The first of the wallet-emptying autumn holidays has come to a close, folks. No more costumes, teeth-rotting candy or drunk teens running rampant. However, there are plenty of worthy events to keep you entertained in the aftermath of Halloween madness. Shop handmade products and goods (perfect for the upcoming holiday gift-giving season), get your Monty Python on at the Moore or just chuck the rainy day blues and get out there and listen to some stellar live music.
I Heart Rummage
Not only does this monthly event (almost every Sunday) at Chop Suey feature a bazillion NW indie designers and crafters and their goods, of which you can peruse and drool over, but they ALSO have a live DJ and admission is free. This glorious event runs from noon to 4pm this Sunday, November 1st at Chop Suey in Capital Hill. Unusual gifts, elaborate crafts and handmade wares can be found here.. and you can be sure you’ll meet a handful of pretty amazing folks as well.
William Elliott Whitmore at the Tractor
William Elliott Whitmore is southern medicine for the Yankee soul. Born and bred on the banks of the ole Mississipp’ in middle America, his sound is all Delta Blues, rambling country-folk with a pinch of punk rock. His deep grassy voice is a comfort, like hot tea and honey on a rainy day, and he can belt out emotive songs about hell-fire and damnation that will knock your socks off. He sings acapella , often only accompanied by his guitar or banjo, and his voice, tattered by smoke and whiskey, will carry you back to the early 1900s moon-shine days. In rainy dark times, like we’re likely to see in the near future here in the northwest, William Elliott Whitmore’s rural-folk sound may just be the sunshine we’re looking for. Don’t miss him at the Tractor Tavern on Sunday, November 1st.
John Cleese at the Moore Theatre
Whether you’re a Monty Python fan, love his work in animated films like Charlotte’s Web and Shrek 2, or really SUPER love A Fish Called Wanda (I’m in that category!) then you really can’t afford to miss John Cleese at the Moore Theatre on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Dirty Projectors at Neumos
I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn experimental rockers Dirty Projectors for years now, before they caught hold in the indie music community with their most recent (and definitely most accessible) album, Bitte Orca. Bitte Orca took their strange angular approach to lo-fi and mixed it up with SUPER catchy melodic hooks and a disjointed dance-feel, which really propelled them into the indie spotlight. Dirty Projectors brand of wiry rock punctuated with puzzling shifts in song structure is complete addictive, gorgeous and promises to pack a good punch. Don’t miss their haunting live show at Neumos on Wednesday, November 4th.
Shrie L. Spangler
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