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Music & Performance

Also I Like to Rock: The Heavy + Fitz and the Tantrums

Friday Jul 16, 2010 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July when Also I Like to Rock returns for a series of free concerts featuring today’s top emerging bands. Presented in partnership with KCRW 89.9 FM and curated by Buzz Bands LA, two bands per night will perform with KCRW DJs spinning before and between sets. Galleries are open until 9pm.

Featuring DJ Garth Trinidad.

The Heavy—Fresh off touring with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, this aptly named U.K. quartet trades in a fiery stew of soul, funk, reggae and blues—taking, as singer Kelvin Swaby says, “everything America has thrown at us … and giving it a British twist.” If you’ve heard the Heavy’s single “How You Like Me Now?” you’ve felt the intensity.

Fitz & the Tantrums—Motown’s golden age springs to life with vital, new energy in the music of the sharp-dressed Los Angeles sextet. They’re proof positive that fun, funky blue-eyed soul will never go out of style.


View photos from the event here.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelly, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.