This weekend, Young the Giant made their stop in Houston along with Fitz & the Tantrums and Coin. Of course none of them disappointed. Coin started things off with an energy that matched the hot as hell temperatures outside on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall, and kept everyone with their hands raised the entire show. They’re without a doubt one of the best up and coming bands out right now and I won't be surprised when they’re at the same level as Young the Giant soon.
Fitz & the Tantrums deserve an A+ for consistently keeping the crowd pumped up and in unison with one another. They played many of their hits such as “Handclap” and “Out of My League,” as well as a lot of new material that hasn’t been released yet. Their continuous stream of anthemic, electro-pop music has a way of being even more infectious to dance to when you hear it live.
Last but not least, Young the Giant closed out the show. As usual, I was speechless. What. A. Band. Just throwing this out there, but there are not many artists that could even begin to match the energy and vocal talent that frontman Sameer Gadhia has. He’s got a way of singing so beautifully that you sort of just sit there in complete awe. Then there’s the entire sound that is Young the Giant - just all around incredibly great music, with great lyrics and incredible production both live and in studio. Every album cycle, they’ve seemed to one up themselves while still possessing a sound that is all their own. Their setlist consisted of a mix of their discography with a majority being from their most recent release, Mirror Master. Expect to be almost in tears when they sing “Firelight,” people. Also, do some lunges and light stretching to prep for the encore of “My Body” -- you won’t be able to not jump up and scream out the words.
Don’t miss out on seeing these very talented and wonderful dudes, and if you’ve seen them before, go see them another 10 times at least.