The crowd at a Phantogram show is nothing if not mixed – age was just a state of mind last week at the Buckhead Theatre. Throngs of millennials and upwardly mobile 40-somethings packed the sold out show to catch the ever-popular, electro rock duo take the stage.
Opener, the Range
, DJed a set to warm up the crowd – which mainly consisted of him dancing around and lip syncing to his favorite tracks. Once Range left the stage the crowd waited. And waited. And waited some more, but Phantogram finally hit the stage around 9:30PM
. Touring behind their new album, Three
, released this past October
Phantogram’s lighting and stage show was excellent for this size venue. Starting out with a raised screen for projected images and animations, Phantogram blended seamlessly into their lighting show. This made for a slower, more tranquil atmosphere for the first three songs, crescendoing to a fiery second half of the set. As soon as the screen dropped, Barthel and Carter leaned in to heavier, faster hits and the crowd really got of their feet and danced the night away.
And while it was expected, it was not any less exciting when Big Boi took the stage with Phantogram and brought the house down with banger, Drum Machine. Phantogram is not to be missed this tour. /- Ryan Fleisher
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