COMMIE SURF ROCK--The Red Elvises are, in a nutshell, the funnest Siberian rock band in America. Who could forget that rockabilly-fused oceanic blast of soundtrack they concocted for the classic film, Six-String Samurai? And blessed with the kind of theatrical energy that only a group of Russians named after Elvis could muster, they put on live shows that deliver. Surf's up!JWS
w/Digital Knife; Berbati's Pan, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $10

BAZAAR--Last Thursday's Boutique Bazaar lets you ogle art, fashion, and an open "tell&showcase," and J Boogie's Dubtronic Science will be there live, sexy-groovy and amazing! Also, preview two new weekly acts: "Two Turntables and a Microchip" and The Drum's "Salsa In The Hood." Don't pass out! MS
The New Medicine Hat, 1834 NE Alberta, 282-4083, 7 pm, free

FRIDAY, May 30

MUSIC--Buzzy Portland hiphop duo Brokaw throw their raps about humping and being too old to breakdance (not at the same time) over a fonky electronic mixer. Not too serious but not too winky, I like them cause they're just some dudes. Like your neighbor or something. JS
Stumptown Downtown, 128 SW 3rd, 295-6144, 9 pm, $3

VIDEO GUY--If you're a Talking Heads fan, you're familiar with the infamous music video for "And She Was," in which a woman floats above the earth as chaos reigns around her. The film was created by Portland's own Jim Blashfield, and guess what? Turns out he has a whole bunch more videos that he wants to show you tonight! JWS
Guild Theater, SW 9th & Taylor, 221-1156, 7:30 pm, $6.50

MUSIC--Dust off those dinosaur bones, polish up those geodes; it's time to take a trip to the rock museum of The Natural History. Straight outta Brooklyn, The Natural History will give your ears boners, and your loins hearing loss. SL
Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $7


WRASSLIN'--It's a homoerotic hunk-fest when WWE Unleashed! lays the smackdown on the Rose Garden. No junior varsity benchwarmers on this trip; it's the real deal, with a world-title match between the famous Triple H and Kevin Nash (favorite move: the Jackknife Powerbomb). Plus Chris Jericho, Val Venis, The Dudley Boyz and more! Woo-wee, that's a lot of man-meat. WSH
Rose Garden, 224-4400, 8 pm, $15, $25, $35, $45

DIVA TRIBUTE--Pouty, seductive, rueful, soothing, angry, elegant. Stevie Nicks has been singing so long (35 years!) and with such distinct charm that she really has become her own musical genre. Tonight, Little Sue, Ezra Holbrook and a dozen other local musicians play tribute to her living legend. PB
LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan, 232-1504, 9:30 pm, $6

SUNDAY, June 1

MUSIC--Relive the power of punk rock, rejuvenated and birthed in the form of Shoplifting. (Not the act, necessarily, but definitely the band.) And somebody should make a t-shirt: Die Monitr Batss is "saxy." JS See Music pg 16
w/Formless; Million, 120 NE Russell, 9 pm, $5

MONDAY, June 2

TURNTABLISM--Whether a beginner or master of the wheels, it's nice to have a place in town where one can practice or show off their DJ abilities. Bring your vinyl to Heaven's lounge for their open turntable night, and strut yer stuff in this safe haven of spin. WSH
Heaven, 421 SW 10th, 243-6152, 8 pm-2 am, all-ages, free

BLUENESS--By now the Blue Man Group has become a household name, but that doesn't mean they're not worth seeing. With incredible flair and style, they play a vast assortment of amazing instruments built from different arrangements of tubes, pipes, rods, and strings. Plus, they're blue! I mean, they're freakin' blue, man! JWS

Keller Auditorium, SW Third & Clay, 248-4335, 8 pm, $34.50


FOUND ART--Have an Amelie moment with "Photobooth," an exhibit of old photobooth shots gathered from over the past 75 years. Something about pictures of old strangers in funny hats just never gets old. They're like spooks with mysterious pasts... and hey, isn't that grandmamma? MS
Newspace Gallery, 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, through June 30, free


SPORTSWRITER--Just ask Michael Jordan. Sports heroes don't like to age. It takes away their very meaning, hollowing them out and leaving an empty shell. Journalist David Halberstam has been obsessed for years with the 1949 championship Boston Red Sox, a team loaded with baseball legends like Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio and Bobby Doerr. Halberstam appears with Doerr tonight to share from his new book The Teammates. PB
First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, 7:30, free