The Bowery Presents
The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

Julianna Barwick

Thu, May 16, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Wellmont Theatre

Montclair, NJ

$49.50

This event is all ages

Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips
Of the innumerable one-hit wonders littering the cultural landscape, few, if any, were so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously weird as the Flaming Lips. To even classify the Lips as merely a one-hit wonder is to do the group a grave injustice: although their standing as a commercial entity proved little more than a blip on the radar screen, their moment of Top 40 success was simply another pit-stop on one of the more surreal and haphazard career trajectories in pop music -- an acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound, uncommon emotional depth, and bizarre history (packed with tales of self-immolating fans and the like) firmly established them as one of the true originals of the post-punk era.
Julianna Barwick
Julianna Barwick
Brooklynite Julianna Barwick’s voice is high, lucid and vaguely spiritual, like that of a child in a Christian-themed horror film. Her songs feature hardly any discernible words, yet few local musicians are so vocally oriented. On her self-released Sanguine, Barwick employs a guitar pedal to loop her voice, effectively creating her own backing choir through a modest four-track. Her overlapping vocals—almost entirely devoted to desperate Scrabble ploys like ahh or ooh—mesh together in a lovely blur. While Barwick rarely mimics the sound of an instrument, her web of vocals ultimately fills the role traditionally held by a band (aside from an occasional guitar, the album is largely a cappella). -time out new york
Venue Information:
The Wellmont Theatre
5 Seymour Street
Montclair, NJ, 07042
http://www.wellmonttheatre.com/