Some scary-sounding stuff.
Byline: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard
Steve Perry The name Steve Perry might refer to any of the following:
"Now that I'm older and way more conservative, I don't drink beer every day. I don't look really strange, so now I guess I can understand it a little more," said Perry, the lead singer of Eugene's Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
Perry may be more mature these days, but he said the Daddies are still freaky freak·y
adj. freak·i·er, freak·i·est
1. Strange or unusual; freakish.
2. Slang Frightening.
freak enough to celebrate Halloween without having to wear costumes.
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`The fans are bored of `Zoot Suit Riot,' ' Perry said, referring to the group's signature radio hit from the 1990s. "We'll still play it, but we've taken that (message) to heart. ...
`We've decided to play some songs that we hadn't played in a long time, and we've decided that we wouldn't tell anybody what those songs were."
The Daddies have a long history of playing in Eugene under a variety of names.
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`We were always `the something something Daddies,' ' Perry recalled. "This was the town where we couldn't play with our name. Everywhere else, we were the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, but not in Eugene. It's a special place, as we all know."
Another very scary Perry project, the glam rock band Vagiant U.K., will open for the Daddies. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $13.
Here's a look at some of the other music playing in the clubs on this freaky Friday Freaky Friday is a children's novel by Mary Rodgers first published in the USA in 1972, in which a teenage girl, Annabelle Andrews, and her mother, Ellen Andrews, switch bodies and learn to understand each other better. :
Animal House of Blues House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. It is a home for live music and southern-inspired cuisine, whose clubs celebrate African-American culture, specifically
You won't find a haunted house A haunted house is defined as building that is believed to be a center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena. A haunted house may contain ghosts, poltergeists, or even malevolent entities. , but there will be an Animal House as part of the Halloween celebration taking place at 8 p.m. at the McCracken Building, Fourth Avenue and Lawrence Street.
The event, called the Animal House of Blues, was inspired by the recent 25th anniversary celebration of the movie "Animal House" and by musical headliner Curtis Salgado Curtis Salgado is a Portland, Oregon-based Blues, R&B, and Soul singer-songwriter-musician. He was born on February 41954 in Everett, Washington. He plays harmonica and fronts his own band as lead vocalist. , who served as the inspiration for the creation of the Blues Brothers.
The bash also is a fund-raiser for the Oregon Film Factory, an organization seeking to bring more film projects to Lane County.
Along with "Bluto beer," a "deathmobile cake" and other "Animal House"-inspired oddities, there will be decorations reflecting scenes from the film. Local extras who appeared in the movie, which was shot in Lane County, also will be on hand, as will Chris Miller Chris Miller is the name of:
There will be contests for best Animal House impersonation Impersonation
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Along with Salgado, performers will include local blues singer Lynda Duffy and the Kickin' Out the Blues Band and reggae singer Norma Fraser. DJ Jivin' Johnny will entertain.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
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If smashing pumpkins isn't your thing , you can try smashing a `Patriot Act Patriot Act: see USA PATRIOT Act. pinata' at Cozmic Pizza (Eighth Avenue), 199 W. Eighth Ave.
The pizza place and performance space and the Lane County Bill of Rights Defense Committee The National Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which encourages local communities to take an active role in the ongoing national debate about threats to civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, such as the USA PATRIOT will present worldly jam music by Jupiter Hollow and Turkish music and Middle Eastern dance The Middle East (Near East, Southwest Asia) has a rich and varied tradition of dance, spanning all of the Arab world, Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and also much of Central Asia and South Asia. by Ala Nar. There also will be a costume contest and fortune-telling.
At midnight, the great pinata arrives.
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2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
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West Ghost Rhythm Kings
Mac's at the Vet's Club will roll out the orange carpet tonight for the West Coast, er, make that West Ghost Rhythm Kings. And if the jump swing band doesn't have you dancing in your costume, the club's special Halloween Grog might do the trick.
The venue, in the Veterans' Memorial Building at 1626 Willamette St., also will have a Halloween costume Halloween costumes are outfits worn on or around October 31, the day of Halloween. Halloween is a modern-day holiday originating in the Pagan Celtic holiday of Samhain (in Christian times, the eve of All Saints Day). contest. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.
The cover is $4, $2 with a costume.
House of Funkenstein's Halloween Bash
The disco tribute band Satin Love Orchestra will help you get your freak on at 9 p.m. today at the Hilton Eugene Ballroom, 66 E. Sixth Ave.
Costumes are optional, but the band says, fun and dancing are mandatory.
Tickets are $17 day of show.
Trip or Freak
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Calling themselves "seismic gypsy hypno-jazz," band members will play during Trip or Freak: A Haunted Halloween Party tonight at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave. Co-headliners the Sugar Beets will provide the evening's first course, a dish spiced with bluegrass, Celtic, country, pop and other flavors.
The evening also will feature a haunted house. Costumes are encouraged.
The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Sawyer Family and fiends
Halloween goes rockabilly at Diablo's Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St., as the club hosts a Halloween bash with the Sawyer Family and an opening act, the Danged. DJ Wicked also is on the bill.
The show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Selected other scares
Eugene's funky family band Abakadubi hosts a world-soul Halloween Ball at 9:30 p.m. today at Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair Blvd. The cover is $7.
Luna, 30 E. Broadway, welcomes local diva Deb Cleveland and her band starting at 9:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $6.
No tiene miedo (don't be afraid): Ritmo de la Noche will add some rhythm to your Halloween night starting at 9:30 p.m. today at Jo Federigo's Restaurant and Jazz Club A jazz club is a venue where the primary entertainment is live jazz. Often such venues are in the basement of residential buildings. They are rather small compared to other music venues, reflecting the intimate atmosphere of jazz concerts. , 259 E. Fifth Ave. The cover is $5.
The winner of `best collection of band names for a Halloween night show' goes to ... the Samurai Duck, 990 Oak St., where Whore, Servants of the End and Station Wag will play at 9:30 p.m. today. The cover is $10.
The winner of the `funkiest Halloween show' goes to the the Wetlands Brew Pub & Sports Bar, 922 Garfield St., which hosts Papa's Soul Kitchen, Organic Assault Weapon, Big B and the Goods and the Brothers of Beat starting at 10 p.m. The cover is $5.
Mustang Sally and Ruckus will ride into Legend's Grill & Stadium Club, 44 E. Seventh Ave., for a rock show that starts at 9:30 p.m. The event has a $3 cover.
The Black Forest Tavern, 50 E. 11th Ave., will have a free Halloween party featuring the Johnson Unit, a rock band, starting at 9:30 p.m.
Whiteknuckles is the aptly named headliner at the Brew & Cue, 2222 Highway 99N. That show starts at 9 p.m., and it's free.
Another free show, a classic rock Halloween party with music by Steppin' Out Steppin' Out or Stepping Out may refer to: Theater
A cannabis costume contest and an art glass competition will be part of a Halloween party fund-raiser for the Emerald Empire Hempfest at the Volcano, 535 Main St., Springfield, starting at 4:20 p.m.
Scheduled to play are Smokt Rochez, Bobby Six Crows, the Soundborg, Reflejos del Norte, Head Rush and Pearl Divers. Admission is $8 at the door, $12 for couples.
The Rhythm Pimps will play Nirvana and Sublime covers, and industrial DJ Syncronoise will spin, during a dusk-to-dawn house party at 4410 Pearl St.
There's no admission charge, but you need a costume to get in.
The West Ghost Rhythm Kings will encourage dancers to jump to their jive tonight at Mac's.