When I first saw the announcement for tonight’s Port City show, I hadn’t yet heard of Fitz and The Tantrums. The name and imagery was convincing enough to send me searching, and what I found was intriguing. It’s soul music (new-soul? neo-soul? post-soul?) and the jams are hot, just sitting here listening to them on headphones I already want to dance. When the Time & Temp building is up there informing us that it’s colder than, well, anything, the only solution is to get out there and move. I know there are plenty of tickets left, so go get one and join us all on the dance floor tonight. Portland local Dean Ford opens.
Not convinced? Below you can watch more videos, download the track “Moneygrabber” (it’s a winner, you’re gonna want it), and stream the album.