Articles tagged with fitz and the tantrums
LA’s Fitz and the Tantrums seem unstoppable right now. Their songs are ubiquitous on pop radio and they’re in the midst of a national tour that lands at the ACL Music Festival the next two weekends.
To honor the occasion, we asked the band to offer up a song from an artist they love as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
From Noelle Scaggs -
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, May 6, UK producer Bonobo explores new styles and genres on every album. He returns to our studios to hypnotize Morning Becomes Eclectic fans at 11:15am.
Tuesday, May 7, Based here in Santa Monica, Cayucas capture the fun loving sound of summer in a series of well-written pop tracks. We’re thrilled to host their …
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This weekend, Anne Litt played a cover that totally captured my attention. It was LA band The Decoders taking on the classic track “Walk on By”, with vocals by Noelle Scaggs, from Fitz and the Tantrums.
The song is already amazing, but their dub-reggae spin is seriously irresistible. People have been emailing me trying to track it down and here it is, available for download!
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From KCRW DJ Jason Kramer:
It was another wonderful Sunday night with KCRW’s World Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Grammy-winning singer Ben Harper, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Vieux Farka Toure.
The evening show started with the strong Afrobeat rhythms of Vieux Farka Toure. Son of Ali Farka Toure, his music immediately grabbed the attention of the audience. Accompanied by his three-piece band on stage he …
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KCRW Presents dozens of shows across Southern California and here are some photo highlights!
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Yes, I know there is a lot of list-o-mania out there right now (Phoenix pun, pretty bad) but I wanted to add one more to the pile. Earlier this month, NPR Music asked Jason Bentley to share his Top 5 LA Albums of the Year.
I think everyone agrees it was an INCREDIBLE year for music in SoCal. KCRW plays music from all over the …
I was spending a rare night at home recently and heard two KCRW favorites on big commercials. It’s so exciting to recognize a song by a band you love and realize a whole new audience is now going to be introduced to them.
The Morning Benders’ “Excuses,” a highlight of their recent live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, is in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup …
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Fitz and the Tantrums’ full length “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” is out today and, to celebrate one of KCRW’s favorite local bands, here is the video for their single “Moneygrabber.” KCRW music librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence started spinning the band back in May 2009 and it’s great to see how far they’ve come. Eric tells the story best on our Album Preview …
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Outdoor street festival Sunset Junction will feature 5 stages with a wide variety of local bands, many of them KCRW alums! If you’re thinking of heading out this Saturday and Sunday, sample some music from our archives to decide your must-sees. The full line up is available here:
**Saturday, August 21
4pm: Saint Motel played The Hammer Museum’s “Also I Like to Rock” series …
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Fitz & the Tantrums made their live radio debut on KCRW last year and played our blockbuster SXSW showcase. Now we are pleased to offer up a stream of their full length debut “Breakin’ The Chains of Love.” More from DJ Eric J Lawrence:
Fitz and the Tantrums, “Breakin’ The Chains of Love” (Dangerbird Records)
Los Angeles might not be the first place you think of …