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Local Natives rising: Appearances on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' and Disney Hall

January 3, 2011 |  3:30 pm

Local natives 
Surprise, surprise, 2011 begins with the Local Natives moving up in the world. With no signs of stopping on their exhilarating rise to national consciousness, L.A.'s favorite five-part harmonizers are turning their amps on for a massive televised audience as the featured musical act on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" airing Tuesday night / Wednesday morning at 12:35 a.m.

This televised opportunity comes less than a year after their percussive prowess and soaring vocals had their late-night initiation on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" in May 2010. Although the release of their Frenchkiss label debut, "Gorilla Manor," is fading gradually in their rearview, live performances of songs such as "World News" continue to gain world interest. Not to mention the fact that L.A. is touting them highly as well, judging by their upcoming performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Feb. 26.

The Natives aren't the only L.A. band that will get to meet Fallon house band the Roots. On Monday night, another surging L.A. act, Best Coast, performs on the show.

-- Nate Jackson

 Photo: Local Natives. Credit: Tom Oxley