Of Montreal (Band)

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    May 16, 2013

    Of Montreal at Cedar Cultural Center, 5/15/13

    Of Montreal With Wild Moccasins Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 15, 2013Most bands tour the country stocked up with all of their gear and a collection of merch. Of Montreal also packs as many costumes as a Broadway show. From the skeleton-faced clowns who joined the band on stage ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Kishi Bashi: I make music to inspire or provoke

    The easiest way to explain the music of Kishi Bashi to someone who is unfamiliar with him is to say that he kind of does the Andrew Bird live-looping with a violin thing. Except the Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist -- whose full name is K (short for Kaori) Ishibashi -- does it like his brain ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Of Montreal at First Avenue, 3/27/12

    ​Of MontrealFirst AvenueMinneapolisMarch 27, 2012Does Kevin Barnes take himself seriously?No, that's not a reference to the seizure-inducing light show that he brought to town last night with his band, Of Montreal. In fact, the elaborate stage setup, with all the bright lights, flashing colors, an ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Five utterly frustrating songs: Odd Future, Of Montreal & more

    ​Sometimes a song comes along and you just hate everything about it. Everything is wrong: your sensors are howling, the hair stands up on your neck, and it's some nightmare shit where unless you can somehow get away from or destroy whatever device is causing the awful song to play, your head will ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    March 21, 2012
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    October 18, 2010

    The Week That Was: Monday, October 11 through Friday, October 15

    ​ Last week? Last week was so several days ago. At this point - polishing off that third mug of crap, employer-subsidized coffee, valiantly procrastinating last week's leftover to-do items, beating yourself about the head and face to stay awake - you probably can barely remember what your name is, ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Janelle Monae and Of Montreal at First Avenue, 9/23/10

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Of Montreal and Janelle MonaeSeptember 23, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisMuch like Janelle Monae's performance earlier this year at the Varsity Theater, it took the funk-fusion diva a few songs to fully engage with the audience, but once she was halfway into her set she had ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    Janelle Monae talks inspiration, performing, and Atlanta

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzJanelle Monae at Stubb's during SXSW 2009​Janelle Monae was easily one of the best new artists we saw at SXSW in 2009, and we've been anxiously anticipating her next show in Minneapolis ever since. A larger-than-life performer, Monae kicked, danced, and stage dove her way th ... More >>

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    December 28, 2007

    My Top 10 albums of 2007

    What has something for everyone to hate? A Top 10 Albums of the Year list. You might find something to like in here, too, as I detail my favorite releases from 2007.

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    December 25, 2007

    Five (times two) Songs About ... Christmas

    For this edition of "Five Songs About," we decided to double our pleasure. Christmas is a special time of year, and we found way too much here (and way too little we could justify leaving out) -- so you get 10 songs for the same low, low price. Moreover, we tried to go a little further off the bea ... More >>