THURSDAY, APRIL 7

ARTIST--Maybe you know Raymond Pettibon's gritty ink drawings from his album covers for Sonic Youth, Black Flag, and the Minutemen. Or perhaps you're familiar with his countless books, solo museum shows, and Biennial exhibitions. Either way, get to know him a whole lot better tonight when he speaks with Viennese artist Hans Weigand. (Or catch their rock band, Crinkum Crankum, Friday at Holocene).
PICA, 224 NW 13th, 242-1419, 7 pm, $12

A/V CLUB--Two of Portland's most reputable groups--experimental video distributor Peripheral Produce and local electronic label Audio Dregs--present a benefit for the former's upcoming PDX Film Festival. Tonight features performances by Paint and Copter, Behalf, Holliganship, plus an assortment of music video shorts with the likes of E*Rock, Ratatat, Paper Rad, and Beck. ZP
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

ELVIS COSTELLO-- Wow. It's a really freaking sad world if I have to somehow convince you that you need to attend an Elvis Costello concert. Let's put it this way: If you don't like Elvis Costello, you are a MONSTER. The kind of monster that doesn't love perfect timeless music played in a perfectly timeless fashion. I wish I had a torch and a pack of dogs so I could chase you into a windmill and then set it on fire. WSH
Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 PM, $35

METAL--Tonight doubles up on the metal clobbering with Mastodon, whose dark grungy music sounds like just the thing you'd hear in a van full of Satanic meth-dealing kidnappers. And don't miss the stonier, sorta early Nirvana-ish Burning Brides, fo sho. MS
w/Early Man; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $12

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

IT BURNS!--It's time for KLC Radio's Sunburn Festival, in which the Lewis & Clark radio station crams a veritable shit-ton of good music and movies into one kickass day. Where else can you see films like Jerkbeast and The Best of the Northwest Film & Video Fest alongside musical acts like The Planet The, The Dead Science, and E-Rock? EH
Lewis & Clark College, noon-midnight, www.klcradio.net for schedule, $5

WARTS--They're not on a reunion tour because Motörhead never broke up in the first place. They have literally been on tour since Lemmy first impregnated your mama. Gargling gasoline and gravel, you can count on Motörhead to expectorate a chunky wheeze about death or the devil. LC
Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave, $20, all ages

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

NUDIE-OKE--Not to brag, but I came up with this awesome idea, like, five years ago… but was too chickenshit to go through with it! Regardless, the folks at Devil's Point have stepped up to the plate with Stripper Karaoke! That's right, hotsy-totsy ladies disrobe in a sultry fashion while you murder songs like "Jesse's Girl." And their book has over 5000 songs! Why, oh why am I not awesome like Devil's Point?!? WSH
Devil's Point, 5305 SE Foster, 9 pm-2 am, free

HELL'S ANGELS--Back before he was just a subject for another Scorsese flick, Howard Hughes was a real live person! Why, he even made movies--big, expensive movies like Hell's Angels, an epic tale of two WWI fighter pilots. Catch this extremely rare screening, which is also a fundraiser for much-needed restorations to the Hollywood Theatre. EH
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 2 and 7 pm, $10

MONDAY, APRIL 11

SOUND--Ubiquitous San Francisco noise artist George Chen (of Zum Media, Boxleitner, 7-Year Rabbit Cycle, etc., etc., ad infinitum) brings his latest project to town, Chensantamaria, and is joined by the endlessly exciting local likes of Nudge, YACHT, and World. ZP
Dunes, 1905 NE MLK, 10 pm, Free

READING--NYPD detective Edward Conlon isn't just a high-ranking cop--he's a Harvard-educated, high-ranking cop who's been published in both the New Yorker and Best American Essays. His memoir of life on the force, Blue Blood, isn't just good--it's very, very good. JWS
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

MUSIC--For all their shimmeringly beautiful melodies, the Radar Brothers sure do tackle some dark subject matter. On their latest album, The Fallen Leaf Pages, themes of death, grief, and murder once again waft from frontman Jim Putnam's mouth like gently blowing blades of grass. The contrast is disturbingly compelling. JWS
w/Pseudosix; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $8

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

ATMOSPHERE--Give or take Eminem, who's sort of a douche bag, Atmosphere emcee Slug is arguably the swooniest of honky rappers. The Minneapolis native's rhymes about being pukey drunk and quasi-intellectual ponderings of females have made him a star adored by all genders. MS
w/Grayskul, P.O.S., Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $15, all ages