MUSIC—Hailing from Western Massachusetts, the all-gal power-pop punk of Potty Mouth is a goddamn breath of fresh air. Matching introspective, witty lyrics with heavy pop hooks, Potty Mouth sounds a bit like Liz Phair's most upbeat stuff with a dollop of the Buzzcocks thrown in for good measure. Get ready to nod and pogo. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
w/Sabonis; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12

MUSIC—The nameless ghouls that make up mysterioso metal band Ghost might look like satanic clergymen, but their straightforward, diamond-hard tunes are scarcely as evil as they look. With a theatrical flair, they add a winking wickedness to good ol' fashioned high-volume rock. NED LANNAMANN
w/Purson; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8:30 pm, $23-28, all ages


THEATER—This is based on Stephen King's book about a teen misfit with supernatural powers, Carrie, who's got a crazy religious mom and gets pig's blood dumped on her at the prom, then goes on a killing rampage. Now, with singing at Stumptown Stages' Carrie the Musical. SHELBY R. KING
Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm, through Nov 8, $25-40,

FUNDRAISER—If you don't know, Write Around Portland kicks much ass. The local nonprofit runs free writing workshops all over town for kids, prisoners, recovering addicts, and the homeless. And tonight's their annual XY&Z fundraiser! Featuring hilarious Merc contributor Alex Falcone, finger foods, and a spelling bee! DIRK VANDERHART
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 6 pm, $50-60


MUSIC—Talk about giving something a college try: PSU's Portland State of Mind music festival has an impressive lineup, starting with acoustic performances by David Bazan, Luz Elena Mendoza, and Ezza Rose, moving on to a rowdier venue and louder acts headlined by THEESatisfaction and Beat Connection. A+, kids. MARJORIE SKINNER
Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, 4 pm ($10), 8 pm ($15), $25 for both shows, all ages

DANCE PARTY—If you are a shameless fan of Fleetwood Mac, you probably know you aren't alone, but Fleetmac Wood's White Winged Love Disco takes the allegiance a magical step forward. This is an event where they play only Fleetwood Mac (no covers!), and they play it loud. Wear white. Go find your people. MARJORIE SKINNER
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $8-10


MUSIC—Hot take: If you're gonna take in arena rock, do it at the city's most delightfully outmoded arena, and go see a performer more likely to give you a quiet account of her day between songs than force some sort of ridiculous antics. Florence and the Machine are in town again. Probably barefoot. DIRK VANDERHART
Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, 8 pm, $30.50-66, all ages

FILM—Hecklevision usually allows you to channel your inner Statler and/or Waldorf, but you'll have to turn your nastiness dials to Rick James levels to contend with the coke-fueled cinematic atrocities on display in Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King himself! BOBBY ROBERTS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $8


COMEDY—Control Yourself is stand-up JoAnn Schinderle's weekend-ending comedy showcase at the Alberta Pub. It's free, it's funny, and it's too good to pass up, especially with tonight's headliner Sara Schaefer. The smart and witty comedian tore it up at last year's All Jane Comedy Fest, and now she's back to kill us all over again. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Lydia Popovich, Michael D'Bey; Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta, 10 pm, FREE

MUSIC—Now that everyone's finally come around to the fact video-games are absolutely art, people are understanding that the music from those games is just as magnificent as anything John Williams or Bernard Herrmann ever wrote. If The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is good enough for Colbert's Late Show, it's good enough for you. BOBBY ROBERTS
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 7:30 pm, $44.25-93.25, all ages


FILM—One of the juiciest horror flicks, Pet Sematary (1989) is also the Halloween pick for the POWMonthly series of fun films directed by women. Helmed by Mary Lambert, Pet Sematary depicts (a) an Indian burial ground, (b) creepy caretaker Fred Gwynne, and (c) murderous zombie tykes. A perfect recipe for HORROR! (Proceeds go to help POW support women in media!) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7 pm, $5-10 sliding scale

MUSIC—The crushing, noisy, almost unbearably lovely songs on Joyce Manor's latest, Never Hungover Again, don't even add up to 20 minutes of music, but they contain a lifetime of heartbreak and humor within their emotionally tinged punk rock. NED LANNAMANN
w/Girlpool, Dogbreth; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8:30 pm, $15, all ages


MUSIC—Grimes' 2012 album Visions was fan-freaking-tastic. It sounded like a electropop kewpie doll from the alien planet Helium, or like Aphex Twin hired a chorus of singing mice. It was great and very strange. And now three years later, Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) has promised a surprise album release this month—so expect delightful new oddities at her live show. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Nicole Dollanganger; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8:30 pm, $25-27, all ages

FILMS—Bring on the scary movies at this Grindhouse Film Fest double feature! Mother's Day (1980) is classic slasher: Three women go camping in the woods and get kidnapped by manic hillbillies. Madman Marz (1982) involves more chasing through the woods; this time it's kids at summer camp and a crazed serial killer with a giant razor-sharp axe. SHELBY R. KING
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Mother's Day at 7:30 pm, Madman Marz at 9:20 pm, $8