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Young The Giant and Grouplove 3/25 Stubb’s Austin Photos

April 2, 2012 drainu182 1

Last Sunday night, Young The Giant played the second half of back to back SOLD out shows at Stubb’s in Austin with Grouplove. This tour, which has been pretty much sold out, is probably your last chance to see the band at small/midsize venues so if you haven’t seen them yet, go buy a ticket asap, even if you have to hit up Stubhub. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha was at Stubb’s to get some INCREDIBLE shots of both bands. They’re …

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Young The Giant and Grouplove 3/9 NYC Terminal 5 Review/Photos

March 14, 2012 drainu182 1

By Michel Dussack

On March 9th, Young the Giant played about an hour and a half long set to a very sold out Terminal 5 (oversold, in typical Terminal 5 fashion) full of an equal mix of passionate diehard fans, as well as people there to see the singles. Opening the show was Los Angeles based indie pop rock quintet Grouplove, who seemed to have a large number of fans in attendance. Whether it was in the very front or …

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Young The Giant Playing Bonnaroo and NYC’s Central Park, “Cough Syrup” To Be Featured On Glee

February 15, 2012 drainu182 0

Young The Giant’s hit single “Cough Syrup” will be featured in the opening scene of the winter finale of GLEE episode 314 entitled “On My Way” February 21, 2012 – 8:00pm-9:00pm EST/PST on FOX. Things heat up as the New Directions go head to head with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals.

Young The Giant has garnered massive critical acclaim for their album and their energetic live performances at festivals and shows all around the world. They just kicked off …

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107.7 The End Deck The Ball Hall Review and Photos

December 10, 2011 drainu182 7

Words by Grant Ruby, Photos by Marianne Spellman

Radio stations often put together disjointed lineups for such things as a holiday show like 107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball. Because an alternative rock station like this plays so many bands from innumerable sub-genres, it can be difficult to find several acts that fit reasonably well together and can draw a large audience at the same time. In the 20th annual edition of the station’s winter festival, the …

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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2011 Night 2 Lineup Announced

November 16, 2011 drainu182 0

KROQ 106.7 FM has announced the lineup for night 2 of the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas set for Saturday, December 10, 2011 & Sunday December 11, 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Who’s playing?


Exclusive KROQ Street Team On-Sale for Night One: Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00AM …

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Grouplove Announce Spring Tour with Young the Giant, Playing Letterman This Friday

November 15, 2011 drainu182 0

Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove have unveiled details of their North American touring plans for 2012. The Los Angeles-based quintet will support fellow SoCal band Young The Giant on a cross country trek that begins on March 6th at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT (see dates below). Tickets for most shows go on sale on Friday, November 18. Visit for more information.

One of the year’s most talked about new bands, Grouplove released their highly anticipated full length debut …

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Album Review: Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song

September 13, 2011 drainu182 0

By Jennifer Trainor

Today’s release of Never Trust a Happy Song, Grouplove’s debut full-length album, is the last “album of the summer” to be released in 2011. Yes, it’s back to school. Back to 5-day work weeks (or 7 for the really unlucky). Fall’s knocking on our door with cool nights. But despite it’s undeniable mid-September release date, I’m classifying Never Trust a Happy Song as undoubtedly a summer album. And a damn good one. My romantic side says …