Posted in To Do | music on September 24, 2009


EUREKA -- Sequoia Park Zoo has announced the results of its recent "Name Our Foxes" contest.

Of the hundreds of names suggested by zoo visitors, the zookeepers voted for Farrah Foxcett (for the female) and Phoenix (for the male). Three people -- Matthew Sain and Miya Vasek of Humboldt County and Amber White from New Jersey -- suggested Phoenix and local resident Candida Wolff-Vodden came up with Farrah Foxcett.

"Our foxes were both rescued locally after sustaining injuries in the wild. The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center was able to offer the medical care they needed and rehabilitated both the foxes over the course of a few months," said Melinda Booth, fund development director. "Although both Farrah Foxcett and Phoenix healed well and are now healthy and strong, their injuries were such that they cannot be released back into the wild. So, Sequoia Park Zoo was delighted to be able to offer a permanent home for these two beautiful creatures. If you haven't seen them yet, you can usually find them sunning themselves on the rocks or snoozing on a platform in the tree while Rosemary (the bear) ambles around them. " [Times Standard]

Phoenix the band can be found ambling, and performing, around MacBooks, iPods and iPhones this evening at the SoHo Apple Store. From there they continue into the wilds of Central Park where they join Passion Pit for two big Summerstage shows on Friday and Saturday night.

Passion Pit recently played in Juan's Basement for Pitchfork.TV. Watch that below....



Comments (12)

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Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 4:35 PM

Passion Pit met at a Phish show!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 4:56 PM

Got me thinking of Foxy's disco classic "Get Off".

Posted by drewo | September 24, 2009 5:22 PM

I think its really funny how that new Miley Cyrus song seriously sounds like a Passion Pit song. If you replaced her vocals with the PP guy's, you'd think it was.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 5:31 PM

why do you even know what a miley cyrus song sounds like?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 6:29 PM

Its a funny story (not really actually.) Sometimes I go through phases where I listen to the FM pop radio just to see what the kids are listening to. I do it on long drives, which has been all too frequent lately. Anyway, you gotta hear this song. There's this part where she's all like, "And Jay Z was playing on the radio, Jay Z was playing on the radio..." Don't get me wrong: It's bad, but I swear to you that without Mileyesque lyrics and vocals, it'd be a Passion Pit song.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:07 PM

wow i just listened to that miley cyrus song for the first time, and i LOVE passion pit, but damn there's a lot of similarity there, especially in the chorus. michael has better lyrics, of course.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 10:40 PM

ive heard that miley cyrus song when it came out and thought the same thing

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 3:28 AM

They shoulda named the female fox "Neko" (because of "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood").

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 7:34 AM

Passion Pit met at Berkeley Music School..

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 7:39 AM

river phoenix was the man

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 9:39 AM

the phoenix show tonight at central park was unbelievable. so uplifting and inspiring. they make beautiful music -- the songs are aesthetically very "pretty," and I love the way they change the way they play them as compared to the album. Super tight, but not afraid to let loose and jam (and even get a little 'dark' and spacey at times). But start to finish, it's jam after jam after jam. Banger after banger. They never let up. Incredible show. Up there with M. Ward, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, and Those Darlins @ Southpaw as concerts of the year in my humble opinion.

Nice that after working hard for 10 years it's really paying off for these guys-- both in terms of the music they're making and the reception they're getting.

I think I saw Emily Haines from Metric watching from side-stage.

Passion Pit was just ok. Fun; dancey; but the falsetto starts to wear a little thin. Falsetto's like the slide guitar. Great to hear, but needs to be used sparingly.

Posted by Ryan H. | September 26, 2009 12:42 AM

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