Monday, 26 August 2013 11:14

Indie Rock Best Bet: Youth Lagoon

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Youth Lagoon
Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland
Sept. 13, 8 p.m.
$15 for public, $5 for students with ID, $10 for Hope staff with ID, (616) 395-7890

You know, up until this point, you probably weren't aware that anyone other than potato farmers came out of Idaho. Well, Trevor Powers, aka, Youth Lagoon, is just such an individual, and believe us, his career of choice has little if anything to do with ground spuds. Agricultural jokes aside (of which we have tons), Powers does indeed wear quite a few labels, including lo-fi, psych-pop, avant-garde and modern psychedelia maestro, just to name a few. Hot on the heels of his sophomore album release, Wondrous Bughouse, the artist known as Youth Lagoon is well on his way to making a name for kooky Idahoians (or is it 'Idahoites?) desperately in need of some quality representation; and in Powers, they have just the man for the job. Besides, who doesn't love being sucked into a dreamy realm of lilting pop melodies and experimental song bridging, if just for a solitary evening? Escapism, much like potatoes, will never go out of fashion.

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