• CONCERTS

TODAY

Raekwon, rapper from Wu Tang Clan, with several opening acts, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

USM School of Music Jazz Ensemble, classical, big band and modern, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

Shanneygnock, energetic Newfoundland band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Elijah Ocean, rock, with The Coloradas, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Seether, metal, with Sidecar Radio, State Theatre, Portland. $27 in advance; $30 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Mayer Hawthorne and The County, neo-soul, with The Stepkids, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Shanna Underwood, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $35. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Tim Rice and Ellen Tipper, singer-songwriters, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $8. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m.

SNAEX: Chriss Sutherland and Chris Teret, alt-rock, CD-release show with guest Tom Kovacevik, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10; $7 for students. mayostreetarts.org. 8:30 p.m.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $17 in advance; $20 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Pat Benatar, rock, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Mainesqueeze, Western swing, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. $10; free for ages 12 and under. sacocoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m.

Brad Terry and Paul Sullivan, jazz, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $15; free for children under 16. 778-7050. 7:30 p.m.

Robin Jellis, classical, Celtic and modern cello music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Jose Duddy, country music, benefits the community center; Nasson Community Center, Springvale. $10. nassoncc.org. 7 p.m.

Dirigo and Soule Monde, alt-country/jam band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter, with Chelsea Berry, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Zemya and Improvox, a cappella, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Tom Cook, Louis Grassi and Whit Walker, singer-songwriters, Portland New Church. $10. 857-9002. 7 p.m.

Joe Gallant, singer-songwriter, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. bullmoose.com. 1 p.m.

Dean Ford, pop/rock, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. bullmoose.com. 6 p.m.

Whitcomb, hard rock, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, North Windham. Free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m.

Chris Ross, acoustic folk-rock, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Bangor. Free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m.

Tricky Britches, country rock/folk/bluegrass, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Brunswick. Free. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m.

Worried Well, rock, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Lewiston. Free. bullmoose.com. Noon.

Old Abode, violin, mandolin, banjo and electric guitars, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Lewiston. Free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m.

Zach Jones, rock/soul, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoose.com. 1 p.m.

Steiner Street, pop-punk, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoose.com. 4 p.m.

Prospect Hill, alt-pop/rock, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music, Waterville. Free. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m.

Too Late the Hero, metal, Record Store Day performance, Bull Moose Music (outside), Sanford. Free. bullmoose.com. 2 p.m.

SUNDAY

Christopher Paul Stelling, Old Soul and Lisa/Liza, folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Hot Jazz Brunch, with Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Murray and Falkenau, Irish folk roots duo, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

USM Jazz Concert, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Theory of a Deadman, hard rock, with Pop Evil and Landsdowne, State Theatre, Portland. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Four Shillings Short, Irish music, “Around the World in 30 Instruments,” Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor. Free. 262-7200. 6 p.m.

April Verch, Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Fundraiser for OLS’ Outreach Programming, several performers, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

O.A.R., jam band, State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

We Were Promised Jetpacks, Scottish indie-rock, 18-plus; with Breton and Fort Lean, Space, Portland. $13 in advance; $15 day of show. 8 p.m.

Four Shillings Short, Irish music, “Around the World in 30 Instruments,” Ellsworth Public Library. Free. 667-6363. 6 p.m.

Old Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

April Verch, Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

APRIL 26

Greg Brown, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35 in advance; $40 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Heather Maloney, singer-songwriter, with Mal Blum and Thorn & Shout, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Four Shillings Short, Irish music, “Around the World in 30 Instruments,” Blue Hill Public Library. Free. 374-5515. 6:30 p.m.

Maine Jazz Band, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish. Free. 893-7723. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and April 26.

Local Laughs, Asylum (lounge), Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. today.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Hot Club du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Nick Vandenberg, jazz/rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Andrew Merzi, folk, country and rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Jaw Gems, jazz and hip-hop, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Steiner Street, rock, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 5 p.m.

Steiner Street, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

Seed and Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Kristen Marlo, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz-funk fusion, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Spose, hip-hop, CD-release show with special guests, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. portlandempire.com. 5 p.m.

Spose, hip-hop, CD-release show with special guests, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Suns of Darkness, metal, with Spawn of Man, Ripfence and Blood Red Thrust, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $3 in advance; $5 at door. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Dirigo with Soule Monde, featuring members of The Trey Anastasio Band, jam-band/rock, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Gary Richardson, acoustic jazz and blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

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

Soul Dance Night, with Matt Brown and Jenny Santomauro, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Beam and Fink, acoustic blues and roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Bedroom Rehab Corporation, rock, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

J. Biddy, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Four Shillings Short, Irish music, Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Donation. rockcitycoffee.com. 7 p.m.

Jeff Kilton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. Donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Jill Stringham with Eric Mauriello, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Lazy Gait, acoustic Western swing, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Yellow Roman Candles, acoustic quartet, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Awaas, punk, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Sid Wilson of Slipknot, hardcore electronica/dubstep, Asylum, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. portlandasylum.com. Time not given.

Mod Night: Record Store Day Edition, bring your vinyl for DJ to spin, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $3. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Line of Force and Doubting Gravity, soul/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Christopher Paul Selling, with Tall Heights, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Rizing Tide, rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

Velourosaurus, classic rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

JB5, hip-hop/R&B, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Tickle, dance cover band, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Riot Act, rock, Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

David Mello, old-time blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

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

Tom Acousti, singer-songwriter, with Robbie Coffin and guests, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. theroyalbean.com. 7:30 p.m.

Moore and Moran, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. Donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

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

Whiskey Boys, Irish, old-time and bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Tip O’ the Hat Series, tribute to Nina Simone, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

SUNDAY

Juke Union, Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

Jazz Brunch, with Richard Marsters, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. $12.99 buffet. 937-3250. 10 a.m.

Swing Night, with Lazy Gait, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

“Instruments for Kids,” all-ages fundraiser with numerous artists, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 3 to 8 p.m.

“Instruments for Kids,” 21-plus fundraiser with Jose Ayerve, Div Kid and Doubting Gravity, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 8 to 11 p.m.

MONDAY

Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $15. 596-6055. 7 p.m.

Trivia Night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

Frank Hopkins & The Supersonics, funk, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Cover to Cover, local artists play originals and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Ghost of Educated Advocates and Grant Street Orchestra perform “Black Sunday” by Cypress Hill, 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 7 to 9 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 553-2350. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Al and Erb, roots and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Out of the Blue Contest, battle of the bands in quick time, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Portland. grittys.com. 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

HED P.E. and Mushroomhead, “Hed2Head Tour 3,” metal, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. wepay.com/events/122352; 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

North of Nashville with J.Biddy, rock covers with a Southern twang, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

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

John Nels, singer-songwriter, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 10 p.m.

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

Rap Night, local DJs and musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. X vs. The Runaways, 9 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from the great American songbook, 21-plus; Pearl Lounge, Portland. 210-6555. 8 to 11 p.m.

Birdland Jazz Quartet, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Murray and Falkneau, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

APRIL 26

Soulfly, dub/hardcore/thrash, with Ruin, Asylum, Portland. $18 in advance; $21 day of show. portlandasylum.com. Time not given.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Jackie Treehorn, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Now is Now, alt-rock and ’90s covers, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Marc Chillemi & The SoPo Trio, jazz/roots, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

Seed and Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Drew Kelly, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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