Collisions at the Corner of Art and Commerce
F.A.T.T. - Fitz and the Tantrums
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Short and sweet, if you get the chance, go see Fitz and The Tantrums live. Great band, fun songs, and an inspired, energetic performance last night at The Roseland here in Portland. It was fun listening and hearing how well it works that they have no guitarist - it does great things for the musical space around the vocals. Another thing that stood out to me was a very sincere moment where Fitz and the band thanked the audience for their support and for helping give them the chance to realize their dreams of playing music for a living. Artists have always relied upon audiences for this kind of support, but this is true more now than ever. From where I sit, it is a wise artist who never loses sight of this fact and takes opportunities to express their gratitude to their fans.