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, Wolfs 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., its hard to say whether or not hell become an American idol, too youll be able to vote yea or nay tonight. With Living Things, Plastiscines, Jaguar Love. All ages.
Fri., June 5, 7 p.m., 2009