Leave it to Volcanic Theatre Pub to veer from the beaten paths of roots rock, bluegrass and reggae and find the musical roads less traveled — from fast food-flavored Sabbath covers to hard rocking versions of your favorite ’80s and ’90s video game theme songs. The latter will be on the menu when San Diego’s Kirby’s Dream Band (a twist on a similarly named game, not to over-explain the joke) plays the venue with Vancouver, Washington, group The Runaway Four and Portland synthwave group DreamReaper. Expect synth- and guitar-heavy medleys of themes from favorites such as “Super Mario,” “Donkey Kong,” “Pokemon,” “Sonic the Hedgehog” and more (listing song titles seems pointless here, but needless to say any 8-bit obsessive will recognize more than a few of these melodies). Go find your old Game Boy and get ready to rock.
Kirby’s Dream Band, The Runaway Four, with DreamReaper: 8 p.m. Monday; $8 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door; Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend; volcanictheatre.com or 541-323-1881.