• CONCERTS

TODAY

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Teada and Seamus Begley, traditional Irish tunes, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5, $9. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Novel Jazz Septet, classic jazz, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $10, $12; $5 for ages 12 to 18; under 12 free. 563-5513. 7 to 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

George Thorogood and The Destroyers, blues/rock, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $22.50 to $51.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m.

Buckwheat Zydeco, blues/zydeco, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $32.50 in advance; $35.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Lotus, electronic jam band, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $22 day of show. (800) 745-3000. 8 p.m.

Kit Demos, jazz and improv, with special guests, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5 to $10/donation. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Brown Bird, Olas and Barika, indie rock/world music, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8 p.m.

The Drenched Earth Tour, music by Chris Castle and The Womack Family Band, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall), Kents Hill. $25. 685-1635. 8 p.m.

Josephine Cameron, songs of the Civil War, Congregational Church, Phippsburg. $10; $6 for students and children. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m.

Eric Anderson, singer-songwriter, with Joyce Anderson, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Dirty White Hats, local hip hop, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5; first 50 people through door admitted free. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

“A Totally R.A.D. Evening,” ’80s music by The Time Pilots and silent auction, 21-plus; benefit for the Amy St. Laurent Foundation; Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $25. ticketriver.com. 7 p.m.

Teada and Seamus Begley, Irish music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Fab Faux, Beatles cover band, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30 to $70. (800) 745-3000. 8 p.m.

Astronautalis and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, indie rock, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $12. space538.org. 9 p.m.

USM Concert Band Old-Fashioned Outdoor Concert, University of Southern Maine (outside Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/about. 1 p.m.

The Pressure Points End of Summer Reggae Bash, The Hive, Kennebunk. $7. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Powell, multi-stylistic jazz violinist, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12 in advance; $14 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Farren Butcher Inc., singer-songwriter duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, country-rock, Collins Center for the Arts, Orono. $68 to $103. collinscenterforthearts.com. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Pretty Lights, electronica, with Big Gigantic and Nit Grit, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. $30 to $40. thecolisee.com. 6 p.m.

Boubacar Traore Trio, Mali blues guitarist and singer, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $19.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, bring an instrument or just listen, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m.

Community Hymn Festival, with the Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $5/donation. foko.org. 3 p.m.

Maine Ole’ Opry Induction Ceremony and Show, music by Bobby Reed, Rob Elston, Jewel Clark, Bobby Le, Bonnie Rairdon, Dennis Doiron and more, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $6, $7. 490-1232. 1 p.m.

MONDAY

Dark Dark Dark, chamber folk music, with A Hawk and A Hacksaw and Pillars and Tongues, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Billy Libby, indie folk/pop, CD-release show with guest Jacob Augustine, all ages; One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Cathie Ryan, American Irish vocalist, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15. 783-1585. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Keb’ Mo’, jazz/blues/R&B, State Theatre, Portland. $25 to $35. (800) 745-3000. 7:30 p.m.

Cathie Ryan, American Irish vocalist, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. portcitymusichall.com. The Cars vs. Blondie, 9 p.m. 

SEPT. 29

Chris Botti, contemporary jazz, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $71. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Malone, rock/pop, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m.

“Waltzings for Dreamers” with Honey Dewdrops, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations requested. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Cathie Ryan, American Irish vocalist, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Rubblebucket, indie dance band, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

Connor Garvey, singer-songwriter, CD-release show with Sara Hallie Richardson, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Comedy Showcase, with PJ Thibodeau, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with PJ Thibodeau, Carolyn Plummer and Ryan Waning, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Birdie Googins, one-woman show, “Accidentally Maine’s Own Supermodel,” Theater Project, Brunswick. $10. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedian/Magician Bruce McKenzie Johnson, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $8; $4 for children. 935-9232. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dream Factory of Maine, benefit performance with comedians Tom Hayes and Mitch Stinson, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. $25. 646-3344. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy Night, with Brian Brinegar and Paul Hunt, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. Free. 773-3466. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy Showcase, with Kelly MacFarland, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

The Pressure Points, reggae for Jamaica and Vermont flood relief, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. Call for cover: 879-8988. 9 p.m.

