Tag Archives: Fitz and The Tantrums

Bumbershoot 2015, Day 1: Babes in Toyland and Fitz and the Tantrums

Despite the surprise appearance of (perennial Bumbershoot headliner) rain on Satuday evening, the dedicated crowd of Babes in Toyland fans seemed completely indifferent to the downpur. And from Kat Bjelland’s first snarling guitar chord, it was clear that she was too. In a set front-loaded with one sneering, jagged tune after another – “He’s MyRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot Music Festival

Labor Day weekend is upon us, which in Seattle means Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival! This long-running festival enters its 45th year of music, comedy, literary events, and more at Seattle Center. As we prepare to move into that location ourselves, this year KEXP won’t be broadcasting from the festival like we have in yearsRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 7/21

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Tuesday, July 22nd Conan: the Hold Steady Last Call with Carson Daly: Midlake Wednesday, July 23rdRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 23rd • Robyn Hitchcock at Columbia City Theatre // 21+ (more info) • Veruca Salt (original line-up) at The Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Acapulco Lips, Cobalt Cranes, VISION, Killer Ghost at The Lo-Fi // 21+ (more info) • World Party, Gabriel Kelley at The Triple Door // All Ages (moreRead more…

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Live Video: Fitz and the Tantrums

Ever since their first show in December 2008, Fitz and the Tantrums have established themselves as one of the hardest working bands on the circuit today. In between the release of their 2010 debut Pickin’ Up The Pieces and their sophomore record, More Than Just A Dream (out this week!), the Los Angeles soul sextetRead more…

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Out This Week 5/7

It’s funny that while we’re getting some of our brightest days right now here in Seattle, some of this week’s most exciting new releases are some of the year’s darkest. Buzzy new British band Savages tops this week’s list with one of the best albums so far of the year. Our Music Director, Don Yates,Read more…

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Live Video: Fitz and the Tantrums at CHBP

Fitz and the Tantrums‘ music is tailor-made for huge crowds – it’s full of anthemic choruses, dance-friendly rhythms, and the baddest saxophone lines this side of George Michael. So what happens when you pack a band that’s known for starting huge parties into a small club? Simple – you just get a smaller, but noRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party: Day 1

by Ian Robinson and Jacob Webb Father John Misty – 4:00 – Main Stage “When I was kid, my dad, my brother, and I would play a block party”, said Josh Tillman near the beginning of his set, “we’d play ‘Louie Louie’ for 35 minutes, the chorus of ‘Wild Thing’ for 45 more, and thenRead more…

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Live from Capitol Hill Block Party 2012, Day 1: Fitz and the Tantrums

Barboza was packed and buzzing with excitement a good 20 minutes or more before Fitz and the Tantrums came onstage with the crowd-pleasing “Breaking the Chains of Love”. With the October 9th release date of their sophomore album approaching fast, the Los Angeles six-piece is making the most of their last few dates supporting theirRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Capitol Hill Block Party!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind where we look at videos centered around one common topic. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and KING 5 News. For this week, we’re talking about Capitol Hill Block Party. Summer in Seattle means the music festivals are in high gear, and the Pacific Northwest hasRead more…

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