School of rock about to convene

WHAT HAPPENS when you put 11 high school rock bands together and tell them they could win $1,000 in cash, free studio recording time and several high profile gigs? Well, we’re not sure. But we can all find out this weekend with the kick-off of the Maine Academy of Modern Music’s MAMM SLAM competition.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $12; $10 for students

INFO: 899-3433; maineacademyofmodernmusic.org

Songstress Delan at Andy’s Old Port Pub

LOCAL SINGER-SONGWRITER Andrea Delan will provide free music with your dinner — or drinks — Friday night at Andy’s Old Port Pub on the waterfront. Delan plays guitar and mixes covers and original songs.

WHEN: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 874-2639