THE SHIVAS, LUBEC

(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) The Shivas dropped a lovely new song on this year's PDX Pop Now! compilation in the form of "Gun in My Pocket," but over the past five years the Vancouver, Washington, band has amassed a lengthy back catalog and many tour miles under their collective belts. The Shivas' sound is a wistful blend of '60s pop innocence, complete with sugar-sweet vocal harmonies, disrupted by dark guitar reverb roiling under the surface. "Gun in My Pocket"—recently turned into a charming music video (the titular gun does make an appearance)—evokes both the sweet innocence of the Shangri-Las and the tarnished mystery of the Jesus and Mary Chain, but the Shivas will also turn the ears of anyone who's ever craved a bit of psych in their melody. NED LANNAMANN


THE LORD OF THE RINGS IN CONCERT

(Rose Garden, 1 Center Ct) Dwarfs in tiny tuxedos playing giant leather-bound drums! That's not what this is! The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first in a three-year, globe-touring series of The Lord of the Rings orchestral concerts. A live orchestra plays along with the film, and you will love it because everyone flippin' LOVES Lord of the Rings. SUZETTE SMITH