Posted in music | pictures on June 27, 2011

photos by Bryan Kremkau

Lee Fields & the Expressions
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Fitz & the Tantrums
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"This weekend was truly a triumph for the state of New York's Gay Community and made my musically enlightened weekend that much sweeter! Friday night's passage of the legalization of same-sex marriage seemed to spark a fire of love and celebration in the city. It couldn't have made for a better day to head to Central Park for one of their summer series concerts.

I knew that the concert had a lot in store for me as the soulful Fitz & the Tantrums, easily one of my favorite new bands, would be performing! Also on the program was soul and funk legend, Lee Fields, who proved that even after a few decades, he's certainly got the moves!

Haling from Los Angeles, California, Fitz & the Tantrum's indie soul sound had the crowd dancing from start to finish... [and] I was happy to find that they sounded even better live, as most of the greatest bands do.

Playing hits from the album such as "Pickin' Up the Pieces" and "Rich Girls" , the group enchanted the audience... finishing their set with one of their biggest hits " MoneyGrabber", they left me wanting more and I feared it would be the last time I'd ever get to see them for free!

Feeding my hungry retro-soul, Lee Fields put on a magnificent performance that salutes the saying "you're as young as you feel.""
[The Vogue Vibes]

Fitz & the Tantrums and Lee Fields & The Expressions played a free show in Central Park at Summerstage on Saturday (6/25). The show, as described above, was one of Fitz & the Tantrums' many shows this summer, which also include Lollapalooza, Music to Know Fest, and ACL.

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Comments (11)

Brooklyn scensters/hipsters will never know great small sweaty shows that happened back in the days.....

James Brown, Ray Charles, UB40, etc.

Signed -- Your grandpa

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:47 PM

^ UB40 made that comment funny.

[slow clap.]

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:49 PM

Dude looks like Michael Keaton.
Tell me you don't see that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 7:37 PM

Not sure how much truth there it to this but, briefly, on the Bowery Presents page there was a Fitz & The Tantrums show at T5 on 11/14. It's disappeared though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:24 PM

So happy that after all of the shows that I've attended in this city that the first time BV posts a pic of me that it is one with me dancing with my son. Thanks, BV!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:06 PM

^^
Your hipster son will never know the greatness of all the sweaty basement shows from back in the day.
Beady Eye, Bronx, Real Estate...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 8:28 AM

I <3 Fitz

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 10:08 AM

I can't believe you said UB40 hahaha. Are we talking Red Red Wine or their cover I Can't Help Falling In Love with you from the movie Sliver?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 28, 2011 11:57 AM

Lee Fields > Fitz

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 1:31 PM

yeah, UB40 => FTL

8====D'~,~'~

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 1:47 PM

Fritz and the Tantrum were soooo great! They're like the Maroon 5 of Funk and Soul mixed with a bit of Flock of Seagull.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 4:45 PM

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