In the 1960s, rock and roll made a quantum leap, and it's hard to imagine bands like the Nuggets, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and "Roll Over, Beethoven"-era The Beatles sharing a 10-year stretch with Cream, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Wrapping its arms around the whole kit and kaboodle is Portland, Oregon, band The Shivas. Boise Weekly has had its ears on The Shivas for a while, and the City of Trees has had front-row seats to its progression as a band. Bone up by giving a listen to the 2014 album You Know What to Do, which plucked and swayed with jaunty sonic optimism; and Better Off Dead (2016) before digging into Dark Thoughts, a heavier, distortion-rich album that drops Friday, Oct. 25. See the '60s come full circle that same day when The Shivas share a stage with openers Monsterwatch and Dirt Russell at Neurolux.
With Monsterwatch, and Dirt Russell. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, Neurolux.com.