Review & Photos: Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Minus the Bear @ San Francisco Oysterfest, 6/30/12

The sun peeked out from among the clouds several times Saturday during the 13th annual San Francisco Oysterfest in Golden Gate Park, but by 4 p.m., as headliner Young the Giant was about to take the stage, the fog settled in permanently, setting a mellow mood over the festivities that did not go unnoticed by the performers. “It’s foggy, but it’s peaceful,” frontman Sameer Gadhia remarked a few songs into a set that lasted a little over an hour. Perhaps because of the weather, the relaxed atmosphere or vocal and guitar technical difficulties throughout the SoCal band’s set, there wasn’t [...]

Young the Giant's Jacob Tilley discusses the band's breakout 2011 and plans for new album

Young the Giant - "Strings" Three minutes on stage may have made the difference between emerging success and national attention, or a career as another relatively unknown alt-rock band for the members of Irvine’s Young the Giant. Or, as guitarist Jacob Tilley recalls, it could have meant the end of the band itself, had Young the Giant not wowed national television viewers at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with an electric performance of “My Body.” “We were kind of getting to the point where we were trying to figure out if … we were going to do a second [...]

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