THURSDAY, February 6

MUSIC--With more blood, sweat and tears than an Alabama pig roast, Pine Hill Haints play that punky country with an old-style feel--using jugs, saws, and impressively rigging a big bucket with a rope as a makeshift bass instrument, then playing it with alarming skill. That is so utilitarian! JS
W/Buck Dagger & His Handful of Honest Men, Juanitas Family, Clampitt and Gaddis; Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $6

FRIDAY, February 7

SING-ALONG WONKA--Unlike some stuffy film fests, the Mercury Winter Prozac Film Series invites you to yell, make wisecracks, and this week, sing at the screen! That's right, sing your stupid lungs out at our presentation of Sing-Along Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Lyric sheets, beer, hot dogs and Everlasting Gobstoppers will be served. WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 10 pm, $6

MONSTER TRUCK RALLY--Whooooo-WHEE! Monster trucks, baaaay-beee! YEAH! Maximum Destruction in the hizz-ouse! BAM! In your FACE! And who's that kickin' up dust? The GRAVE DIGGER comin' to put the BOOM in the ROOM! 10,000 lbs. of wheel-spinning, Toyota-flattenin' fury, beee-yatch! Monster Trucks, bay-bee!... Yessssssssss! WSH
Monster Jam 2003, Rose Garden Arena, 224-4400, 8 pm, $18 and $25

MUSIC--"Last night I watched six hours of television, interrupting the marathon only to go to the bathroom or fridge. When the phone rang I would sigh loudly and not answer, annoyed that anyone was interrupting my sloth-fest." If this sounds familiar, you might have seasonal depression. Cure it with the super fun glammy punk rock of The Briefs. Their tight riffs, Brit-sexy frontman, smart suits, and cute asses will get your heart and loins back on track. KS
W/Fabulous Disaster, Exploding Hearts, Count Smokula; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 9 pm, $7

SATURDAY, February 8

BRRR--It hasn't rained as much as usual, and we might get slapped with a nasty drought. Droughts rule, but they're "bad for the environment," and I don't think we're in California anymore, Toto. The Long Winters do a pop music reincarnation of everyman's rain dance, so go help keep the sky held open. MS
W/Tracker & Holy Sons, Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 10 pm, $6

NERDTOPIA--The Gracie's Birdcage super-nerds have made a nerdy movie about nerds who work in a copy shop and live nerderiffic double lives where they drive spaceships, encounter robots, wield lightsabers, and challenge evil forces. The film is called Do You Copy? and nerdily enough, they're showing it simultaneously this evening in Seattle. Cool people: you should come, too! Because they're so creative, nerds can be a lot more fun than you'd think. KS
Billy Ray's, 2216 NE MLK, 287-7524, 8 pm, free

SUNDAY, February 9

SCI-FI STUD--Or should I say, "Superstud"? With 1986's groundbreaking novel Neuromancer, William Gibson created a whole new genre--check that, a new LIFESTYLE--called "cyberpunk." Today, that initial vision of computer cowboys traveling through cyberspace, rustling codes for money, seems more relevant than ever. Don't miss this superstud in action, on tour for his latest street-smart novel for the technophile in all of us, Pattern Recognition. JWS
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, free

MONDAY, February 10

MUSIC--Like your rock and roll to spiral, spiral, spiral out of control, until it feels like tiny lightning bolts are shooting out if your eyeballs? Invite Coachwhips over for some sake and poundcake. Reeks & the Wrecks bring the vegan ambrosia. Set the blender on "liquefy." JS
W/the Hospitals; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 9:30 pm, $5

TUESDAY, February 11

FILM--If you ever wonder about the effects normal everyday items have on your health and life, check out Blue Vinyl, a hilarious and insightful documentary from Judith Helfand. After discovering her parents have installed vinyl siding on her childhood home, Helfand vows to uncover the mystery of where this weird stuff comes from, and what kind of lasting damage it creates. WSH
Guild Theatre, SW 9th and Taylor, 221-1156, 7 pm, $6.50

REVOLUTION--In the past month, Portland has teetered towards chaos. City Hall has shut down a popular antiwar resolution, students have walked out of their schools, the INS has rounded up foreigners, and the IndyMedia Video Collective has captured it all on film. They call their footage "Videos from the Resistance," and it screens tonight. PB
Reed College, Biology 19 Lecture Hall, 3203 SE Woodstock, 8 pm, free

WEDNESDAY, February 12

SECOND CHANCE--I don't wanna hear one single, insipid little peep of "but you can rent it in the video store..." Not only is Crop Circles: Quest For Truth a documentary of dire importance to the future of the universe, it also contains overwhelming, glorious shots of huge mysteries that your ratty little 19-inch television couldn't possibly ingest. MS
Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 & 9:30 pm, $6