SMI Radio Ep. 19 On Demand: Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and Me backstage prior to his show at The Crocodile

Some of you may have seen the new HTC commercials on the tele featuring this group. Some of you may have heard the band’s catchy hit single starting to bubble up on local radio stations, KMTT, KEXP or KNND. Some of you may have heard an interview last week on KOMO News Radio. Some of you may have not and if you have not… you soon will because this is a band who’s music and sound cannot be denied. I am talking about Fitz and The Tantrums.

The group made it’s way up to the coast last week to The Emerald City and put on an electrifying set at the world famous Crocodile Cafe. To read more about these guys and see a cool video, check out my newest article on

Fitz and The Tantrums gain new converts in Seattle (Video)

Fitz and The Tantrums will throw it down at The Crocodile November 9th

Last week I  sat down with John Wicks and Fitz prior to their show at the Crocodile Cafe, Tuesday, November 9th. The group was in town to play some live shows and promote it’s news LP, “Pickin Up The Pieces.” from Dangerbird Records. The band is slowly building a huge national following based on the strength of their catchy single, “Money Grabber.” We talked about the bands influences, inspirations, creative process and their recent appearance on “Live From Darryl’s House.”

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.