Phoenix grabs stage at Lollapalooza
August 24, 2010 by editor
Every year at Lollapalooza there are always great alternative bands that headline the Budweiser stage. Phoenix, a band who has been present in the alternative scene for about ten years, was welcomed to headline the stage this year on Saturday night. Their ambient music was a nice counterpart to the opposing band, Green Day, playing a few hundred yards across the park. Before their latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, their fan base in America included french following indie trendsetters, but with their latest album, their sound and lyricism has expanded. Now they have are one of the most popular bands in mainstream music. They have acquired new fans without losing their unique sound that made them independent in the first place. Their performance at Lollapalooza was not as groundbreaking as their music, it was reserved as far as live performances go. Fans were pleased to hear the similarity between the live performance and the tracks on the album, but their was hardly an additional accent that came from the musicians in their live set. The members did not step out in front of the crowd to show something that is not already in their music. Maybe they have reached their edge. Still, it was still a pleasure to mellow out and recover for day three of Lollapalooza with Phoenix.