GAYTHEIST, MOLDY CASTLE, ORDER OF THE GASH
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Volume, showmanship, and one of the most amazing drummers in town: A Gaytheist show hits all the hardest, sweetest spots, and when seen in a venue as intimate as this Northeast Portland dive bar, the experience could quite possibly swallow you whole. In a rad way. MARJORIE SKINNER


WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND, GRAVES, MOTHERTAPES
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The over-the-top psychedelic rock played by Portland's Wooden Indian Burial Ground can break through even the most jaded cross-armed stance. My introduction to WIBG came a few years ago at the (World Famous) Kenton Club. As the band walloped a blend of warped surf rock and fuzzed-out psychedelia, a man wandered front and center and transferred the excessive energy into an inspired dance routine. The band bent strings and yelped through reverb, and the dancer dropped to his knees and rotated his body backward with the deft composure of a gymnast. It was impossible not to become transfixed by the strangely sensual movements, set to tripped-out, molten garage rock. Even without the mesmerizing dance accompaniment, WIBG always manage to deliver enthralling live shows. Tonight is the last chance to catch them in town until summer, so don't miss out. CHIPP TERWILLIGER