FRIDAY OCT. 5
Pedro The Lion, Star Flyer 59, 31 knots, seldom
(all ages) 31 knots rocks with frenzied guitar fury as well as refined subtleness. If you have not yet experienced Pedro The Lions soft handed, tear jerking, ballads go go go to the meow meow. 503-230-2111
How about a little culture. Music, dance, pastries, alcohol and food, all Greek. The best thing about it is, it’s free! 32nd & Glisan 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tara Jane O’ Neil
is hard to describe but will be, most likely very interesting to see. She has worked with The Sonora Pine, Retsin and Rodan and like those groups crafts sonic soundscapes that linger in the background but also find their way into consciousness. It’s progressive, and not like anything you will often see in Portland.
SATURDAY OCT. 6
Portland State’s TASO group is presenting Eric Overmyer’s “On The Verge,” a play about three, intrepid, female explorers moving through time, geography and the English language. Runs next weekend as well. Lincoln Hall, Rm. 7 at 8 pm.
Death Cab for Cutie, The Swords Project, the Prom.
If you love happy sappy love songs about love or lack there of, check out Death cab. You should be warned though, The Swords Project will truly steal your heart. Aladdin Theater, 233-1994
Voices of reason. A 9/11 awareness and benefit.
Berbati’s Pan. (see story.)
SUNDAY OCT. 7
Who needs Larry and Curly when you’ve Got moe? Moe, one of those very diverse bands that blends rock, blues, country, bluegrass and jazz, a la The Grateful Dead, will swing through Portland Oct. 5 at the Crystal Ballroom.
This is touted as their Ten Year Anniversary Tour, which they started Sept. 14 in Boston. Tickets to the all ages show can be purchased at the Crystal Ballroom’s ticket window, open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or through Ticketmaster.
Doors open at 8 p.m. and moe’s eclectic harmony hits the stage at 9 p.m. Crystal Ballroom. 503-225-5555, ext. 8811.
Too Short taught me every thing I know about being hard in Jr high and taught me everything about love in high school. Go get your education from Too Short! Roseland, 503-224-2038.
Hip Hop In The Park
Real hip-hop, real people, real knowledge. Alberta Park, (see story)
MONDAY OCT. 7
“The Deep End,” now playing at the Koin Center, is a brainy thriller shot through with tension and symbolism and characterized by beautiful cinematography.
This examination of a seemingly “normal” middle-class family, and what happens when one of its member’s secrets breaks the surface, avoids clich? and leaves the viewer in wonder of its simplicity.
TUESDAY OCT. 8
Tight Bros From Way Back When, C-average,.
Tight bros, members of Oly Wa, Karp and Behead the Profit, they freakin rock. C-average (or cave rage) is a two-man power house of 70’s arcade metal. Satyricon. 503-243-2320.
WEDNESDAY OCT. 9
Study, read the Vanguard. Mmmkay. Or rent a video from the Vanguard movie picks.