I’ve been loving Fitz and the Tantrums since I first heard “MoneyGrabber” on an Alamo Drafthouse promo late last summer and immediately picked up their debut LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces. The band’s soul-meets-pop sound damn near forces you to shake your hips, and I don’t think a single member of the crowd at their La Zona Rosa show last night was able to remain still. I’ve never seen so many white men in their 20s and 30s dancing at a show. It was impressive and a testament to Fitz and The Tantrums’ near-manic energy, even on slower songs like “Tighter.”
With one full-length album to their credit, the band cranked out a hopping hour-and-15-minute set that also included two new tracks (“Wake Up” and “6 a.m.,” I think) and a sexycool cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).” And I’ve found a new girl crush in Noelle Scaggs, the co-lead singer with Michael Fitzpatrick. Not only is her voice ridiculously awesome, but she rocked a one-shouldered fringed dress while playing a tambourine, something I’ve always wanted to do.
Check out the video for “MoneyGrabber”.