The videos projected on the back of the stage, and on various scrims that were raised and lowered during the performance, were startling. They alternated between playfully artistic and gruesome images: mandalas created by a collage of waving naked limbs; garish puppets doing a disjointed dance or clustering together like a crowd of curious onlookers; animated drawings, featuring images of sparks and flames and a quartet of singing faces, disguised by fabric stretched over their heads. The twins in the story, portrayed by genderqueer performance artist Jiz Lee, appear only in the projected video images, wrapped in white, gauzy veils and flowing gowns. The music is rock, freely based on riffs borrowed from "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" by The Swinging Medallions and the old Methodist hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy." [East Bay Express]

Mostly-anonymous art rock collective The Residents presented their 1988 opus God in 3 Persons live for the first time ever over three performances at MoMA on Friday and Saturday (1/24-1/25). A seven-piece band, including vocalist Laurie Amat, teamed up with video artist John Sanborn to bring the album to life. You can see a clip from a review of the San Francisco dress rehearsal above, and below are pictures and videos from the three MoMA shows.

The Residents return to the road in the spring for their Dog Stab! tour, starting in Portland on April 16 and hitting Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles and more, wrapping up with three nights in San Francisco in May. The NYC date happens at Le Poisson Rouge on April 30, and tickets are still available.

See The Residents' updated dates below.

The Residents: 2020 Tour
April 16, 2020 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
April 17, 2020 The Triple Door Seattle, Washington
April 18, 2020 The Imperial Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
April 20, 2020 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
April 21, 2020 Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
April 23, 2020 The Cedar Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 24, 2020 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
April 25, 2020 The Shelter Detroit, Michigan
April 27, 2020 Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
April 28, 2020 The Sinclair Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 30, 2020 (le) poisson rouge New York City, New York
May 01, 2020 The Foundry Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 02, 2020 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
May 03, 2020 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 04, 2020 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
May 07, 2020 The Heights Houston, Texas
May 08, 2020 The Kessler Dallas, Texas
May 09, 2020 The Parish Austin, Texas
May 12, 2020 The Crescent Ballroon Phoenix, Arizona
May 13, 2020 The Regent Theater Los Angeles, California
May 14, 2020 The Chapel San Francisco, California
May 15, 2020 The Chapel San Francisco, California
May 16, 2020 The Chapel San Francisco, California