This is a little ways out of town, but sounds way too rad not to mention: Portland vinyl-and-cassette store Beacon Sound is taking over the Sou'wester Lodge the weekend of October 25-26. The Sou'wester (as mentioned in last year's Gift Guide—thanks, no one, for not buying me any of my requested gifts) is a charming resort in Seaview, Washington, just a bit north of Astoria, with a lodge, cabins, and their infamous vintage travel trailers. They have live music regularly, and now Beacon Sound is hosting an incredible-sounding weekend of music later this month.

The performers include Grouper, Peter Broderick, Gabriel Saloman, Rauelsson, and Apartment Fox, and the two nights of music will conclude on Saturday night with a "spooky" afterparty DJ'ed by Liz Harris (Grouper). There's also a communal meal on Saturday and complimentary Ninkasi beer and Heart Coffee Roasters coffee all weekend. (Say wha?!?)

The celebration marks the launch of Beacon Sound's new record label, and shopkeep/impresario Andrew Neerman has a Kickstarter page set up to raise funds for Beacon Sound's first vinyl release, a 12-inch with music by Peter Broderick and Gabriel Saloman recorded at Type Foundry, on clear vinyl in a limited edition of 200. Check out the whole Kickstarter campaign here. Meanwhile, the Sou'wester weekend is $40 on top of accommodations, and reservations can be booked here.