Howlin Rain, Citay, Whalebones, Bison
West Coast psychedelic rock is back—all reverb, flutes, and volume
. Here's a major dose: From the Bay Area come the eight-piece Citay—think acoustic Led Zeppelin—and Howlin Rain, a woozy, bluesy spin-off
of metal masters Comets on Fire. Hometown shredders Whalebones just need more hair and amyl nitrate to actually become Steppenwolf, and BC's Bison are as heavy as their namesake
. This is easily the weekend's best show. (Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave, 784-4880. 9 pm, $8, 21+
.) UPDATE: Howlin Rain has canceled due to a family emergency. Citay, Whalebones, and Bison will still play.