Local Natives: Summer Live Preview 2010
Dates: Through Aug.
Ticket prices: $14-$16 (Purchase tickets here)
With favorable comparisons to such indie-rock titans as Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend and Animal Collective, Los Angeles-based rock outfit Local Natives have been warmly embraced by the music blog gatekeepers. The band's debut album, "Gorilla Manor," bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart in March and has sold 19,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Local Natives haven't taken a break from the road in the past year, and their Coachella set this year received favorable reviews.
Outlook: Booked last October, the act's summer run of smaller clubs is already sold out. But fans who missed out can catch the group this fall in midsize clubs. "They'll sell out super fast," says Jackie Nalpant, Local Natives' booking agent at Paradigm Talent Agency. "We're going to put them up kind of early so the kids who can't buy them [this summer] can at least buy them for fall."