Friday, October 25, 2013

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Halloween shows come early

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Whether you enjoy dressing in sexy costumes or not, Halloween is here. And because the holiday is next Thursday, there is an outpouring of Halloween-inspired events starting this weekend and rolling all the way to Oct. 31. Click here for our comprehensive list of Halloween events.


Losing Skin is pretty busy this weekend. First they host a Halloween Misfits Cover show at The Hop! Friday. That lineup features Reason for Existence, Faus, Lay the Tarp and more. The night starts at 6 pm and is $7 or $5 with costume. Saturday, the local metal group moves their show to Mootsy’s. That night will include Dislich, Bloody Gloves and Brothers Ov Midnite. The venue is taking a $5 cover or $3 with costume, it starts at 8 pm.

The Federico Aubele concert that was supposed to serve as The Bartlett’s soft opening show has been moved next door to the 21-and-over nYne. The evening will include Lisa Alma, Bias and The Diving Jewels. The show is $10 at the door and begins at 7 pm.


Seattle may not be Memphis, but people can get funky there too. Bringing that rhythm to Moscow this weekend is the eight-piece group, the Polyrhythmics. A conglomeration of afro beats, multiple horned instruments and brand of swanky, coolness, their music pulls your ears in — even without the enticement of vocals.

Formed three years ago, the band has gone on to tour up and down the West Coast and releases two full-length LPs. A self-described brotherhood, their song titles such as “Stinky Finger” and “Nurple” prove the act likes to have a lot of fun all while still taking their music seriously. Pop in one of their albums while driving around and you’re sure to feel a bit like you’re in a James Bond film. The show starts at 9:30 pm at John’s Alley in Moscow. Cost is $5.

More shows of interest:
- Cursive Wires and Hannah Reader take on Jones Radiator
- The Viking Bar will put on a “Show Me Your Tatto” Halloween show featuring Jimmy Nuge, Nixon Rodeo, Eyes Like Time Machines and The Lion Oh My


If Brian Wilson and Kurt Cobain were to collaborate, the result might be the San Francisco three-piece, Couches. With heavy guitars, easy rock rhythms, A California beach vibe and “don’t tell us what to do” kind of lyrics, Couches is a breath of fresh air from all the electronic or folk-inspired music new bands keep putting out these days. This can all be heard on the recently released 7-inch, which contains the song, California, an awesome antithesis to The O.C. theme song. Playing Treefort Music Fest in Boise earlier this year, the band is back in the Pacific Northwest to tear it up (and potentially eat some burritos) at the Baby Bar this Sunday at 8 pm, that’s right folks, fo’ free. Openers include Chung Antique and Normal Babies.

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Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.