• HOT TICKET

Rap + funk = Lyrics Born at Port City

LYRICS BORN is just one guy — rapper Tom Shimura — but his sound is definitely not one-dimensional. Raised in the Berkeley, Calif., area, Shimura is capable of turning out timely, contemporary lyrics paired with a richly layered ’70s funk sound.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

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

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance; $18 at the door; $30 VIP seated

INFO: 899-4990; portcitymusichall.com 

• CHEAP THRILL

Girls and nothing but in this fest

GIRLS ROCK! at the annual Portland music festival by the Maine Academy of Modern Music. This year’s scheduled performers include The OxyMorons, Longstory, Lady and the Gents, The Veayo Twins, The Curious Girl and Amanda Gervasi.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8 for adults; $5 for students

INFO: 899-3433; maineacademyofmodernmusic.org