Photo by Marion Costentin


The Soft Moon

April 2
7 p.m.
Electro Pop, Experimental, Indie Rock, Rock

The Soft Moon, the one-man project of Oakland native Luis Vasquez, began as a primarily instrumental act that melded ’80s post-punk, krautrock, and industrial music, but Vasquez has since integrated vocals and hooks without sacrificing any moodiness. On the fourth Soft Moon album, February’s propulsive, thrashing Criminal, Vasquez grapples with childhood trauma and a lifelong sense of guilt, though its confessions are more cathartic than dark. With Boy Harsher and DJ Grant Mayland