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A scandalous night with Of Montreal at the Chameleon Club

Of Montreal / Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Of Montreal / Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

“I like the name Lancaster… maybe I will change my name to Lancaster!”

Mad Max, a character dressed in a red and black body suit adorned with a cape and top hat, mulled this over in the midst of a rant about letting opossums loose in the crowd to pet, and cuddling the audience to sleep “just to wake up in his basement of love.” A little odd for Kevin Barnes’ introduction, but I don’t think the crowd at the Chameleon minded too much. Eccentric was what they came for. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Icky Blossoms at Milkboy, Joe Pug at Boot & Saddle, A Day Without Love at Kung Fu Necktie

Icky Blossoms
Icky Blossoms | photo via Facebook

Icky Blossoms play Milkboy tonight. The Nebraska-based band released its debut self-titled record in 2012, which will be followed by Mask next month through Saddle Creek. Single “In Folds” captures the band’s dance-focused songs that echo both club vibes of the eighties and contemporary electro-pop outfits like Friendly Fires. Listen to the track below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Download a remix of The Faint’s “Evil Voices” (playing at The Troc on Thursday)

Indie-dance band The Faint, who are currently touring in support of a reissue of 2001′s Danse Macabre (including a stop at The Troc this week), surprised fans with an exclusive tour EP featuring four new songs, their first fresh material since 2008′s Fasciinatiion. Yesterday the band followed it up with an Icky Blossoms remix of the first single from the EP, “Evil Voices,” available for download at Consequence of Sound. Thursday’s all-ages show starts at 8 p.m.; for tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar here.