Gallery: Also I Like to Rock at the Hammer Museum, featuring the Heavy and Fitz & the Tantrums

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It was a night of sweaty soul and furious funk on Thursday at the Hammer Museum, where the third installment of this month’s Also I Like to Rock series paired local sensations Fitz & the Tantrums with gritty U.K. outfit the Heavy, playing their last date on a U.S. tour. Both bands had spent time this year as the opening act for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, but each delivered a headliner-quality set to a capacity crowd at the Hammer, where by showtime a line had stretched two-plus blocks to get into the museum. The series – presented by the Hammer and KCRW and curated by Buzz Bands LA – winds up next Thursday with must-see indie-rockers Voxhaul Broadcast and Chasing Kings.

Photos by Laurie Scavo

After the jump … was it the shoes?

Between Fitz & the Tantrums’ Noelle Scaggs and the Heavy’s backup singers, DeeDee Foster and LaShana Dendy, there was some seriously stylish footwear on display Thursday. Or so we’re told, by experts on these things.