But that is neither here nor there. The point is that a good size (and looking) crowd made it out to see Young The Giant, a talented young indie band from Irvine. Using light island-like guitar riffs, an upbeat tempo, and a crooner singing style, Young The Giant blended many genres to create a new sound. The five piece band created romantic, danceable, poignant noise with alluring melodies and catchy hooks. The lead singer alternated between two mics during the live performance - one was basic, the other was an old school crooner microphone (an actual type - I googled it). It looked effortless and easy, as did the talent exuded by the other band members. Unfortunately it was a very short set, only thirty minutes. But they do only have the one album, and it was a school night for most of the audience anyways.
Definitely a band to keep on the radar.