Photos and review: Fitz & the Tantrums at the Ogden Theatre in Denver - Reverb

Live review: Fitz & the Tantrums @ the Ogden Theatre

Hold the phone! Call the Four Tops. Call the O’Jays, and the Temptations too. There’s a new soul group on the corner and they are younger and better looking than all of them.

Fitz & the Tantrums stopped at the Ogden Theatre on Sunday night and brought more than their radio success song “Moneygrabber” to rouse the crowd.

The talented six piece led by Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs made a capacity crowd gathered in the dead of winter move and sweat like it was 100 degrees in August. The show, fueled by material from the group’s debut full-length album, Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” was full of hook after hook, organ solo after organ solo, but was far from repetitive. Scaggs remarked it was “Good to be home.” She had full support from her hometown fans. With a sold out Ogden show for the group’s fourth stop (ever) in Colorado, it may have been the last time to catch them in a intimate venue like the Ogden.

Fitzpatrick and Scaggs kept the crowd involved with handclapping and somewhat awkward dance steps as they launched into favorites like “Winds of Change,” “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” and covers of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” and the Raconteurs’ hit “Steady, As She Goes.”

Read our recent interview with Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz & the Tantrums.

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Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.

Karson Brown is a Denver photographer and a regular contributor to Reverb.