When: Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. 2017
Los Angeles outfit Moving Units, which has now been doing its thing for 15 years, operates in a pretty unique sonic space. The band’s music is generally described as post-punk or dance-punk, both of which are accurate to a point (the former perhaps more than the latter), but Moving Units’ sound also encompasses elements of industrial and progressive rock, indie rock, and pop. In the final analysis though, it’s hard to parse these seemingly disparate elements, as the band has reached a point where its sound is best described in terms of itself, rather than with referential signposts. In the live setting, above all else, Moving Units is a gem, boasting a propulsive, dance-party-for-the-apocalypse atmosphere.