of Montreal’s bizarre celebration

All of the great psychedelic artists seem to operate on the very precipice between genius and madness. Perhaps that’s the danger that comes from opening a channel to the colorful and frightening cosmos inside our skulls.

But what makes of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes different from bizarro forebears like Syd Barrett and Roky Erickson is that, rather than falling into the abyss, he opens it up and hosts a killer dance party.

Barnes and bandmates brought their trippy extravaganza to Grand Rapids Thursday, May 15 for a sold-out two-hour show at the Pyramid Scheme. The band played a set heavy on audience favorites, ping ponging between booty shaking neo-disco and tumescent fist-pumping rockers.

Read more at MLive.

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About brianjbowe

Brian J. Bowe is a veteran journalist, author, and educator whose work examines the interplay of journalism and culture in multiple settings. Bowe earned his Ph.D. in Michigan State University’s Media and Information Studies program, where he was named the 2013 Outstanding Ph.D. student. His research interests include media framing, the media’s agenda setting function, and news coverage of Muslims. His research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Public Understanding of Science, International Communication Gazette and American Behavioral Scientist. In 2010, he co-produced the award-winning short documentary The Death of an Imam. He also co-authored and served as assistant coordinator of the Social Science Research Council-funded project Migrations of Islam: Muslim-American Culture in the 21st Century. Bowe has written extensively about music. He is the author of Judas Priest: Metal Gods, The Ramones: American Punk Rock Band and The Clash: Punk Rock Band. All three books are part of Enslow Publishers’ Rebels of Rock series of young adult biographies. He is the co-editor of CREEM: America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine (Harper/Collins), and has written liner notes for releases by Iggy & the Stooges, the MC5 and Was (Not Was). He served as editor of the online resurrection of CREEM Magazine and has published in regional and national publications such as Harp, Blurt, MLive and the Metro Times.
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