March 1, 2013
Better than: That second time you saw Phoenix, this time at an arena.
Midway through Starfucker's Noise Pop set at the Regency Ballroom, something strange is happening. The band is in the middle of strumming the opening moments to the bass-led journey that is “Reptilians,” precluded here by an airy rendition of “Say to You.” On stage, Starfucker looks composed. They're focused less on moving and more on maintaining the current song's groove. And if you stand still for just a moment … the ground isn't shaking.