Dead Kennedys playing Tuesday

DEAD KENNEDYS, hardcore punk pioneers from the early 1980s, have been on a touring break for the past couple of years due to health issues. But they began a short East Coast tour in August, and will be in Portland next week.

WHEN: 8 p.m. (doors) Tuesday

WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland.

HOW MUCH: $18 in advance; $20 day of show. Ages 21 and older.

INFO: 772-8274;



Bebe’s in town, signing and singing

ROCKER/AUTHOR and onetime Mainer Bebe Buell will be autographing her new CD “Sugar” on Saturday at Bull Moose, then performing that night at Empire Dine & Dance. Buell is the mother of actress Liv Tyler, and wrote about her relationships with various rock stars in her biography “Rebel Heart.”

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday (CD signing), 9 p.m. (concert)

WHERE: Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland; Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free for CD signing; $6 to $8 for concert