Live at The Myth: Mac DeMarco and The Flaming Lips

Photographer: Sophie Stephens

For those looking for relief from the usual Sunday night blues, live music enthusiasts were in luck thanks to Mac DeMarco and The Flaming Lips just a few weeks ago. On Sept. 18, the co-headliners made a tour stop at The Myth that drew millennials and baby boomers together for a show unlike any other.

While millennials clad in flannel and cuffed denim filled the crowd, fans of Canada’s slacker-rock pro Mac Demarco eagerly awaited his opening tune “On the Level” from his most recent album “This Old Dog.” Though it had been an agonizing four years since his last Twin Cities stop, DeMarco kept his set laid-back and true to his cool, multi-instrumentalist roots throughout the dreamy 14-song set. DeMarco pulled primarily from his well-received album “2,” slipped in an ode to Prince’s “Do Me Baby,” and included edgy interludes, keeping the crowd enthralled from beginning to end.

Within moments after the closing note of DeMarco’s final song, most of his fans instantly traded spots with the veteran listeners of The Flaming Lips to ensure a prime view of their circus-like stage props.

Concertgoers new to the Oklahoma City ensemble were in for a surprise. The Flaming Lips intensified their set with jaw-dropping amounts of confetti blasting from cannons, ear-splitting percussion, and psychedelic visuals to complement their oldest ‘90s classics and newest singles. The uber-relaxed DeMarco and exuberant The Flaming Lips did a fantastic job of appealing to the masses in an undoubtedly unique and unforgettable experience for all.