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Local Natives/Moses Sumney 

When: Tue., April 22, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $22 ADV, $25 DOS
Avoiding any detrimental “sophomore slump” nonsense, Local Natives dropped a fresh second album in January 2013. Hummingbird widened the band’s scope, leaving the listener enlightened and inspired. It’s been a joy for more than a year now, and the guys are arriving in Cleveland tonight to perform the goods. Much of the album highlights the shimmery, laid-back vibes that sprouted up here and there during the debut, 2011’s Gorilla Manor. “Ceilings” is a reflective little jaunt tossed against a mirthful melody. Singer Kelcey Ayer croons, “I haven’t stopped your smoking yet / So I’ll share your cigarette / Just to feel it in my fingers,” as he works to keep the memory of a lost love alive. And throughout the album, the tone is rather solemn and introspective. It’s easy to sort of imagine a man, a woman, hell, maybe even yourself, shuffling along a dimly lit street at dusk and thinking about... other times. (Sandy)


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