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Top 5 Albums of 2013

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Maria Pulcinella Murray

The group's range of influences makes them a sort of nu-folk-meets-'90s-R&B power trio and Days are Gone a knockout. Its dateless quality (and its damn sunny disposition) is what excites music-lovers about Haim.

Passion Pit, Local Natives the Unsung Heroes of Boston Calling 2

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

Boston Calling's sophomore weekend skewed slightly younger than its inaugural weekend, sporting a lineup that coupled varying shades of indie-pop rockers with a bewitching army of EDM kingpins.

Boston Calling Is a Thing and It's Happening Again: Co-Founder Brian Appel Talks Festival's Second Weekend

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

There's no mistaking Boston Calling for a Coachella or a Lollapalooza. Ticket holders are able to roam in and out of City Hall (i.e. make decisions as adults) and, for the most part, Boston Calling's footprint on those outside of the festival has minimal impact.

Guess Who Played The Most Festivals This Year

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar recently scorched his competition with a searing verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)," but having the verse of the summer isn't the only...

Paul McCartney Dominates Bonnaroo 2013

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

For anyone born in the last quarter century who wondered whether Paul McCartney's allotted two-and-a-half-hour set would be "too much" for the 70-year-old Beatle was justly put to shame Friday night.

Bonnaroo 2013: A Handful of Must-See Acts

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

This year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 13-16) is within spitting distance and, as expected, riddled with talent. And, more conceivably, there are heart-wrenching set conflicts that we must face on the farm.

Kia Makarechi

'It Feels Like We've Been Caged Up And Finally Allowed Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment

Taylor Rice and the rest of the Local Natives grew up in Mission Viejo, Calif., a city in Orange County that's somewhat less flashy than its Newport a...

Local Natives Talk Rebellion, The Beatles, And Their Second Album

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 264

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Paquito D'Rivera, Laura Veirs, Ben Rector, Local Natives, Neal Casal, The Virgins, and more.

21 Albums To Look Forward To In 2013

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment

Now that the dust has settled from the countless year-end lists that dot the internet like so many discarded Christmas trees, it's time to look toward...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week From Lift the Decade, Local Natives, Bad Religion, Rhye and Wild Yaks

Stereo IQ | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Stereo IQ returns to you with lines from punk rock forefathers, indie veterans, and local up-and-comers alike. Settle into the cold weather and let us be your guiding hand to the tail end of 2012 -- its soundtrack in the latest Lyrics of the Week.

Band Bites: Chowing Down With Local Natives

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jill Donenfeld

What does one of the hottest indie rock bands in the country eat after a show? This week, we caught up with Local Natives to ask them about All Things Delicious from coast to coast.

Your Weekend To-Do List: Russell Simmons, 80s Prom Party And Wine Tastings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This weekend you can enjoy a Q&A session with music mogul Russell Simmons, a dance performance by Kidd Pivot, or a screening of a Robert De Niro flick...

What Was The Best Album Of The Year?

Huffington Post | Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

2010, the year The Beatles catalogue finally made it to iTunes. Besides the much anticipated pairing of Apple records with Apple Inc., the year saw th...

ACL Festival 2010 Recap: Muse, The National, Local Natives Shine and Huge Crowds Descend on Zilker Park

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

The Austin City Limits Festival 2010 came to a close last Sunday after a memorable weekend of activity and, in retrospect, a few things are certain: t...

Music Unites Highlights From SXSW

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Edgar

For the first time, Music Unites went down to South by Southwest to scope out the scene and lay the foundation for next year.