The Fritz played an intimate show at The Social in Orlando on a quiet Wednesday evening. Due to Okeechobee Music Festival being held the upcoming weekend, the crowd turnout was on the lighter side as many ragers opted to conserve their energy and cashola. But that didn’t stop the band from throwing down a special two-hour set to the dedicated fans in the room. It kinda felt like we at a private show, which probably made for a more memorable evening.
The Fritz are: Jamar Woods [keyboard and vocals], Jamie Hendrickson [guitar], Jake O’ Connor [bass], Michael Tillis [drums], and Mike “Mikey Spice” Evans [percussion].
The set included several songs from their 2013 album Bootstrap, including the ever so rocking “Sound. Habits. Blame.” which ended in fashion with Jamar busting a new move with his laser keyboards. Other tracks played from the album included the head-tripping “Voices,” as well as the funkiest track on the record, “Oppenheim.” There was also plenty of new materiel that will be on their upcoming album being released later sometime in the fall. But most notable in the set were the two terrific Talking Heads covers, “Psycho Killer” and “Life During Wartime.”
Watch the full set below, thanks to The Sober Goat!
00:00 Stuck In Between
23:42 Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
27:45 Get It
35:19 Sound. Habits. Blame. (w/ Star Wars tease intro)
47:03 Another Way
1:31:51 Life During Wartime (Talking Heads)
1:45:31 Too Late
Upcoming Tour Dates for The Fritz
03/08 Skipper’s Smokehouse | Tampa FL
03/09 The Funky Biscuit | Boca Raton FL w/ Electric Kif
03/10-12 The Green Parrot | Key West FL
03/16 Backstreet Pub Beer Garden | Beaufort NC
03/17 The 8×10 | Baltimore MD
St. Patty’s Day / LITZ Album Release Party
03/25 Asheville Music Hall | Asheville NC w/ LITZ
03/30 Doc Taylor’s | Virginia Beach VA
03/31-04/01 The Whiskey | Wilmington NC
04/13 Martin’s Downtown | Roanoke VA
04/15 The 35th Star | Fayetteville WV
04/21 Asheville Music Hall | Asheville NC
w/ Trae Pierce & The T-Stones
04/22 The Camel | Richmond VA
05/04-07 Phunkberry Music Festival | Eureka Springs AR
05/19 Shaka’s Live | Virginia Beach VA
VA Beach Funk Out (2nd Annual) Pre Party
05/26-29 StrangeCreek Campout | Wormtown Trading Co. | Oxford MA
Check out these awesome photos from the Orlando show, thanks to my new friend, Azon Bonifacio.
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