PLEASE NOTE: This show has been canceled due to the death of friend.
We can think of a band or two who used “youth” in their name without sounding particularly youthful. Boise indie-pop project Youth Lagoon keeps bringing the wide-eyed adolescent wonder, though. Songwriter Trevor Powers still sings personal poetry in a naive, kittenish mew, but his music’s gained some headphones heft. On this year’s swell sophomore record Wondrous Bughouse, the psychedelic production touches build to grand cosmic swirls like Mercury Rev used to make.