Upcoming Show: Local Natives are Back! The Mill in Iowa City on 5/18, RIBCO on 5/15

Local Natives perform "Sun Hands"
It was last July when Local Natives graced our bucolic farmlands as part of the inaugural Daytrotter Barnstormer tour. I saw them twice– once in Bellevue at Mooney Hollow Barn and once at the Secrest Octagonal Barn. I recount my experience here. It was the case that at least for the two shows I saw, the Silverlake, CA group really stole the show in my opinion, and which is why I’m really excited to announce that they will be back in the area in May!

Since they played the barns last year, the Natives have seemingly been on the road non-stop. They had a package tour with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold that brought them to Madison, Chicago and Minneapolis at the end of November and beginning of December. It seems like they’ve been to Europe a couple of times already, and are currently there through March 11th before coming back to do a run of dates in the US which include some high-profile festival shows: SXSW on 3/18-20, Coachella on 3/18, and Sasquatch! on 5/30 and Bonnaroo on 6/10!

Local Natives’ album Gorilla Manor released in the US on French Kiss this week (2/16) and is available as CD, mp3 (with bonus tracks) and vinyl LP! I received my LP yesterday and because I pre-ordered I got a bonus 7″ of “Sun Hands” with a Daytrotter version of “Airplanes” as its b-side.

Local Natives will be hitting the very cozy Rock Island Brewing Company on Saturday, May 15th, The 400 Bar in Minneapolis on Monday, May 17th, and The Mill Restaurant in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 18th. That gap on Sunday makes me wonder if they might be sneaking in an encore Daytrotter session?

Click Here for the Facebook Event for the Rock Island Brewing Company.

Click Here for the Facebook Event for the Mill Restaurant Show.

Live Dates (from MySpace)

Feb 17 2010      8:00P SOLD OUT Maroquinerie     Paris
Feb 18 2010     8:00P Le Grand Mix     Tourcoing, Lille
Feb 19 2010     8:00P Le Normandy     Saint Lo
Feb 20 2010     8:00P Route du Rock Winter Festival     Saint Malo
Feb 24 2010     8:00P Thekla     Bristol
Feb 25 2010     8:00P Rescue Rooms     Nottingham
Feb 26 2010     8:00P Concorde II     Brighton
Feb 27 2010     8:00P Brudenell     Leeds
Feb 28 2010     8:00P Arts Centre     Norwich
Mar 2 2010     8:00P SOLD OUT Heaven     London
Mar 3 2010     8:00P Academy 3     Birmingham
Mar 4 2010     8:00P Club Academy     Manchester
Mar 5 2010     8:00P King Tuts     Glasgow
Mar 6 2010     8:00P Academy 2     Newcastle
Mar 10 2010     8:00P Academy 2     Dublin
Mar 11 2010     8:00P Limelight     Belfast
Mar 18 2010     8:00P SXSW     Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010     8:00P SXSW     Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010     8:00P SXSW     Austin, Texas
Apr 18 2010     3:00P Coachella     Indio, California
Apr 20 2010     8:00P Solar Culture     Tuscon, Arizona
Apr 22 2010     8:00P The Cavern     Dallas, Texas
Apr 23 2010     8:00P Emo’s (inside)     Austin, Texas
Apr 24 2010     8:00P Mango’s     Houston, Texas
Apr 26 2010     8:00P Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack     Little Rock, Arkansas
Apr 27 2010     8:00P Thirsty Hippo     Haittesburg, Mississippi
Apr 29 2010     8:00P Cafe 11     St. Augustine, Florida
Apr 30 2010     8:00P The Basement     Nashville, Tennessee
May 1 2010     8:00P Masquerade     Atlanta, Georgia
May 4 2010     8:00P Local 506     Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 5 2010     8:00P DC 9     Washington DC, Washington DC
May 6 2010     8:00P Bowery Ballroom     New York, New York
May 7 2010     8:00P Kung Fu Necktie     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 8 2010     8:00P Great Scott     Allston, Massachusetts
May 11 2010     8:00P Beachland Tavern     Cleveland, Ohio
May 12 2010     8:00P The Basement     Columbus, Ohio
May 14 2010     8:00P Schubas     Chicago, Illinois
May 15 2010     8:00P Rock Island Brewing Company     Rock Island, Illinois
May 17 2010     8:00P 400 Bar     Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 18 2010     8:00P The Mill     Iowa City, Iowa
May 19 2010     8:00P Mojo’s     Columbia, Missouri
May 21 2010     8:00P Larimer Lounge     Denver, Colorado
May 22 2010     8:00P Kilby Court     Salt Lake City, Utah
May 25 2010     8:00P Empyrean     Spokane, Washington
May 26 2010     8:00P Neurolux     Boise, Idaho
May 27 2010     8:00P Mississippi Studios     Portland, Oregon
May 28 2010     8:00P Media Club     Vancouver, British Columbia
May 30 2010     8:00P Sasquatch!     Seattle, Washington
Jun 3 2010     8:00P Bottom of the Hill     San Francisco, California
Jun 10 2010     8:00P Bonnaroo     Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 15 2010     8:00P Shepherds Bush Empire     London

