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Of Montreal are really from Athens, Georgia, but being geographically accurate is probably the last thing on bandleader Kevin Barnes' busy mind. Barnes piles about a million cryptic references, poetic allusions, surreal imagery and cheeky asides into the trash compactor of his mind on the band's most recent album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar. As befits a group that often appears onstage in colorful, quaintly eccentric costumes, Of Montreal wander freely from hazy pop reveries and psychedelic jangle into a weirdly enchanting blend of Dylanish wordplay, T. Rex bounce and Bowie-esque folk. Barnes could easily be describing himself when he sings, “From your first psychotic episode to your chugging your schizophrenia, it's your dysphoric mania that makes you so likable.”

Thu., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/16/14)

LA Weekly