Patrick Wolf

Friday, June 5

Even with all of his flamboyance, charisma, ability, and sexual ambiguity, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is Dave Matthews-bland compared to outrageous – and outrageously talented -- 25-year-old British singer/multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wolf. A part-time model, full-time musician, and 24/7 glam-goth provocateur, Wolf’s aiming to usurp vintage Bowie and Madonna as the ultimate pansexual pop chameleon. Armed with a never-ending supply of hair dye and makeup, and a wardrobe stuffed with feathers, leather, cloaks, capes, glitter, sequins, and more, his look changes nearly every time he steps in front of a camera or out on a stage. Proficient on violin, viola, ukulele, theremin, guitar, all sorts of electronic gizmos, and more, Wolf romps through a multitude of musical styles, from baroque chamber-pop to industrial-tinged electro to traditional acoustic-folk to old-school Depeche mode S&M synth-pop. Already massive in the U.K., it’s hard to say whether or not he’ll become an American idol, too – you’ll be able to vote yea or nay tonight. With Living Things, Plastiscines, Jaguar Love. All ages.

Fri., June 5, 7 p.m., 2009

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