Portland's finest Pink Floyd tribute act Pigs on the Wing plays through a two-set residence tonight at the Arcata Theatre Lounge at 8 p.m. ($20/$17 advance). The show is called Finding the Dark Side of the Moon and the show will culminate with a playthrough of that titular album. You know, with all of these cover bands and the interest in its mid-70s discography, maybe I should finally look into this Pink fella. I'll bet his music is swell.
Snarky assholery aside, there's a good one going down a couple of blocks over at Humbrews, as Wil Gibson and Cristina Menzies join forces with local rising stars Hollow Down to make a blaze in the northern sky ($10). The Rubes provide support, probably with music but maybe, just maybe, with a giant Rube Goldberg machine. Find out for yourself at 9:30 p.m.