Youngblood Hawke’s music emanates a youthful sort of charm—a charm worthy of stoplight sing-alongs and impromptu dance parties. The Los Angeles-based five-piece furthers Silver Lake's strong musical reach, thriving on indie-inspired pop beats, catchy lyrics and kindred spirit. Last month, the quintet released their debut full-length album Wake Up, featuring the anthemic single “We Come Running,” to largely positive reviews. That track continues to infiltrate airwaves across America, gathering momentum for the group’s nationwide headlining tour, swinging through familiar territory on this week at one of Orange County’s finest indie-rock havens. If Youngblood Hawke's live performances live up to their album, they could potentially secure a place in indie-rock stardom.
Tue., May 21, 8 p.m., 2013