The psychedelic rock circus returns to the Howlin' Wolf.

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Of Montreal has made The Howlin' Wolf its New Orleans home, and the band returns Saturday night. Since the last time they played New Orleans, Kevin Barnes relocated from Athens, Georgia to San Francisco, where he cut the band's recent Lousy with Sylvianbriar with live musicians instead of overdubbing all the parts himself as he has done in the past. Pitchfork wrote in its review:

It’s arguably the best—not to mention the funniest, prickliest, most purple, and least fastidious—Of Montreal album since Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Barnes sounds more focused and straightforward, perhaps newly aware that his listeners won’t follow him just anywhere. The songs here boast clearly defined choruses and verses and bridges, even if his digressions within melodies lend the music an intriguing volatility. 

The show remains a psychedelic production, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to see it with Rareluth opening Saturday night at The Howlin' Wolf. Register here for a chance to win; contest closes Friday at noon Central.