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Music news & notes from down in the Willamette valley.
Dar Williams
Dar Williams

On Oct. 5 The Majestic Theatre in Corvallis will host one of America’s best contemporary singer-songwriters:
Dar Williams. Touring for her 2012 Greek mythology-inspired album, aptly named In The Time Of Gods, Williams mines the stories of our Mount Olympus ancestors for triumphs and tragedies that parallel our own modern-day plight. 

 

Downtown Eugene is saying goodbye to another nightlife staple: Diablo’s Downtown Lounge has lost its lease and will close mid-November. But in true Diablo’s spirit, the partying will continue until the end with one last Fetish Ball Oct. 26, the final Club Arena reunion Nov. 8 and three more G.L.A.M. Nights. Glamaversary, G.L.A.M.’s three-year anniversary, kicks off at 10 pm Oct. 5; $5. Catch a special performance by Work Dance Company.

 

Speaking of former downtown staples, John Henry’s ’80s Night alumni bring the vinyl party to Blairally Vintage Arcade for Church of ’80s night 9 pm Oct. 4; $3 (free play on all games included).

 

Los Angeles-turned-Eugene acoustic rock artist Grace Holmes celebrates her CD release of Love Will Find A Way at Sam Bond’s 9 pm Oct. 4 with local favorites Kingdom County and Stagger and Sway.

 

Don’t miss: the HIV Alliance and Sexual Assault Support Services benefit with music by Taste, Mood Area 52 and The Upstate Trio (Oct. 4) and poppy bossa nova Brothers of Brazil at Luckey’s (Oct. 9); heartbreaking Americana vocals and lyrics by Tara Stonecipher and The Tall Grass at Sam Bond’s (Oct. 6); the deep drone of Olympia punk rock legend Calvin Johnson at Wandering Goat (Oct. 7); Montana-grown stompgrass from The Dodgy Mountain Men at Axe & Fiddle (Oct. 9).