Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Civil Twilight

Tue, June 5, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16.50 Advance - $20 Day of Show

This event is all ages

All seating is general admission. A limited number of table reservations for groups of 4 or more are available by calling The Cotillion @ (316) 722-4201.

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Young The Giant
Young The Giant
Young the Giant is a band that has meticulously written and crafted songs together for three years, lived out of shared bedrooms and messy suitcases for two years, and hopped on and off of planes, buses, vans, cars and their beloved bicycles for over one full year, having played more than 160 shows in the past 365 days on 3 different continents.

To date, the band has received innumerable "Band To Watch" accolades from outlets like The New York Times, Spin and Nylon to name a few, and were selected by MTV to perform at the 2011 Video Music Awards and MTV Unplugged. And, with their singles "My Body" and "Cough Syrup" hitting #4 and #2 on the Modern Rock charts while reaching over 10 million YouTube views of their videos, clearly there's something undeniably special about this band.
Civil Twilight
Civil Twilight
Civil Twilight have been playing music together since they were teenagers growing up in South Africa, emulating the rock music they heard coming out of Europe and America, from Oasis, U2 and Nirvana to The Verve, The Police, Muse and Radiohead.
Civil Twilight envelopes you in its multi-layered sound and vision. You don't necessarily hear a whole lot of the music of Africa on the band's self-titled debut, but you can hear the continent itself in Steve McKellar's ambitious lyrics, their existential questioning and spiritual longing the perfect correlative to the music's expansive atmospheric soundscapes, at once lush, feverish and exotic like a jungle, with the vast, arid spaciousness of a desert.
The band's name itself a reflection on that in-between time, not quite daylight, not quite darkness, but rather a shifting shade of gray. With songwriting influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen to Bruce Springsteen and Thom Yorke, Civil Twilight has been able to translate their outsider status—first in South Africa, and now in America—into a convincing voice for lyrics.