Satirizing Portland and More with State Fair of the Union
THE MIRACLES CLUB, MIDNIGHT MAGIC, LITANIC MASK
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi)
PIERCED ARROWS, PILLOWFIGHT, BLACK PUSSY
(Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash)
What kind of fear do you want on this Halloween hump day? The glamorous, dark art-house of the Miracles Club? Or the intimidating, night-worshipping punk of Pierced Arrows, which shows its face rarely outside of this annual night? Pick your poison, my pretty. MARJORIE SKINNER
PINE STREET MASSACRE: BÉISBOL, SUN ANGLE, POINT JUNCTURE WA, FOREIGN ORANGE, MOON BY YOU
(Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine) There are already a lot of choices for the over-21s to spend Halloween night, but here's another terrific option: The Pine Street Massacre boasts five excellent local bands, plus plenty of booze, candy, and costumes, all in the nifty Union/Pine space, which is spacious enough for a damn good party but intimate enough for you to get cozy with that mysterious stranger who came dressed as the Jesus fresco. There'll be some Misfits covers (bands like to dress up, too!), horror movies, and likely some awkward bumping and grinding in costume. In other words, it'll be a blast; be there. NED LANNAMANN
LUKAS NELSON AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL, TY CURTIS BAND
(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) Most of the spawn that come from the loins of music legends get at least some of their parent's talent. (Then there is Hank III.) In the case of Lukas Nelson, whose father is that one guy who smokes a lot of pot and wrote "Hello Walls," you can see the resemblance immediately. And you can even hear some of his pop's DNA coursing through his fingers when he plays the guitar. But this kid sounds equally influenced by Hendrix and Texas bluesman Freddie King. While the Son of Willie still has some piss and vinegar in him, he remains true to his father's name and the players he came up with. I think there's a bright future ahead of this kid. MARK LORE
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