In the Round with MSA, Phil Daligan, Ronda Dale and Brad Strause, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Winter Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Cattle Call, country, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, acoustic, Americana and soul, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

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

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Group Night Out Thirsty Thursday, karaoke with TJ the DJ, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. 773-3466. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Duane Edwards, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

N.E. Town, acoustic blues and roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Old Man Markley, punk bluegrass, with The Pubcrawlers and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Call for cover: 221-2382. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

Ladies Night with DJ B-Set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

Bob Rosero, blues/acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Joe Mazzari, former member of The Daughters, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Mother Leopard, Lit on the Flash and Great Western Plain, rock, Big Easy, Portland. Call for cover: 775-2266. 10 p.m.

’80s Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. Free if in head-to-toe ’80s attire. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Voltaire’s Black Unicorn Cabaret, gothic vaudeville, with This Way to the Egress, The Hellblinki Sextet and burlesque performers, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, rock covers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, Americana and sea shanties, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pitch Black Ribbons, alternative Americana, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 10 p.m.

Doug Cantwel, acoustic classics, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Nick Ludington Trio, jazz standards, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey, Americana and rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 5 to 7 p.m.

Lucky Tubb and The Modern Day Troubadours, honky tonk, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $8. baysidebowl.com. 10 p.m.

Jeff Cusack, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Wesley Jay, bossa nova, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Mama’s Boomshack, soul/R&B/blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Phantom Companion, garage rock, with Altertone, Jug and Burntfireempire, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Call for cover: 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Bruce Marshall Group, blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. 351-3221. 9:30 p.m.

The Humans, contemporary rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Mainestream, rock/pop, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

DJ Che Ros and Little Internet, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 9 p.m.

Justin Boss, alt-pop/rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Soul, Jazz & Blues Night, Big Easy, Portland. Call for cover: 775-2266. 8 p.m.

Tickle, R&B/pop/hip hop, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. Call for cover: 828-0549. 9 p.m.

Nevermind Portland, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album covered in its entirety by 12 local bands including Vanityites, 6Gig, Murcielago, Pigboat, Samuel James and Baltic Sea, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $6. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Cat Haus, rock/pop, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Matt Newberg, singer/songwriter, Bayside Bowl, Portland. Call for cover: 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Swing Shift Jazz Trio, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Rick Miller & His Band, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Mount Eerie, eclectic, with Tiger Saw, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Jones, blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Ocean Sol, jazz standards, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Juke Joint Devils Band, blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Sweet Wednesday, rock/blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Sasquatch & The Sickabillys, psychobilly, with The Motor Creeps and The Outsiders, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Call for cover: 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Couch, open mic hosted by John Nels with featured artist Helen Hummel, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Lady Zen, R&B/hip-hop, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Spike Sikes, jazz, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m.

Bob Danzillo, alt-folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Trivia Night, hosted by Ryan Prosser, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

The Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. jam, 8 p.m. concert.

Murder of Crows, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $5. 775-2266. 8 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 to 11 p.m.

TUESDAY

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

The Still, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

Karaoke, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 9 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz/soul/funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. De La Soul by Educated Advocates, 9 p.m.

Pub Quiz, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8 p.m.

Mike Krapovicky, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 6:30 p.m.

R&B/Soul Night, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 11 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Irish Music Night with Fil Campbell, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Rap Night with Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. 775-2266. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

Nikki Hunt Duo, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues/Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 29

Skot Veroczi, singer/songwriter and guitarist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots, blues and soul, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Peter & The Wolftones, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Palm Trio, Calypso jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 p.m.

Beam and Fink, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Group Night Out Thirsty Thursday, karaoke with TJ the DJ, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. 773-3466. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.