Surfing all the way back to the height of 2010 indie, Phoenix has always been THE band that set trends. With major hits like ‘Liztomania’ and ‘1901’, Phoenix has captured the hearts of many over the course of their discography and career. And even better, we got to step back in time and embrace it all once again live. Let us fill you in!
While nostalgia started to fill the room, we got to first hear an up-and-coming band. If you’re keen on music like Inhaler, Hermanos Guitierrez, and Talking Heads, you’ll be sure to fall in love with Aaron Maine’s studio project: Porches. This band had created a vibey space that invites you to come as you are. They covered some of their most popular songs like ‘Mood’ and ‘Rangerover,’ and it was a sight to see. By the time Porches ended their set, Phoenix fans were screaming “I love you” and “te amo” paying homage to the main act’s lyrics.
While we are still recovering from yesterday’s big night, we can’t get enough of it. Being their biggest US tour in a few years, Phoenix had come onto the stage stronger than ever. Right off the bat, their set design and lighting design had taken the fans’ attention. Slowly introducing themes of French architecture and astrophysics, these themes matched perfectly with the new single releases. Lead singer, Thomas Mars, spun around the stage effortlessly while each band member brought their own set of hype to the table. We are not joking when we say they haven’t lost their spark.
Releasing new songs over the past few months, Phoenix made sure to include them in their set list! Even though Ezra Koenig couldn’t surprise the crowd this time, their rendition of ‘Tonight’ encapsulated the show perfectly. From the looks of it, the band had been excited to be back on the road and consistently thanked us for being there. We were head over heels for them, and their fans—the energy in the room had been so peaceful and inclusive the whole night.
If you are looking for a great night out, looking to revel in nostalgia, or just wanting to lean back into the indie music scene for another night, we highly suggest you snag a ticket—you’ll be pleasantly surprised and maybe gain some new friends in the process.
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