There are a few things in life that are certain: death, taxes, and the frenetic energy of an of Montreal live show. They have made a name for themselves in the indie rock world for their colorful album/song titles and equally colorful stage antics. Recently, frontman Kevin Barnes brought his crazy concoction of music and theatre to 9:30 Club in support of the band’s 14th album, Innocence Reaches.
In classic of Montreal fashion, things got weird as soon as the lights dimmed. The band took the stage in satanic robes, cutting their way across a smoke filled stage. On cue, the band disrobed to reveal their all-white outfits, but remained shrouded in silhouettes for the majority of the set. It was clear that all eyes were to be on Kevin Barnes and his costumed dancers. But the band kept the beat going throughout the show, bringing the disco vibes to 9:30 Club.