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The Residents Present Shadowland

"Theory of Obscurity" Showing and Concert


Neptune Theatre University District
Wed., April 13, 8 p.m. 2016 21+


It’s a big night for Residents fans. Director Don Hardy’s Theory of Obscurity documentary tells the great American avant-oddball group’s story with just the right amount of irreverence and mystery. After that, these venerable enigmas launch into Shadowland, the final installment of the Randy, Chuck & Bob Trilogy. While still weird, the Residents’ music has become somewhat sentimental and soft around the edges—maybe even a bit too professional, if you compare the newer works to their otherworldly and absurdly warped 1970s output. Sure, there’s no going back to the bad-mushroom-trip sonics of the Third Reich ’n’ Roll/Fingerprince/Duck Stab/Not Available days, and for geezers pushing 70, the Residents—whoever they are—are still far, far from your typical night of entertainment. Long may they subvert. DAVE SEGAL

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Neptune Theatre

1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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  • Wed., April 13, 8 p.m. 2016