The Fritz Brings ‘Eargasmic’ Funk to Gainesville
If you’re looking to “forget your daily woes, to connect with new friends or to walk away feeling great,” you should head downtown tonight and check out funk rock band The Fritz according to Mickey Spice, the band’s percussionist.
Using frenetic rock beats that relax into a sound full of groove and nostalgia, The Fritz of Asheville, N.C., has made waves for the growing modern funk scene over the past five years. Comprised of five dynamic musicians: Jamar on keyboard and vocals, Jamie on guitar and vocals, Jake on bass and backup vocals, Michael on drums, Mikey on percussion and Matt on lights, the band fuses together what should be a paradoxical mix of improvisation, a penchant for rock-inspired songwriting and plain fun for a one-of-a-kind performance.
“It’s like an eargasm for your ears,” Spice said. “[It’s] high-energy, original danceable rock music.”
Catch The Fritz tonight at The Wooly with special guests Locochino, a progressive rock back and local favorite, and Age of Funk. The show begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $13.
“We really want to show them off to Gainesville; it’s probably not possible to see their set and walk away underwhelmed,” Locochino said. “The Fritz is to funk what Chicken is to Waffles. Amazing,” said Benny Cannon, Locochino’s drummer.
Locochino will be featuring their newest epic “Mystery” and a variety of sound during their hour-long set. For a taste of The Fritz’ funktastic style, check out “Sounds. Habit. Blame” from their 2013 album “Bootstrap.”
With the opening of Heartwood Sounstage and Gainesville’s growing and vibrant musical talent, the pull of esteemed artists like The Fritz is something that shouldn’t go unnoticed or concert unseen. The multi-layered, authentic local music scene of the ‘Ville is the perfect stage for regionally acclaimed bands to make an appearance. Grab your tickets while you can here for the perfect Talib at Changeville afterparty.