I checked out the Of Montreal show at The Granada in Lawrence on Feb. 20. While I certainly enjoyed myself, I must say when I saw them play The Bottleneck in ’05 (Sunlandic Twins tour), it was a better show.

I can’t decide if it is the multiple levels of the Granada that are to blame, but shows there rarely bring out the best in a band. Two exceptions: The Urge (jumping off levels always helped their shows) and Rusted Root. I will ponder this further and get back to you.