Post-punk band from Pennsylvania stirs up noise
Fitzgerald’s has been a prominent name in live music since 1977. The two-story and two-staged venue has hosted acts of various followings, as the stages are of different proportions. On Sunday, Balance and Composure joined this list with opening acts Creepoid and Seahaven.
Doors opened at 8 p.m., the sparse parking at Fitzgerald’s long gone, and the entry line choking the building. By 8:55 the building was sufficiently stuffed, and noise-rock group Creepoid was taking the stage. The band performed an entrancing 30-minute set that led fluidly into California-based Seahaven.
Seahaven is touring for their 2014 release, “Reverie Lagoon: Songs for Escapism Only,” and the murky emo-rock only made sense when paired with Balance and Composure.
Balance and Composure came through Houston in May 2011 for their first album, “Separation.” It felt like angst behind chords, but growth from three years as a band and the release of their sophomore work, “The Things We Think We’re Missing” is audible.
Lights dimmed, Balance and Composure took the stage past 10:30 p.m., and the crowd clamored in response. What had been temperamental and vocal became a wild roar of noise competing with the performance for dominance over the room.
“The set opened with ‘Parachutes,’ the high-energy album opener from 2013’s ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing,’ which rightfully set the tone for the evening with the audience,” said concert-goer Jon Januhowski.
The crowd sang along to every song, sometimes joining the band on stage, giving them the brand of love only Houston can provide.