Bassist Payam Doostzadeh and his band Young the Giant will lay down some grooves at the NewBo Music Festival. KRNA and The National bring you a 7-band jam at NewBo City Market on Saturday, August 8. We're opening up the entire plaza outside NewBo for a first-of-it's-kind national act event in that location.

Joining YTG on the Za's Pizza stage will be Allen Stone, MINT, Shapes & Colors, Ripple Green, Dickie and Full Body Tones. Here's a look at Young The Giant's "In The Open" video series, shot at different locations. The boys just rolled tape and jammed in places they thought would be cool to capture on film.

This performance was shot in one take at Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas.

Here's one taped along the Angeles Crest Highway in Southern California.

Here's the one that Glee glommed on to and put the band into the spotlight.

This video was shot in the Angeles National Forest.

I like the comment on this one from Vanessa SIlva "I've seen them twice, they're really good live!"

I'm confident that Vanessa's vibe will be felt by all at our show. If you haven't explored the Parlor City VIP options, you may want to treat yourself to the upgrade. I stopped down to NewBo today and talked to some of the workers and vendors there. They join the KRNA staff in being more than ready for a cool Alternative music festival at the coolest spot in Cedar Rapids.