THURSDAY, SEPT. 22:
A Heilung show is halfway between something you expect to see on the Vegas strip and something you expect to see at Stonehenge under a full moon. The Northern European band play an electric reimagining of old Nordic folk music, complete with hide drums and bone rattles, while wearing psychedelic druid costumes straight out of a period epic like The man from the north. Even if their pounding drums and epic vocals aren’t your thing, they’re still one of the most unforgettable live bands currently on tour. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St. 8 p.m. $40.50 to $80.50. 18+.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25:
If you don’t know what Demi Lovato‘s done since its Disney days, prepare to be amazed. 2017 Tell me that You Love Me established her as a vocal powerhouse unafraid to tackle tough topics, and her last two releases have gone into uncompromising detail about substance abuse and the mental health issues she’s tackled. throughout his life. Marketed as a just-enough-rebellious pop rocker as a teenager, she’s the real thing now, and this year Saint-Fvck could be called a return to her rock roots if it weren’t so much more harmful than anything she’s done before. Cloud Theater, Moda Center, 1 N Center Court St. 8 p.m. $22 to $500. All ages.
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 28:
In its decade of existence, Kikagaku Moyo have established themselves as one of the world’s most popular and respected contemporary psych-rock bands, and it’s no wonder: their linear, liquid music is so evocative it’s almost overwhelming at first. . But just as they released their best album, May’s Kumoyo Island, the Japanese group has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. Catch ’em while you still can at the Crystal Ballroom with Portland’s own Rose City Band, led by Moon Duo’s Ripley Johnson. McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St. 8:30 p.m. $25 to $30. All ages.