Snapshots: of Montreal @ 9:30 Club — 3/2/20

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Kevin Barnes fronts of Montreal at 9:30 Club on March 2, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Of Montreal appeared at 9:30 Club recently for a different kind of show. You see, frontman Kevin Barnes fell in love. And with that, he’s been a bit more carefree, a bit more open, and a bit more himself. That inner self shined brightly at 9:30 Club, and Katherine Gaines captured this glory on film.

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Live Review: Helado Negro @ U Street Music Hall — 6/28/19

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Helado Negro (Photo courtesy of RVNG Intl.)

What does black ice cream taste like? If you’re Roberto Carlos Lange, you may say it’s a combination of flavors that inexplicably vary with every lick. The producer and singer-songwriter, better known as Helado Negro (“black ice cream” in Spanish), served up an eclectic mix of synth-pop, electro-folk, and Latin music during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall.

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Preview: Let’s Eat Grandma @ 9:30 Club, 4/1/19

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Let’s Eat Grandma (Photo by Charlotte Pattmore)

Editor’s note: This show has been cancelled.

Let’s Eat Grandma released I’m All Ears, the band’s second studio album, last year via Transgressive Records. The British avant pop duo now will headline a show at the 9:30 Club on Monday, April 1.

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Live Review: Panda Bear @ 9:30 Club — 2/11/19

Panda Bear 1 Panda Bear performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Panda Bear hit the road in February this year for a short US tour following the release of his sixth solo album, Buoys. Panda Bear performed as a stoic one-man-band to a sea of fans at DC’s famous 9:30 Club recently.  

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Music Park: Of Montreal @ Ottobar — 10/24/18

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Of Montreal thrills a packed Ottobar on Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Of Montreal, the band fronted by the charismatic and wildly creative Kevin Barnes, has been going strong through various permutations for more than 20 years. The Athens, Georgia-born band has released 15 full length albums (not including EPs and singles) — during that time, they’ve experimented with styles (straight ahead pop à la Beatles to country tinged Americana to dance).

Although the songwriting is brilliant and the songs tough to get out of your head, the band’s live show (and by “show” I mean it in the most literal sense) has come to be Of Montreal’s signature, and that show arrived at Ottobar on Oct. 24.

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