Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some great shows coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!

ENTER TO WIN TIX to see ANIMALS AS LEADERS at the Crystal Ballroom on November 1!

Armed with palette-expanding eight-string guitars, rich synths, and pummeling percussive grooves, the trio is beloved by metalheads, aspiring virtuosos, jazz fanatics, and casual listeners alike. As Pitchfork observed, "Animals As Leaders have walked the tightrope between sheer technical virtuosity and actual emotional resonance." Even without vocals, this is intimate, mythmaking music. Enter to win or get those tickets now!

(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Tues Nov 1, 8 pm, $29.50-$39.50, all ages)

ENTER TO WIN TIX to see SURF CURSE at the Crystal Ballroom on November 12!

Surf Curse's Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck have been crafting sounds spanning from punk to psych rock for nearly a decade with a rabid and dedicated international fanbase and no end in sight. With new members Noah Kohll and Henry Dillon, the band brings together a collage of sounds on Magic Hour, their fourth LP and first release since signing with Atlantic Records. Enter to win or get those tickets now!

(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Sat Nov 12, 8 pm, $25-$30, all ages)

GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!