Phoenix played last night at Terminal 5 and the night before at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Both venues were full packed. They gathered mostly Americans who showed to be already big fans of the fourth record as they already knew the lyrics of Wolgang, Amadeus. I couldn’t believe all this people in their 30 having fun as if it was an American band ! Actually nationality is less and less a criteria to examine work. Phoenix writes his lyrics in english and the songs are truly pop as the band, for a matter of time, was raised with this music. The sound was a bite too synthetic, too 80’s for me but the crow loved it and had a great time dancing on every new tracks. I loved the ones from United, the first record. They were less successful among the people. Phoenix held the after show at Darkroom, a tiny, dark, place in the Lower East side where people mainly hung out and schoomzed. Phoenix already planned to play the 25th and most propably the 26th in Central Park. It’s not, as I thought, during Summerstage but still it’s at Rumsfeld Playfield Park.
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