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    Portugal. The Man is actually a band originally formed in Wasilla, Alaska.

    A couple of month's ago, the guys in Transfer invited me out to check out their new recording studio, White Horse Recorders. The space is amazing, and while we were taking a little tour, we only got a few minutes in the main room because it was being used by none other than Portugal. The Man, who were recording in the space for a few weeks. They were kind but focused, and we didn't want to impede their process, so we were on our way pretty quickly. I assume they were laying down tracks for their Atlantic debut, which will drop in 2011, though they're already known for a prolific recording and touring career. Their experimental music has earned them a loyal following, and I suspect tonight's show might be a road test for much of their new material. 

    There are a handful of music and art events tonight, as well as a kickoff to some Halloween-oriented parties and shows, so check out this list good and hard because you might find two or three events that will have you making the rounds.

    Friday, Oct, 29:

    • Portugal. The Man, White Denim, Honeychild @ House of Blues
    • House of Elements Halloween Party, featuring Agua Dulce, Southtown Generals, Chunky y Los Alacranes, Cumbia Machin @ House of Elements (1712 Logan Ave., San Diego, 7 pm)
    • Fun., Steel Train, Jarrod Gorbel (The Honorary Title) @ Porter's Pub, UCSD
    • HOWL Multi-Media Fright Night, featuring Michael Trigilio, Agitprop ft. Chris Warren and Sean Francis Conway, Company 157, Joe Yorty, Elizabeth Chaney, Jessica Sledge, Sadie Barnette, Meghann Welsh, Island Boy, Frankie Martin, Nomads Theatre Company, Troubled Singers, Bombshell Boom Boom, Vabianna Santos, Suzanne Wright and more @ Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD (free, 8 p.m. to midnight)
    • The Visual Underground Presents Zombie Prom, the Lords of the New Removed Church with Stiv Shuffler, the Creepy Creeps, plus spooky movies and art @ Casbah
    • 91X Boos Cruise, featuring Dynamite Walls, the Nervous Wreckords @ Hornblower Inspiration
    • ARTS (A Reason to Survive) Benefit for Daniel Delacruz (Slightly Stoopid), featuring live music by Daniel and friends Mike Pinto, Mark Boyce, Tommy Dubs, Ryan Hiller, Shoreline Roots, Alysse Fischer, members of Slightly Stoopid and more @ Bar Leucadian (free, 8 p.m.)
    • Stepping Feet (DMB Tribute), Dave and Tim Acoustic Tribute @ Belly Up
    • Mr. Rock Dude presents Jail Weddings, Mrs. Magician (7" release show), Dreamboat @ Soda Bar
    • Greg Gibson, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts @ Eleven
    • Genius of Soul (album release), Inspired Flight @ Whistle Stop
    • Channel 3 @ The Shakedown
    • White Ring, King Dude, Raw Moans, Nike 7-Up, Robert Disaro DJ set @ Tin Can
    • Pyrate Punx presents a punk/metal/hip-hop mixer with Wake, Juicy Karkass, Basura, Nikki and the Mongoloid @ Ruby Room
    • Faux Mama Brass Band @ Ken Club
    • The Styletones, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
    • Family Wagon Halloween Party, Strange Vine @ Lestat's
    • Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo tribute) 10th Annual Halloween Bash @ Sound Wave
    • Felabration!, featuring AfroBeat Down, Bateke Beat @ Worldbeat Center
    • Afterschoolspecial (CD/video release), Magnetic North, Paul Dateh, Taiyo Na @ The Loft, UCSD (free album to first 75 guests)
    • Get Back Loretta @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Platypus Egg, Trash Axis, Dead Animal Mod, Gloomsday @ Che Cafe
    • Red Hand, Monkeys in Space, Race Against Space @ O'Connell's
    • The Accidental Experiment, Unset, Fuzz Huzzi, October Burning @ Brick By Brick
    • Temptress presents the Lady Luck Revue @ Winston's
    • Dirty Modelo, Dive Bomber, Thrillrazr @ 710 Beach Club (free with costume)
    • Beheading the King, Aventdale, Sixth Day, Vysim, Metatonic @ Dreamstreet
    • Brazilian Jazz, featuring Irving Flores (Piano), Louisa West (Flute), Rob Thorsen (Bass), Duncan Moore (Drums) @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • Acme Rhythm & Blues Revue @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay (9:30 p.m.)
    • Vokab Company, DJ Mike Czech (CD release) @ Analog
    • Piano Man John Foltz @ The Marble Room
    • L.E.D. Presents Dirty South, Anthony Ross @ Voyeur

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.