Live Tonight: Goat, Volbeat, Schoolboy Q, Bill Rieflin

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Goat hails from Korpilombolo, Sweden, a town it claims “has a history of voodoo worship after a witch doctor came and lived there.” While the band’s backstory is likely bullshit, its music will truly hypnotize you—incredibly percussive Afro-inspired psych jams with dueling female vocalists who jump around and scream in your face while wearing fringed masks. The band recently signed to Sub Pop, making its first Seattle appearance all the more special. With Holy Wave, Midday Veil. Neumos. 8 p.m. $17. 21 and up. KS

There’s a nice variety to Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, the fifth album from Danish metal quartet Volbeat. “Pearl Hart” and “Our Loved Ones” are straight rock songs with radio-ready melodies, while “Room 24” and “Black Bart” feature pedal-to-the-metal guitar riffs and pounding percussion. There’s also an unexpected, though well-executed, cover of Young the Giant’s “My Body” to round it out. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 682-1414, 7 p.m. $35. All ages. ACP

While trap and party rap have been on the rise, Schoolboy Q and the Top Dawg Entertainment crew are returning to the raw West Coast sound. “Gangsta,” the first track on Q’s latest album, Oxymoron, features the bucket hat–clad MC shouting “gangsta, gangsta, gangsta” repeatedly over a Dr. Dre–inspired rumbling bass and choppy piano notes. Q’s flow is brutal, menacing, and a much-needed return to form for an increasingly merchandised genre. With Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples, Audio Push. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, 9 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages. DH

Bill Rieflin’s Slow Music Bill Rieflin has drummed for some of the most iconic groups in rock and fringe-rock history: King Crimson, Ministry, Swans, and Nine Inch Nails, just to name a few. Ever the experimentalist, he’s continued to take on new genres and ideas with his industrial and ambient projects Slow Music and the Humans, who share a bill here. Slow Music features Peter Buck of R.E.M., Matt Chamberlain of Pearl Jam, and King Crimson’s own Robert Fripp. The Triple Door. 7:30 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. Repeats Tues. All ages. DH

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