Music: PHOX

Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.

In a world filled with so much “Nope,” Baraboo, Wis., brought us the “Fuck yes” that is PHOX. Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.


PHOX singer Monica Martin’s voice perfectly grounds the airy and whimsical noise made by the five guys who surround her. It’s the kind of sound worthy of a whole book of Shakespearean sonnets. 

PHOX’s self-titled debut released this summer and you’re a damn fool if you haven’t become absorbed by it yet. The band also just recorded its smooth, Jazz-y version of “The Christmas Song” for Amazon’s annual Christmas playlist. Would it be wrong to say it’s the best song on the list? Maybe if we bring them the proper bloody mary ingredients (a recent Twitter post suggested the members like them made with salsa juice and Maker’s Mark), they’ll even sing it for us while they’re in town.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. $31. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.

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