1. MAKE A VALIANT EFFORT
There’s little use trying to fully convey the hard-rock genius of Valient Thorr with words. Just watch the video. Tonight’s show at Neurolux will include openers The Kickass, Royal Thunder and Holy Grail (7 to 11 p.m., $12 cover.)
4. THINK PINK
Let's be clear: Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute act Pigs on a Wing is not operating on the same level as the Brit Floyd, which is coming to the Eagle River Pavilion Sept. 21. Nevertheless, if you’re a diehard Floyd fan, you’ll enjoy this show Saturday at the Knitting Factory (8 p.m., $12.)
5. FLOAT THE RIVER
The Boise River opened for floating this week. Like, what are you waiting for?
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