After a slow couple of weeks on the show circuit, the second half of summer tours are beginning to pick up speed once again. From big names to small local fames, every single venue in the City seems to be featuring at least one showstopper this week. Check out our picks for the week:
They’ve blazed the stages at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Rothbury and many, many more, and in the process, have pioneered a cult following across the world. They’ve become quite renowned for their ridiculous stage show usually involving some sort of costumes (whether dancing people in gas masks, ghouls, bunnies, Freddie Mercury replicas, whatever) and they’ve changed the explanation of their name more times than one can count. Of Montreal’s always effervescent style has transformed from lo-fi shoegazer to electronic disco/funk and quirky prog-pop over the years, but Kevin Barnes has always made sure to keep their indie roots in tact.