Black Lab Gallery hosts The Moon is Flat Band on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Everett Post


The Moon is Flat will perform this Saturday night at the Black Lab Gallery in downtown Everett at 7:30 p.m. The Black Lab Gallery is a returning visual arts, performance and literary venue after it closed due to COVID 19. Opened in 2015 by a mother-daughter team, it quickly became a favorite on the local scene. Located in downtown Everett at 1805 Hewitt Avenue, you can check out their events at Gallery of the black laboratory.

One local band that is making waves is rock n ‘roll band The Moon is Flat. Founded in 2015, they were quickly dubbed one of Everett Washington’s favorite rock bands. To have Tickets here.

Rutherford describes the music of The Moon is Flat as big swirling waves of loud rock that “… fills the room and takes you with it”.

After the disbandment of their previous band, Shark the Herald, Rutherford and drummer Thys Ferwerda decided to continue with a new band. After discussions of random name ideas, Ferwerda suggested “the earth is flat”, to which Rutherford replied “no, the moon is flat!”, And the name stuck. “When something seems so easy, you just know it’s right,” Rutherford said.

Rutherford recalled one of his favorite experiences with The Moon is Flat: “In 2019 at Fisherman’s Village Festival it was a really cool time just with the participation. Then people sang our lyrics.

When the band launched their debut album digitally, they were surprised to see the comments and reactions from places like Italy and Denmark. “It’s not your work buddy listening to be nice. It was strangers who found you, ”said Rutherford. And The Moon is Flat is just grateful to be heard.

“Whether you’re a well-known band or part of the local underground, you are part of a musical lineage that goes back to the 1960s.” Rutherford shared, “There is a history in the Pacific Northwest of big bands, and there always is. It is an honor to play where your heroes have played.

The Pacific Northwest has had an impressive impact on the music scene over the years. From Heart and Nirvana to Soundgarden and Jimi Hendrix, Washington State musicians continue to innovate and experiment, keeping Washington’s music scene alive and exciting.

What drives the group? Rutherford replied, “We had this attitude, why can’t we just keep working? Try to do it? In the worst case: we don’t go very far, but at least we tried. You never stand out until you try.

Photos courtesy of The Moon Is Flat


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