Commonly described as a "West Coast Grizzly Bear," Silverlake five-piece Local Natives make music for hazy breezes and cruising with the top down. Their dreamy blend of soul-searching lyrics, tribal drumming, and sunny Afro-pop guitarwork propels tracks such as "Wide Eyes" and "Who Knows, Who Cares?" on this year's lauded Gorilla Manor, making them a buzz band that England had to love before we did. Their signature cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign" diffuses all of David Byrne's New York neuroses into a blissful chill-zone, as if challenging them with, "Welcome to Silverlake, bitch." With Suckers.
Thu., May 6, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 7, 8 p.m., 2010