Has it been seven years already? It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Doug Fir Lounge swung up their wooden doors and permanently changed the face of East Burnside for good. Back then, pre-Doug Fir, that stretch only had a pair of businesses (Oregon Artificial Limb Company and Union Jacks), Quality Bar was still not open, and the streets were paved with used syringes. My, how things have changed.

To celebrate their seventh year, the Doug Furries are hosting a week of big shows, marking down food and drink specials, and giving away some goodies in the process. Included in this is a VIP pass for two that gets you and a friend into every 2012 show with $700 to spend on booze or chow. Or, if you don't win that, perhaps you can take home the runner-up prize which is tickets to any show in 2012 plus $700 to make you fat/drunk (and happy). Anyone who purchases a ticket to the shows listed below is eligible to win:

October 3: Neon Indian
October 4: Lisa Hannigan
October 5: Reva Devito
October 6: Megafaun
October 7: Dum Dum Girls/Crocodiles
October 8: Mona
October 9: Wild Beats/EMA

End Hits: Used syringes are terrible on your bicycle tires.