3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
The Aladdin is an enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall with a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.
c c Mason Jennings, the Damnwells,
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $12.50
2808 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Serving plentiful portions of comfort food at lunch and dinner, Billy Reed's is located in the refurbished Standard Dairy building. There's live music, mostly blues and jazz, Thursday through Sunday nights.
c c Cannonballs, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, free
3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Cramped, with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps, Blackbird puts on live music for indie fans seven nights a week.
c c Rebecca Gates, Sally Timms, 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $10
1332 W. Burnside St.
Portland's Disneyland of music venues has two distinct rooms for two different moods and live music almost every night of the week. Lola's Room is small, with an intimate vibe. The Crystal Ballroom is grand, and its dance floor is drenched in the history of bygone days.
c c Hell's Belles, Live Wire, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $10
Dante's Caffe Italiano
1 S.W. Third Ave.
Dark. Dangerous. Slinky. This inferno-style cafe and cocktail lounge hosts an ever-changing roster of live music and has an open-flame fire pit near the back. Haughty hotties serve pizza and drinks.
c c High Violets, Bic Runga, Durango Park, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $6
316 S.W. 11th Ave.
503-221-7262, Ext. 41
The upstairs club has high ceilings and wooden floors.
c c The Slip, Gray Area, 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, $12
2280 N.W. Thurman St.
The Green Room has live jam-band music for the hippie-country-Celtic crowd every evening except Sunday, with a full bar and dinner menu. Covered, heated patio.
c c Funk Shui, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, $5-$11
Mad Hatter Lounge
203 S.E. Grand Ave.
Cute, dark and cozy, the Mad Hatter is located below the Rabbit Hole restaurant.
c c Big Orange Splot, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, free
527 S.E. Pine St.
The unpretentious all-ages basement venue caters to the soda pop club. Bring your teenage brother! Live music plays nearly every night.
c c Jason Loewenstein, Garmonbozia,
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $10
Mount Tabor Theatre
4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
With a dark rec-room vibe, this theater and pub has live music, a variety of beers and pub grub. There's a separate room for acoustic music.
c c Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Moonshine Hangover, 8 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 19, $12
31 N.W. First Ave.
The under-the-Burnside Bridge club offers funky beats and DJs spinning everything from down-tempo to a gravity-defying mix of chill-out sounds. Dahlia performs every Tuesday. Live hip-hop jazz and soul every Thursday. Full bar.
c c Adam Zwig, 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, $4
8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
The Roseland offers a full bar and a variety of live music with an emphasis on hip-hop upstairs and roots rock downstairs.
c c Haven, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, $8