BRAINWASH—There's no use pretending that Cults are game-changers, but if you have a soft spot for the glam goth of yore, it's hard to resist their girl-group-infused rendition of the genre. Their debut ratchets up the creep factor with Jim Jones audio clips, and spoken interludes that sound like they're delivered from behind locked doors. MS
w/Spectrals, Mrs. Magician; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $14-16, all ages
SEAN CROGHAN BENEFIT—Band together for a night of Portland legends with a benefit show for local darling Sean Croghan and the JWF Musicans' Health Care Fund. The former Crackerbash frontman incurred some hefty medical bills, and his pals from the Dharma Bums want to make sure he's taken care of... with loud and plentiful rock 'n' roll. CF
w/the Needful Longings, Ugly Flowers, DJ Hwy 7; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $10
BIG TIME—cortandfatboy's monthly Midnight Movies keep rolling, and this month's Boogie Nights is going to be huge. Take the jaunt through Paul Thomas Anderson's rendition of the '70s and '80s-era porn industry and see what there is to see—including the infamous fake penis on Marky Mark on a screen that befits its girth. MS
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $3, 21+
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