larkin grimm / preview
milwaukee decider / by unknown
songstress Larkin Grimm goes out of her way to show how, like, totally weird she is
Freak folk songstress Larkin Grimm goes out of her way to show how, like,
totally weird she is. (She grew up in a cult, lived in the Appalachian
Mountains, hung out with shamans, yadda yadda yadda.) But with Grimm coming
to Milwaukee tonight for a show at Stonefly, Decider wonders how much of
this is genuine and how much is just quirky girl posturing. Judging by this
review of Grimm’s show in Madison, we’re leaning toward the latter.
“At one particularly fun, if slightly weird, moment, Grimm insisted that
audience members close their eyes and take their souls on a 'psychedelic
journey past the pink pyramids' to find a ‘spiritual orgasm,’” reports our
sister Decider site. Now, we weren’t raised by a cult or anything—unless
Lutherans count as a cult—but do crazy-ass hippies actually talk like this?
Later on, during the set-closing “Durge” off of Grimm’s 2008 album Parplar,
she asked audience members to “sing along if you happen to know Sanskrit.”
(One audience member replied, “Isn’t that a font?” Aw, Madison.)
Whether she’s faking it or is genuinely batshit, tonight’s show should
definitely be interesting.