Lovin & Listenin’

Tuesday, April 5

Little Brazil
Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave.
$6, 21+
Catchy pop from Omaha complete with the requisite handclaps and acoustic guitars. For more information on second-rate Nebraskan musicians, see Bright Eyes’ catalogue.

Death in June, Waldteufel, Dorien
Sabala’s, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
$20, 21+
I had a nightmare recently where a small man in lederhosen was cutting up genitals with a mandolin. Death in June wrote the soundtrack.

Wednesday, April 6

Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, The Exies
Roseland Theater & Grill, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$15, All Ages
Positive alt-rockers and occasional Billy Corgan collaborators Breaking Benjamin are happy still living in the mid-’90s. Post-grunge is quickly becoming a synonym for out of touch.

The Plushies, Bad Goats, Lead Face, The Decliners
Ash Street Saloon, 225 S.W. Ash St.
$5, 21+
Glom rock from P-town, not to be confused with glam rock or melodic.

Thursday, April 7

Levon Levan, Stuntdoubler, Tic Code, Areola 51
Ash Street Saloon, 225 S.W. Ash St.
$5, 21+
The Croatian Tim Jones brings his leather-clad ass and sex-drenched ’70s rock to the Ash Street Saloon.

Jimmy Chamberlain Complex
Roseland Theater & Grill, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$13, 21+
This, boys and girls, is what you get after a decade of heroin and heartfelt talks with Billy Corgan. Just say no!

Real McKenzies, the Briggs, the Civies
Dantes Cafe & Cocktail Lounge, 1 S.W. Third Ave.
$5, 21+
Scottish punk from Vancouver proves how fast a good idea can become hackneyed.

The Shins
McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
$18, all ages
This sold-out hometown show kicks off the Shins’ North American tour. Earnest indie-rock can only change your life if you can get in, so prepare for a long night of beggin’ and moping outside the Crystal.

Louis XIV, Crosstide, the Divorce
Loveland, 320 S.E. Second Ave.
$10, All Ages
Glam rock makes its self-aware return in the form Louis XIV singer Jason Hill, whose lyrics, music and persona are all lifted straight from the discographies of T. Rex and Bowie.

The Devlins
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 S.E Burnside St.
$7, 21+
Though it’s hard to believe, the aging Devlin brothers are still around and kicking out their subdued Irish rock.

Friday, April 8

McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
$20/$22, All Ages
Jam rocks continues its insolent drone Friday with moe’s concert at the Crystal.

Elvis Costello
Roseland Theater & Grill, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$35, All Ages
Continuing his exploration of this country’s musical forms, Costello delves into the South on his latest tour. Yawn.

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$10, 21+
Whisky-soaked roots rock from California.

Saturday April 9

Melissa Ferrick with Garrison Starr
Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
$17, All Ages
Melissa Ferrick, who got her start opening for Morrissey and wrote "Drive," possibly the best song ever about lesbian sex, comes to Portland for an intimate night at the Aladdin.

Motörhead, Coc, Zeke
Roseland Theater & Grill, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
Nothing made me happier last year than finding a Mot�rhead song on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack.

Andrew Bird, Laura Veirs
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St.
$10, 21+
Blending swing, folk and rock, singer/songwriter Andrew Bird continues to establish himself as a distinctive musician.