Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Sheep epilogue: 100,000 Fitz fans can't be wrong

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

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What a difference six months make.

After all, it's not every band that plays the Black Sheep who ends up going on to sell more than 100,000 albums. But, in an era dominated by free downloads, that's the milestone Fitz & the Tantrums' debut album reached today.

The L.A. funk-pop phenoms played our hometown venue back in June (read our Indy cover story here). They've since continued their rapid ascent, as you'll see in this conveniently embedded video of them getting a massive crowd worked up at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.

The Tantrums' pre-Thanksgiving pride can also be shared by folks over at the Black Sheep, who had the prescience to book them way back in February. And while I wouldn't be counting on any more local dates anytime soon, as of this writing you can still snag tickets to see them live at Denver's Ogden Theatre on Jan. 15.

And so, without further ado, here's Fitz & the Tantrums' Seattle performance of the Raconteurs' "Steady As She Goes," one of two covers they performed when they were here in town this past summer:

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