Japanese doom metal foursome Church of Misery prefers that the adjectival form of “stoner” not be used to describe their sound. Personally, I’m a huge fan of sticky stoner riffs. But I respect these comely gentlemen and the fact they consider their gigs temples of doom. Whatever your preferred parsing, thrill to low-end guru Church of Misery at Sister (407 Central NW) on Thursday, Nov. 21. This 21-and-over gig cranks up to 11 at 9pm. Bring some earplugs and a $15 cover. ... and some smelling salts. Against the Grain and Shoggoth open.