If you were one a the lucky ones who was able to score tickets to Wendesday’s Mac DeMarco and Flaming Lips show at the Rapids Theatre, consider yourself lucky.   Mac DeMarco’s boyish charm was in full effect, cursing his way through a set in which he played some real smooth cuts off his most recent LP, a rippin’ Steely Dan cover, and cuts from his earlier LPs, including “Chamber of Reflection” and “Ode to Viceroy.”  The Flaming Lips brought along their usual extreme level of stage production, and kicked their set off with and explosive version of “Race for the Prize”, turning the Rapids Theatre into some sort of ethereal party, letting huge balloons into the crowd and blasting off an insane amount of confetti into the crowd.  Their set included songs from their latest LP, a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”,  some deep cuts for the freaks, and an unforgettable encore of “Do You Realize??” and “She Don’t Use Jelly.” This will surely go down as one of the best shows of the year to take place in the Buffalo area, not a single person in the crowd seemed to walk out of the venue disappointed.  Check out some photos of the show below, shot by blog photographer, Brendan O’Connor.


Mac DeMarco

The Flaming Lips