MUSIC--Monkey Trick will be playing some fantastic Jesus Lizard covers, with vocalist Trevor Soloman (who is allegedly just as insane as David Yow), Aaron Beamster from Lachrymator, and a dude from The Standard. At a whooping $1, how-ever, you better start saving. KD
w/Bast, Witch Mountain, The Owners; Berbati's Pan, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9 pm, $1

ART--While it may sound like a book title, Colossus of Roads is actually a person, and a graffiti legend at that. See photos of his huge body of work, all of it painted on train cars over 30 of his years working in the railyard... and hey, meet the artist. KS
Blockhouse, 3534 SE Belmont, 6 pm, free

LUNCH--Lydia Lunch is the inventor of gender-driven spoken word, and will be strutting around and talking about "the apocalypse and the war, and the murder of young men's psyches--of turning them into killing machines." KD
w/DJ Jailbreak; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 224-TIXX, 9:30, $12.50

FRIDAY, June 21

BENEFIT CONCERT--Our local homeless men and women rock! Today, they are hosting a 12-hour benefit concert to help raise money for Dignity Village, the ad hoc tent city out near the airport. Like a shopping cart full of collected treasures, the line-up is an eclectic hodgepodge of local talent--from the aggro-punk of Riot Cop to the smooth-as-ice hiphop of Money & Lovin'. PB
PSU Smith Memorial Ballroom, 1825 SW Broadway, noon-midnight, $25 donation requested, all ages

BEARDED ROCK--As much as I adore Built to Spill, their live show was about as fun as eating glass. But now that Built to Spill is on hiatus, the bearded Idaho guitar god with the baby Neil Young voice is going at it all by himself. So expect Doug Martsch doing acoustic versions of all the great tunes, thankfully without the guitar wankery. CM
w/Mike Johnson, Ian Waters; St. Johns Pub, 2803 N Ivanhoe, 224-4400, 7 pm, $12


GBV--The sweet-but-crushing voice of Robert Pollard will blow you away, and drudge up all those emotions you forgot about since the last time you listened to Do the Collapse. KS
w/My Morning Jacket; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 8 pm, $15

OUT HIPHOP--Mush Records puts out tons of amazing "avant hiphop" for music geeks, stoners, hiphop/electro heads, and people who like to freak 'til they can't freak no more. Tonight, if you miss some of their finest--cLOUDDEAD, Reaching Quiet, Boom Bip & my sexyass boyfriend Doseone, Radioinactive and the venerable Labtekwon--the wounds of self-flagellation will never heal... so go for your health. JS
Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $10, all ages

SUNDAY, June 23

MOVIE--Hell hath no fury like a woman's vengeance, and it's better when she uses a sword. The Princess Blade is a futuristic martial arts film about a clan of hired assassins, particularly Yuki, who's hellbent on exacting revenge on her mother's killer. MS
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 221-1156, 7 pm, $6.50

ROADSHOW--Sundays are so frigging boring... unless, of course, you entertain yourself with four live bands, a Super 8 film festival, a touring pet rabbit, and some hula hoops on fire! The vaudevillian Heartbreak Cowboy Traveling Roadshow trucks down from Bellingham to dazzle you into sweet submission. JS
w/Your Heart Breaks, Da Me Dulce, Hidden Under the Hidden Under, Automaton; Love Nest Monster, 2638 NE Buxton, 5 pm

MONDAY, June 24

DRUMMER GETS WICKED--With much tension and suspense, NYC's psychic-hearted William Hooker puts head-exploding jazz drumming in the context of evil distortion, mad accordion, and electronics that sound like they're gonna go mutiny on your ass. This is real shit, with minimal wuss factor. JS w/Eyvind Kang, Miss Murgatroid, Bill Horist, Marco Eneidu; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 9 pm, $5

TUESDAY, June 25

FILM--It's agreed that the title Muleskinner Blues evokes the dread of yet another fawning documentary about blues men or, even worse, muleskinning. Happily, this film is about neither. While scouting for a music video, the director stumbles across a group of small town Floridians trying to express themselves artistically by making their own horror film. Sweet, and OH! Cutie-patootie. WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 and 9 pm, $6


GOD ROCK--Unless you want to burn in the fiery pits of Hell for the rest of eternity, you damn well better get your sinning self to see Lift to Experience tonight. The band sings exclusively about God, Texas, guns, beer, and the upcoming Apocalypse, in that order. Their unique take on space-rock is infused with a heavy dose of Midwestern country charm. Plus, unlike a lot of other bands that dabble in spirituality, these guys can kick your ass, Texas style! CM
w/ Devics; Dante's, 1 SW Third, 226-6630, 9 pm, $6