Portland legend. Marissa Sullivan

HELMING ONE of Portland's more interesting dance nights, Expressway to Yr Skull (at the Lovecraft every first Saturday), are DJs MisPrid and nightbabe. While MisPrid has been DJing at the SE Grand venue since 2012 (and at the now-shuttered East End all the way back to 2004-ish), nightbabe is fairly new to the game. He started hanging with his pal at the goth bar about two years ago, and since then they've built one of the best dance nights in town, or at least one of the best dance nights in town IN MY HEAD.

The Lovecraft is named after the famous horror author, and while some patrons are run-of-the-mill "goths," there's also a young hip element who show up around midnight—whether we want them to or not. ;) The DJs follow one simple rule: "If it's sad and you can dance to it, we'll play it." But they're also mere mortals, and sometimes "just end up drunk, [playing] whatever we want." Is there really anything more to be said? Oh! There's a fog machine.

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