Tonight: The Umbrella Sequence At The Uptown Bar
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It's an Event anytime that Minneapolis-based propulsive, genre-hopping group The Umbrella Sequence play a show, to be sure, but tonight's show at the Uptown is extra special. Not only is the Umbrella Sequence's show tonight their penultimate show of 2007, but it's also their last show in MPLS before the group starts out 2008, Events with a tour of the UK.
The Umbrella Sequence released their album, Events, this past summer and it was not only an expert execution in the psychedelic, synth-driven, pop music that The Flaming Lips have been making since the late 90s. The difference between the two bands is that The Umbrella Sequence also include bursts of guitar-rock, which help to ground the more ethereal keybord sounds by creating an awe-inspiring juxtaposition of dream and reality. And judging by the blood-drenched pictures up on their MySpace page, the live show should have a bit of a conceptual edge.
Doors are at 9 p.m. for the 21+ show. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the venue.