CONCERTS

TODAY

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $3 to $6. 780-5555. 7:30 p.m.

Spotlight Concert Series: “East Meets West: The Lineage of Big Band Jazz from Both Coasts” with the Portland Jazz Orchestra, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5 to $15. 780-5555. 8 p.m. today and Friday.

Shawn Mullins, folk-rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Colin Grant, fiddler, with Jason MacDonald and Adam Young, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org. 7:30 p.m.

Heather Maloney, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 7 to 9 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Talib Kweli, rap, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $40 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Shawn Mullins, folk-rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20 to $25. 594-0070. 8 p.m.

John Prine, country/roots, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Sold out. 842-0800. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts

cooperative.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days, concert featuring Maine composers, musicians, educators, artists and students, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth. Donation. 846-6658. “Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; “10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cold War Kids, favorites from Lollapalooza to South By Southwest, Bates College (Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building), Lewiston. $20. batestickets.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night, with guest host Nate Towne, First Universalist Church, Norway. $3/donation. [email protected] Sign-up at 6:30 p.m.; open mic at 7 p.m.

Theoutnumbered, jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 828-1310. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $22 at door; $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

University of Southern Maine Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), Gorham. $6. 222-1100. 2 p.m.

Susan Werner, singer-songwriter/pianist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20.

stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Badfish, Sublime tribute band, all ages, State Theatre, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

MAMM Slam, battle of the high school bands finals presented by the Maine Academy of Modern Music, all ages, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12; $10 for students. portcitymusichall.com. Noon to 6 p.m.

Sparks the Rescue, CD-release party, all ages, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

Bluegrass Show, benefits Waterville Hospice, Waterville High School. Donation. Call for time and cost: 873-3615.

Ameranouche Trio, gypsy jazz, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Roomful of Blues, blues/R&B, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz, singer-songwriters, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. Free. cliffhousemaine.com. 7 to 11 p.m.

Guitar Studio Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. 780-5555. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Local Circus, folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. 7 to 9 p.m.

Music and Muffins: Carolyn Currie, singer-songwriter, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free; coffee and breakfast treats provided. 829-2215. 10 a.m. to noon.

Martin Swinger, acoustic, with Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

Avalanche Tour, all-day metal festival featuring Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm, Art of Dying and more, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $37.75 in advance; $42.75 day of show. waterfrontconcerts.com. 10 a.m.

Eleventh Annual Barbershop Concert and Silent Auction, benefits Brunswick Area Respite Care, United Methodist Church, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 at door; free for ages 12 and under. 729-8571. 6 p.m.

Spring Music Fling, with Motor Booty Affair, Sly Chi, Time Pilots, 50/50 raffle and silent auction; benefits the American Cancer Society; Portland Sports Dome. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 221-2343. Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Songwriter’s Critique Circle and Concert, with Steve Gillette, Kennebec Conservatory, Augusta. $5 song circle; $10 concert. 485-8863. 1 p.m. song circle; 3 p.m. concert.

Jon McLaughlin, pop/rock, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $15 in advance; $22 day of show. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m.

Avenged Sevenfold, metal, with Three Days Grace and Sevendust, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $39.75. ticketmaster.com. 7 p.m. 

MONDAY

The Digi Tour, features YouTube musicians Davey Days, Mystery Guitar Man, David Choi, Destorm, The Gregory Brothers and Ricky Ficarelli, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8 in advance;

$12 day of show; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Reverend Horton Heat, psychobilly, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; $32.50 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

World Music Ensemble, college ensemble, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, singer-songwriters, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 to $42.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Songwriters in the Round with Jesse Terry, Lisa Redfern and Michael Logen; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

Zac Deputy, guitarist, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8 in advance; $12 day of show; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. Free. 828-0900. 8 p.m. today.

Ralphie May, State Theatre, Portland. $29.50. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Joe Matarese, with EJ Murphy and Kate Ghiloni, Comedy Connection, Portland. 774-5554. $15.

8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Jim McCue and George Hamm, hosted by Mary Irace, benefits Wounded Heroes Program of Maine; Comedy Connection, Portland. 774-5554. $15. 6 p.m. Sunday. 

BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

SYNC Night, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Action Packed Thursdays with beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-Set, Club Texas, Auburn. Call for time: 784-7785.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night, ages 21-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Mutina-Central Africa Vision, world music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 6 p.m.

Brian Patricks, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Sylvain’s Acadian Aces, Cajun music, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Happy Hour followed by Jazz Friday with the Van Voorst Trio, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 772-5483. 5 p.m.

Jim Weider’s ProJECT PERCoLAToR, blues-rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $17 in advance; $20 at door. innontheblues.com. 8:30 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Kate Redgate, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ryan Flaherty, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Ken Baker’s Spring Rock ‘n’ Bop Hop, with Steiner Street, The BF’s, Northern Lungs and Connelly, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Squid Jiggers, Irish music, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Arthur Webster and Holy Mackerels, bluegrass/roots, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Michael Hurley, folk/blues/jazz, with Jonny Corndawg, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Spike Sikes, jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

T.G.I.F. Series, with Wavelength, Zackery’s Restaurant & Lounge, Portland. $5. 8:30 p.m.

Nevertrust, hardcore/thrash, with DJ B-Set in the pub, Club Texas, Auburn. Call for time: 784-7785.

Kenny Grimsley, soft rock, benefits Ellie’s Team and March of Dimes, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Happy Hour with Meghan Yates and The Reverie Machine, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 5 to 7 p.m.

Hi Tiger, house/electro/jungle, with 28 Degrees Taurus and Herbcraft, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz, with Molly Ridley (keyboards) and Tom Bucci Jr. (double bass), Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Joshua Madore and Jason Lambert, singer/songwriters, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. Call for time: 772-5483.

Dana Gross, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 5 p.m.

Emy Phelps and Darol Anger, singer-songwriters, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6:15 p.m.

Okbari, Middle Eastern ensemble, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8:45 p.m.

The Posse, jazz/soul, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Haru Bangs, rock, with Livver, Now Denial and Lord Earth, Geno’s, Portland. Call for time: 221-2382.

James Montgomery Band, blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $18 in advance; $20 at door. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. (doors at 5 p.m.)

“An Evening with Tim Sullivan,” performing music by The Beatles and Paul Simon, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasportland.com. Time TBA.

Trails, Educated Advocates, Kristina Kentigian and DJ Rew, rock/pop, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Wes Hartley and The Traveling Trees, alt-country, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. Time TBA.

Ayria, goth pop, with The Ludovico Technique, 21-plus, Asylum, Portland. $6 in advance; $8 at door. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Dark Arabian Nights, fusion of belly dance, burlesque, performance art and club dancing to Arabian music, Geno’s, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jeroba Jump, classic rock, with DJ Fitts in the pub, Club Texas, Auburn. Call for time: 784-7785.

Tom Kennedy, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Dean Ford, pop/rock, with Jeff Conley and Jamie Kent & The Options, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Jeff & Tania, jazz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Flash Allen, jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

The Substance, rock covers, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

The Tone Kings and Lyle Divinsky, soul/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasportland.com. 8 p.m.

Sean Mencher, rockabilly, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Organ Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Spottiswood and His Enemies, CD-release party, with Spouse, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $8, $10. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Band, rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Jenny D & The Deelinquents, R&B, with Lady Zen, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $7. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

If and It, blues/country/folk, with In Tall Buildings, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $5, $7. theoak andtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Monday Night Concert Series, Martin Swinger CD-release party, Slates, Hallowell. 622-9575. 8:15 p.m.

Tribute to Eddie Kickland, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m.

The Stowaways, bluegrass/roots, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

“Cover to Cover,” original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Station 85 plays “The Cars” by The Cars, 10 p.m.

Port Veritas, spoken word, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Bluegrass Folk Jam, bring your acoustic instrument for an informal evening of sharing songs, The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach.

449-1126. 7 to 10 p.m.

Thornton Academy Songwriting Class Showcase, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $5; free for students. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7 to 10 p.m.

Alec Gross, folk/Americana/soul, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 772-5483. 8:30 p.m.

Poor Howard, blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 6 p.m.

Hip Hop Open Mic, with Big Scholars, Grant Street Orchestra and A-Frame, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Erica Brown and Matt Shipman, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

The Mezcalitos!, acoustic Western swing, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Josh Cramoy, acoustic Top 40, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.