Catchy rock songs often have a blazing guitar riff, a sing-along chorus, and subliminal messages about getting out of your small town. Get hooked with this GrouponLive deal.
- $9 for one ticket to see Youngblood Hawke (up to $17 a value)
- When: Sunday, April 21, at 8 p.m
- Where: House of Blues New Orleans
- Standing room only general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
The sweet smell of success is elusive for most musicians, but Sam Martin and Simon Katz have a gift for sniffing it out. In their previous incarnation as the band Iglu & Hartly, the longtime chums earned critical acclaim with their first single “Violent & Young” before detonating the spotlight with the 2008 international hit “In The City.” Yet with major label success comes major label hassles, and soon the band disbanded. Thankfully for pop music fans, late night brainstorms inspired the creation of their latest hook machine Youngblood Hawke. According to Katz, the new endeavor wasn’t planned. It just fell together as “the most natural thing I’ve ever done.” Now with their near-angelic synth-rock, choir-filled breakout single “We Come Running,” Martin and Katz are breathing in successful perfume yet again, but this time it’s on their own terms.<p>
Named after the Herman Wouk novel, Youngblood Hawke delivers, as PopMatters puts it, “maximalist pop in the best way imaginable.” Having recruited only friends into the fold, including Nik Hughes on drums, Tasso Smith on guitar, and wife Alice on harmonies and live percussion, a familial joy pulsates through their propulsive live performance. Seamlessly sewing indie-pop, dance, rock, and even hip-hop into a musical mesh that manages to make electronic melodies sound organic, the band treats fans to one rousing anthem after another from their eponymous debut EP and their upcoming full length album Wake Up.
Youngblood Hawke – “We Come Running” (Acoustic)
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.