that far away; if you're heading down try to catch this performance of The Chaotic Violin, which apparently involves all manner of highfaluting electronic bells and whistles, with the composer soloing. Hollywood Theatre, 41st and NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, (503) 242-1419, 8 pm, $13/$16.


Regional Shows

by Erin Franzman


FRIDAY 9/24

COLLECTIVE SOUL -- Roseland Theater, Portland, OR


SUNDAY 9/26

CHOKE -- Croation Cultural Center, Vancouver, BC


MONDAY 9/27

MIKE WATT AND THE PAIR OF PLIERS -- Metropolis, Olympia


WEDNESDAY 9/29

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS -- Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR

CURTIS SALGADO -- Yale Hotel Pub, Vancouver, BC


RADIO SHOWS

by Traci Vogel


THURSDAY 9/23

THE SOUL FOOD CAFE -- Bring it on: R&B classics as per your request, all night, Mon-Fri. Puts you in the mooooood. KSRB 1150 AM, 7 pm-2 am.


SATURDAY 9/25

REGGAE -- People have been waking up to Johnny Horn's mellow groove for years now, and it doesn't look like he'll be givin' it up anytime soon. KCMU 90.3 FM, 9 am-noon.

THE LIVE ROOM -- Host Abe Beeson treats you to local and national indie acts playing live sets, with some interviews. Tonight's sound is the sweet pop of Juke. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8-9 pm.

SONARCHY RADIO -- Jack Straw Productions' Doug Haire mixes it up for you, tonight featuring Alex Keller and Christopher DeLaurenti on sabotaged consumer electronics, home-brew circuits, and obsolete devices. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm-midnight.


SUNDAY 9/26

ON THE EDGE -- Edge host Paul Aleinikoff brings you music from groups like KMFDM, Ministry, and Hate Dept -- you know, edgy. C-89.5 FM, 6 pm-midnight; also real-time at www.c895fm.com.

EXPANSIONS -- Acid jazz/triphop mix, hosted by DJs Riz, Nasir, and/or Masa. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8 pm.


TUESDAY 9/28

RADIØ1 -- Live broadcasts from RadiØ1's website feature Seattle bands and musicians every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm. Tune in at www.giantradio.com


DIVERSIONS

by Traci Vogel

FRIDAY 9/24

PERMACULTURE CONFERENCE -- Permaculture is not just really, really enduring culture, but an approach to nature in which humans cooperate for sustainable habitats. People interested in self-reliant living should get their independent asses to Dexter, OR for this three day gathering. Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, Oregon, 541-937-3351, info@lostvalley.org.


SATURDAY 9/25

MYSTERY BOOK EXCHANGE -- A coffee klatch and book exchange in which you can meet actual mystery writers taking some of the mystery out of their craft. Panelists include Donna Anders, Meg Chittenden, G.M. Ford, Jan Pearson, Margo Power, Judith Smith-Levin, and Valerie Wilcox. Reps from the University Book

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