Eight Gigs: Mood Tattooed

Sat., May 27, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $7-$10

Upstate New York doesn’t usually get the shine for being the rural American heartland that it actually is. Hagan Knauth, who goes by the moniker Mood Tattooed, hails from those parts and draws on their serene, organic, natural elements. Armed with a guitar, flute, hippie field recordings and effects pedals, he creates a surreal vision of nature that seems part Carlos Castaneda with just a dash of early Pink Floyd. Well, maybe it makes sense that New York gets snubbed by the “real Americans.” 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/moodtattooed.