Here is a brief list of the things I found more engaging in this week's episode of Saturday Night Live than Phoenix's performance:
- Dennis Rodman's 12-second cameo in the cold open, in which he stumbled over saying "Saturday Night Live"
- Melissa McCarthy driving a golf cart
- Melissa McCarthy wea ... More >>
Better Than: It looks.
Thomas Mars stood between the two guitarists of Phoenix. Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai softly played the closing riff of "Love Like a Sunset Part II," the wistful, crescendoing track from the band's 2009 record, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The two stretched each not ... More >>
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, October 20
Better Than: Breathing normally
This year, the biggest show of CMJ had the biggest secret to keep.
I postulated recently -- maybe facetiously -- that this MSG bill fulfilled every part of the psyche. Well, the rampant ... More >>
Oh, indeed. The gala Phoenix/Dirty Projectors/Wavves show hitting MSG Wednesday, October 20th is a big we-made-it moment for the maximalist, SOTC-beloved French pop-rockers; we think it'd be great if you got to see it in person. We have five pairs of tickets. And since is this is a bigger dea ... More >>
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thursday, June 18
For some, this Phoenix show is probably over before it even really starts, as the five guys in the band emerge from the Music Hall of Williamsburg's blue-lit backstage shortly after midnight and launch right into "Lisztomania," their loose-limb ... More >>