Too long for my own good, really. Obviously if everyone is talking about them, they have to be good right? Usually they are...but it has so become a part of myself to go against the grain that I often overlook these types of bands. Most of the time, I'd rather discover something for myself.
|Fitz & the Tantrums April 18 at House of Blues|
Thankfully Paste shamed me into finally giving them a listen with the typical music magazine tag line: "If you like band XYZ, you'll LOVE this band!"
In this instance, band XYZ was Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings who I am head-over-heels in love with. So last Monday when I came across my friend Amanda's Facebook status: "survived the birthday! now onto full detox, fitz and the tantrums and freelance whales! thanks again for all of the love." I dug up their Houston show - for that night - and a few clicks later, I was on my way to see Fitz & the Tantrums.
Officially, it was the best last-minute musical decision I've made in a long time.