It’s Halloween. You’re bored. Your hands are shaking from a candy-induced diabetic seizure. Now is the ideal time to shake your ass to some live music, preferably while dressed like Chewbacca and/or a slutty nurse/angel/stripper/cat/fire hydrant/etc. Regardless of your preference, we’re pretty sure you have something worth showing off, and here’s a list of the best places at which to do just that.
All Hallows skeeve
It’s Halloween. You’re bored. Your hands are shaking from a candy-induced diabetic seizure. Now is the ideal time to shake your ass to some live music, preferably while dressed like Chewbacca and/or a slutty nurse/angel/stripper/cat/fire hydrant/etc.
Regardless of your preference, we’re pretty sure you have something worth showing off, and here’s a list of the best places at which to do just that:
Trick or Vote: Blind Pilot, Blue Giant and DJ BeyondaGiven the name of this event, methinks it has something to do with voting, which I’ve been told is some kind of sporting match between “The Barry Obamas” and the “John McPains.”
Anyways, the highlight of this bill is Blue Giant, the new folk/rock/etc. band from husband and wife duo, Viva Voce. These two, along with a full-band complement, can churn out some seriously good tunes. If you’re looking for some low-key Halloween fun this is your spot.
AudioCinema 226 S.E. Madison St.8 p.m., $10, All ages
Eagles of Death MetalMmmmmm… if this band were a breakfast cereal, the box would say, in big, bold letters “Now With 100-Percent of Your Daily Value of Irony! Physician Recommended Rawk ‘n’ Roll!” And I would say, “Wait, why is my doctor recommending irony?” And you would say, “Where is this guy going with this?” And I would say, “I don’t know!”
(Wait, wait! Here it is: The Eagles of Death Metal sound like a more garage-y Queens of the Stone Age, they rock, they roll, they have mustaches. ‘Nuff said.)
Music Millennium3158 E. Burnside6 p.m., FREE
Wonder Ballroom128 N.E. Russell St.9 p.m., $18
Famous Mysterious Actor Show: Kaolin the KlingonSo this isn’t really music per se, but there is something lyrical in the insane ticks of this former-cable-access-now-just-a-live-event talk show. Led by a man dressed in an alien mask, The Famous Mysterious Actor, this monthly sketch comedy show is usually hee-larious.
Imagine methed-out denizens of outer Southeast PDX creating a TV show, but in real life. Weird, yes, but entirely delightful. Stick around after Mr. Famous to see the heavy-metal mindcrush of Black Elk and Stovokor’s Klingon metal stylings.
Berbati’s Pan10 S.W. 3rd Ave.8 p.m., $8-$10, 21-plus
Pierced Arrows, Burning Leather and The EstrangedRaw and skuzzy bar rock featuring former members of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows do their thing with a kind of drunken grace that’s endearing if not entirely rewarding. But if you want to ROCK, and maybe get a little bit rowdy this All Hallows Eve, there’s worse places to be than the Ash Street.
Ash Street Saloon225 S.W. Ash St.9:45 p.m., $8, 21-plus
Zombie Prom: Alphabet Stew, Gray Matters, ThrillaHip-hop and zombies! All right! Local crew Gray Matters have a tight flow and some recommendable rhymes, plus they’re pretty good at getting’ them hands up (y’know, in the air). Think modern indie hip-hop along the lines of Atmosphere, Aesop and friends.
Hawthorne Theatre 1507 S.E. 39th Ave.8 p.m., $5, All ages
MDC, No Red Flags, The Altarboys, My New Vice, BelligerentsMillions of Dead Cops! Punk Rock! Millions of Dead Cops! Punk Rock! Cool band name, standard punk rock. Party.
Plan B1305 S.E. Eighth Ave.9 p.m., $5, 21-plus