BENDER—It's time to have the funnest blackout you'll never remember with the annual Slabtown Bender. Drink 'em up and dance 'em down at this weekend-long series of shows, tonight with the Trashies, TacocaT, and Unnatural Helpers. Plus Saturday and Sunday you can start out the festivities with free matinees. Hydrate, folks, hydrate—this is for the long haul. CF
Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th, Fri-Sun, 5 pm, $10 ($25 for all weekend)

REVENGE OF THE SYNTH—It's time again for another round of Superfresh, a two-day extravaganza that will have you wearing holes in your dancing shoes, with a slew of performances from Wampire, Litanic Mask, Tunnels, and so many more. Don't forget to stretch those hamstrings. MS
Branx, 320 SE 2nd, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, $7, $10 weekend pass, all ages