Local Natives is one of those bands that I’ve collected the albums and enjoy their music, but for some reason or another I’ve never been able to catch them live (they’ve been here in 2014, and 2010). With Thursday’s show I’ve been digging into their new album Sunlit Youth, definitely their best one yet. Check out the video for Dark Days below.
Another reason to go:
"For some shows around the country, including Cleveland, proceeds from tickets will go to an organization called Plus1. The organization redistributes funds to local charities and organizations so that donors can be sure their money is going to a non-profit that can use it. Ayers explains that ‘they help us get money from each show to either a local organization that will use the money to help people in that city, or to a broader nationally based non-profit if there isn’t one in that specific city. They basically make it easier for people to give money to causes that they care about. We really care, and that was just a small way that we could help. We’ve been doing stuff with them for years; they’re a great company.’"
Opening for Local Natives is a new (to me) band called Little Scream. I’m not sure what to think of this video - but it makes me want to see them live even more!
Another reason I’m particularly interested in this show is that it’ll be at The Agora! It’s been a minute since I’ve seen a show there, with Radiate being the last time I was there in 2016, but I think it’s been since 2010 since I saw a typical concert, seeing Kid Cudi. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a resurgence for the venerable Cleveland venue.