A strung-up Fantasy at Map Room 11/7

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Final Fantasy — the unusual musical project of multi-talented musician Owen Pallet — is due for a show at The Map Room on Wed. Nov. 7. With support from Cadence Weapon. One squiddy, in-the-know local FF fan, underground music enthusiast Krystal Cuyler, is absolutely incandescent with excitement. We heard from here this week:

“Owen Pallett sounds like Andrew Bird’s lustier, punk-rock-loving little brother and looks like an elfin prince,” Cuyler says. “Fitting, since his 2006 Polaris Prize-winning album He Poos Clouds — and the overhead projector slide show that will accompany him — is based on the eight schools of magic in Dungeons & Dragons. The puckish Pallett orchestrated the string arrangements for Arcade Fire’s Funeral and Beirut’s recently-released The Flying Club Cup, but on stage he whips up a frenzy all by himself, majestically looping percussive, melodic, and harmonic violin parts before stepping over to the keyboard to add yet more layers.

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The young hip-hop mold-breaker Cadence Weapon — a.k.a. Rollie Pemberton — is Pallett’s friend and colleague in the burgeoning Canadian music scene. His 2006 album Breaking Kayfabe was up against He Poos Clouds for that Polaris Prize. Hopefully the two will unite for a song or two on Wednesday night, as they’ve been doing throughout this tour, often covering the Destroyer song ‘An Actor’s Revenge.’”

Oh yes. Wednesday’s show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $10.

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