcase
Floor
The Bronx
Ringworm
Kylesa
OFF!
Peelander Z
Hatred Surge
Black Congress


BLUE STAGE:

RJD2
Slick Rick (performing "Great Adventures Of")
Deakin (of Animal Collective)
Delorean
Big Freedia
Designer Drugs
Devin The Dude
Invincible
Butcher Bear and Charlie
League of Extraordinary Gz
DJ Nick Nack
A-trak
Yelle
Pharoahe Monch
Jean Grae
POS
Dam-Funk
Dominique Young Unique
Black Nasty
DJ Bird Peterson
Crew 54


YELLOW STAGE:

Cold Cave (doing a live visual projection show)
Monotonix
Mariachi El Bronx
Live Action Wrestling
Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest
Punk Rock Story Time with Joe Sib (spoken word)
New Movement (live sketch comedy)
Air Sex Contest (presented by Alamo Draft House)
Live Stunt Show
Video Shows
Stand Up Comedy with: Matt Bearden, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy tour and many more tba

   

Enough About Me

Archie Powell & The Exports will be releasing their debut LP, Skip Work, this fall, but they recently dropped a fierce single called “Enough About Me”. The band will be launching a nationwide tour this fall, but they will be performing at Schubas on Aug 23 with Two Star and Stay Golden.

   

Snakes Say Hisss Keepin’ Ya Young at DDG Aug. 6

We can’t stay young forever, but we can try. Philly natives Snakes Say Hisss explore Peter Pan-esque longings between postmodern lines like “I want to grow up to be a black hole” and shout outs to 22nd and Chestnut. “Cosmic Skeleton” plays out precocious and carefree, like The Unicorn’s Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? with the genius of electro-weirdo Rafter. “I Control the Wind” is a dance jam and “Dual Motion” rocks hard. Clipped bleeps and backbeats make for deliberately messy pop with vocals delivered with a twinge of indifference seeped in pure caffeine. Since their ’07 LP I’ll Be Lovin’ You was released on Famous Class Records, deets on Snakes Say Hisss’ follow up still remain under wraps. Their tracks are the closest thing to finding the fountain of youth so drink up with Tough Knuckles and Da Comrade! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5 - $10, All Ages - Dianca Potts