Kevin Barnes, the madman/genius/spaz behind of Montreal, might have the craziest career path in modern music. No one could've predicted 14 years ago that this Athens, Georgia-based geek would break from the lo-fi, '60s-obsessed Elephant 6 aesthetic and strap on a glammy persona featuring falsetto Prince squeals, Bowie-esque thespian bellowing, and a freakily theatrical stage show rivaled only by Lady Gaga and the Flaming Lips, with music at least partially inspired by Sufjan Stevens... This psychedelic, metrosexual White Negro is most himself when wearing multiple masks – his alienation from fashion, good taste, and common sense runs soul deep. Kevin Barnes is easily one of the most compelling musical minds in the business today. The latest album, Paralytic Stalks, is a fascinating listen, for both old fans and new.
new A-nnouncement: STEREOPHONICS on Jul 4th and BUSH on Jul 21st !!
5 days 13 hr ago
SUEDE at the A on Nov 2nd!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:15
the A brings you 2 open air shows at the Neumünster Abbey: WOODKID and ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:09
RAF 2013: PHOENIX, BLOC PARTY, C2C, JAKE BUGG +++ join the bill and single-day tickets available right here & now!!read more...
21.02.2013 @ 11:19
Thank you for the kindness, the food and the crowd.