Written and Photographed by Angel Park
L.A based indie rock group Local Natives packed out The Fillmore last Wednesday as part of the final leg of their ‘Inside the Hourglass’ tour. With their live performances at a standstill for the past three years due to the pandemic, fans from across the city filled the venue floor in anticipation, ready to be reunited with the group’s memorable, symphonic melodies and atmospheric vocals.
Supporting Local Natives on this tour was Maryland-based synth/bedroom-pop artist Jordana (Jordan Nye). Armed with her bandmates and bright, lo-fi tunes, Jordana kicked off the evening on a jubilant note. Her set consisted of notable singles off her most recent albums, Summer’s Over and Face The Wall. Placed throughout the set were dance-worthy tracks such as “Get Up” and “Better In The Dark.” Live, the group was the perfect mix of soft, bedroom-pop vocals and eclectic sound that left listeners wanting more.
The room quickly packed wall to wall with cheering fans as Local Natives made their way on stage following Jordana’s performance. Lead singer/guitarist Taylor Rice greeted the crowd enthusiastically before diving right into the opening riffs of “Statues in The Garden.” Fans nodded, danced, and sang along to the words, never slowing down as the band continued through their vibrant, fun performance. Their live rendition of their latest single, “Desert Snow,” had the whole floor chanting along in unison, lost in the blissful riffs and melodies of the beloved track.
Overall, Local Natives delivered a standout performance that appealed to both older and newer listeners with their captivating stage presence and lush instrumentals. Suppose you’re not familiar with Local Natives or you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Inside The Hourglass yet. In that case, we definitely recommend giving it a listen.
Local Natives and Jordana are wrapping up the last few dates of their tour –upcoming dates and tickets can be found here: