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Of Montreal and Painted Palms


Roseland (map) Northwest
Thu., May 12, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages


Just four short years ago, Kevin Barnes really seemed to be onto something. With the densely woven pansexual opera/freakout Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, Barnes built on his band Of Montreal's previous seven albums with a kaleidoscope of glam pop that stuck out like a day-glo thumb in the otherwise muted color palette of indie rock. Of Montreal quickly evolved a must-see live band, with a mindfucking stage show that took primitive community-theater production values to grotesque extremes. That live show overshadowed Of Montreal's unfortunate follow-up record Skeletal Lamping, an inscrutable and hard-to-listen-to collection of ADD song snippets. Barnes' latest recorded effort, False Priest, corrects the scales somewhat, with funkless but coherent disco numbers that slightly dampen what made Fauna such an attention-grabbing breakout. So where does that leave us? With a boring but unconventional album and a bound-to-be-fuckin'-weird live spectacle—more than most bands offer, really. NED LANNAMANN


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

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  • Open for shows. See schedule.
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  • Thu., May 12, 8 p.m. 2011
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