SXSW Review: The Moonlandingz, Cheer Up Charlies, March 16

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The Moonlandingz are a weird and delightful psych rock band. Much have been made about the band’s “supergroup” feel – they feature members of Fat White Group, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Eccentronic Research Council. Led by Lias Saoudi on vocals, the groups live show is a rowdy party that always seems to be teetering on the edge of destruction. Saoudi is a mesmerizing front man, and his squinty Sam Rockwell delivery while carrying a cigarette and drink in one hand is unique. Much like the band, you wonder if he’s really like that or if it’s just an act. Whatever it is, it works well with the music, which incorporates psych rock-punk elements with almost 8bit electronic sounds at times. A fascinating show, catch them during sxsw.

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