by John Tarpley
Also, right up the street on Central Ave., Valley of the Vapors continues with another NPR darling act, Lost in the Trees, whose disarming, Sufjan-esque symphonics brought widespread acclaim at SXSW, and Grandchildren, an experimental tribal-folk act from Philadelphia, 8 p.m., $5, all ages.
A mainstay in local speakers, Cory Branan returns to White Water Tavern with an excellent, organic slowrock act from Portland, Weinland, 10 p.m.
Stickyz gets loud and wobbly with Thrill Jockey Records' volume-rockers White Hills, crossover metal act Liturgy, psychedelic prog throwback act Birds of Avalon, 8:30 p.m., $8.
And Downtown Music Hall goes ham with metal from The Funeral Pyre, The Secret and Shadowvein, 8 p.m., $8.