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    Of Montreal Get Psychedelic in Boston

    With a crowd dressed in their brightest Halloween costumes, last night's Of Montreal show at Boston's Orpheum Theatre was a true spectacle. Frontman Kevin Barnes commanded the event with his flamboyant hyper-Bowie behavior and unrivaled energy. The set list was almost exclusively devoted to their just-released effort, the wildly eclectic Skeletal Lamping, including such highlights as "Nonpareil of Favor" and "Gallery Piece," during which Barnes repeated lyrics of "I want to make you cum 200 times a day." More on SPIN.com:>> Of Montreal: Welcome to Normal Town>> New Of Montreal MP3: "Id Engager">> Artist of the Day: Of Montreal The band was as tight as ever, with some tunes featuring two drummers and two bass players.

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    Weezer Kick Off North American Tour

    "We're the coolest band. Yeah, I said it," boasted a white jumpsuit-clad Rivers Cuomo on the opening night of Weezer's North American tour at Lowell's Tsongas Arena Tuesday night. Quirkiness has always been the band's strong suit on record, but Weezer have finally pulled it off live with an electrifying array of both reliable and unpredictable tunes, a renewed band dynamic, and an entertaining yet completely random onstage silliness. Surrounded by a sea of college types and assorted older fans, the alt-pop quartet plowed through a set of the usual classics -- "Buddy Holly," "Pink Triangle," and "Hash Pipe" to name a few -- and to the audience's delight, offered many welcome twists.

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    Paul Weller Fires Up New Tunes in Boston

    In a packed sea of Berklee College of Music students, ponytail adorning hipsters, and homesick Brits, the legendary Jam and Style Council leader Paul Weller took to playing amped-up versions of old favorites while mostly drawing from his recent SPIN-approved release, 22 Dreams, last night in Boston. Weller, ever the elder rock statesman, strutted around the stage with his now silver, rooster-like mullet with the cocky energy of someone half his age. Without much chitchat, the Modfather shredded through classics like "From The Floorboards Up" and "Wild Wood," looking both sincere and sinister while lighting up multiple cigarettes on stage amidst a shadowy backdrop of purple lights.

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