When: Sun., July 12, 9 p.m. 2015
Even though the Icy synths and apathetic vocals are reminiscent of the darkwave greats before them — Bauhaus, Joy Division, et al. — Ars Phoenix make those concepts modern, kind of like what HBO’s True Blood did for vampires, but cooler. The noise element found in Ars Phoenix’s sound is what gives it a razor-sharp edge, along with the duality of female/male vocals. With Smokey Emery, Spokesmodel.