Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Of Montreal Live at Roseland

Of Montreal did a show on the 10th at Roseland Ballroom, NYC that looks like (through the pictures) either a "wild night out" or a really bad trip. Nonetheless, it's been much appraised and noted mainly, for Kevin Barnes performance has he sang St. Exquisite's Confessions while sitting atop a white horse. After bringing a live animal on stage, everyone lost it, and it was like that for the rest of the show. It wasn't just a concert, but almost a play. Sketches accompanied different songs by skillful actors performing on the side, and in one song, Barnes hung from a noose as he sang. Between costume changes, live animals, nonstop music, and basically complete chaos, the show was possibly the craziest thing since maybe, Woodstock?

The shows finale was of course, unpredictable, just as was the show itself. It included Kevin Barnes being wheeled on stage inside a huge coffin, only to emerge covered in shaving cream. After the song, he said "I want to give you a hug!" and ran offstage to hug the first row. Afterwards, they performed a cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, second only to the original.

To watch Of Montreal's cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit, click here.


chrome3d said...

That was some show! I can´t believe they had so much props. I can´t even choose the best most outlandish costume as there was so many!

Lily Hydrangea said...

the audience looks like it is having a lot of fun! I like the shaving cream antics but I don't like the idea of the guy hanging from a noose though-too scary!

mansuetude said...

Rolling Stone did a large spread on him a few issues back, some great photos--