April 11

Shakin’ all over

Just in time for the slew of earthquakes hitting our region, Portland’s Shook Twins are promoting a haunting new, gypsy-flavored folk single called “Shake” off their latest studio album, “What We Do.” It’s all pre-apocalyptic and prophetic. If Judgment Day has a soundtrack, this song is on it.

The Shook Twins consist of identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, bassist Kyle Volkman and multi-instrumentalist Niko Daoussis. With every release, these soulful gospel-swing sisters get better and better and should be in show business pretty much till the walls come tumbling down.

Shook Twins, Steve Poltz, 9 p.m. Friday April 11, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. $30 VIP, $15 general admission. Info: 503-288-3895,

Off! turns on

Every now and then a band writes a perfect single. Such is “Void You Out” a snarling punk-thrash tune with clearly enunciated vocals from L.A.’s Off!, who let you know how insignificant your objections to the Rude World Order are. Off! consists of Circle Jerks/Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and Rocket From The Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba.

Off!, Cerebral Ballzy, NASA Space Universe , 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. 39th Ave. $13.50 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages. Info: 503-233-7100,

April 15, 22, 29

Funny girl

Bohemian country queen Amanda Richards not only sings her heart out and picks guitar, she’s also pretty dang funny. Just check out “Ballbuster” on YouTube, which may be one of the funniest knocks on passive-aggressive men ever written. The Grammy-nominated songwriter’s 2011 release, “Play Dead,” earned her an Independent Music Award for Best Concept Album, and you can catch her with The Good Long Whiles from 9 to 11 p.m. every Tuesday this month at the Laurelthirst, 2958 N.E. Glisan St. Free. Info: 503-232-1504,

Quick hits

• Singer-songwriter Katie Herzig just released her new album, “Walk Through Walls,” and if you don’t know who she is, you’ve heard her tunes on such shows as “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Drop Dead Diva.” She has a girl-meets-woman voice and a soft-classical sensibility. She shares the stage with Amy Stroup at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11. $13. Info: 503-231-9663,

• From promotion: “Kithkin are a Cascadian youth tribe out to spread the hidden knowledge of the forests. Through its performances, Kithkin hopes to confront crowds about the impending ‘end of things’ through witchee rhythms and chaotic sorcery.” Cool, we’re in! Mercy Graves and Adam Brock 4 join in the fun at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at The Blue Monk 3341 S.E. Belmont St. $5. Info: 503-595-0575,

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