IFC News cameras caught Phoenix at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. They’re quit dashing, these French fellows, just look at their socks. I feel like going to A.P.C. and blowing a paycheck on a shirt that fits me just hearing them talk.
I booked them for a gig in 2006 when they toured the US for It’s Never Been Like That. I was probably the only one involved who didn’t already have the record and I distinctly recall wanting to be elsewhere the night of the show, muttering to myself while I counted stacks of bills. Maintenant, a good show is a good show and when it’s French, plus well dressed, it goes a long way to soothing my inner punk.
Watch these clips of Phoenix performing at Bonnaroo and talking about first kisses.
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