Give Of Montreal’s back catalogue even a casual listen and you’ll find a little bit of everything — glam rock, disco, psychedelia and pure pop — sometimes all crammed into the same song. The band’s main man, Kevin Barnes, is a complex and contradictory figure, creating everything from obscure characters, such as transgender funkster Georgie Fruit, to complex concept albums to raw, confessional songs that reveal some seriously dark depths of the soul. The music and the man behind it get a long, hard look in The Past Is a Grotesque Animal, a new documentary that focuses on one of indie pop’s most intriguing bands.
“I think having a movie that gets inside of Kevin’s head and shows what he’s been going through was an interesting way to look at it,” says David Weingarden, programmer and talent buyer for the Boulder Theater. “It’s for Of Montreal fans, but it’s also a ‘warts and all’ story. Anybody who’s interested in art or music in general is going to appreciate it as well.”
See the film tonight at 8 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder (doors open at 7). For tickets, $10, and more information, visit bouldertheater.com.
Fri., June 20, 7 p.m., 2014