Things are gonna get weird in Frederick, MD on Saturday, May 25 when beloved indie weirdos of Montreal play the first installment of Flying Dog Brewery's 2013 outdoor concert series.
The cooky Athens, GA band, fronted by the eccentric Kevin Barnes, has experimented with a variety of genres throughout its seventeen-year career, producing albums with such drastically different sounds as vaudeville, twee pop, psychedelic rock, and afrobeat. Although active since 1996 and responsible for five releases between 1997 and 2002, it was arguably 2004's Satanic Panic in the Attic that put of Montreal on the indie music radar. Since the release of that album, of Montreal has gone on to release five more albums - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, Skeletal Lamping, and the most recent Paralytic Stalks among them - with another on the way. The forthcoming album, titled Lousy with Sylvainbar and set to release later this year, was written in what Barnes calls "a self imposed isolation experiment in San Francisco" and is supposedly heavily influenced by Sylvia Plath's poetry as well as artists like Neil Young and the Grateful Dead. Needles to say, it will be interesting to hear what of Montreal has churned out this time. Chances are it will be like all of the band's preceding release's - awesomely strange.
Of Montreal's live shows are one-of-a-kind, often incorporating over-the-top theatrics, unique props, bizarre visuals, and extraordinary costumes. To get a feel of the band's on-stage antics, check out this video:
The upcoming show at Flying Dog will also feature the brewery's obscure, rare, and experimental beers. So, if you're 21+ and interested in sipping on tasty libations while dancing like crazy to of Montreal, please do one of the following:
1. Leave a comment below, using a valid email address, linking us to your favorite picture of Kevin Barnes.
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I'm entering to win tix to see of Montreal at Flying Dog Brewery! @ChunkyGlasses
One winner will be chosen at random THIS FRIDAY EVENING, so make sure to enter before then! GOOD LUCK!
Not feeling lucky? Tickets are $20 and on sale here.