Death+Taxes Issue 21 On Stands Now!

Stephen Blackwell :: Friday, September 4th, 2009 3:44 pm

It was once a little baby but now it’s all grown up: Death+Taxes has just turned 21. Not years obviously (I didn’t start the magazine when I was six) but we’ve just released our twenty-first issue, which features troubadours Phoenix on its cover. And there’s plenty more inside, including an interview with Zombieland star Jesse Eisenberg, a profile on the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Danny DeVito may be little, but he is deep), and The First Annual Death+Taxes Guide to Drinking. And as always, we feature plenty of great bands and reviews. Death+Taxes is available nationwide wherever books and magazines are sold. If your local bookstore doesn’t carry it, tell them to stop being stupid and order it.


Issue 21, Magazine

Phoenix “The French Connection”

Isaac Lekach :: Friday, September 4th, 2009 3:16 pm

On a Friday in late June the D+T staff painted their office wall pink. That night French pop group Phoenix played the second of two sold-out shows in New York. We had made arrangements to photograph them beforehand, but as the day progressed it looked like that plan might collapse. The band had more than a few commitments to honor and ours was the latest addition to an already tight schedule: They had to replace a piece of musical equipment that failed them the night before at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. There was a performance for Spinner to tape—which ended up running late—sound check, and our photo shoot. So we took a cue from the cover art of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, their latest album, and painted the wall pink.



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