The Scottish quintet recalls the psychedelic pop and auditory hallucinations of everyone from minimalist composer Philip Glass to Pink Floyd to noise-pop pioneers My Bloody Valentine. With its layered melodies of piano and guitar subsumed in waves of harmonic feedback, Mogwai has a rare talent for producing the musical equivalent of an acid trip. Its psycho-acoustic mélange may even cause you to be so awe-struck, you drop your chili dog on the goth kid in front of you. -- Hans Morgenstern
Catch Mogwai at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, as part of the Curiosa Festival (see Night & Day for details) at Sound Advice Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Call 561-795-8883.