Howlin Rain, Citay, Whalebones, Bison (MUSIC) 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+.) JONATHAN ZWICKEL
UPDATE: Howlin Rain has canceled due to a family emergency. Citay, Whalebones, and Bison will still play.
Sing Sing (PARTY) Sorry Jonathan, but this is the weekend's best show: Sing Sing, Seattle's reigning hipster dance party, is celebrating its first birthday with sets from French-Canadian electrofunkers Chromeo, Chicago party killers Flosstradamus, and resident jocks Fourcolorzack and Pretty Titty. While the DJs will drop jam after jam at breakneck pace, Chromeo is the highlight. The duo's sophomore album, Fancy Footwork, is a perfect sequel to their neon-lit debut, full of lover-man lines and jheri-curled joints as suitable for breakdancing as for romancing. (War Room, 722 E Pike St, 328-7666. 9 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 21+.) ERIC GRANDYSee what else is happening in Music on Friday.