Originally hailing from New Zealand, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has become one of the premiere providers of vibes-heavy modern psychedelic rock. Frontman Ruban Nielson uses heady guitar playing and his soothingly soft voice to create audio realms to sway the days away. UMO unleashes a new array of sonic treats this week with the release of its fifth LP, the aptly titled V. Days later, UMO kicks off its North American tour with a stop at the Knitting Factory. The Monday night gig is the perfect way to wash away the start of the week ickiness with waves of warm sound.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Amulets • Mon, March 20 at 8 pm • $25-$27 • All ages • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague Ave. • sp.knittingfactory.com