Film Oregon Alliance Premiere Party
Colby Brian Smallwood Memorial
This show might be one of the finest examples of grassroots publicity this town has seen in a long while -- it seems there's a flyer everywhere you turn - and that's a good thing, because this is all for a good cause. An all-star lineup of local rock (punk or otherwise) bands including Larry and His Flask, Hands on Throat, BRE, No Cash Value, War Corpse and others play in honor of a fallen friend to help benefit Smallwood's family. All ages. 8pm. $5. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., 388-1106.
David Bowers Birthday Bloodbath with Matt Lewis
International Guitar Night
We probably give you more wailing, screeching, and thumping guitar than we should here on the Picks page, so let's send you in the direction of some true mastery of the instrument this week. This show features Brian Gore, D'Gary, Clive Carrol and Miquel De La Bastide presenting an axe-fest with sounds and styles representing San Francisco, Trinidad, Spain, England and Madagascar. Advance tickets at the Tower box office and TowerTheatre.org. 7pm. $25 & $30. Tower Theatre, 835-NW Wall St., 317-0700.
The Whipsaws, Michael Dean Damron & Thee Loyal Bastards
First it was Emma Hill, now the Whipsaws - what is it about Alaska-based acts that seem to get us excited. This Anchorage alt-country/southern rock band is sure to get the Silver Moon dance floor moving. Portland's Michael Dean Damron (formerly of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House) brings his new band through in support of their first album together. 8pm. $5. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave., 388-8331.
Lion Man Encore Presentation
If you missed this movie the first time it played here in town, we suggest you get out and see it this time. The local dudes of E-Street Films present this movie - a dark journey into the mind of a channel-surfing schizophrenic. Apparently, there's a "red carpet" session at 7pm, followed by the film itself at 8:45pm. $5. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. 382-5174.