WOODSY—Over the course of their past three records, including the recent Sun and Shade, Woods have proven their dexterity in the realm of fuzzy, trippy, cheerful rock, which is the very thing you want coming out of your speakers on the way to your next excursion into the wilderness. MS
w/the Fresh & Onlys, Pacific Nightlife Vision Band; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14
POLLOCK—Donald Ray Pollock made a critical splash with his gritty, grimy story collection Knockemstiff. His first novel, The Devil All the Time, promises more of the same—it, too, is partially set in the small Ohio backwater of Knockemstiff. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE
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