Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee
Beloved for her deadpan delivery of lyrics like “The paramedic thinks I’m clever ’cause I play guitar/I think she’s clever ’cause she stops people dying,” Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett returns to Portland to play songs off her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, an unfussy indie rock masterwork in which she spends 10 songs trying to answer that question for herself. (8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $35-40, all ages) CIARA DOLAN
Chanti Darling, Bells Atlas, Club Tropicana DJs
Portland's R&B darling Chanticleer Trü is bringing his solo, retro-futurist soul project Chanti Darling to the Holocene dance floor this week. Chanti's rhythmic, funky kaleidoscope of a performance will be accompanied by Bells Atlas, a group of psych-pop R&B artists out of Oakland. If you don't want to boogie, don't show up. (8:30 pm, Holocene, $12-14) ALEX ZIELINSKI
Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse
The quick-rising soul and R&B singer/songwriter out of Chewelah, Washington brings his sound through the Roseland for an all-ages Portland stop on a North American tour. (8 pm, Roseland, $25, all ages)
The Coming Out Monologues
A storytelling fundraiser for Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC, featuring stories authored and performed by LBGTQ Oregonians. (7:30 pm, Alberta Abbey, $15-20)
Dia de los Muertos PDX
Muertos PDX and KBOO come together to present this all-night celebration of Dia de los Muertos tradition, including dance, drink, treats, live music from Virginia Lopez, Son Jarocho Huitzilin, Ballet Folklorico Papalotl, and Mariachi Portland. Proceeds benefit both KBOO and the No Olvidados Program. (7 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $10-30)
In the final trailer for David Gordon-Green's upcoming sequel to this film, the voice of Jamie Lee Curtis dramatically intones through whispery reverb that "40 years ago, on Halloween night, Michael Myers murdered three people." The statement comes off as oddly comical now, after four decades under the Shape's hulking shadow, with thousands of bodies strewn across the sordid history of a genre he elevated to prominence—three seems like child's play. (Hell, Child's Play racked up a bigger body count.) But watching John Carpenter's breakout film, the weight of those three deaths feels heavy indeed. Halloween is considered the father of the slasher, but Carpenter's film maintains its power because it doesn't really slash that much. It simmers, and stares, and slowly glides into menacing situations and abandons you there until the shadow of Michael Myers swallows you right up. That sort of thing seriously fucked people up in 1978. It still works pretty damned well in 2018. (7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS
Andre Dubus III
The author of House of Sand and Fog returns with Gone So Long, his first new novel in a decade, about an estranged father and his journey to seek out the daughter he has not seen in four decades. (7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)
Collate, Cockeye, Trash Romeo, B.R.U.C.E.
B.R.U.C.E. is incredibly straightforward: The Portland punk band’s name is an acronym for the phrase “Burn Rapists Until Crispy and Enjoy,” their Facebook profile lists their sole influence as “vengeance,” and their short bio says “come for the German nü metal stay for the Nazi stomping.” I can confirm that their music is just as intriguing as these small but telling bits of information: The first few seconds of “Succubus,” the opening track from their debut EP Stay Pissed (self-released in May), contain the power of a thousand screaming succubae. (8 pm, The Fixin' To, $5) CIARA DOLAN
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