Music » Critics' Picks

Of Montreal

8 p.m. Monday, November 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

by

comment
Longtime Of Montreal fans are probably still scratching their heads over the band's transformation from paisley-printed jangle-popsters to day-glo disco saviors. The about-face has paid off handsomely for the band, though, as frontman Kevin Barnes continues to settle into his role as the indie crowd's Prince — writing and recording dark but danceable records that plumb his psyche with a visceral edge. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? remains a front-runner for album of the year in how it takes the hackneyed conceit of the breakup record and turns it into a dubby, narcotic dance party. If all the introspection is too much to handle, you can always fall under the spell of Barnes' glam persona and the band's costume-and-prop-enhanced live show.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.