Of Montreal is one of those bands that continually impresses. A few years ago, these Athens natives were mere indie underground notables, but today, thanks to an increasingly experimental discography, overly eccentric personas and an Outback Steakhouse commercial, Of Montreal is practically a household name. Still sustained by 2008s Skeletal Lamping, they opted for one more mini-tour before heading back to the studio to finish up work on their forthcoming album False Priest. Their blend of deliciously intellectual, esoteric lyrics with upbeat electro-psych-pop rhythms creates a great dynamic, while front man Kevin Barnes erotic style and ever-changing repertoire of bizarre onstage props make sure that no two Of Montreal shows are the same. Dont let the antics deter you; there is something here for everyone. Barnes has a lot more to offer than shallow, ecstasy-soaked sex appeal if they continue their same pattern, Of Montreal might be one of the biggest bands in the world in just a few years.
Sat., Feb. 6, 9 p.m., 2010