Soft Moon, Group Rhoda Early Warnings (Music) Recommended

When: Sat., Nov. 3, 10 p.m. 2012

Canceled. In this era of chillwave, coldwave, darkwave, chill-out, dream pop, witch house, and indietronica, all you really need to crank out a bloggable record is some pirated programming software and a loose grasp of the principles of songwriting. But it should go without saying that when almost anyone can create music, you're going to run into more clunkers than hits. On that score the Soft Moon, the brainchild of San Francisco's Luis Vasquez, stands out. Vasquez does the bedroom electro-goth thing so flawlessly, you'll delete those Cold Cave records off your hard drive the minute you hear him. "Circles," a single from the Soft Moon's 2010 self-titled debut on Captured Tracks, is moody and heavy but not too brooding; it loops and repeats but never gets boring, and its textures and layers sound way too huge to have come out of a laptop. This week the Soft Moon release their second LP, Zeros, which delivers more driving, dizzying darkwave. This show has been canceled due to travel difficulties caused by Hurricane Sandy.—Luca Cimarusti Group Rhonda opens.

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