15 July, 2010

The Duchess Strongly Suggests . . .

The Heavy, Fitz and the Tantrums at the Hammer Museum (UCLA)

Too bad the Duchess cannot make it tonight to what will be a fabulous performance by The Heavy and her beloved Fitz and the Tantrums at the Hammer Museum. The best part is it's absolutely free!


Relevant details presented without further ado (from the Hammer Museum Web site):

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.

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.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Easy parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

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