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CFM, Glyders, Hydrofoil Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Fri., Nov. 25, 9 p.m. 2016

Guitarist Charles Moothart has been integral to the posse led by LA underground rock kingpin Ty Segall, working with him in Ty Segall Band, Goggs, and Fuzz, to name three of their prominent combos over the last couple of years. But earlier this year Moothart busted out with his own solo project, CFM, dropping a fuzz-heavy blast of creeping hard-rock grooves called Still Life of Citrus and Slime (In the Red), on which he plays everything and responds to what turned out to be a temporary split with a longtime girlfriend. On the throbbing opening track “You Can’t Kill Time” he moans, “I cannot leave my bed / No remedy to be seen / I crawl inside my head / Light a fire and try to clean.” It becomes clear that the primitive grooves—larded with rude guitar, overdriven organ, and plenty of fuzz and feedback—are the fire. Moothart lacks the songwriting abilities of Segall, but he’s got a natural feel for blaring hypnosis, and I assume with more practice as a leader—and now with an actual band in tow—his snarling game will improve.

Peter Margasak

Price: $10

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