I love the backstory behind Fitz and the Tantrums' distinctive Motown sound. Frontman Michael Fitzpatrick's ex-girlfriend stumbled across a massive old church organ for sale and picked it up for 50 bucks. That organ now takes up the majority of Fitzpatrick's living room and provides the backbone for his indie soul music.

I love the backstory behind Fitz and the Tantrums' distinctive Motown sound. Frontman Michael Fitzpatrick's ex-girlfriend stumbled across a massive old church organ for sale and picked it up for 50 bucks. That organ now takes up the majority of Fitzpatrick's living room and provides the backbone for his indie soul music.

And because the thing is too heavy to move anywhere, the band recorded their debut album "Pickin' Up the Pieces" right there in the living room. The intimate setting and stripped-down production infuses songs like the irresistible "MoneyGrabber" with a comfy vintage appeal. Also enjoyable is the playful back-and-forth between Fitzpatrick and his sultry co-singer Noelle Scaggs.

The Columbus date was originally scheduled for The Basement, but a quick sell-out prompted a move to the roomier Newport.