It’s About Time To Experience Young The Giant at the Showbox
Who: When the Jakes got together at their Orange County high school destined to emerge as one of 2009’s best new indie artists, their strengths grew to be as diverse as their backgrounds (Indian, Persian French-Canadian, and British). The Jake’s initial name is an acronym for each members’ first name, and thankfully after a successful summer performance at South by Southwest, and some face time on MTV, they announced they were done with abbreviations and resurfaced as Young the Giant – and young and giant they were. They began writing music together in their teens filled with excitement and ambition, and in their early 20’s as they began to mature, so did their music. Young the Giant began touring with Seattle’s own Minus the Bear, and later with Incubus and has seen widespread success, performing at Sasquatch, Lalapalooza and various late night shows. Their longtime friendship and fondness for jamming out together is imminently present on stage, and the energy expressed through hits like My Body and It’s About Time is extremely contagious. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys perform at Sasquatch in 2011, and cannot wait to see how their live show has evolved over the past three years. You won’t want to miss one of their sunny performances at the Showbox this weekend.