Sunday, January 31, 2010

Show Review! : Of Montreal!

(not our picture, and not actually of the show, but Kevin was dressed like this and all we had was a film camera)

A couple days ago, on thursday, we headed out to the club to check out Of Montreal! James Husband (Of Montreal's drummer) opened for them, but he was only okay, and pretty bad at times. I wanted to like them since he had a cello player up there but most of his songs sounded pretty similar, and weren't a good match with Of Montreal's catchy, dance-y pop music. He had one preeety sweet song though, but I can't find it anywhere sooooooooo who knows.

and Of Montreal - what can I say? If you've seen em before you know just how crazy they can get, and if you haven't you should get some tickets! Their set started with some guys in animals masks with intro music goin on before Of Montreal came in with Suffer for Fashion. They ran through a bunch of tunes compelte with ninjas sneakin' on stage with props and feather shooting machines before the end where Kevin Barnes got up on some cross thing and got stretched out. They came back out for the encore and ended with a Jackson 5 cover which worked out pretty well.

Kevin's voice was a little different from the records (a little more girly) but the playing was solid and the crazy weird show made up for it (although it was supposedly pretty tame for an Of Montreal show). They focused mostly on their newer albums but didn't play Wraith Pinned to the Mist, which was just fine by me.

Setlist if ya want it:

If you haven't heard them, here's a smattering to get ya goin

- Alec

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