Sunday, May 06, 2012

OF MONTREAL (Brighton Concorde 2, 26/04/12)

Of Montreal shows can be somewhat hit and miss - the best of them truly joyous occasions, bringing the best out of their disco-funk psychedelia; the worst an ungainly mess of silly gimmicks and musical sloppiness. Thankfully, tonight fell firmly into the former category, with a Hissing Fauna-heavy setlist, appearances from “Wraith Pinned From The Mist” and “The Party’s Crashing Us” and Kevin Barnes on sterling form, flouncing about on stage dispensing confetti and unleashing lycra gimps upon the assembled masses. No “The Past Is A Grotesque Animal” unfortunately, but that’s literally the only fault I can level against it. Fantastic stuff.

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