.

Susan Sarandon Spanks a Pig at New York Of Montreal Show

January 27, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Georgia quintet Of Montreal brought their traveling circus of a show to New York's Highline Ballroom last night for an over-stimulating sold-out performance, complete with flower power indie-pop anthems and touches of surrealism. But the strangest moment of the night wasn't when singer Kevin Barnes mounted a crucifix-like S&M rack or when masked dancers walked on their hands across the stage. Of Montreal reached new heights of weird when actress Susan Sarandon came out during "St. Exquisite's Confessions" and bent a man dressed as a pig over her knee, spanking him with a ruler before wagging her finger at the audience and pushing up her glasses. Sarandon later emerged during "A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger" as she shot streamers from her hands, showering the audience in a rainbow confection before dancing her way back to V.I.P.

The band kept the hour-and-a-half set relatively low-key (by their standards), running through a gamut of shape-shifting cuts from their catalog including "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethian Curse" and "Satanic Panic in the Attic." They dazzled the crowd with the new tie-dyed number "Teenage Unicorn Fisting" as a cartoon image of the Pope with a skull mask over its face bopped on the screen behind them (watch the band play the track acoustic Live at Rolling Stone). The evening ended with a hot soul injection as Beyoncé's lil' sis Solange Knowles joined Barnes for an encore duet on the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back." As Rolling Stone previously reported, Knowles guests on Of Montreal's upcoming album, which Barnes describes as a soul-funk affair.

Related Stories:
The Surreal Life: Of Montreal Feature
Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes Talks Next Album, Live DVD and MGMT Side Project
Of Montreal Debut “Teenage Unicorn Fisting” for Rolling Stone

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com