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Black Moth Super Rainbow at Zanzabar, Thursday, November 8th

LEO Weekly ran my preview today of Thursday’s upcoming Black Moth Super Rainbow, Casket Girls, and Karass show at Zanzabar (scroll down to Thursday’s entry):

Thursday, Nov. 8
Black Moth Super Rainbow
2100 S. Preston St.
$13-$15; 9 p.m.

Hailing from rural western Pennsylvania, Black Moth Super Rainbow traffic in a sort of murky, low-fi but high-tech psychedelic pop, equal parts new wave and krautrock (though sometimes not resembling either). Their fifth album, Cobra Juicy, was just released last month, and some might say it’s their most ambitiously accessible record yet. Main man Tobacco still sings enigmatic lyrics through a vocoder, but the melodies seem a bit more straightforward, almost like radio hits from an alternate universe. Much like the vintage arcade games that line Zanzabar, Black Moth Super Rainbow offer a trippingly fun look backward. With opening sets from Casket Girls and Karass; tickets are available at Astro Black and Underground Sounds. —Joel Hunt