Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glide Review - Fitz And The Tantrums Live 11-10-11

Hey All!

Got a new review up over on Glide. 

Give it a read right c'here!!! 

It is of Fitz and The Tantrums live show from the 10th at Terminal 5 in NYC.

I caught the show with my friend Eric as we worked our way up the west side of Manhattan mentally preparing (and liquidly preparing I guess) for a night of smooth tunes.  

Eric has been a fan of the band for a while now, cluing me into their existence earlier this year.  I managed to catch a few tunes of theirs at Voodoo this year and was excited to see them at Terminal 5 when they came to NYC.   Opening for them was Walk The Moon who had a great following for an opening band and really got the crowd amped.  It is fun to see that when an opening band sets up the night for a good time, there biggest song was their closer "Anna Sun" here is the video.  

While they are a bit too hipster for my personal taste the crowd really ate them up and they had the energy to go along with their show...

Same could be said for Fitz and The Tantrums, while their smooth retro soul style is catchy there is something a bit too slick for me.  Whether it is the 80's blue-eyed yacht rock appeal or something else, I can not quite put my finger.  None of that mattered though to the sold-out house that was singing along to every word they knew and clinging to the new ones that they didn't.

The crowd was so into the band it was hard not to take notice, here a couple of videos from the show for you to judge yourself...

"Wake Up"

And their Occupy Wall Street Appearance, earlier in the day:

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