Review: Flaming Lips at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg
The last time Flaming Lips were at Jannus Live, they put on a concert no one will soon forget. The same thing happened during their show Wednesday night in St. Pete, says Sean Daly in his concert review:
Led by genial prankster Wayne Coyne — half P.T. Barnum, half Captain Kangaroo, all brave for encasing himself in that aforementioned bouncy ball — the band commenced the near-two-hour trip-out the way only the most brazen bands might end them, unloading the contents of a Party City on the heads of 1,800 who were expecting nothing less, nothing subtle. ...
The opening one-two sock of The Fear and Worm Mountain showcased the group's musical strengths: shifting tempos and clashing sounds, warm fuzz and harsh slaps. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 sounds like it could be tedious space rock, but it was downright beautiful, the soft empowering story of a girl muscling up to fight big bad machinery.
Photo: Scott Keeler, tbt*