Live Tonight: Hockey, Lesbian, The Mother Hips, Songs of Neko Case

Hockey got mildly indie-famous in 2009 when its hooky electro-pop anthem “Too Fake” was featured in a JCPenney commercial. Sophomore record Wyeth Is came out earlier this year. With Saint Motel, Swimm. Neumos. 8 p.m. $13.50 adv. ANDREW GOSPE

Lesbian Consisting of a single 44-minute track, local metal outfit Lesbian’s new album Forestelevision is an epic journey through a blackened wilderness. The group’s doom metal glows with eerie firelight, twisting and turning through movement after movement of crushing heaviness. In reality, limiting Lesbian to the “doom” moniker is a little reductive, especially considering the new album. The group consistently surprises with its unyielding stylistic shifts. In one second they can go from quiet ambience to mind-scrambling prog-rock passages. Then in another heartbeat, they’ll lurch into a psychedelic trance that will take you to a completely different landscape. It never gets boring, a feat for a 44-minute song. You never know what’s going to happen next, a quality lacking in 90 percent of the music that comes out every day. With Grayceon, Bali Girls, and LB! Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS. 21 +. KELTON SEARS

The Mother Hips These Northern Californians, touring behind eighth album Behind Beyond, deal in mildly psychedelic, paisley-tinged ’70s rock. With Tiny Messengers. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $15. AG

The Songs of Neko Case Northwest folk luminaries Shelby Earl, Zach Fleury, and Dearborn take on the music of the alt-country songwriter and New Pornographer in addition to playing original material. Triple Door. 8 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS. All ages. AG

 
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