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(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The surfy, shadowy sounds of La Luz aren't just groovy—they're downright enchanting. Don't miss the go-go party, as the Seattle four-piece slinks, shimmies, and sways through desert-haze pop, beehive bop, and mirror-ball magic. NED LANNAMANN

(Moda Center, 1 Center Ct) There aren't many bands that can fill an entire arena even though they haven't released any new music in eight years. Add that the band in question plays prog-leaning art metal, and the odds are even slimmer. Tool engenders a particular kind of worship from its fans, though, thanks to the combined strength of the four albums they've released to date, and a live show that combines devilish showmanship (singer Maynard James Keenan has been known to arrive on stage in any number of costumes) and an arresting visual presence. Local metalheads will be pleased to know that Oregon doom-metal trio Yob were handpicked by Tool to provide support for the first few dates of this tour. ROBERT HAM

(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) In the down season, Mickey Melchiondo—AKA Dean Ween—waits for migration patterns to return the striped bass to the Delaware River and send his fishing business (Mickey's Guide Service) back into full swing. So he's hitting the road with his rock band Moistboyz in support of their latest album Moistboyz V. Melchiondo moonlights as guitarist Mickey Moist when he joins forces with vocalist Dickey Moist (Guy Heller) in the New Hope, Pennsylvania, band the two formed back in 1992. Rounding out the Moistboyz touring unit is guitarist Stephen Haas and a rhythm section featuring bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Hoss Wright of Mondo Generator. Moistboyz are known for their furious blend of metal and punk, and there's no shortage of that on the long-awaited new album. The Boyz also sneak a tinge of Southern twang into tracks like "Down on the Farm" and "My Time to Die," which is sure to keep their live show as spirited as ever. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

(Branx, 320 SE 2nd) For a band that doles out crushing, 10-ton riffage, the Atlas Moth are surprisingly nimble when it comes to nuances. This makes the Chicago band a tough one to pigeonhole—which is probably the point. There's a stoner/doom metal base, but there's breathing room that lets plenty of psych-rock, prog, and post-rock influences find their way into the mix. Bits of black metal provide a caustic counterpoint whenever things threaten to get too tranquil. For this tour, the Atlas Moth is joined by Houston-based instrumental prog-metal shredders Scale the Summit and Germany's equally proggy but far more epically inclined metal outfit the Ocean. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN