Oct. 11


Nothing says it’s fall when everything is totally dying like thrash-infused doom metal designed to elicit your arcane mystical yearnings for a paganistic underground aiming to survive the oncoming Rude World Order. That’s one of the many reasons to check out San Diego’s female-fronted Castle, which comes to our humble town to promote their latest record “Blacklands.” Named newcomers of the year at the Roadburn Festival in Holland, the trio also earned an “Album of the Year” award for “In Witch Order,” their previous record, from Hammer Norway.

Witch Mountain, Castle, Rabbits, Holy Grove, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Plan B, 1305 S.E. Eighth St.

Oct. 12

Mysterious melody

Oregonian Michael Jarrett was one of Elvis Presley’s songwriters, and apparently wrote a never-recorded song for Elvis more than 40 years ago that Justin Shandor will be singing in public for the first time during this concert fundraiser for the Willamette Falls Symphony. Shandor is the king of the King’s impersonators, having won $20,000 in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis. Shandor performs as Elvis in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, something few other Elvis impersonators can pull off.

Justin Shandor Elvis Tribute, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Melody Ballroom, 615 S.E. Alder St. $25, $25. Info:, 800-838-3006.

Oct. 13

Purrfect lineup

Jonny Cat Records is trying to bring legendary Belgian punk band The Kids to the West Coast in 2013. Formed in 1976, The Kids penned one of the best upbeat-downbeat punk songs of all time, “Fascist Cops,” among other gems, and this show is designed to raise money to bring them here. Portland’s hardcore, slightly Southern-in-a-unwashed-hair-way Bi-Marks headlines this show, featuring a lead singer who, as his video show, hates sand and will throw mounds of it when it gets in the way as he flails on the beach.

Bi-Marks, Chemicals, Defect Defect, Piss Test, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Slabtown, 1033 N.W. 13th Ave. $5. Info: 971-229-1455,

Oct. 17

Everybody twist

This is the FUN with a capital “F” show this week! Nick Waterhouse, who looks like a more handsome Buddy Holly or less handsome Cary Grant, wears suits and ties but is no stuffed shirt. This cat plays groovy 1950s and early 1960s oriented rock ‘n’ soul music featuring honking, saxophones, sultry vocals, and bluesy guitar and organ. His Innovative Leisure label mates Allah Lahs rock in an equally groovy garagey way. This is music shaken, not stirred, the kind of stuff you need to play when seducing a Cold War spy.

Nick Waterhouse, The Allah-Las, DJ Beyonda Doubt, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave. $10. Info: 503-248-4700,

Oct. 19

Just in time for real war

Yesteryear, political turmoil in Turkey kept such Western films as “Star Wars” out of viewing for the average Istanbul moviegoer. In 1982, however, Turkish filmmakers cobbled together footage stolen from “Star Wars” and added their own, including some of the best-worst fuzzy costumed scenes ever filmed, as well as ominous Big-Brother-sounding narrative, in order to slake the thirst of Turkish audiences for science fiction. Filmusik will feature a variety of musicians and voice actors creating an original live soundtrack for “Dünyayi Kutaran Adam,” a.k.a. “Turkish Star Wars” in all its cheesy, horrific glory.

Filmusik’s “Turkish Star Wars,” 7 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, Thursdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Saturdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. $12, $10 for students and seniors. Info: 971-258-9918,

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