Sarah Barthel

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    How Big Boi inspired Phantogram's latest album

    It is every artist's goal to be the next new thing -- clich├ęd as it is, any creative will eventually admit this desire. Few can make one radical thing while even fewer continue to deliver intriguing material. Phantogram, the electronic psych-pop duo from upstate New York, fall into the latter categ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Phantogram - Crescent Ballroom - 10/23/13 (Photos and Video)

    Phantogram Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, October 23, 2013 New York trip hop group Phantogram played its third show in Phoenix last night. The band put on a fantastic show almost two full years ago at Crescent Ballroom, leaving us to wonder if lightning could strike twice, but the band's popularity h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Phantogram: Our Songs Are About Love and Hope and Life and Death

    By Reyan Ali Pop music has long enjoyed -- and idolized -- partying, but over the last half-decade, songs about partying have grown increasingly hollow and obligated. Bangers like Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and Ke$ha's "Take It Off" are hymns of unadulterated debauchery, placing li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Important concert-going note: Until Friday, at the earliest, it is still at least a little weird to go to a show--whether it's on this list or not--in a Halloween costume. We're just trying to help. (View our complete concert calendar here.)

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Label of the Month: The EDM Pioneers Behind Ghostly International

    Welcome to our Label of the Month feature, where we'll expound on some of our favorite music manufacturing companies, the folks that help mold the entire picture for amazing artists and shoot those ideas out into the world. This month, we're aiming our sights on Ghostly International, the Ann Arbor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2011

    Phantogram at Crescent Ballroom, 11/5/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Phantogram Crescent Ballroom Saturday, November 5 It's been a good year for Phantogram. This trip-hop duo played a bunch of festivals, including Coachella, where they attracted a crowd of over 10,000 people in spite of sharing a time slot with The Strokes. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010