Start your St. Patrick’s Day party a week early with Dublin-based rock band Hothouse Flowers. The band plays Port City Music Hall in Portland on Wednesday. U2 helped launch the band in the mid-1980s. The quartet is on tour of the United States, bringing to its shows its new album, “Goodnight Sun,” recorded live last year at the Kansas City Irish Festival. Go to

www.myspace.com/hothouseflowersmusic

to listen to audio. This is a 21-plus show. Tickets at Bull Moose stores and at

www.portcitymusichall.com

.

 

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

How much: $18 in advance, $22 at the door; $36 VIP seating