Last night Mojo’s played host to one of the freshest internet buzz bands on the circuit, Youth Lagoon. The group’s expansive, epic tracks are far removed from Fat Possum label mates such as The Black Keys and The Heartless Bastards. The stage setup was sparse, but bountiful use of echo and samplers filled out the sound. This is Youth Lagoon’s first tour, but keyboardist Trevor Powers has not forgotten the project’s roots in his Boise bedroom; he’s sporting a tattooed outline of Idaho on his left arm. Richard the Lionhearted opened the show and proved once again why they are one of Columbia’s most consistent bands. Kid Counselor, a fresh face out of St. Louis also opened.
Richard the Lionhearted
All photos by Benjamin Gross.