On Monday night (Apr. 1), less than two weeks before they will take the stage as headliners at the 2013 Coachella fest, Phoenix performed at the 500-capacity Independent Theatre in San Francisco and played a blistering set to the sold-out crowd. After two years of not touring and working on a new album, the band showed why they’re still one of the most formidable live presences currently making rock music.
As the lights grew dark at the club, crowd members could feel the energy beginning to build; the sound of mad laughter and cheering echoed throughout the club. With a tremendous boom and the start of a light show that would make Radiohead pause, the band launched into "Entertainment," the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Bankrupt!’. Full of new wave synth hooks, the track harkens back to the heyday of David Bowie and had the crowd dancing furiously.