l Natives is getting ready to hit the road again to support their sophomore effort, “Hummingbird,” which drops tomorrow. After kicking off their tour with sold-out shows in their L.A. home base, the band takes their brand of psychedelic indie pop up to Oakland this Wednesday.
All things considered, The National’s concert Saturday night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium had all the elements of a terrible show. Picture the band performing gloomy songs about bad friendships in a drab venue located in a sketchy area of San Francisco. However, calling the concert terrible could not be farther from the truth.