Night on the Town – FRIDAY –
Tonight there is plenty of opportunity for you to be livin’ large getting your groove on. Bundle up, as it’s going to be a chilly one, but layers are fun! I was so happy I found myself a nice red cashmere sweater last weekend during my inspirational shopping trip. Nothing like a nice large warm cashmere sweater to keep a gal warm on these cold fall nights!
Some layers and good boots would be perfect for checking out The Lone Pine’s Haunted Maze tonight. It’s going to still be dry for a bit… and tonight would be a great night to avoid the long lines and crowds. With the Halloween celebration two weeks out, this is one of those fun things to do NOW. With spooky trails the large HAUNTED CORN MAZE is complete with live spooks and lots of surprises lurking in the corn. Heck! I’m always up for a good scare. Giving one, that is! Will be fun to see how many spooks I can scare! Ha!
There is so much music to see tonight! There is everything from metal, to rock to pop to acoustic Americana. All just depends on what you’re in the mood for. Out in Springfield at Goodfella’s is the band We Have Guns. With their self-titled debut CD released less than a month ago, the boys in the metal band We Have Guns will be shredding it up tonight at Goodfella’s along with Explod-a-tron and Reason to Rock. If you’re up for some in-your-face metal, than this is your ticket.
But if metal ain’t your bag baby, well, there’s plenty of other kinds of music out there to help you get your groove on. My friend Marty Chilla (Loveseat Concrete) is playing tonight at Territorial Winery, with the Side of Beets Trio, a post-modern nordic soul band. Matt Keenan on stand up bass with Megan Bassett on vocals, and Chilla on guitar and vocals. Chilla tells me “Tonight we rage again!!!” Early show at 7pm which is free. Woo Hoo! Who couldn’t use some good wine, and some good music to get the evening off to a good start? Of course if you’re in the mood for a little bit of psychedelic, jam rock n’ roll, you’ll want to head over to Sam Bond’s tonight to catch Blue Lotus.
As for me? I will be joining the WILL CALL winner at the WOW Hall tonight for a pretty cool show. Not sure what WILL CALL is? Check it out here. The Eugene-based electronica band, Jultopia, will be performing along with Adventure Galley, White Arrows and AND AND AND.
I’m really looking forward to hearing the band White Arrows. Touted as “not just another White band,” this garage rock synth pop band is from L.A. and has been touring with such well-knowns as Those Darlins, Portugal the Man, Cults and White Denim. Their genre can only be described best as (they say) Alternative / Tropical Crunk / Equatorial Soul. Their latest single Get Gone is a catchy tune that makes me want to hear more.
Adventure Galley is a great accompanying band for tonight’s line up. With strong guitar riffs and punchy drums this band reminds me a lot of the band The Cars in that Adventure Galley is edgy and poppy and very kick-ass with their music. It’s going to be GREAT watching these guys.
The AND AND AND band, from Portland formed in 2009 and is a 6 piece ” band of thieves and gypsies that play rock music that could possibly be compared to The Kinks and Pavement thrown into a blender and left for several days in the sun.” They must be doing something right as they made their way into last year’s PDX Pop Now! Festival.
I had best get on with it already and get myself put together. I have a very large lunch that I still need to finish up, head over to my massage appointment and then meet my new driver… Well, I’ll be out there tonight. Hope to see YOU (yes… I’m talking to YOU!) out there too!
$5 Barefoot Leroy, Satori Bob, Americana Axe & Fiddle 8:30pm
Klezmonauts Cornucopia 10pm
$10 Russell Batiste & Friends Diablos 10pm
Keaton Simons & Michael Tolcher Granary 7pm Brimstone Sound w/DJ Crown 10pm
We Have Guns, Explodatron, Reason to Rebel, rock Goodfellas 9pm
$5 Sam Hahn, Craig Chee, Jesse Meade,Americana, acoustic, uke Luckey’s 10pm
Mudpuppy Maize Lounge 10pm
The Essentials, Thumptown soul/funk Oak St. Speakeasy 9pm
$5 Blue Lotus, Lewi Longmire Sam Bond’s 9:30pm
Christie & McCallum americana Tiny Tavern 9:30pm
Ferns, Purple Sparrows indie Wandering Goat 9pm
Jason Cowsill alt-country rock Sam’s Place 8pm
$10 AND AND AND, White Arrows, Adventure Galley, Jultopia, rock WOW Hall 9pm
Cover & Tribute Bands
The Valley Boys Mohawk Pub 9pm rock ‘n’ roll
Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam Quackers 8pm
Joybox Spirits 9pm
Blues, Jazz, Country
$5 Paul Biondi, Skip Jones, Rick Cobain, Sax Creswell Coffee & Wine 7pm
$10 The Kandinsky Effect Jazz Station 7pm
Olem Alves, jazz/funk The Loft 7:30pm
$5 Ted Vaughn Blues Band blues Mac’s at the Vet 9pm
Marty Chilla Territorial Winery 7pm
Taylor’s Crossing new country Village Green 9pm
Piano Bar w/Rhianna West End Tavern 8pm
$5 Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboys country rock Whiskey River Ranch 9pm
DJ, Dance, Hip Hop, Other
“Freek-Nite” Dance Party w/Audio Schizophrenic Cowfish 9pm
$10 Total Hip Rock Favorites and Dance benefit Cozmic Pizza 8pm
Retro Embers 9pm
Trivia Night Rogue Public House 8pm