Blue Moon Tavern University District
Fri Oct 12, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Dave Segal
The Luna Moth have come back with a behemoth of a rock record, Common Denominator of the Universe. The Seattle trio—guitarist Mark Schlipper, bassist Levi Fuller, and drummer Dan Colavito—have added girth and gravitas to their cerebral post-rock opuses, harnessing a crushing majesty that’s up there with Om and almost early Earth (see especially “Underwater Sounds”). It’s the Luna Moth’s best full-length yet. Portland’s Møtrik sound like a Düsseldorf group speeding down the autobahn, circa 1971—as well as some of the great bands that those artists influenced, such as Th’ Faith Healers and Turing Machine. Krautrockin’ in the USA—in triple time yet, jah.