5GB With Youth Lagoon; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, March 22

[ 0 ] March 21, 2012 |

By Eileen Tilson

Twenty-two year old Trevor Powers, whose musical venture is called Youth Lagoon, has had a long year. Not because he’s been endlessly touring or pursuing some wild dream, but because of life – the life of a kid going to college, being in love, dealing with heartache, and just living. Pretty impressive coming from a kid whose debut album got him an 8.5 review on Pitchfork. Loved by hipsters around the country, Trevor joined us as part of our  5GB series before his show tomorrow night at the Drunken Unicorn.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

A school choir concert.


What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?

Just recently played in Tokyo, and it was definitely one of the best shows/nights. Very respectful crowd at the show, then wandered the city and got completely lost, and ended the night with karaoke in an extremely trashy bar.


What is the best gig you have ever been to?

Tough.. one of the best was seeing Caribou at Sasquatch Festival in 2010. Superb performance.

Gig you would most like to play?

I’d like to play the first music festival that takes place in space. It’s just a matter of time.


What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

In order to get the perfect bill, some people would have to rise from the dead. These people would be Townes Van Zandt, Johnny Cash, and Elvis. Also on the bill would be Radiohead.  It’d definitely be a strange mix of music but no one would care.  The show would take place in my backyard, and it would be a giant BBQ bash.


Catch Youth Lagoon tomorrow night at The Drunken Unicorn.

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