Surely these Canucks must be wondering somewhere in the back of their minds why us Yanks embrace a French band over them as our power-pop import of choice. It might have something to do with how Phoenix presents much more polished, sleeker music. Still, this quartet should get points for their longtime commitment--their discography is now in double digits and their lineup has remained unchanged since their start. While 'progress' isn't on their horizon (or in the genre), they've remained unfailingly sunny, which is doubly admirable in the music biz today. With HotKid.
Wed., June 29, 8 p.m., 2011