Godspeed You! Black Emperor began in Montreal in the early 1990s, and during five years they swelled from a bedroom trio to an earth-rattling, wall-of-sound experience with as many as 14 live musicians. The band’s first batch of records before a nine-year hiatus included 2000’s Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, which is hailed as a modern post-rock classic. Their newest, Luciferian Towers, offers a melodic maturity that transcends even as it rumbles in the shadow of capitalism, climate change, and political violence.
What to expect
General admission standing room only. The preferred ticket area is located at the front of the venue. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Our museum café, Lickety Split, rolls out a special menu that includes grass-fed beef burgers, paninis, flatbreads, fresh field greens salads, and homemade quiche.
Photo by Eva Vermandel