The knock against French alternative rockers is that they essentially write
the same song over and over again. That criticism is more or less fair, but
man, the songs “Lisztomania” and “1901” from 2009’s sterling
FM 102.1's annual Big Snow Show at the Rave will become a two-night event this year, with an internationally minded lineup featuring headliners from France, England and Sweden. France bliss-pop stars Phoenix, fresh from headline billing at the Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals this summer, will top FM 102.1's bill on Thursday, Dec. 12, supported by U.K. buzz band Alt-J and the shouty indi...