Foxy Shazam is one of those bands you simply get or you don’t. Ten years into their career they still refuse to adhere to any one genre, which delighted rather than confused the loyal fans who turned out for their show last night at Sacramento’s Assembly Music Hall.
Front man Eric Sean Nally came out like a boxer, dancing and spinning from corner to corner, but it wasn’t all shadow dancing. The athletic singer somersaulted, stood on his head, shook his ass, and most importantly sounded great as he led the band through a set heavy on material from new album Gonzo. The crowd ate it up.
Openers Moon Mantis played a killer cover of Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” and Charleston’s Stoplight Observations brought a blend of southern rock and dance music that went over well with the crowd. But it was unquestionably Foxy Shazam’s night, and they owned it.
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