Best Bets: Something creepy and kooky at the Lied Center
The Revivalists come to us from New Orleans after signing up with a new label last November and are expected to release a new album later this year. Their music is best described as a genre-transcending jam-style rock with NOLA-brand funk and a more traditional rock sound with a saxophone, trumpet and pedal steel guitar added in...well, maybe you can come up with a better description than mine if you go down to hear them Monday night at the Bottleneck, where they'll be playing with Katty Guillen and the Girls. Doors open at 8 p.m., the all-ages show starts at 9; tickets are $13.
Also on Monday, the Lawrence Arts Center presents "Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages," the 1922 cinematic dissertation of demons and witches in cultural history directed by Benjamin Christensen and narrated by William S. Burroughs, as part of a series of events related to the Arts Center's "William S. Burroughs: Creative Observer" exhibit. The free screening will begin at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Lied Center presents the macabre comedy/musical "The Addams Family," featuring Charles Addams' beloved morbidly funny cartoon clan. Wednesday (the daughter) has fallen in love with a respectable "normal" boy, and when he and his "normal" parents come over for dinner one evening, who knows what will happen? Adapted by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, "The Addams Family" will play at the Lied Center at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit the Lied Center website at lied.ku.edu.