PHOX is an American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Baraboo, Wisconsin.


Kyle Dean Reinford

Violents (producer Jeremy Larson) and Monica Martin (former PHOX frontwoman) join forces on “Awake and Pretty Much Sober,” an album of mellow electro-pop. Read more



David Michael Miller

It was just over two years ago when PHOX broke onto the scene with a critically acclaimed self-titled album. Aaron Conklin catches up with lead singer Monica Martin in advance of the band’s “farewell for now” show at the Capitol Theater Feb. 3. Read more



Cody Bond

PHOX’s upcoming Capitol Theater show is the last one before the band goes into what guitarist Matt Holmen is calling a self-imposed “full hibernation” to continue the serious work of writing, polishing and recording the group’s second album. Read more



Paulius Musteikis

A tweet involving Madison-area bands Dolores and PHOX has sparked a chain reaction. "There's a new band in town called Dolores, and my heart is so happy," PHOX singer Monica Martin posted on Facebook last month. "Someone just tweeted their EP at us." Read more



Michael Doyle Olson Photos

Can you find all of the Wisconsin curiosities in the basement of PHOX, the Madison-area band covered in this week's "Isthmus"? Hint: There are at least a dozen. Read more



Michael Doyle Olson

It took quite a while for Matt Holmen, Jason Sean Krunnfusz, Monica Martin, Dave and Matteo Roberts, and Zach Johnston to get to this point. Despite growing up in the same town, a lot of things had to fall into place to bring the six musicians... Read more


Milwaukee musicians tend to dominate the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards, the statewide equivalent of the Madison Area Music Awards. But Madison artists stole the 34th annual awards show, which took place in Appleton on April 27. PHOX was crowne Read more


Today PHOX climbed another rung on the ladder to fame by announcing that they've signed with Partisan Records, the record label Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards and the Dismemberment Plan call home.... Read more



Tim Collins

This week marks the start of the musical portion of South By Southwest, the annual event that's drawn bands, fans and music-industry insiders to Austin, Texas, since 1987. Many corners of the Madison music community have been represented there... Read more


PHOX may be Madison's musical success story of 2013. The purveyors of folky pop and whimsical electronic rock built an enthusiastic local fan base in 2012, but this year has taken them to high-profile gigs at Lollapalooza in Chicago... Read more



Connie Ward

For the alt-rock collective PHOX, the holiday season marks the anniversary of their move to Madison and a curious incident that brought them closer. After forming in their hometown of Baraboo, PHOX plunged into Madison's music scene when they started Read more


Reminding us that summer doesn't last forever, the air on King Street was slightly crisp (we won't call it chilly) on Friday night as PHOX and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers charmed a block-full of music lovers. Read more