Any show that lauds its lineup as a "new era of new bands in the PNW" prompts some heady speculation. But in this case, the scene bristling forth from Olympia around hardcore bands like White Wards and in Seattle with labels like Iron Lung Records is defining something new for punk in the Pacific Northwest. You're in for a ferocious aural assault with new Olympia band Vex, whose distilled rage is embodied by aggressive female vocals and adrenalized riffs lacking in meat-driven slow-mo/Tad-in-the-Woods-iness. Vex have a vinyl release in the works, but for now, their frenetic live shows will have to suffice. Also, save some earplugs for So Pitted, one of Seattle's most raucous and sludge-centric fuzz-punk bands. Freak Vibe, as you'd expect from members of Nudes and Sioux City Pete and the Beggars, will conjure nauseating vibes. The pure intestines on the background of their Bandcamp page hint at their stumbling, morass-tastic, and distinctively gross aesthetic. With Nick Cave–like monster cries and the swampiest bass you'll hear all week, the decadent drudgery on their frothy, snarling single "Jesus in the Kitchen" seems designed to displace organs (or your lunch). With Vats, another new local band rumored to be "dance-y funk-punk." Black Lodge, 9 pm.