Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 30

Thursday, Aug 30 

A Comedy Open Mic At Downward Dog Café. Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis.  8 p.m. Free.

Is this the best recurring comedy night within 1,000 square miles? Well, maybe not, but you won’t be able to tell the difference. Trust me. Always a ton of local talent, and you can either sign up yourself (that process starts at 7:30pm) or just enjoy the show. For more info visit,

Friday, Aug 31

Friday Night Music Series: Crooked Kate and Mad Dogs & No Englishmen.

Emerson Vineyards

11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6pm-9pm. $10 + can of food to donate.

Wine and music? Yeah I’m down. Every Friday from 6pm to 9pm Emerson has live music outdoors on their gorgeous property. Rain or shine? No matter. You’re invited to either purchae a dinner on site, or bring your own picnic. For more info, visit

Minor Anomaly, Lojia, and Grumbler.

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café

126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5.

What do Oakland, Salem, and Corvallis have in common? Kickas* alternative prog rock bands. $5 at this venue? It’s a sure thing. For more info visit,

Hazzadus Flows

Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 PM. $5.

You asked for it, Bombs delivers. This is one hell of a hiphop lineup. Seriously, check out the following link. You won’t be disappointed – unless you don’t make it out.

Saturday, Sep 1


Forrest Friends, Grin Hound, Drag Rag, FSG Noizchestra

Interzone Inc.

1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 5:30PM-9:30PM. Free.

A night of psy-creep noise, swamp mama rock, punk rock and a trash orchestra.” I feel like these Interzone press releases might put me out of a job! Another crazy show featuring “Forrest Friends (Seattle), Grin Hound (Cave Junction), Drag Rag (Corvallis), And The Friendly Space Goblin Noizchestra (Corvallis/Eugene/Portland)” Interzone is the spot for experimental music in Corvallis. Be there, or be square. I mean it. For more info visit,


Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 PM. $5

YOYA’s synth pop sounds are coming home to Corvallis in celebration of their new album “The Half Turn.” They’ll be cranking out two sets – an acoustic show at 8:30pm, and then a full on, all the bells and whistles type performance at 10:30pm. It’s been a long time coming, so catch them while they’re here! For more info visit,

Sunday, Sep 2

Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit

Odd Fellows Hall

223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 10:30am-12:30pm. Sundays.

Every wake up on Sunday and think to yourself “Great Scott, I just wanna dance!!!” Me too. And that’s exactly what goes on at Odd Fellows Hall every Sunday morning (except during the summer, which is only once every other week) For more info visit,


Blues Jam.

Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free.

It’s blues, it’s a jam, and it’s at one of the best breweries / eateries within many miles. Your Sunday Funday problem has been solved. For info, visit:



Monday, Sep 3

Octopoulpe. Interzone Inc, 1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 6:00PM-9:30PM. Free.

In the case of Octopoulpe, let me briefly quote the press release: “Born in a fish tank in Seoul, Octopoulpe is a half-naked creature playing tentacular music, from Math-rock to punk-hardcore. Thanks to his many tentacles, he can play drums and control other instruments and video-projections at the same time, allowing him to play with his digital self, as well as with many other guests.” I feel like this show is going to be a big hell yes? Yeah, definitely a big hell yes. For more info you can contact Interzone at 541-754-5965.

Tuesday, Sep 4

Darkside Cinema Sci-Fi Extravaganza #9

Darkside Cinema

215 SW Fourth St. Corvallis. 7 pm. $5.

Darkside kills it for the 9th time with a showing up the 1956 classic WARNING FROM OUTER SPACE. If you get there at 6pm you’ll be in time for some rad old school drive-in style ads and some other treat. The film starts at seven. Not familiar and want a preview? Boom: For more info visit,

Wednesday, Sep 5

Circle Singing

Riverfront Park

Monroe & 1st, Downtown Corvallis. 10 am – noon. Free.

What this is, my friends, is an acapella vocal jam that’s totally worth your time and attention It’s hosted by a CircleSong/Voicestra pro, and we hear these events are going to be a regular thing from now on. Everyone is welcome no matter the skill level. Just show up with some water (it is outdoors, after all), and some enthusiasm for the musical potential of the human voice. For more info: 541-760-3069 /

Hilltop Big Band

Central Park

650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30pm. Free.

The Hilltop Big Band does two things well: play swingin’ music, and put on free shows in the park. Bring chairs, blankets, and what-have-you. All ages are welcome. For more info visit,

Thursday, Sep 6

Guitar Group

Community Outreach Inc.

865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. 10 AM. Free. Tuesdays.

Do you guitar? Do you like groups? Well then boy howdy, do we have an event for you! Every week guitarists of all skill levels meet up to “learn music, share conversation & try new jams out.” Sounds like a blast.

By Sam Campbell