I love the Thermals! Their consistently infectious fuzzy pop rock never fails to beat out a bad mood, and their new album, Desperate Ground, might just be their best (I need a few more listens before I can make that call—it’s gonna be real hard to top The Body, the Blood, the Machine). Even if you’ve never heard a single Thermals song, though, you must experience them live—the Portland trio is relentlessly energetic, always whipping the crowd into a deliriously happy, pogoing frenzy. Come get sweaty. With Wimps and La Luz. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 8 pm, $15 adv, all ages)

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