On Saturday night, Jan. 14, 2017, one of Burque's best, most brutally beatific and wholly hypnotic bands will perform one last time over at Burt's Tiki Lounge (515 Central NW). I am talking about Beard. Formed five years ago out of a mountain of ultra-hot ashes, twisted guitar strings, mad memories of what prog-rock could've been—as well as a dash of post-rock punkishness that continues to set them apart from other rocanrol ensembles in this town—Beard is a band that is elusively hard-hitting, spaced-out and psychedelic, yet also formidably and fearsomely fragile in their one-of-a-kind presentation. If such descriptors don't suit you—or you think I'm just being my usual verbosely puffed-up rock rapscallion—then check out their bandcamp page and chillax to tunes like “Castles on Fire,” from their 2012 effort, Black Unicorn, the titular “The Twin And The Beast,” from their sophomore recording or the closer, “I Am Just,” from their latest recording The Quiet Few. Their oeuvre is some of the best instrumental work this town has heard, so do me a solid and go tell them so at their fan-friendly farewell gig. It begins at 9pm and is, like, totally free for those 21+.