Eight Gigs: Red Fang

Fri., March 3, 7 p.m., Goldfield Trading Post, $15-$18

Red Fang’s latest album, Only Ghosts, stays true to its beer-soaked, stoner-metal edge that’s propelled the band onto Billboard’s Top 200 charts and on tours nationwide and overseas. The album is also known as the band’s most accessible body of work with its melodic approach to the hard-hitting genre heard in the songs “Shadows” and “Flies.” Catchy hooks and riffs are met with Red Fang’s talents for speed and power present throughout the entire album. In all its grit and glory, this group of Portland-based metalheads know how to write music that’s contemplative yet complex. It’s clear, but also mud-soaked. 1630 J Street, www.redfang.net.