JULY 18

Yes, that is Kevin Bacon pictured with his brother, Michael. Like so many tinseltown celebrities, Bacon has found that film fame isn’t enough. True adulation is gained by gyrating on the rock ‘n’ roll stage. Whether the sibling act sucks or not is beside the point; the issue at hand is that Bacon the thespian is the center of the universe. Unconvinced? Name any American actor or actress and, with six connections or less, a link can be made to Kevin Bacon. John Wayne? Made True Grit with Dennis Hopper, who was in Apocalypse Now with Scott Glenn, who was in The Right Stuff with Ed Harris, who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon. Elvis? Easy. He made Change of Habit with Ed Asner, who was in JFK with—get the picture? It works with animals, too. Lassie? Lassie (’94) co-starred Helen Slater, who was in Ruthless People with Danny DeVito, who was in Goin’ South with Jack Nicholson, who was in A Few Good Men with….Frightening, isn’t it? The real scare is that with his crossover to music, Bacon expands his power base and solidifies his position as the High Priest of the Illuminati. Or something. With The Nields at 8 p.m. at the Bayou, 3135 K St. NW. $10. (202) 333-2897. (Dave Nuttycombe)