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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Of Montreal opens for Of Montreal....kinda

Athens art rockers Of Montreal are playing Rams Head Live later this month with opening act James Husband. If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because Husband is the stage name of Of Montreal multi-instrumentalist Jamey Huggens.

This sounds indulgent, but it actually makes a lot of sense and here is why:

  • Instant Audience: Instead of having to win over a hostile crowd, Husband gets to play to a crowd of people that already adore him.
  • Cost: Having the opener in the headlining band saves a lot of overhead.
  • Living out the Rock n' Roll Fantasy: As you can see from this video, Husband wants to be the indie rock Robert Palmer. That's simply irresistable.

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