Tag Archives: Fitz & The Tantrums

The Month of April

Photo credit: Eric Ryan Anderson

MP3: April Smith and the Great Picture Show – “Colors”

April Smith has some of the most powerful pipes in all of music, and she’s bringing them to San Diego. The New Jersey native and her trusty band, The Great Picture Show, have just announced that they’re stopping at M-Theory Records on April 25 for a special in-store performance.

Most artists who play the beloved Mission Hills record shop play proper shows in town later that night, but Smith and Co. are for some reason breaking with that tradition. This means that if you want to get an earful of the singer’s immense talent and charm, you’ll have to head over to M-Theory for the 7:00pm performance. And, seeing as how her album, Songs For a Sinking Ship, made our oh-so-prestigious Best of 2010 list, we’d strongly recommend you do just that.

The San Diego excursion comes near the end of April Smith and the Great Picture Show’s month-long tour, which has them supporting the fast-rising soul men (and woman) of Fitz and the Tantrums. You can see the full list of tour dates below. Continue reading…

Fitz and the Tantrums Double Down

Just six months ago, almost nobody knew Fitz and the Tantrums existed. The LA six-piece had just one release under its belt — 2009’s Songs For a Breakup, Vol. 1 EP — and had yet to introduce the masses to its riveting brand of neo-soul. But in August of this year, the band released its debut full-length, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, and everything changed. The album’s first single, “Moneygrabber,” has been getting some serious radio play, and the group has quickly earned a reputation for putting on exhilarating live shows. Continue reading…

Live Review and Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums with Little Hurricane at Rocktoberfest, October 23, 2010

On Saturday, a parking lot at 29th and University in North Park provided the setting for the first annual Rocktoberfest, an all-day festival that brought 8 bands together on 2 stages. Continue reading…