THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Nude! Wii Rock! Beardo!


Nude, fresh off their big Seattle win in the EMP Sound Off!, takes the stage tonight at the Museum of Arts and Culture's Begin! soiree. Read all about the band's sneak-attack on the Northwest music scene here. Check them out tonight at 6 pm. All-ages.

If you're out and about on the Palouse, stop in to Mikey's Gyros tonight for an excellent set of punk bands, including Tim Blood & the Gutpanthers, Art Fad from Boise and King Elephant — featuring members of Goddammitboyhowdy. Just $5. All-ages. 9 pm.

Feeling more in the mood for a totally over the top, video-game themed DJ party. Head out to Northern Quest for Wii Rock, a DJ extravaganza that starts at 8 pm. $15. Gotta be at least 16 for this one. Yes, wear your Princess Peach costume.


Where local musicians sparkle brightly and fade sooner or later, there are some who just keep on shining. Like Josh “Beardo” Simon — a guy who’s xbeen holding it down for the 509 for years now in everything from blues bands to jam bands to salsa bands. He’s holding a giant ten-band, two-stage birthday bash this weekend featuring some of his own bands — Groove Patrol, Son Dulce — and some of his friends, including Rare Earth member Peter Rivera and local hip-hop group Flying Spiders. Really, there’s no way this could be a bad time. Ugly Betties. $10. Gotta be 21.


For their umpteenth visit here, Portland indie folk outfit Horse Feathers are back on Sunday to play the Red Room Lounge with locals Terrible Buttons. 8 pm. $12. Gotta be 21.