THURSDAY, november 4

MUSIC--You cannot fuck with Red Red Meat. Logic dictates, then, that oRSo (featuring RRM drummer Brian Deck) are equally un-fuck-with-able. Bring the cough syrup. ZP
w/Adelaide, Invisible; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm

WEIRD PARTY--Follow this, if you will: tons of rad writers like Dave Eggers and Poppy Z. Brite. Each wrote one sentence of various collaborative stories. The final products, called "Exquisite Corpses," will be unveiled tonight, along with the latest edition of 2 Gyrlz Quarterly, and performances from musical/literary folks like Sarah Dougher, Haiku Inferno, and Paul Ash. A silent auction will be occurring, and cocktail attire is encouraged. Cool? Cool. JWS
Heathman Hotel Tea Room, 1001 SW Broadway, 7 pm

FRIDAY, november 5

MUSIC--A maverick of the subtle laptop, Greg Davis is what you might call an electro-folk musician--which is perhaps the dumbest thing I've ever typed. Davis' music, on the other hand, is smart, nuanced, and beautiful. Tonight, Davis is joined by the new "it," the Animal Collective-endorsed outsider Ariel Pink. ZP
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $6

MUSIC--Legendary subversive Dadaists Psychic TV are making an appearance tonight, which could mean anything from a tribute to Brian Jones to a slippery psych ride through the acid house. Enigmatic as they may be, their live shows are known to be mind altering. MS
Dreams in Exile, Soriah; Sabala's, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm

SATURDAY, november 6

MUSIC--Though a little long in the teeth, the Dwarves can still issue forth a whopper-sized "Fuck off, Motherfucker!" Let the violent pop-punk flow like a river of blood! Thank you Satan! Thank you Dwarves! LC
w/Poison Idea, Fitz of Depression; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $12

RECORD RELEASE--As a longtime fan of goth-y poppy locals The Prids, I can happily recommend their upcoming record release party in which they will unveil their newest droplet of brilliance, Let It Go. Featuring all new tracks and some dance-party B sides, this limited release is printed on sweet blood-red vinyl. It would be depressing, if they didn't make me so damn happy! WSH
w/Jackie, Submarine Fleet; Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 9:30 pm, $6

SUNDAY, november 7

N0-BUDGET FILM--Local and independent media group Empty Noggin Entertainment is bringing their short films to The Know, with local hiphop group Cool As Cucumbers showing up for the fun as well. Check out their homemade flicks, which cover everything from Twilight Zone spoofs to farting zombies. EH
The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, Fri-Sun 8 pm, $5,

MUSIC--The Faint's new album Wet From Birth is a bold mix of heavy rock guitar, drum crashes, new-wave dance beats, and goth-boy vocals that make this NIN-worshipping kid's dreams come true. Plus, lovable hipsters TV on the Radio open! KS
w/Beep Beep; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $15

MONDAY, november 8

MUSIC--Now more than ever, Ted Leo represents the importance and power that comes with being an educated/outspoken musician. His passion, politics and rapid-fire delivery to the beat of his band The Pharmacists, bring to mind The Jam, but it's his charismatic Jersey-boy persona that is one of a kind. EAC
w/Lucero, Lashes, The Reputation; Bossanova, 722 E Burnside, 8 pm, $10

TUESDAY, november 9

BRILLIANCE--Anton Newcombe, mad genius behind the Brian Jonestown Massacre, has more songs than you have brain cells. And all of them are on the band's website. For free. You go ahead and say they're not the coolest band of all time. I will call you a liar. ZP
W/Mellowdrone, Cocaine Unicorn; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $12

WEDNESDAY, november 10

MUSIC--Up-and-comers The Warlocks play swaggering bluesy numbers that make me think of a boozier Velvet Underground (if that's possible), while Dead Meadow play drugged-out Led Zeppelin-esque psyche metal that's totally bitchin'. Waitasecond, what year is this again? KS
w/The Out Crowd; Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

MUSIC--A few months ago, DC art-punkers Les Savy Fav were 86'd from a Las Vegas casino mid-set for getting into some weird shit with a gang of mud-wrestling women and a mechanical bull. To our knowledge, the Meow Meow isn't equipped for such rowdiness; instead prepare yourself for heroic doses of dissonant, anthemic punk. CB
w/Smoke and Smoke, Cobra High; Meow Meow, 320 SE 2nd, , 8 pm, $12