The talented Molly Bauer went to the Of Montreal last night and took some sweet photos for the Stranger! Below are her photos and a few observations from the night.
Of Montreal's show at Vera last night was excellent: infinitely more energetic and entertaining than opener Wild Moccasins. I thoroughly enjoyed their set list, even though I own none of their recent albums, and didn't actually recognize any of the songs. (I am now convinced I need to purchase everything I don't have).
Of Montreal had a nice flow between upbeat, funky dance songs to more relaxed, melodic pieces that sound as though they could be contemporaries of David Bowie's early work (I'm thinking of Hunky Dory era Bowie) Having never seen them live before, their psychedelic theatrics reminded me of a Flaming Lips concert (which I am using as a huge compliment). At one point Barnes road into the crowd atop a man-powered Cerberus—one of the most captivating parts of the show.