California-based indie rock band Local Natives headlined the Mississippi State University Student Association’s 16th annual Bulldog Bash. The state’s largest, free outdoor concert took place Saturday [Sept. 11] in the heart of Starkville’s Cotton District—the day prior to MSU’s Southeastern Conference home football game with Louisiana State University. Local Natives’ debut album, “Gorilla Manor,” was released in 2009 in the United Kingdom and in 2010 in the United States. The album debuted in the Billboard Top 200 and at No. 3 in the New Artist Chart. Released in 2013, the Los Angeles group’s second studio album, “Hummingbird,” reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 and was preceded by the single, “Breakers.” In addition to Local Natives, acts included Ithaca, New York-based alternative rock band X Ambassadors, New York City indie pop band MisterWives, and Flowood-based Chasing Edom, winner of the SA-sponsored Battle of the Bands 2015 concert competition. For a slideshow of Bulldog Bash concert photos, click here.
Photo by: Mitch Phillips