DirecTV’s original series Guitar Center Sessions has featured intimate live performances from some of the best names in rock, including Weezer, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Walsh, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton, Switchfoot, Megadeth, Ben Folds Five, and Jane’s Addiction.
The latest band to step into the arena (or more accurately, onto the small indoor stage) is Fitz & the Tantrums, who will be showcased on a new episode of Sessions this Friday, June 14 at 9 PM on channel 239. The Los Angeles neo-New Wavers just dropped their new album More Than Just a Dream, but the highlight of their Guitar Center Sessions performance is the skronking “MoneyGrabber,” from their 2010 debut Pickin’ Up the Pieces.
Check out an exclusive performance of “MoneyGrabber” below.
Upcoming episodes of Guitar Center Sessions will feature a high-profile mix of performers, include Alkaline Trio, Talib Kweli, thenewno2, and All Time Low. For more on Guitar Center Sessions (and for a full archive of past episodes), check out the show’s official website.
And if you can’t get enough Fitz & the Tantrums, they’ll be on the road all summer playing their own shows and also serving as the opening act for both Bruno Mars and Dave Matthews Band in select cities. Scope out their tour page for the full itinerary.