• CONCERTS

TODAY

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. 

FRIDAY

Rodney Crowell, country, with Amy Black, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Zach Jones, modern rock, pop, and soul, Dufresne Plaza, downtown Lewiston. 782-7228. 6 p.m.

Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band, jazz/blues, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $27.50 in advance; $30.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Tommy Malone, rock/pop, with Ray Ganucheau, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $18 in advance; $22 at door. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, SoulMoves Healing Arts Center, Rockland. $5 to $15/donation. 208-7492. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, hosted by Heather Pierson, First Universalist Church, Norway. $3/donation. [email protected] Sign-up at 6:30 p.m.; open mic at 7 p.m.

New England Americana Songwriter Night, with Sarah Blacker, John Colvert, Sam Otis Hill, Jay Basiner, Jeff Conley and Patrick Coman; One Longfellow Square, Portland. Free. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Janie Meneely and Paul DiBlasi, songs and stories of the Chesapeake Bay, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. $10. 596-0200. 7 p.m.

Roy Sludge, rockabilly, with Carol Noonan and Jimmy Ryan, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $49 and $79. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Americana Festival, with Heather Pierson, Jonathan Sarty, The White Mountain Boys and Kate Redgate; Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. 935-9232. 7 p.m.

Village Coffee House, with The Breezemeere Bottom Boys and Emilia Dahlin, New Gloucester Congregational Church. $10; $5 for children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $32.50 in advance; $35.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Ronny Cox Trio, folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $20 in advance; $22 at door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Motor Booty Affair, disco party music, 21-plus; North Dam Mill, Biddeford. $20. thorntonacademy.org/store. 7:30 p.m.

Taylor’s Grove, gospel/country, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church. $10; $25 per family. 324-3191. 7 p.m.

Johnson’s Crossroad and Moses Atwood, roots/bluegrass/Appalachian music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Chanticleer, all-male a cappella ensemble, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. $25; $15 for students and seniors. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.

John Waller, contemporary Christian music, Camden Opera House. $10. 236-7963. 6 p.m.

Elizabeth Mitchell, children’s songs, Space, Portland. $12; $8 ages 3 to 17; free for children under 3. space538.org. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sunset Hearts, pop, CD-release party with Kurt Baker and Mango Floss, 21-plus; Space, Portland. $6. space538.org. 9 p.m.

Salt River Concert, folk and blues, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick. $8. 384-2958. 7:30 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, with The Ale House String Band and guests, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris. $12. 743-8452. 8 p.m. Saturday. 

SUNDAY

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors 6 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.

Primus, alt-rock, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $35 in advance; $40 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Toubab Krewe, instrumental band, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $13.50 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Emily Smith, contemporary Scottish singer-songwriter, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands, alt-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. Spoon vs. Wilco, 9 p.m.

Shinji Masuko, psychedelic rock, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 9 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Jackson Browne, solo acoustic folk-rock, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $41.50 to $102. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

The Toasters, alt-rock, 18-plus; with Steiner Street, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Joy Kills Sorrow, Boston-based string band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

The Mutineers, string music, CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $7 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. 

OCT. 6

Crooked Still, alt-bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.)

Madeline Peyroux, jazz, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25 to $39. statetheatreportland.com.7:30 p.m.

Joy Kills Sorrow, Boston-based string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Twiddle, prog-rock/reggae, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

• COMEDY

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

Comedy Showcase, with Kelly MacFarland, Luke Hanbury and Kevin Neales, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. 8:30 p.m. Friday and. Saturday.

Evening of Stand-up, with John Ater, Kate Ghiloni and Nelly Edwards, adults only; Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $19. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy Death Punk 3: Hello Mr. Chips, sketch and stand-up comedy, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Call for cover: 221-2382. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Comedy Showcase, with Bob DiBuono, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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. 

FRIDAY

The Complaints, rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Armstrong and Kill the Clique, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Call for cover: 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Mystic Folk Opera, prog-pop/rock, EP-release party, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Gary Richardson, acoustic jazz guitarist, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com.

5 to 8 p.m.

Luna Madidus, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Texas Hippie Coalition, metal, with Lawton, Ascent to Power, 13 High and Trial by Stone; Club Texas, Auburn. $15. 784-7785. 7 p.m.

New England Americana Night, with Abbie Barrett, Sam Otis Hill, Sarah Blackler and more; Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Plague, goth night, Asylum, Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

Dontrustheruin, eclectic, with Big Blood, Garm and Inspector 22; The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Alan Dickson, acoustic guitar, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Blind Albert, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

Monique Barrett, singer-songwriter, Dobra Tea, Portland. dobrateame.com. 8 p.m.

One King Tattoo Grand Opening Party, ’80s beach party with Hell on Earth, The Deliberates and The Hollwell Account, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

David Mello, standards to blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

DJ David Skye, dance music, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Blues Brothers Tribute Band, with The Duncan Ross Hardy Jazz Trio, The New Years and A Band Beyond Description, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

The Bob Band, Bob Dylan tribute band, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3 in advance; $5 at door. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

The Throwdown Band, blues/rock, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Monsta, dance/techno, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Ponyfarm Dance Party, with DJ, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Martin England, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

In the Audience, indie pop, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Nice Action, dance party with DJ, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Run On Sentence, gypsy folk/rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Rhythmic Cypher, spoken word open mic with musical accompaniment, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Frank Hopkins, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m. 

MONDAY

The Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 6 p.m. jam, 8 p.m. concert.

Murder of Crows, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)

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

TUESDAY

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

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

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Limp Bizkit by Headstart, 9 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

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

North of Nashville featuring J. Biddy, rock covers with a Southern twang, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Rap Night, with Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Andy Irvine, Irish singer, Blue, Portland. $25 ($15 for standing room). portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

OCT. 6

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz/pop, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Kristen Marlo, singer/guitarist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmeram, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group’s Portland Artist Extravaganza, pop/rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 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.