Guitarists Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey wield the articulate lead-guitar tonguework that has always driven moe.’s unflagging improv-rock invention. Arguably, however, it’s percussionist Jim Laughner’s electric MalletKat vibe/marimba spiel that tethers fans’ attention to this quirky backwater spaceship of a quintet a quarter-century into its game. A genre unto itself, moe. plays cosmic Americana at its finest, and their new No Guts, No Glory shows no sign of surrender.
Wed., May 28, 9:30 p.m., 2014