Wednesday Oct. 28
Strip Club Haunted House
[BOO(BS)!] In the combo that's fueled the entire careers of Rob Zombie and Robert Rodriguez, strip-club DJ Dick Hennessy built a haunted house in the upper deck of Old Town's Spyce Gentlemen's Club. There will be blood. And there will be boobs. Spyce Gentlemen's Club, 33 NW 2nd Ave., 243-4646. 10 pm. Through Oct. 29. $10.
Thursday Oct. 29
[NOISE POP] While the Toronto band raids the picked-over tombs of the Pixies, Nirvana and Hole for its buzzed and fuzzy brand of poppish punk, it is the rare heir that adds to the legacy of its forebears. Its debut, Sore, is one of 2015's best albums, an electrifying collection lifted to sublimity by lead singer Katie Monks. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 328-2865. 9:30 pm. $8. 21+.
Saturday Oct. 31
The Ghostbusters Ball
[BILL MURRAY] This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. So you might as well put on your backpack and tan onesie and get slimed with four XRAY.fm DJs of Dig A Pony notoriety. With cheap Eagle Lodge liquor, by night's end someone might ask you, "Are you a god?" for real. East Portland Eagle Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 232-7505. 9 pm. $10.
10th Annual Zombie Walk
[WALKING DEAD] Covering Chihuahuas in fake blood and terrorizing Japanese tourists outside Abercrombie & Fitch just never gets old. Or rich—the Walk's gofundme.com campaign for legit permitting is dead. Turns out zombies aren't philanthropic, or concerned by city ordinances. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave. 2 pm. Free.
Monday Nov. 2
[CLASSIC GRUNGE] While its adherence to scuzzy simplicity kept L7 from reaching the audience many of its '90s peers did, that dogged determination to stick with what works—in its case, rough-hewn rage—bodes well for the new songs dotting the set list on the band's first tour in 14 years. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., 225-0047. 8 pm. $24.50 advance, $29.50 day of show. All ages.
Tuesday Nov. 3
[OHIO MEETS PDX] For a project pairing the National's moody mumbler Matt Berninger with Ramona Falls' sad-boy Brent Knopf, El Vy is hardly the supreme bummer you'd imagine. Instead, it's a swaggering, surrealist romp far removed from either participant's main gig. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $25 advance, $27 day of show. 21+.