MUSIC—Washington, DC's Dead Meadow want to slip you something psychedelic. They're pushers of the highest order of trippy stoner anthems, mixing the best of Sabbath, mind-melting spacescapes, and guitar-driven freedom rock. They're touring their newest album, Warble Womb, so wobble on down to tune in and drop out. CF
w/Grandparents, Billions and Billions, Still Caves; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 8 pm, $13-15

—Once again, the Mercury and Mississippi Studios bring you—for free—the best music Portland has to offer... meaning it's very, very good. Tonight? Check out the Ghost Ease's fuzz-dipped Northwest rock, which turns from languid to gnashing at turns, and the wide-eyed, far-out rock 'n' punk from Marriage + Cancer (formerly Nucular Aminals). NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE