JAPANDROIDS, BLEACHED
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Proving that rock 'n' roll will truly never die, Vancouver duo Japandroids deliver pure fireballs of fist-pumping energy. "Epic" is a sorely overused word these days, but make no mistake: Japandroids' life-affirming, explosive rock is fucking epic. Get there early for the marvelous Bleached, who are the kind of band you wish Best Coast had turned out to be. NED LANNAMANN