Late last month, Artistery booker Aaron Shepherd announced that the Portland all-ages hub would be closing in March, and Northern—a South Sound underage polestar—was recently sold, though it'll keep holding shows while the new owners clinch their plans for development. Also shuttered: the Neptune Theatre, which closed out 90 years of screenings on January 30 with action-comedy suckfest The Green Hornet (even the marquee puns were duds). The good news: The site is reopening as an all-ages, Seattle Theatre Group–run venue space in just a few months.


Naomi Punk, Idle Times

Seattle band Naomi Punk release their brusque, blistering follow-up to their eponymous self-released full-length tonight at Cairo, with local lo-fi mongrels Idle Times. CLS comes packaged in a slender DVD case with a Person Pitch–esque "photo-collage + Helvetica" insert (further attention to aesthetic detail: the teeny-tiny black pyramid printed on the disc itself), and the music—which includes a new demo, a crisp live bootleg, and an ambient interlude—is also great, duh. I'm told that this might be the last Naomi Punk show for a little while, given that most of the band lives in Olympia now and its frontman is a Seattle DIY mainstay. Cairo, 8 pm, $7.


The Mountain Goats, Tiny Vipers

Tonight, UW's student-run Rainy Dawg Radio throws its annual birthday show, with a solo acoustic set by the Mountain Goats and inspired local folkie Tiny Vipers as opener. Tickets are available now through TicketsWest and on campus at By George. Meany Hall, 8 pm, $12–$20.