It's almost time for what promises to be a shit-faced clusterfuck of Halloween-related insanity. Lucky for you, we're here to guide you to the strongest live music around town this weekend, with fathoms-deep techno from Voices from the Lake, raucous punk from Shannon and the Clams, a master gong player and other assorted weirdos, and a lot more.
Promised Land Sound
"Seattle should flock to see Nashville’s Promised Land Sound, one of America’s sweetest purveyors of 21st-century Americana music." -Dave Segal
Co La, P.H.O.R.K. and AOS
Co La has crafted "an extremely disorienting and distinctive collection of Cubist studio wizardry" on his latest album.
Hypnotic, off-kilter techno that will probably move your brain as well as your ass.
EDM mega-event FreakNight returns to the Tacoma Dome, with circus sideshows, carnival rides, and two nights of live music. Deadmau5 and Tiesto are headlining.
Voices from the Lake
"For those who like their techno fathomlessly deep, minimal, and heady, this bill will fulfill requirements." -Dave Segal
All Hallow's Eve
Tatsuya Nakatani, Eyvind Kang, Jessica Kenney, Bill Horist and more will be on hand for a very "Night on Bald Mountain" evening.
"Live shows with Barnes dolled up like David Bowie, and bacchanalian onstage dance shows promise to leave you wondering where the hell you are and why the hell you would ever want to leave." -Kathleen Tarrant
Shannon and the Clams
"Brazen attitude and restless energy" will be the primary modes at Neumos tonight.
Other notables today: Monophonics/Polyrhythmics at Nectar, House of Whorrors at Pony, a href="http://www.thestranger.com/events/22608259/hitchcocks-psycho-with-the-symphony/">Psycho at Benaroya Hall, 9th Annual Come as You Aren't at Skylark, Country Lips at the Blue Moon, and Dickslap at the Eagle.
Grant Brissey says "the psych-garage of Wand carries a magical and otherworldly presence with it."
Other notables today: The Internet at Neumos, King Dude at Chop Suey, Kurtis Blow at the Crocodile, Weirdfest at Darrell's Tavern, Telemann Paris Quartets at Benaroya Hall, and Gamelan Pacifica at Kerry/PONCHO Hall.