Youngblood Hawke at House of Blues Dallas

skOn Friday, January 18th at House of Blues Dallas, Youngblood Hawke opened to a sold out crowd on their current tour with Keane.

With a simple stage setup and abundant energy, the band had the whole audience jumping to their anthemic music.  Based out of San Fransico and consisting of members Nik Hughes, Alice Katz, Simon Katz, Sam Martin, and Tasso Smith.  This new band has found popularity and air time with the single “We Come Running.”

Lead singer Simon was wearing the Texas appropriate “Shotgun Willie” t-shirt as he ran constantly back and forth along the front of the stage to engage the crowd from corner to corner.  Alice looking lovely and oh so tiny on that giant stage. Being an opening band the set was short, only about 30 minutes.  They covered songs from their debut EP which only features four songs, of course
including “We Come Running” to which the audience sang along at the top of their lungs.

15ybhdThis is a fun, infectious band that has a great dynamic that comes through well on their stage show.
They ended with a great drumming session where every single member participated on their own drum.  I really liked that being the ridiculous fan on percussion in a live show that I am.

For those of you catching them later on in the tour, they did come spend time with fans after their set at the merch table. Their next stop on the continued tour with Keane is the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Youngblood Hawke

All photos and review by Reanna Streater


About Reanna

Reanna is a zookeeper that is insanely obsessed with her cat. She spends 90% of her time thinking about, planning for, or saving money to travel. She is known to speak the truth whether or not you want to hear it. It has also been said that she has a serious addiction to live music.