Sitting here wishing we had remembered to pre-mix that bloody mary we mentioned you should do last night, but all in all it was worth it.  One more Halloween in the books.

Every night on the town starts somewhere, tonight calls for a time machine.

This is one of those rare 5 day weekends, started with a bang yesterday, going to dial it back a little tonight in preparation for a “must not be missed” Friday night event.

Tonight needs to begin over at Level Up Arcade. If you haven’t been there, this isn’t geek heaven, it’s a time machine. Level Up features classic arcade games from the pre-console era combined with quality bar food and affordable beverages; whats not to like. Get some hair of the dog and play that silver ball.

The main event will be at Sam Bonds where they are featuring 3 distinct bands: Undermind, Orion and Small Joys.  Undermind is electronic mashup “It will be a fun combo and I will be playing an electro swing set with some old timey raps thown in there.”  Orion sports a familiar Psychedelic rock/funky sound.  Small Joys are distinctly indie, and against type, they are our pick for tonight.

Possibly the Bloody Mary thing, but seriously, while all 3 bands are going to be worth seeing, Small Joys has something that grows on you, keeps you listening. Small Joys is an indie band out of the Eugene that will take your night down to a relaxing “bliss” simmer before you head back home and call it a night. If you don’t plan to simmer, then Undermind and Orion will take care of you.

NOTE:  in case you are thinking of missing it, it’s a benefit. It is HIV Alliance night at Sam Bonds and part of the proceeds from the concert will go to HIV research. Yup, you have to go.

Friday Night on the Town is very special this week, don’t miss it and don’t forget the first rule…

See you out there.

Original Music

Monolith: Rock n’ Roll: Mohawk Pub 9pm
$3 Becky Alter: Indie: Axe & Fiddle 8:30pm
$3 The 73, The Unstable Atmospheres: Indie/experimental: Luckey’s 10pm
$12 advance ($15 door) Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Zach Deputy: Americana: WOW Hall 8:30pm
$22.50 advance ($24 door) Steve Forbert: Tsunami Books 9pm


Neriah Hart: Karaoke: El Dorado 8pm
Lonesome Randall: Rock n’ Roll: Mac’s 6pm

Blues, Jazz, & Country

$5 ($4 members) Ron Bertucci & Dave Bender: Jazz Alive Series: Jazz Station 7:30pm
Skip Jones: piano: Lavelles 6pm

Dance, DJ, Hip-Hop, & Other

Golden: hip-hop: Jameson’s 10pm
DJ Scoot & Simon Says: The Rok 10pm
$3 Chris, Dr. Ake & John: ’80s Night: John Henry’s 10pm
$1-$5 Undermind, Orion, Small Joys: Electronic/Funk/Indie: Sam Bond’s 9pm