The term mogwai in Cantonese is translated to mean “monster,” “devil,” or “demon.” In the music world, Mogwai is translated to mean a really awesome Scottish post-rock band.
Formed in Glasgow in 1995, rock quintet Mogwai consists of Scott Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison, Martin Bulloch, John Cummings, and Barry Burns. Since their formation, the band has consistently released albums and EPs that are more instrumental than vocal, building a reputation focused around each member’s guitar work.
Currently on a mini European tour, Mogwai is heading across the ocean to tour North America beginning mid-April. As a part of the North American tour, Mogwai is coming to the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 7, and we’re giving away tickets.
The Scottish rockers released their eighth and latest album in January. The album, titled Rave Tapes, features ten tracks that add an electronic twist to the band’s instrumental sound. According to Sub Pop, “with Rave Tapes, Mogwai’s mastery of sound and space is firmly at its apex.”
Since the band’s name means “monster,” to win tickets to see Mogwai at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 7, drop a comment in the box below naming your favorite monster. Mine would have to be the Cookie Monster.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, March 24. Tickets are still available.