I know it sounds dorky as all hell, but the Dr. Demento Reed College lectures are an absolute blast. The maestro of wacky music, Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen) is a Reed alum, and his four-night stand focuses on various musical subgenres—from country music to songs about drugs—including tonight's punk-themed show. Music nerds, and just nerds in general: The doctor will see you now. EAC
Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, Wed Jan 26-Sat Jan 29, 8 pm, $5, all ages
The first episode of Into the Woods went up exactly one year ago, pointing the way for over 75 videos from the sparkling online music documentary series, all boasting sterling sound and picture. To celebrate their anniversary, they're hosting a party including music from Tu Fawning, Skeletron, And And And, and Guantanamo Baywatch, and if you donate $5 to their Kickstarter campaign, you get in for free! NL
w/DJ Snakks; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5 (FREE w/$5 donation to Kickstarter)
Can't talk! TOO BUSY.