Young The Giant
This is a past event. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
Take it from Morrissey, who himself said he'd be kneeling with gratitude on a hardwood floor for many years to come over Young The Giant's "perfect" record, which the band co-produced with Joe Chicarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, The Shins). Or from Incubus, who hand-selected the band to rile up the crowd as the opening act on their first U.S. tour in three years. Better yet, take it from their main stage set at Lollapalooza or performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as the only non-nominated band on the bill -- all exciting twists of events that only occurred once bookers, agents and directors saw the group play live, and unquestionably knew they needed to see them again.
Hailing from separate states, countries and continents before meeting 55 minutes south of Los Angeles in Irvine, California as teenagers, their addictive, hooky songs and varietal nationalities oft leave them pegged as "radio friendly," "multi-cultural" or a small handful of other misdirected monikers that place the five piece's widely adored sound in a too-tight container.
With: Rare Monk.