Can we get an exclamation point for Fitz & the Tantrums?
The stylish purveyors of old soul helmed by Michael Sean Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs have had a quite a 2010. They started the year practically as a novelty -- a slick band with nice EP and a great live show. They've ended up signed to Dangerbird Records, their debut album Pickin' Up the Pieces picking up steam and getting love from a cross-section of music fans.
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You'd think L.A. has had enough of its Fitz fix, but apparently not. Tonight's show at the El Rey Theatre is sold out. Dance rockers AWOLNATION and hotly tipped newbies (you heard it here first) the Belle Brigade open.
Elsewhere: Swedish sensation Robyn, her Body Talk trilogy now complete and giving fans happy feet everywhere, plays a sold-out show at Club Nokia. ... And U.K. songstress Natasha Bedingfield visits the Troubadour as the Dec. 7 release of her third album Strip Me approaches.
Also: Night 2 of Blonde Redhead and Olof Arnalds at the Music Box; Ferraby Lionheart and Nightfur at the Bootleg Theater; Bear Hands and Rumspringa at Spaceland; Papercranes, Sister Crayon, Rocket and Frankel at Bordello; the Sean Lennon-Charlotte Muhl project the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at Largo; Tyler Hilton at the Roxy; Mayday Parade at the House of Blues; Non Ultra Joy at El Cid; Eligh at Low End Theory at the Airliner; Mark Mallman at the Silverlake Lounge; Twiztid at the Key Club; Kate Miller Heidke and Lucy Woodward at the Hotel Cafe; Legendary Pink Dots at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach; Big Whup at the Smell; the Street & Babe Shadow and Astra Heights at the Redwood Bar; the Absolute at the Viper Room; and Tony Furtado at the Mint.