Tag Archives: Fitz & the Tantrums

Friday on My Mind: KEXP’s Favorite New Songs for Fridays

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. There are three things that we love here at KEXP: sun, Fridays, and new music. Two out of three weRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We start off the week with a bang! On Monday night you’ve got your choice between three great shows. English band Spiritualized are performing at Neptune Theatre, Dublin Ireland’s Little Green Cars are with The Horde & The Harem at Neumos, and Fitz & The Tantrums play with Bear Mountain at Columbia City Theater. On Tuesday, Jessie Ware is at theRead more…

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You Can Power Live at KEXP Volume Eight

by Gwen Colwell, Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving Radio has always been a notable part of my life. I can’t remember a morning of my childhood when I didn’t wake up hearing my mom turning on the radio above the fridge. Years later, as a Peace Corps volunteer, I kept my shortwave radio asRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We finally got snow in Seattle! For those brave enough to venture out in the wintery elements, this week has a few notable options. On Wednesday The Wailers bring their legendary Reggae act to Neumo’s – this is a chance to get up close to some true living legends. Thursday has another great show atRead more…

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Countdown: 3… 2… 1… The Fall Drive Is Here!

Tune in tonight at 6:00pm as Leon Berman and the always lively Shake the Shack crew kicks off the 2011 Fall Membership Drive! Membership Drives are some of our favorite times around KEXP, because we hear from thousands of people in the KEXP Community who, like you, value music and discovery.

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Live Video: Bumbershoot Music Lounge, Monday

Our final day broadcasting from the Music Lounge during the 2011 Bumbershoot Music & Arts festival was a blast… from the past, really, with 90’s alternative reformed rock groups Urge Overkill and Grant Lee Buffalo bookending three hip-shaking performances by the stirring old school soul singer Charles Bradley, the ecstatic new soulsters Fitz & TheRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2011, Monday: Fitz & The Tantrums

“Soul-clapping, get-down-on-the-floor, moneymaker shakers.” If this doesn’t make you excited, I’m not sure what will. Fitz & the Tantrums is a fairy-tale success story. The quick version includes happening upon a vintage organ, finding inspiration in this instrument, and taking on the challenge of making a saxophone-based album sans guitars. This they did, releasing theirRead more…

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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more…

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Sasquatch! Sunday!

Sunday began as another beautiful day at the Gorge with young Chicago rockers Smith Westerns, followed by a sunny set by The Drums to get the crowd dancing early before Fitz & the Tantrums blew the roof off. And that was just the first three acts on the main stage. Cotton Jones, Typhoon, Other Lives,Read more…

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Live Video: Fitz & The Tantrums

2010 mixtape idea #1: Combine the latest from Daptone soul stalwarts Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and The Budos Band with relative newcomers Kings Go Forth, Belleruche, and Eli “Paperboy” Reed, add high-caliber hip-hop turned soul singers Aloe Blacc and Cee Lo Green, and you’ve got yourself one hot, soul-infused mix for all your friends.Read more…

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