LOUD—Pelican doesn't need any fancy gimmicks; just give them a few instruments and a stack of amps that stretches toward the heavens. The instrumental Chicago quartet has etched a name for itself, one colossal riff at a time, as they straddle the fine line between the infinite precision of post-rock and the bong-huffing splendor of stoner rock. EAC
w/Aeges, Shelter Red; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 8:30 pm, $13-15, all ages

—Seattle-based artist Stacey Rozich shows her illustrations at Compound Gallery. Influenced by folklore, the pictures in her Stories They Told Us exhibition are strangely haunting, colorful, and evocative of forgotten childhood memories. MH
Compound Gallery, 107 NW 5th, Mon-Sat noon—8 pm, Sun noon-6 pm, FREE, through Sept 4