CONCERTS

TODAY

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.

FRIDAY

Dar Williams, folk-rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

“The Rat Pack is Back!” tribute to Sinatra, Davis, Bishop and Martin; benefit for Casa Inc.; all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $35, $45. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Bluegrass and Wine Series, with The Shanna Underwood Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. 636-6103. 7 p.m.

Roomful of Blues, blues/swing, Fryeburg Academy. $20 to $22.50; $10 for students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m.

The Vododeeyos with Red Beans and Rice, vaudevillian ukulele duo and blues duo, Congregational Church, Phippsburg. $10; $6 for students and children. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m.

Alash Ensemble, throat singing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $22 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Sierra Hull and Highway 111, bluegrass, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

Evergreen, bluegrass/folk/blues, Wayside Theater, Dexter. 924-8813. $10. 7 p.m.

Chris Smither, folk/blues, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $22 in advance; $25 at door. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Soulive and Lettuce: The Royal Family Ball, electro-funk jazz, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Cinder Conk, Balkan and gypsy folk dance music, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $10. 338-0001. 7:30 p.m.

Lynn Deeves, Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, singer-songwriters, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $13, $15. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m.

Battlefield Band, Scottish Celtic music legends, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Squid Jiggers, traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian music, CD-release show and dinner, Graziano’s Restaurant, Lisbon. $30. (8660 655-7171. 7 p.m.

Fiddle-iscious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $8, $10. fiddleiscious.com. 7:30 p.m.

Blistered Fingers, bluegrass, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. $10. 834-7800. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

North Mississippi Allstars, blues-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $28. portcitymusichall.com. 7 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.

Anna Vogelzeng, glam/soul, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. 636-6103. 6 p.m.

Songs of Samhain: A Celtic Halloween, with folk duo Castlebay, singer Holly Morrison and bagpiper Sue Mack, Winter Street Center, Bath. $12; $5 for children. 529-5438. 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Thomaston Yoga Studio. $5 to $15/donation. 208-7492. 4:30 p.m.

Fiddle-iscious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $8, $10. fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m.

MONDAY

The Flaming Lips, alt-rock, with Kurt Vile and The Violators, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $41.50 in advance; $45 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Rachael Yamagata, singer-songwriter, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Stephen Stills, classic folk-rock, with John Hisle, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $35 to $45. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Army Band Jazz Ambassadors, 20-piece big band, South Portland High School Auditorium. Free; tickets required 846-3731. 7:30 p.m.

Shawn Mullins, singer/songwriter, with Callaghan, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Pokey LeFarge and The South City Three, early American music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Yonder Mountain String Band, bluegrass/rock, with The Infamous Stringdusters, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Army Band Jazz Ambassadors, 20-piece big band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

Standard Issue, jazz piano trio, Grace Restaurant, Portland. restaurantgrace.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Frank Ferrell, fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. Type O Negative vs. Bauhaus, 9 p.m.

Kids’ Open Mic Night, for ages 16 and under, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

OCT. 27

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Midnite with Royal Hammer, roots reggae from St. Croix, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Lewis MacKinnon, songs in English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps, indie-folk, with Milkman’s Union, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. 636-6103. 8 p.m.

Frank Ferrell, fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Malcolm Holcombe, folk/Americana, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and Oct. 27.

Comedy Showcase, with Chris Zito, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 today; $15 Friday-Saturday. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Atomic Trash presents “Strut 2,” amateur burlesque competition, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $10 per contestant. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

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.

Joe Pug, Gunther Brown and Splendora Colt, rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

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

JT Lockwood, singer-songwriter, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 7 p.m.

Christine Cooper, Celtic and British music and storytelling, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Pete Witham and The Cozmic Zombies, rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Alabama Jill Stringham, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Paddy Mills, groove folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Billy Carroll, blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, new roots music, sea chanties and mountain songs, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Sidecar Radio, garage rock/reggae, CD-release show, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

Lincoln Continental, blues/rock, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 7:15 p.m.

Cyborg Trio, drum and bass/electronica, with Tonas Peaks and VJ Anderchrome, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Shakedown for Struthers Benefit, with Grand27! and Line of Force, Big Easy, Portland. $10. 775-2266. Time TBA.

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

Lowe, synth-pop, with Antidote for Annie and DJ Dehuman8, Asylum (downstairs), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

MC Chris, with MC Lars, Mega Ran, Adam WarRock and The Dirty White Hats, Asylum, Portland. $10, $13. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Nikki Hunt Band, hard rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Michael Beling, pianist and composer, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 5 to 8 p.m.

Duane Edwards, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 9 p.m.

Shenandoah Davis, classical/folk-rock/indie, with Audrey Ryan and Emily Dix Thomas, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Okbari, original Middle Eastern-influenced music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 7 p.m.

Kristen Graves, folk/pop singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 9 p.m.

Transmission Drop, rock, CD-release party, with The Last Sip and Coke Weed, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tim Theriault Band, rock, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Juke Union, cover band, with fiddler Brian Scott, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Nice Action, with Mark Curdo, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Dead Season, metal, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

’90s “Scream”-Themed Halloween Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $5. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Karaoke with Long Island Larry, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 8:30 p.m.

Asia Mei, pianist singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Della Mae with Northern Appalachia, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 7 p.m.

El Grande, prog-rock, Big Easy, Portland. 775-2266. Time TBA.

Hocus Pocus, covers with a Motown and R&B feel, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Pantheon, metal, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Scott Davis Trio, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 5 to 8 p.m.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 9 p.m.

“Too Broke to Be This Drunk,” with The Too Broke Band, country, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Gin Mill Julep, Prohibition-era songs, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots/Americana, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Spike Sikes, ambient jazz, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Couch, open mic hosted by John Nels with featured artist Marc Pinansky, 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.

Tone Blue, blues, jazz and rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cowboy Angels, country/rock/soul, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 5 p.m.

Littlest Birds, old-time folk, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 2 p.m.

MONDAY

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

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

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

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Murder by Death and Jesse Pilgrim, Americana/folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

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

Jon Swift, folk singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

John Craige and Justin Lantrip, folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 7 p.m.

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Doubting Gravity performs “Tragic Kingdom” by No Doubt, 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.

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

Irish Music Night, with Christine Cooper, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Squid Jiggers, Irish, Scottish and Canadian music, CD-release show, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. 773-7210. 8 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

Milkman’s Union, indie rock, with The Goodnight Sleeps, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

OCT. 27

Ben Killcollins, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Bryant aka Fresh Aire, hip hop/rap, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Joel Cage, acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, blues/soul, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Equality Maine Benefit, with Sunset Hearts, Vanityites, Foam Castles, Dean Ford and Jeff Beam, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Moshe + Brzowski, rap/hip hop, with Sylvia, The Outfits and FRKSE, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Gary Wittner’s “Danza Loca,” Latin jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Sorcha, singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Jones and The Fall Dogs, rock, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.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.

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