Smart bets: Kikagaku Moyo

Experimental Japanese rock band Kikagaku Moyo is on a nationwide tour in support of its latest EP, Stone Garden. The record “was made by isolating ourselves in a basement studio in Prague for two days,” says drummer and vocalist Go Kurosawa. “Our method was the same as when we started playing music together, and we wanted to express that raw energy on the record.” Listeners will find that trademark vivacity on new tunes like the album’s opener, “Backlash,” a ceaseless stream of muffled drum and electric guitar that’s followed by the more mellow, sitar-laced “Nobakitani.” The band brings its passion for performance to The Mothlight for a free show on Monday, May 29, at 9 p.m. Acid Reign and Al Lover round out the concert. Photo by Kentaro 

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