Click Here for Local Natives Website

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Click Here for Local Natives Facebook Fan Page

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Click Here for the Local Natives Daytrotter Session

Upcoming Show: Daytrotter Presents: Dawes and Cory Chisel at The Rock Island Brewing Company 2/15/10

Some of the great shows I saw last year were part of the legendary Daytrotter Barnstormer shows— I experienced some very powerful performances in these cozy barn settings. One of the bands that really delivered some transcendent shows was Dawes. And, frankly, most everyone I’ve talked to who has experienced Dawes’ live show says the same thing. It’s like a rock and roll revival.

Alex Casnoff and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Dawes will be back in the area delivering their sermon of  multi-part harmonies and Heartbreaker guitars on Monday, February 15th at The Rock Island Brewing Company along with Cory Chisel and Jason Boesel.

I wasn’t familiar with Chisel or Boesel, but the tracks I’ve sampled so far and their Daytrotter Sessions place them firmly in the same Leftcoast Americana sound that Dawes has perfected and will make for a great show.

Jason Boesel is breaking out of his constant definition as being the drummer for Rilo Kiley by releasing his own album Hustler’s Son. Jason had a lot of support with his new album. It was produced by Jonathan Wilson who also produced Elvis Costello’s Momofuku as well as Jenny Lewis’s Acid Tongue, and had session players Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers, in addition to David Rawlings who worked with Gillian Welsh as well as Old Crow Medicine Show and some help from tour mate Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.

Cory Chisel is from Appleton, WI where he’s  lived for over 20 years. His upbringing sheltered him from pop music, but was largely influenced by relatives who were musicians and exposed him to a lot of classic folk, country and blues artists from which he draws a lot of his inspiration. His new album Death Won’t Send A Letter is out on Black Seal records and his song “Born Again” has been garnering a lot of positive press. Death Won’t Send A Letter is going to, according to his website, get a vinyl pressing on February 8th. Additionally, the band will be sharing a live split 7″ with Dawes!!

Don’t sleep on this folks– the show will sell out.

Here is the Facebook Event for this show

2/15/10 – 7p.m. – ALL AGES – $8 adv/$10 at door
Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO)
1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

Here is all of the digital support needed to convince yourself to get out to this show:

Click Here to check out Dawes’ Daytrotter Session

Click Here to visit Dawes’ website

Click Here to visit Dawes’ MySpace page

Click Here to listen to “When My Time Comes” by Dawes

Click Here to check out Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons Daytrotter Session.

Click Here to visit Cory Chisel’s Website.

Click Here to visit Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons MySpace Page

Click Here to listen to/download “Born Again” by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons.

Click Here to check out Jason Boesel’s Daytrotter session which was recorded during the last run of Barnstormer shows in October.

Click Here to visit Jason Boesel’s MySpace Page

Click Here to listen to “Hand of God” from Hustler’s Son

Here are the tour dates for Dawes and Cory Chisel and the Wanderers:

02.05.10        Santa Cruz, CA                  The Crepe Place
02.06.10        San Francisco, CA              The Rickshaw Stop
02.08.10        Portland, OR                      Mississippi Studios
02.09.10        Seattle, WA                      Tractor Tavern
02.12.10        Minneapolis, MN                 Triple Rock
02.13.10        Madison, WI                     University of Wisconsin
02.14.10        Milwaukee, WI                   Turner Hall
02.15.10        Rock Island, IL                   Daytrotter Presents @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
02.16.10        Chicago, IL                        Double Door
02.17.10        Columbus, OH                     The Rumba Café
02.18.10        Cleveland, OH                    Beachland Ballroom
02.19.10        New York, NY                     Bowery Ballroom
02.20.10        Allston, MA                        Great Scott
02.21.10        Freehold, NJ                      Concerts in the Studio (Cory Chisel only)
02.22.10        Easton, MD                       The NightCat (Cory Chisel only)
02.23.10        Arlington, VA                     IOTA Club and Café
02.24.10        Philadelphia, PA                  Johnny Brendas
02.25.10        Charlottesville, VA               The Southern
02.26.10        Louisville, KY                      Zanzibar
02.27.10        Nashville, TN                      Mercy Lounge
02.28.10        Atlanta, GA                       Eddies Attic
03.02.10        Little Rock, AR                   Sticky Fingers
03.03.10        Oklahoma City, OK              The Conservatory
03.04.10        Dallas, TX                         The Cavern
03.05.10        Houston, TX                      Rudyards
03.06.10        Austin, TX                         Emos
03.09.10        Phoenix, AZ                      Rhythm Room
03.10.10        San Diego, CA                    The Loft at UCSD
03.11.10        Los Angeles, CA                 The Troubadour