My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

MAKE OUT—Having put a recent identity crisis behind them, local group Hosannas (formerly Church) team up with the lush Norwegian noise pop of Serena Maneesh. It's a lineup that reads more like an ultimate make-out playlist than a rock 'n' roll show, so we strongly suggest you show up early and claim a dark corner. JV
w/the Depreciation Guild; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8 pm, $12

CRC WTF?—Mmmm... 10-lane freeway across the Columbia River to Vancouver. You're so beautiful with that big, hot asphalt. Architecture Foundation of Oregon and PDXplore are bringing in a panel of international design experts to critique your curves—they promise a "provocative discussion." SM
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson, 6-8 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, MARCH 26

PSYCHE OUT—Hey, you! Yeah you, you square. Stop mellowing out to the latest from She & Him and get ready to have your puny mind blown by Acid Mothers Temple, Japan's legendary psyche rock collective. AMT's epic, dense, twisting, consciousness-shredding tracks have the potential to make you a new person. Possibly an insane one. EH
w/OGOD, SubArachnoid Space; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12-14

FUN & DANGER—A welcome reprieve from the earnestness-infested waters of Portland music, the Mean Jeans are simple party-punk grandchildren of the Ramones. Their world of all-day drinkin' and helmet-less motorcycle rides is enough to keep any mother up at night, but let someone else do the fretting for once. MS
w/the Cute Lepers, Roxy Epoxy & the Rebound; Lola's Room, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $5

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

MUSIC—Hailing from Staten Island, Cymbals Eat Guitars have earned the respect of legitimate music critics, pretend music critics, and your roommate who wishes he was a music critic. This noisy, pretty nod to the '90s is the perfect companion to the theatrical, romantic sound of Bear in Heaven. Like flannel and glitter. JV
w/High Places; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8:30 pm, $10-12

QUASI EXPLOSION—On the heels of a mini tour of Japan, Quasi is back on the roads of the West with the ladies of Explode into Colors, before jetting to Europe later this spring. Quasi are banging the heck out of their new album American Gong, and you can count on a raucous, ass-shaking good time from both Portland trios. Neither band is going to get gonged off this stage. CF
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

RAP—If you love some lightning-fast, tongue-twistin', smart-as-a-whip lyricism in your rap, look no further than this show featuring the always amazing Twista. Hard as nails, his blinding rhymes are punctuated with a pop culture "twist." WSH
Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8:45 pm, $20-25, all ages

FOR THE CHILDREN—There are three essential ingredients to maintaining sanity as a parent: a positive attitude, infinite juice boxes, and rock 'n' roll. Bring the kiddies to the Kennedy School's monthly child-friendly You Who show, this time featuring the laidback sounds of Blitzen Trapper. Bonus: The host is that excellent child role model Storm Large. SM
w/DJ Anjali, Vursatyl, Black Prairie, & more; Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, noon, $5-10, all ages

MONDAY, MARCH 29

DRUGSTobacco is the oddly named frontman for the equally-as-odd Black Moth Super Rainbow. No longer just for hippies or those who sell drugs to hippies, BMSR crossed over in a big way with last year's gorgeous Eating Us recording. Now Mr. Tobacco is releasing a solo affair entitled Maniac Meat. Expect cameos from Beck, and more blissed-out textural sounds to get high to. EAC
w/Small Black, Washed Out, the Hood Internet, Pictureplane; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7:30 pm, $12-13

BODY SNATCHIN'—1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers stars a trifecta of awesome actors: Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, and Jeff Goldblum! Creepy, paranoid, fun, and smart, it's a fantastic take on the timeless story of a sinister alien invasion. I had nightmares about the final scene for years after I first saw it! Granted, I was like eight when I first saw it, but still: CREEPY. Go! EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Movie Times for showtimes, $3

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

TACOS/TITS—The two best things you'll find in California are tacos and breasts. Thankfully, Californian photographer Tony Stamolis has combined the two in his new book, T&T&A. Celebrate the release of this courageous work tonight at (where else?) Mary's Club. PAC
Mary's Club, 129 SW Broadway, 6-9 pm, FREE

CUMPUTER—How has technology rewritten the rules of sexuality? (We've been saying so for years.) Nevertheless, you'll want to attend this OMSI Science Pub to hear from professor of human sexuality, Ph.D. L. Kris Gowen, about how "sex-tech" has made intimacy obsolete. Yay! JC
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7 pm, $2 (suggested)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

JERSEY BOYS—Since when did Ken Burns' Civil War series become so influential on pop culture? Titus Andronicus' flawless sophomore LP The Monitor is a sprawling conceptual recording about the Civil War that's both confusing and inspiring. You might not spot references to the Confederacy or songs about gangrenous limbs, but you will be hearing one of the year's finest recordings. EAC
w/Let's Wrestle; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10

SAM'S CLUB—The mayor has taste in eyewear, but what about art and music? Sam Adams curates a multimedia exhibit at Holocene, as part of the "A Few of My Favorite Things" series. Musical performances by Soft Tags, Rev. Shines, and more. Art by Chris Haberman. Proceeds benefit arts and education funding. SK
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5-15 donation

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