• CONCERTS

TODAY

Recession Session with Hot Club of Cowtown, jazz/Western swing, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $13. 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.)

David Berkeley, folk singer-songwriter, with Max Garcia Conover, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Stanley and Grimm, fiddle and guitar, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Creole Choir of Cuba, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $36 to $46. porttix.com. 8 p.m.

Chapel Chix and Chap, old-time classics, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m.

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Colby College (Lorimer Chapel), Waterville. Free. 859-5671. 7:30 p.m.

Rhiannon Giddens and Sxip Shirey: Sonic New York, avant folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Misfits, legendary punk band, with Juicehead, Club Texas, Auburn. $22. 784-7785. Doors at 4 p.m.

Andrew Bird, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, with Dosh, all ages; Skowhegan Opera House. $34 in advance; $37 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky, singer/songwriter, with Birdsong at Morning, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Francine Reed with The Maplejuice Quartet, R&B, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston. $15; $10 seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.

Apple Scruffs, Beatles cover band, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $16. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m.

Okbari, Middle eastern, Turkish and Arabic music, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. $10. 282-0062. 7 p.m.

Martin Swinger and The Existential Band, Americana, swing and jazz standards, The DownStage at L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m.

The Living Room Series: Portland Rockers Go Acoustic, with Kurt Baker, Dominic Lavoie and Scott Girouard, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. 636-6103. 8 p.m.

Dilly Dilly, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8 to $18. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Second Annual Free Community Concert, with The Laws (Canadian folk-grass duo), Owls Head Transportation Museum. Free. 594-4418. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

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

Chris Humphrey Quartet, “Third Sunday Jazz Series,” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. Free. 467-5310. 4:30 p.m.

The Stevie Cee Show, country, Trafton Senior Center, Sanford. $6. 490-1232. 1 to 4 p.m.

MONDAY

John Hiatt and The Combo, country/folk/rock, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $70, $80. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Spin Doctors, jam-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Seanachie Nights, multi-instrumentalist Brian Peters sings “Songs of Trial and Triumph,” Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $12/donation. 846-1321. 7 to 9 p.m.

Indigo Girls, folk-rock, with Zoe Lewis, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $82.50 in advance; $90 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY

Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle, Celtic fusion, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, blues-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $35. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

OCT. 20

Amos Lee, alt-country, with Pieta Brown, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25, $35. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

John Brown’s Body, reggae, with iLa Mawana, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $28. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance and for seniors and students; $9 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and Oct. 20.

Comedy Showcase, with Ben Roy and Adam Clayton Holland, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with Ben Roy, Adam Clayton Holland and Kate Ghiloni, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bob Marley, 21-plus, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $25. innontheblues.com. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Simons and Goodwin, Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Sorcha, guitar/banjo jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Tunes in the Key of You, piano sing-along with Kris Rodgers, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

Sunrunners, indie rock, CD-release show, with The Baltic Sea and Confusatron, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Eric Winter Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Monique Barrett, folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.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.

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

Justin Walton, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Karaoke with Jimmy D, Jimmy the Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach. 934-7499. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Mystic Folk Opera, folk, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Poor Howard & The Bullfrog, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 5 to 8 p.m.

Hot Club du Monde, jazz quartet, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 9 p.m.

Grant Street Orchestra, funk, CD-release show with Sandbag and Model Airplane, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Robbo’s Modern Life, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Big Dipper String Band, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Brendan Hogan, blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, jazz remixed, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Portland Music Foundation CMJ Showcase Kick-off Party, with host Kurt Baker, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

’80s Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. Free if in head-to-toe ’80s attire. 828-0549. 9 p.m.

Sidecar Radio, rock, CD-release show with Whitcomb, Ratfynkt and Army of Squirrel, Asylum, Portland. $5. 772-8274. Call for time.

Paige Turner, metal/rock, with Absence of the Sun, Hell on Earth and The Motor Creeps, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

JB 5 Band, rock/country, Jimmy the Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach. 934-7499. Call for time.

Holy Mackerels Trio, roots, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Martin England, Americana, folk, roots and rock, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Plaid Daddy, cover band, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dave Berry Band, blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Rick Miller & His Band, blues and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 9 p.m.

Lovewhip and The Whipettes, electro-dance, with DJ Mr. Dereloid and MC Vice V’ersatile, 21-plus; Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $5. bubbassulkylounge.com. 8 p.m.

Cimarron Project, Afro-Cuban music and dance, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 9:30 p.m.

Bright Light Social Hour, with Black Taxi and Zach Jones, rock/funk/psychedelia, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

John Hasnip, folk/rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Sean Mencher, rock/bluegrass/jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Organ Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Girls, Guns and Glory, country/rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Soul, Jazz and Blues, revolving night of jams with The John Clavette Band, Line of Force and Restless Groove, Big Easy, Portland. $5. 775-2266. 8 p.m.

Dance of the Dead, with DJ Steppo, MC Josiah Scribes, DJ Midas and more, Asylum, Portland. $6; $3 if dressed like the dead. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

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

The Outfits, power pop, with Wood Burning Cat and The Rattlesnakes, 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5. 8 p.m.

Shana Underwood, blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Phil Poirier, acoustic, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 p.m.

Hessian Birthday Bash, rock, Seax and Cryptic OverCast, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $6. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Couch, open mic hosted by John Nels with guest Eric Bettencourt, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

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

Poor Howard, old-time blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

White Fence, psychedelic pop, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Tim Sullivan Trio, jazz, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 5 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. 879-8988. 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, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 to 11 p.m.

Heavy Metal Monday Tribute, featuring Ruin, Hell on Earth, Breeding Strength and Absence of the Sun, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 8 p.m.

Trivia Night, with DJ Caleb, Jimmy the Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach. 934-7499. Call for time.

TUESDAY

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

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.

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

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. “Led Zeppelin II” by Massive Exit, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

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

Christine Cooper, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 9:30 p.m.

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

Acoustic Song Circle, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Ariel Rubin, singer/songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

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

Saint Solitude, indie-pop, with Splendora Colt, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. 879-8988. 9 p.m. Mitch Alden, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

Whitehaus Family Records Showcase, with Hurricanes of Love, Peace Loving, MC 2 and more, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

OCT. 20

Lauryn Hottinger, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Pitch Black Ribbons, acoustic duo, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Tunes in the Key of You, piano sing-a-long with Kris Rodgers, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

Breast Fest Benefit Show, with Boxes, The Deliberates, Handwriting, Mother Leopard and Pinsky, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. 879-8988. 8 p.m.

Swing Shift Jazz Quartet, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Brad Strause, blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.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.

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

Atomic Trash presents “Strut,” burlesque, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Joe Pug, Gunther Brown and Splendora Colt, rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. theoak andtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.