MUSIC--Bobby Conn's music is a fantastic good time--dramatic piano-playing, violin, sensationalist singing, guitar that goes from floaty and restrained to simply rawkin'--he's like a fusion of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Prince. And hey, don't be scared off by And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead's insanely long name, their distressed, gothy rock is like the flavor of snow. I must say, I think this is the show of the week. KS

Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $10

O.P.P.--Fans of early '90s hiphop are gonna throw their gloves up over tonight's show featuring Naughty by Nature. Best known for creating the most memorable anthem of the era ("Hiphop Hooray"), NxN can still get the party started by posing the eternal question, "Are you down with O.P.P.?" To which I always answer, "Well... You know me." WSH

Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th, 224-TIXX, 8 pm, $20-30


LIT BENEFIT--Get yer horn rims and dancing shoes on for a special musical benefit in honor of Future Tense Publishing. This purveyor of fine lit is celebrating its 12th anniversary with butt-shaking performances from Reclinerland, Giant Bug Village and more! Plus, some fun readings and prizes! OOOH! I love prizes! WSH

Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 335-6979, 8 pm, $7, all ages

MUSIC--Brilliantly, the title of Kid606's new record explains it all: The Action Packed Mentallist Brings You the Fucking Jams. He jacks up the mp3s Biz Markie-style, with a fist-to-face irreverence and a panting desire to get all the asses jiggling like a tub of Jell-O. You bet your ass, the fucking jams. JS

w/ Gold Chains, Jamie Lidell, Nudge; Dante's, 1 SW Third, 226-6630, 9 pm, $10

MUSIC--Like a creepy slap of crinkled punk agitated to the point of perversion, Pink & Brown are the ultimate in headscratchers. Bemasked to the point of two scary wrestlers, you'll wonder, "How can such scribbled chaos be so frigging catchy?" Don't question, just enjoy. JS

w/ Thrones, Captured by Robots; Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $6, all ages


FILM SCORING--Only an idiot could not love a film scored by a local band. Electro-acoustic folkers Mome Raths score a flick by cutely pretentious duo Ovid. Also showing is a film called The Beaverton Ruins scored by the Ben Klein Express, which shows how shoddy development construction makes suburbs--like Beaverton--the cesspools of America. No, not really, but I'm into any film that includes Beaverton and Ruin in the same sentence. KS

Fifth Ave. Cinemas, 510 SW Hall, 8:30 pm, $5

TRAVELOGUE--It would be awesome if we could all just up and go to France, or Russia, or travel cross-country right now, but because we have so many children and so much credit card debt, we can't. So, we might as well go to this DIY photo show, where some great, amateur photographers show us their travel photos and enchant us with their tales. KD

Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 8 pm, $5


VIOLENCE--Everyone knows that domestic violence really sucks, but the fact that this show is a benefit for stopping domestic violence isn't the only reason you should go. It's also gonna be a fantastic show. In attendance will be the adorable keyboard-playground Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and electro-riffic Solenoid. KD

w/ 6-Minute Heartstop, Dr. Manischewitz, Jacob Elliott; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $6


BASEBALL--Professional baseball bores me to tears, kind of like watching grass grow. But minor league? Love it! With the comic element of the Keystone Cops and the laidback spring nights, and... oh yeah, the young bucks of the farm league. Hmm, YUM. Bite some off for me! PB

PGE Park, 920 SW 6th Avenue, 7:05 pm, $5-8.75


MUSIC--The Ladybug Transistor is a precious name, but the group makes up for it by pushing the confines of pop music. Oh, please do. With six pieces, their micro-orchestral approach roams from free formed jazz to a folksy pensivity. Don't squish 'em--it's bad luck. KD

w/ Essex Green, James William Hindle; Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $7

MUSIC--What a charmer! With a voice as shy and mournful as midnight in east Texas, crooner Edith Frost is the blushing wallflower to country-western's more rambunctious and obvious yee-hawing chiquitas. A little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, Frost walks her songs through the revolving door of her love life--plain, simple and undeniably infectious. PB

w/ Central Falls, Sarah Dougher; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $8


MUSIC--As wacky as the Canadians they're named after, Of Montreal is like a giant, happy 1960s circus, complete with compelling skits, thousands of members (okay, like eight), chimes and synthesizers, and a deep desire to entertain. You will not be disappointed. KS

w/ Marshmallow Coast; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $7