Hallelujah the Hills

Hallelujah the Hills plays good old-fashioned indie rock occasionally boisterous, sometimes introspective, usually melodic and tonight at 9 they'll do it at The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. The Boston band's new Colonial Drones sounds like as much of a step forward as Blitzen Trapper took with Furr. Tracks like "Blank Passports" and "Classic Tapes" skew darker than last album's signature song, "Hallelujah the Hills!", but ultimately they're rocking the same sound with more focus. Should be a solid show. Chris McCoy and his latest band open the night. $8 cover.

EDIT: Holy crap, I forgot! There's also the year's biggest metal show at LC Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., featuring four headliner-quality shredders: Mastodon, Dethklok, Converge and High on Fire. This show is sold out, but if you are trying to obtain secondhand tix, remember the face value was $29. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Also, mashup masters The Hood Internet are opening for Galactic and Corey Henry at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. Doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $20.

And if you'd rather go the experimental route, have at it.