The enigmatic Black Moth Super Rainbow -- Ryan Graveface, Pony Diver, Iffernaut, the Seven Fields of Aphelion, and, mercifully, Thomas "Tobacco" Fec -- come onstage accompanied by a revelation: They seem to be homo sapiens after all.
Venomous, yet succulent, "Cobra Juicy" provides the pulse needed to energize the colossal Black Moth Super Rainbow by means of digitized vocals and hypnotic instrumentation.
The music of Black Moth Super Rainbow exists in a dimension where the best analog sounds of electronic and psychedelic music delightfully coexist. That being said, it is hard to imagine a live show capable of accurately portraying what the experimental band from Pittsburgh puts to record.
I will readily admit that I had my doubts about Friday night's show at Off Broadway. Tobacco -- moog-minded frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tom Fec -- immediately struck me as a poor fit for the Lemp Ave. mainstay, which tends to shy away from experimental or electronic artists in favor of Midwestern rock and acoustic acts catering to the 30-something set.