Mogwai, how I love thee, and let me count the ways. After thirteen years together, when most bands would be relying on "best of" compilations, playing small, coastal casinos and having safe, no-name bands open for them, you're still releasing original works (The Hawk is Howling comes out Sept. 23rd!), maintaining an arduous touring schedule, AND playing with indie darlings like the Fuck Buttons. But the best part is this: after all that time, your live shows are still just as electrifying and ethereal as ever, and you make me love you more every time I see you. Mogwai, pray tell, how doth thou (still) kick so much ass?
Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 2008