THURSDAY, April 24

YEAH YEAH YEAHS--They epitomize the phrase "songs about fucking," and their live show is an astoundingly shit-hot combo of spontaneous fly-girl choreography and hugely freak-nasty riffage. Yeah Yeah Yeahs make you wanna do it. Case closed. JS
w/The Icarus Line; Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $12, all ages

MUSIC--With rock bands, there is nothing more dancefloor-motivating than the rhythmic tremble of a brilliant drummer. California's Dance Disaster Movement bring a one-two punch--live, unstoppable breakbeats, and a screaming cloak of punky keyboards fronting like early acid house. Put your back into it! JS w/Headphone, Yellow Press
Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 10 pm

FRIDAY, April 25

RAP--The voice of Atmosphere, rapper Slug, weaves intricate stories exposing the anger and pain involved in... well, just about everything. Subjects bounce back and forth from lustful fantasy, usually ending in some form of violence, to wrenching tales of inner demons, usually ending in some form of violence. Dark, disturbing, and highly enjoyable. NBS
w/Blueprint, Quivah, Mr. Dibbs, DJ J Bird; Crystal, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 8 pm, $16

BIKE REPAIR PICK-UP SCENE--Has it been a while since you've had your back wheel tuned? Hoping to get a little oil on your chain? Tonight the Community Cycle Center is hosting a hands-on evening of bike repair for--hold onto your banana seat--SINGLES ONLY! Come clean and fix bikes, drink beer, eat snacks, and flex that allen wrench pick-up line. PB
Community Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta, 288-8864, 7 pm, $5-15, sign up in advance at

MUSIC--Deliciously sloppy metal for the hard-partying set, Drunk Horse shows are a real blast. Oh baby, the riffage! Also, come early and see the wily antics of one of Portland's newest metal bands, Portland. KS
w/Witch Mountain, YOB; Ash Street, 225 SW Ash, 226-0430, 9 pm, $6

SATURDAY, April 26

BOLLYWOOD--Celebrating their grand re-opening, the Pacific Switchboard art collective kicks off a monthly night of Bollywood film, followed by dance music to the spins of DJ Anjali! Bollywood, the name for India's film industry, dwarfs Hollywood in terms of sheer production, and some of the films ain't half bad to boot! Tonight's film, Don, sports bushy mustaches, cocky swaggers, and a sitar-heavy soundtrack! PB
Pacific Switchboard, 4637 N Albina, 7 pm, $5

HIPHOP--Whoopee! It's the Meow Meow's birthday all weekend long, and what better way to celebrate than with "The Resurrection of Local Hiphop." Illaj, Sickmediks, Uziah, UpperEastSide, DialeK, and Infinite will be on hand to make it bounce, bounce, bounce along with breakdancing by the Moon Patrol Crew and graffiti by Aden! And cake! A big honkin' cake!! WSH
Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 8 pm, $5

SUNDAY, April 27

RUGBY--The Portland women's rugby team has scrummed, scrapped, and probably bit their way to their best season ever and to a potential playoff berth in the nationals. If they win on Saturday (11 am and 1 pm) against the San Francisco and Seattle teams, a victory today will be the final step on the road to the Big Show. PB
The Farm, 2565 SW Ek Road, West Linn, noon, free

MONDAY, April 28

FUN BAND--Like the lovechild of Kraftwerk and They Might Be Giants, El Guapo mixes offbeat, chant-like vocals with blip-y, burpy electronic/organic beat hybrids. Their music recalls birds, standing in a row, bobbing their heads up and down, back and forth. Birds are a lot of fun, though, especially the exotic kind with colorful feathers and the ability to mimic human speech. JWS
w/Mome Raths, Hidden Elect; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 10 pm, $6

TUESDAY, April 29

MUSIC--If Interpol were the King's insurgent serfs on a wheat ale binge, they would be Frog Eyes. The Canadians' dejectedly supple pop music is infused with the bells of Chaucer, and drenched in the yowl of discontent, plus a lot of distorted guitars. Plus, see Scuffle & Dustcough, the new band from PDX guitar legend Dewey Mahood. JS
w/USAISAMONSTER, Ghost to Falco; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 10 pm


EXPERIMENTAL TRASHROCK--That's the genre the ladies of the Peppermints claim to subscribe to. They also claim their one-minute, ragged trashrock anthems are inspired by "whiskey, vodka, Andre champagne, Peppermint Schnapps, 40z, Whore Moans, ratboy peeing on Republican, [and] stupid boys dying early." Check 'em. JWS
w/2up, Squirrel Meat; Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 335-6979, 9 pm, $6, all ages

AW, NUTZ--Possibly the best way to pass good music on to your loved ones is by taking the night off and making them a mad killer mix tape. Cool Nutz is upping the ante with his Mix Tape Live Series, which doesn't require your pause button vigilance or careful fading. I guess he loves us. MS
w/Libretto, Ray Ray, Starchile, & DJ Wicked; Ash Street, 225 SW Ash, 226-0430, 9 pm, $6