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Though Kevin Barnes is just as likely to record Freudian sex-funk these days, his band’s stage show is well within an outlandish tradition of psychedelic spectacle, boasting insane costumes, inexplicable visuals, freaky drama, and the occasional live animal.
(6/15 at MCarren Park)
Lead by singer/songwriter Quinn Walker, the veteran Brooklyn band dress up their pretty ballads and anthemic rockers with florid textures and tribal beats. Live, the songs deliver wild, operatic vocal swells with flower-child panache.
(6/17 at Public Assembly)
The Olivia Tremor Control
It may seem strange to refer to a psych-rock band from the 90s as pioneers, but in the case of Olivia Tremor Control, it works. Part of the massively influential Elephant 6 collective, Bill Doss, Will Cullen Hart and the gang are back, presumably with new material in tow.
(6/16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg)
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