Of course the heaviest news this week is about TheLymbs. The local post-post-rock duo (who have lately been playing as a quartet with sidemen Kyle Ruggles and David Bloom) will play their last gig in this here town on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Sister (407 Central NW) before heading out west to the left coast on a voyage designed to bring their music to a wider audience. I spoke to Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell as they drove to Tractor Brewing for an acoustic gig. About their move towards the sea, Gage said, “We owe Albuquerque everything. The music and art scene here have been integral in shaping our sound and success. But we’re ready to take bigger steps, so we will relocate as a way to find more fans and new inspirations.” Lymbs latest release, Moon is an informed and deeply complex work that is at turns bluesy, propulsively gritty and operatic in scope and execution. Certainly serious rocanrol such as this should be heard and seen outside the boundaries of this humble burg; Bickerstaff’s guitar playing has a wicked edge to it that suggests Melchiondo during his most intense Moistboyz moments while Bell’s use of percussion is reminiscent of Carlock’s muscular yet jazzified approach to the drums. Cactus Tractor, Kevin Herig, Kyle Ruggles, Hiss and The Bla Bla Blas open this demonstration of what rock is capable of in the Duke City. It’s a 21+ recital of sorts starting at 8pm. And it will only run you five dollars. So there.