TOGETHER PANGEA, KINS, GUACAMOLE, WRISTWATCH
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Together Pangea make rock 'n' roll as the devil intended: loud, snotty, and full of piss and vinegar. Their latest album, Badillac, is a maturation of sorts (that is to say, this one doesn't contain a song called "Too Drunk to Cum"), but their raucous live show is as nuts as ever. Expect beer to spill on your shoes. NED LANNAMANN


ZOE MUTH AND THE LOST CITY HIGH ROLLERS, THE EARNEST LOVERS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Zoe Muth is originally from Seattle, where she lived when she released her first three albums. But now she's based in Austin, which means Muth essentially traded in her status as one of the Pacific Northwest's best country artists for being another fish in a very crowded pond. Even considering the strength of Austin's twangy scene, however, Muth has the skills to rise above. Her new album, World of Strangers, is one of 2014's finest in the world of folk, country, and Americana, thanks in part to a killer band (including high-profile guests Brad Rice, Bruce Robison, and Dixie Chick Martie McGuire) but mostly due to Muth's songs, which are bright and beautiful even when they're somber, and her warm, worn blanket of a voice. The album is graceful and charming, and no matter where she lives, Muth will never be just another fish. BEN SALMON