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SXSW VIDEO: Fitz and the Tantrums Interview

by April Kinser 16 Mar 2011 12:52 PM

Today’s the first day of South By Southwest’s music conference. April Kinser and Dane Walters caught up with Fitz and the Tantrums for this early-morning video q/a


After playing a late show at Stubb’s BBQ the night before, Fitz and the Tantrums were still game for a soul-shaking performance at the Four Seasons early Wednesday morning. It was a great way to kick off the first official day of the music portion of South by Southwest and the band didn’t fail to get the audience moving and clapping to their ’70s soul and R&B tunes with a modern twist. (Some of which you may have heard on KXT 91.7)

Lead vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs took time after their performance to chat with us about the band’s rise to success over the past year and a certain bandmate’s penchant for cheesy ’80s songs.