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All photos by Minh Tran.

French pop kings Phoenix played a sold-out Crystal Ballroom on Saturday night, and judging from these photos, they let their songs do all the work. Despite the lack of flashy visuals, Minh Tran was there to take these photos of the band in action, as they played hits from their immensely popular back catalog and offered ample helpings from their upcoming album, Bankrupt!, which they reportedly played in full. Minh tells us the show was "solid," with vocals that matched those on the album almost without flaw—take that as you may. The new songs had "lots of A-Ha 'Take On Me' full-speed dropping to half-speed drums. Sounded promising, although the show as a whole made it apparent that all of their hits kinda blend together and are largely interchangeable."

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