Happy Halloween, grownups! Don't forget about tonight's first-ever Ear Candy—it's candy for your ears, and it won't give you diabetes.

Ear Candy is the brand new monthly live music series we've put together with our pals over at Mississippi Studios, to showcase great (but not always greatly known) local Portland bands. We've got some great shows lined up for the next few months, but tonight's the grand kickoff, and we've got two superb bands to check out this Halloween night.

Spookies and Big Haunt are playing tonight (again, for free, and I've posted about them a couple times in the past few weeks. Click here if you want a refresher on how these bands sound (spoiler: terrific), and see you tonight at Mississippi Studios! You can wear a costume, but you don't have to—the only thing that's mandatory is a good time. It all starts at 9 pm tonight, and again, it's FREE! See you then!