Describing King Goro is best done by describing their t-shirts: a hand drawn picture of Goro, the four-armed boss from the Mortal Kombat video game holding in one hand a giant skull bong, in another a lighter, in another a beer, in another a burrito. John Cage lay on the ground torn in half. With brutally heavy songs ranging in length from 15 seconds all the way to 2 minutes, King Goro’s music is condensed, intense, and hilariously thematic—there’s “Paul Newman” (with lyrics like “We love your dressing . . . All proceeds go to charity”), “Bellows” (a song with no lyrics just bellowing), “Shart Attack” (about the one that got away), and because it’s named after a Mortal Kombat character, “Fatality.” King Goro’s jokes work because like all comedy, even if the jokes and songs are super short, they’re done with 100% sincerity. Tonight they finally release a record at a show with Pestifere, Decomposer, Flintlock, a few bands who share King Goro’s interests. 8 PM. $5.—Taylor Carik

Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-333-7399,