I love that moment when you’re standing in a crowded room waiting for a band to come on and then their backdrop slowly rolls down to the stage. That’s when the crowd started chanting….Fitz….Fitz….Fitz….
I had no idea last night was going to make top 5 on my concert list, which is really saying something for the amount of shows I go to. SO. MUCH. FINGER. SNAPPING. You can’t not love their music! And everyone did - of all types, all ages, the Regency Ballroom was jam packed of San Franciscans with their hands in the air. I even saw two adorable older ladies rocking out in the balcony, I mean - they were at least 70 and having the best time ever. My concert queen and I looked up and cheers’ed to that being us someday.
Fitz and the Tantrums had me smiling stupidly the entire night, starting when they opened with my favorite song - Don’t Gotta Work It Out - which for sure I thought would be reserved for the encore. Next they played my second favorite track - Breakin’ the Chains of Love. They really didn’t waste any time to have fun and this became a show where everyone just danced with everyone, friends and strangers alike. All the way through until they brought the entire floor on one knee moments before they finished the night off with Moneygrabber. Top night. I’m honestly considering scalping tickets to the show tonight, THAT GOOD. Wanna go? You should. We’ll dance.
It’s always a funny conversation when you tell people about a band you’re going to see by the name of Starfucker. The music lovers know exactly what you’re talking about and will go on about how hard they danced to Ronald Gregory Erikson the Second at Outside Lands. But share the details with someone (like my mom) who is completely unaware that her favorite cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is sung by a band called Starfucker, you feel kind of dirty when she says, “Jesus Al, what kind of music are you getting into?” I just laugh and attempt to explain “I know, I know their name is a bit…unconventional…but they’re REALLY poppy and dancy and they wear bright makeup and it’s entertaining as all hell and it’s not as raunchy as it sounds, hear listen! Good right? Remember that Target commercial a few years ago? Yeah. That’s them!”
My point: saw Starfucker at the Indie on Saturday night, every bit as fun as I’d anticipated. Couldn’t wait to hear this song and it just so happens to be a great Monday start-your-week song.
Happy Monday tumbleworld!
Discovered Adventure Galley the other day and found myself addicted to “addict.” Therefor, it qualifies as internet shareworthy.
The 5 man band from Portlandia sounds a little MGMTish, but you know what sucks about indie synth? You guessed it! Nothing.
They’re releasing their new album in a couple weeks, but if you’re impatient like me you can download 3 of their catchy new songs here:
c/o of Earmilk
Over the weekend I developed a huge crush for these guys. Which means I cyber stalked the s#!% out of them after downloading their recently released album, Woman. Turns out, it’s all extremely catchy. I can’t promise this song won’t get stuck in your head, but if you’re wondering what Tom Selleck (00:37) might look like in an Archie Comic, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this music video.
You know what I love about today? Not knowing what might become of the weekend. When you go into it without hope or agenda…simply because it’s Friday. And all that matters is that the sunshine broke through the cold yesterday and I recognized you again. It’s nice to see you smiling, San Francisco.
Dance with me.
The question is "what aren't we going to do?"
- Ferris B.