The first time we caught The Spaceship of the Imagination, it was at a Mercy Lounge Christmas show we at the Scene hosted just last year. Garbed in Magi-esque robes and headdress, the Matt Rowland-masterminded three-piece played MIDId-out versions of yuletide classics entirely on synthesizers, and they called it A Carl Sagan Christmas. Well, its holiday season again, and Rowlandthe longtime sideman for mirthful Southern rockers Ghostfingeris back for more bizarro ivory tickling. Now, we cant tell you if the lineup has changed, and we cant tell you if Rowland & Co. will still be broadcasting ringtone versions of We Wish You a Merry Christmas from Planet Weird. But we can tell you that whatever The Spaceship of the Imagination bring to the table tonight, it will be both bewilderingly freaky and virtuosically played. Ghostfinger headline.
Thu., Dec. 3, 9 p.m., 2009