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FYF Fest 2014: Interpol, Phoenix bring a dash of professionalism
FYF Fest 2014: Interpol, Phoenix bring a dash of professionalism

The main stage of the FYF Fest on Saturday night was a contrast in colors. Interpol, the suited-up, all-black-all-the-time moody New Yorkers, fueled a rock 'n' roll resurgence in the early-to-mid 2000s, when FYF Fest was finding its footing in Echo Park clubs. Phoenix, however, was all brightly lit synths and manipulated guitars, its stage lighting representing a hyperkinetic rainbow and the act's merging of rock and dance cultures signifying the more recent direction of the pop charts. Each group's set Saturday had its merits. Interpol is one of the most efficient and workmanlike rock bands around -- its guitars a little bit artsy, it choruses often big and the...

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