Whoever put the pair of heavy metal favorites Gojira and Devin Townsend together on tour deserves a Macarthur genius award. Both bands are held with the highest regard amongst metal’s snobbier fans, and for good reason. Last year France’s Gojira released the highly anticipated “L’Efant Sauvage” and delivered what might have been last year’s best album in the genre. In 2012 Devin Townsend continued to expand his complex, dynamic, and brutal body of work (and the genre itself) with the metal-meets-pop fanboy favorite “Epicloud”. So what happens when these monsters combine? An absolutely can’t-miss show. 8 p.m. $20. 16+ —TC

Mill City Nights, 111 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-333-3422, millcitynights.com