Radio City Music Hall | New York City, NY
If you are looking forward to attending a promising concert event this September, you are in the right place. Let the Grammy award-wining indie pop-rock band Phoenix take you on a feel-good show this September 9, Friday at the Radio City Music Hall. Maybe you are Too Young to feel some Lisztomania for this French band, but you will definitely enjoy all the Entertainment that this J-Boy hitmaker has to offer. If you don't get these song references, that's all right. You don't need to know all Phoenix songs by heart to enjoy the show. As long as you are ready to jam along with the band, you are more than welcome to join them in their concert at the famous Manhattan venue. Whether you are a loyal fan of the band or just recently discovered their music, you should see them live. Thus, don't waste time booking your tickets now.
Taking inspiration from their 80s childhood and electronic music, the indie pop/rock band Phoenix has swept the world with their lively and experimental works since 1999. It is formed by Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai, and Laurent Brancowitz, who are childhood friends. Mars, D'Arcy, and Mazzalai started their career with their garage band in the early 90s when Brancowitz, Mazzalai's brother, joined them in 1995. Two years after, they named the band Phoenix. They usually performed in French bars, playing Hank Williams and Prince songs from whom they were getting their inspirations in their subsequent albums.
Marked with improvisations, their songs are usually beguiling and eclectic. "Phoenix's music has always had an effervescent feel; as if a glass of Veuve Cliquot somehow morphed into musical form. Perhaps it's their French background that's responsible for this. Maybe it's a certain je ne sais quoi," says Christina Smart of DCIST.
It might have taken them a long time to reach their breakthrough, but their songs were always appealing. In an interview, the group talked about how the world suddenly appreciated their conceptions, and they finally were at a suitable time for their music. This happened in 2009 with their Grammy-winning album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," which contains songs that are "just as smooth and spirited and dementedly catchy as any of their best singles," according to Jason Crock of Pitchfork. The albums that followed had the same feel. One thing is for sure if you listen to their songs, they are effective at making you feel good.
This year, the band released a playful single called "Alpha Zulu" and an announcement of a tour named after it. Starting this September, the third stop will be at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday, September 9. Supporting the concert is Porches, a New York synth-pop band. Get tickets now before they sell out!