PICS: Fitz and the Tantrums at Sycuan Casino

Out of our league: Fitz & the Tantrums brought the house down at Sycuan Casino's Live & Up Close Theatre recently.

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The neo-soul-pop group originally formed in Los Angeles in 2008 -- but with their proximity to San Diego (and the love they've shown us), we're always tempted to count them as one of our own!
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The Oct. 12 show was the band's first time back in San Diego since their opening set at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre for OneRepublic last year. (Fitzpatrick pictured)
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Fitz and the Tantrums consist of Michael Fitzpatrick (lead vocals), Noelle Scaggs (co-lead vocals and percussion, pictured middle), James King (saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion and guitar), Joseph Karnes (bass guitar), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) and John Wicks (drums and percussion).
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The group's debut studio album, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," was released in August 2010 on indie label Dangerbird Records and received critical acclaim -- and also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
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The band signed to their current label Elektra Records in early 2013 and went on to release their second LP, "More Than Just a Dream," on May 7, 2013. Their self-titled third album was released on June 10, 2016. (Fitzpatrick and Scaggs, pictured left to right)
Many of their songs have been featured in popular television shows, commercials and video games (such as "FIFA 13," "Forza Horizon 3," and "Madden NFL 17"). (Fitzpatrick pictured)
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Fitzpatrick (pictured) has said that the band's musical style can be fairly described as "soul-influenced indie pop." He noted that while the band is influenced by the classic songs of the Motown and Stax record labels, the band is not trying to create an exact replica of that music.
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In a 2011 interview with, Fitzpatrick talked about his decision to not use guitars in the band: "I did want to try and make a big sounding record without guitars," he said. "For me, I just feel like in any music that has a band, the guitar is always there, it's always featured, it's always prevalent. I'm just sick of hearing it." (Scaggs pictured)
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'Twas a great show -- come back soon! (Fitzpatrick pictured)
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