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The Residents 

When: Sat., April 30, 8 p.m. 2016
Price: $30-$35



If there is a central tenet to be taken away from the nearly fifty-year career of The Residents—the eccentric, anonymous, and essential pop deconstructors—it is to never fear the future. Whether working with major labels or launching their own, The Residents were pioneers of using both CD-ROMs and downloads to translate their sounds into multimedia visions. Their costume-cloaked identities also presaged the online era of SoundCloud sources, where nameless, faceless kids churning out beats in bedrooms are making some of the moment's most vital art. Despite an enormous catalog, The Residents remain current by continuing to throw current pop culture grist into their musical mill, churning out songs whose surrealistic senses of rhythm, melody, and lyrical allure suggest a Top 40 station transmitted from another dimension. Tonight, the band presents Shadowland, a conceptually existential retrospective of sorts that still looks forward, in true Residential fashion. As a bonus, the new documentary Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents will play before the band steps onto the stage. —Grayson Haver Currin

CAT'S CRADLE, CARRBORO 8 p.m., $30–$35,

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