- By Daniella Maria
(Sadly, no pictures were taken. I opted to actually enjoy the show rather than take 300+ pictures like the last time I saw them in Milwaukee.)
Just when you think that Of Montreal shows couldn't get any better.... they went and topped themselves again.
I arrived slightly after MGMT started. I saw them back in 2005 when they played in Madison at Club 770. To be honest, I thought that their energy back in 2005 was a lot higher. But they now perform with a full band, whereas before it was just two of them and an ipod. They were a lot of fun. I enjoyed the new full band version of "Time to Pretend".
Grand Buffet. Holy shit, dudes. Seriously. That was one of the best opening acts I've ever seen. They were so high energy. Lyrically hilarious. Beats were fantastic. I absolutely LOVED them. I was instantly very comfortable with their vibe. They seem like really nice and likable people. I was really really impressed. If you haven't heard of them, please check them out. I had so much fun watching them. I'd love to do it again very very soon.
This was the fifth time I've seen Of Montreal. And it seems there stage shows get better and better every time. This time, Dan and Nick (of the official CCAA booty patrol) built a HUGE set (Damn, I wish I had a camera). I could draw a crappy MSpaint version of it... but I'll just let you see it for yourself (check out the tour dates, kids). While the insane amount of lights that were coming from the stage made me hope that no epileptic kids were in the audience, it was really fun to watch.
oM played a handful of new songs, including Softcore, which they have played out before (check the youtube video). And a few other fantastically naughty songs. I'm very excited for Skeletal Lamping, which is the name of the new album, hopefully coming out beginning of next year.
Kevin mentioned that Dottie has a solo act, which I thought I heard as "Dorathy Hagard" but when I googled it, nothing came up. So maybe my memory isn't serving me correctly. But as soon as I find out I'll make sure to link to it here. I was hoping for another My First Keyboard release, so its really exciting to me.
All in all, it was a great show. I was nervous because last time I was at the Milwaukee show I was extremely irritated with their fans. This time I felt much better about the crowd. Less drunk/high 16 year olds. So that was cool. I didn't even get punched in the head ONCE when Kevin would get close to the front of the stage. Sweet!