Young the Giant is a quintet of Orange County youths with backgrounds ranging from Persian to Indian to French-Canadian. Like many a multinational conglomerate, they're teetering on the verge of world domination.

Young the Giant is a quintet of Orange County youths with backgrounds ranging from Persian to Indian to French-Canadian. Like many a multinational conglomerate, they're teetering on the verge of world domination.

For all the cultural components in their lineup, this band makes American rich kid music through and through. They've integrated the beachy, keen prep-school diction of Vampire Weekend, the suave, soaring choruses of The Killers and an occasional disaffected bleating somewhere between The Walkmen and Maroon 5. There's a smidge of post-celebrity Kings of Leon hugeness in there, too.

It's the kind of formula that will make the masses swoon and shiver. Don't bet they'll be playing somewhere as small as The Basement next time they roll through Columbus.

Opening Thursday's show will be Cincinnati breakout band Pomegranates, who just released their second solid set of spunky, sophisticated pop.