Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Text courtesy of Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, who has been curating the “Also I Like to Rock” series at the Hammer, presented by KCRW.

It was a night of sweaty soul and furious funk on Thursday at the Hammer Museum, where the third installment of this month’s Also I Like to Rock series paired local sensations Fitz & the Tantrums with gritty U.K. outfit the Heavy, playing their last date on a U.S. tour. Both bands had spent time this year as the opening act for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, but each delivered a headliner-quality set to a capacity crowd at the Hammer, where by showtime a line had stretched two-plus blocks to get into the museum. The series — presented by the Hammer and KCRW and curated by Buzz Bands LA — winds up next Thursday with must-see indie-rockers Voxhaul Broadcast and Chasing Kings.

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by Andrew Herrold

by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

Fitz and the Tantrums by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold

The Heavy by Andrew Herrold


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