Jimmy Fallon Welcomes Local Natives


2010 has been a particularly good year for Frenchkiss Records’ Local Natives. Under the Radar Magazine named their album Gorilla Manor the year’s greatest debut and Daytrotter said their music evokes a feeling “that you can only attain if you’re head over heels with the very thought of maximizing all that’s in your heart.”

Local Natives surely hope to use that momentum to propel them forward in 2011, and they’ll get a chance when they play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 4th. Beyond that, the band also has a remix album in the works.

Pepper Rabbit Hops All Over the Left Coast

Is it ever a bad time to be a band based in Los Angeles? Not if you’re the LA based duo, Pepper Rabbit. On the heels of their debut, Beauregard, released October 26th, Pepper Rabbit’s Xander Singh and Luc Laurent are garnering praises from fellow Angelinos, Local Natives, and press raves across the country from FILTER, WNYC, and Seattle’s KEXP.

Gearing up for fall concert dates with Freelance Whales, Passion Pit and coming in early 2011, two shows with Ra Ra Riot, Pepper Rabbit kicks off the tour with a show at The Echo in Los Angeles on November 18th. Their live show delivers a variety of instrumentation unique to Pepper Rabbit’s sound—expect ukele, synths, clarinet and those unmistakable rhythms. Catch their latest track, “Babette!” here.

Tour Dates:

11/18/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
11/19/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop ^#
11/23/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^#
11/24/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
11/29/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre *
11/30/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *
12/1/10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
12/3/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium *
12/4/10 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre *
12/5/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
12/7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *
12/9/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
1/22/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s %
1/25/10 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall %
^ w/ Freelance Whales
# w/ Miniature Tigers
* w/ Passion Pit
% w/ Ra Ra Riot

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NYC’s Weekend Show Roundup!


Cloud Cult, Fort Wilson Riot @ (le) poisson rouge

VHS or Beta (DJ Set), Das Pop @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Chain Gang of 1974, Sigmund Droid, Yanqui @ Glasslands

Devo, The Drums, The Neon Trees @ Hammerstein Ballroom

DOM, The Smith Westerns, Yellow Fever, Total Slacker, Sweet Bulbs @ Station 171

Frightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals, The Phantom Band @ Terminal 5

Allo Darlin @ The Rock Shop

Local Natives, The Ruby Suns, The Union Line @ Webster Hall

Delicate Steve, Golden Ages, Crinkles, Lawrence Welks and Our Bear To Cross @ Cake Shop

The Dresden Dolls @ Irving Plaza

Robbers on High Street (as ELO), Black Dragon, Blue Album Group, Gross Relations @ Mercury Lounge

The Felice Brothers, Adam H. Stephens of Two Gallants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Das Racist, The Beets and more! @ Ridgewood Temple

Top 5 Videos of the Week

Check out our most favorite-favorite-favorite- videos of the week! We’re sharing the lastest from the Corin Tucker Band, Local Natives (Yes we loved the new video so much it’s hitting week 2!), Cloud Nothings, Black Mountain, and the creepy new one from Crystal Castles. Check it out AFTER THE JUMP

Coachella Announces Schedule….Finally!

With Coachella starting TOMORROW, the festival finally decided to release the schedule of who is playing when and where. Nothing like leaving to to the last minute, eh?

The three day fest is set to take place from this Friday, April 16th through Sunday, April 18th. Hold onto your hats because the lineup and schedule is about to blow them off. You’ll be able to catch everyone from Pavement to Vampire Weekend to MGMT to Spoon without them overlapping. Well played Coachella, well played indeed.

Take a peak below at the schedule lineup and make your own time table at <a href=”http://www.coachella.com/event/set-times”>Coachella’s Official Site.</a>

<strong>Coachella Schedule

Friday, April 16</strong>

2:00-2:45 Baroness (Mojave Tent)
3:30-4:10 Sleigh Bells (Gobi Tent)
4:20-5:10 Yeasayer (Mojave Tent)
5:45-6:35 She & Him (Outdoor Theater)
6:20-7:20 The Specials (Coachella Stage)
6:55-7:55 Gil-Scott Heron (Gobi Tent)
7:00-7:50 Passion Pit (Outdoor Theater)
7:50-8:40 Them Crooked Vultures (Coachella Stage)
8:05-8:55 Grizzly Bear (Mojave Tent)
8:35-9:25 Echo and the Bunnymen (Outdoor Theater)
9:05-10:00 LCD Soundsystem (Coachella Stage)
9:55-10:45 Vampire Weekend (Outdoor Theater)
10:50 Jay-Z (Coachella Stage)
11:10-12:20 Fever Ray (Mojave Tent)
11:20-12:10 Public Image Limited (Outdoor Theater)

<strong>Saturday, April 17</strong>

2:45-3:35 Frightened Rabbit (Outdoor Theater)
3:10-3:55 Camera Obscura (Mojave Tent)
3:25-4:10 Girls (Gobi Tent)
4:25-5:15 Beach House (Mojave Tent)
6:25-7:10 The xx (Outdoor Theater)
6:55-7:45 Dirty Projectors (Mojave Tent)
7:35-8:25 Hot Chip (Outdoor Theater)
7:55-8:45 Faith No More (Coachella Stage)
8:50-9:40 MGMT (Outdoor Theater)
9:25-10:10 Major Lazer (Mojave Tent)
10:45-11:35 Flying Lotus (Gobi Tent)
11:05-12:00 The Dead Weather (Outdoor Theater)
11:35-11:55 Die Antwoord (Sahara Tent)
11:50-12:45 Devo (Mojave Tent)

<strong>Sunday, April 18</strong>

2:10-2:55 Local Natives (Gobi Tent)
2:25-3:10 Owen Pallet (Outdoor Stage)
3:35-4:20 Deerhunter (Outdoor Stage)
3:50-4:40 De La Soul (Coachella Stage)
4:25-5:10 Matt & Kim (Mojave Tent)
4:30-5:15 Florence and the Machine (Gobi Tent)
4:45-5:30 Sunny Day Real Estate (Outdoor Stage)
5:00-5:50 Yo La Tengo (Coachella Stage)
5:35-6:20 Julian Casablancas (Mojave Tent)
5:40-6:30 Charlotte Gainsbourg (Gobi Tent)
5:55-6:45 Jónsi (Outdoor Stage)
6:30-7:20 Spoon (Coachella Stage)
7:00-7:45 Sly Stone (Gobi Tent)
7:10-8:00 Phoenix (Outdoor Theater)
7:45-8:55 Pavement (Coachella Stage)
7:55-8:45 Gary Numan (Mojave Tent)
9:00 Thom Yorke (Outdoor Theater)
9:25-10:15 The Big Pink (Mojave Tent)
10:30 Gorillaz (Coachella Stage)