• CONCERTS

TODAY

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

Greg Brown, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Sold out. onelongfellowsquare.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.

Portland Jaz Orchestra, with Denis DiBlasio, South Portland Auditorium. $10. southportlandmusicboosters.org. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Country Rock Concert, presented by Studio 48 Performing Arts Center; Glee Club and other singers perform a wide range of popular music; benefits scholarships for Studio 48 summer workshops; Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre). $10 in advance; $12 day of show. 798-6966. 7 p.m.

April Verch Band, Canadian fiddler, singer/songwriter and stepdancer, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

John Gorka, folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $20 in advance; $22 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Spirit Family Reunion, foot-stomping Americana, with Robert Sarazin Blake, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Brew, with Barefoot Truth, roots-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $30. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

James McMurtry, Texas rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt and Monique Barrett, singer-songwriters, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Cool Water Band, music from the ’40s, White Rock Grange, Gorham. $7.50; free for children. 839-3946. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Belfast Free Range Music Festival, more than 30 bands play original music at various locations, Belfast. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; $9 for children 12 and under. Schedule at freerangemusicfestival.com. 11:45 p.m. to about 11 p.m.

Scarab: A Tribute to Journey, classic rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

James McMurtry, singer-songwriter/guitarist, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Sold out. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live, featuring Don Dixon and Marti Jones, acoustic, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $49; $79 for dinner seating. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Emilia Dahlin Quartet and Sara Cox, singer-songwriters, Space, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass/country, South Portland Library. Free. 767-7660. 3 p.m.

Maine Jazz Band, live jazz with cash bar, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. themainejazzband.com. 8 p.m.

Mike + Ruthy, folk-roots duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Sarah Blacker, singer-songwriter, EP-release show with guests Will Dailey and Anna Lombard, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

Future Islands, with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and POWERS, synth music, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Micah Blue Smaldone, country blues/neo-trad, with Coke Weed and The Black Swans, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. 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.

TUESDAY

Bob Weir, rock, State Theatre, Portland. $40 in advance; $45 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Kathleen Edwards, alt-country singer-songwriter, with Hannah Georgas, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

USM School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensemble, selections by Nat “King” Cole, George Gershwin and Randy Newman, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m.

Gordon MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

P***y Riot Legal Defense Show, with Metal Feathers, Correspondences, Swaath and Dead Dog, Space, Portland. $8 to $15. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Phantom Buffalo, indie rock, with Farthest Forest, Time Travelers and Artie Appleseed, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, flamenco, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $41.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 and 9:30 p.m. (two shows).

Bowdoin College World Music Ensembles, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Gordon MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Songwriters in the Round, benefit for Heart of Biddeford, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10 (sliding scale). theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7 p.m.

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

MAY 3

Dierks Bentley, country, with the Eli Young Band and Will Hoge, Augusta Civic Center. $33.75 to $43.95. ticketmaster.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert, flamenco, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $35 in advance; $40 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensemble, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

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

“Irish Luggae Tour” with Big Daddy Irish, featuring Tammy Pooler and Stephen Cloutier, VFW Post No. 6859, Portland. $17; $12 for VFW members. 767-7395. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Night, with Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle and Phoebe Angle, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. $12. capelocalbuzz.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Laff Mobb, as seen on Showtime, Asylum, Portland. $25. portlandasylum.com. Doors at 7 p.m. May 3.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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.

Chaos Sauce, funk/prog-rock, with ASexual and Whale Oil, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

This Way, The Mallet Brothers Band and Joe Gallant, rock/alt-country, benefit concert for UNECOM’s Spinal Cord Injury Research and Awareness, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Hello Newman, ’90s alternative cover band, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Laura Grill Band, folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Will Gattis, indie pop/rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Dan Capaldi & Friends, vocalist/guitarist, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Regina Lucchese, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Poor Howard & The Bullfrog, old-style blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

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

Brzowski, underground hip hop, with Bluebird, Ceschi and Eyenine, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Chris Fitz Duo, rock/blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Carter Logan and Melissa Bragdon, of Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 8 p.m.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. Donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Callaghan, British singer-songwriter, The Brickhouse, Scarborough. $10. 233-6755. 8 p.m.

Coke Weed, folk-rock/garage, with Micah Blue Smaldone, Lompoc Cafe, Bar Harbor. lompoccafe.com. 9 p.m.

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

Sparks the Rescue, rock, with Steiner Street, Ghost Thrower, Beware of Pedestrians and more, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 5 to 8 p.m.

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

The Rattlesnakes, with Dead Trend and Bring the Knife, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

No Pants Party, take your pants off and listen to DJ Dwight Powers and Kurt Baker, Slainte, Portland. $3. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Moshe, electronica, with HJORT + St. Pierre and 32 French, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 10 p.m.

Andi Fawcett, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Cullu, soul/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Now is Now, classic and original rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Van Gordon Martin Band, reggae, hip-hop and funk, with Dr. Doom Orchestra and Chaos Sauce, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5, $7. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

Rachael Sage, pianist/singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Gregory Douglass, acoustic alt-pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hardy Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Lady Zen, jazz/hip hop, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Tickle, ’80s covers, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

Alan Roux, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 7 to 11 p.m.

Substance Band, rock and swing, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM Slam 2012 Finals, six high school bands compete, all ages; Asylum, Portland. $12; $10 for students. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. Time not given.

McJay, classic favorites, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. Donation. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Paris Bacon, acoustic country, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

Too Broke to Be This Drunk, country, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Jesse Brock, winner of the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards Mandolin Performer of the Year, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $15. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Chris Beard, blues, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $7 to $20. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, classic 1950s rockabilly, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 2 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption JCT, new roots music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 3 p.m.

Evan King Group, soul and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

LHQ, soul/R&B, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

John Hasnip, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

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

The Couch, open-mic night hosted by John Nels, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Rural Ghosts, North Woods death ballads, with Evan Parker, Max Garcia, Greg Jamie and Jeremy Robinson, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Chris Beard, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 596-6055. 7 p.m.

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

Charlie Musselwhite, electric blues harmonica, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $35. 596-6055. 7 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local artists play originals and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Ginlab performs “Funeral” by Arcade Fire, 9 p.m.

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

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

AWAAS, atmospheric rock, with The Waldos, Mango Floss, Whip Hands and DJ Cutlass, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. My Morning Jacket vs Kings of Leon, 9:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, 21-plus; jazz standards from the Great American songbook, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Mitch Alden, lead singer of Now is Now, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Forge, 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.

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

MAY 3

Zombie Beach, rock/surf, with Pete Witham & The Kozmic Zombies and Thee Icepicks, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

After the Rodeo, Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Foam Castles, with Higgins and Jeff Beam, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Moses Iron, blues, benefit show for Paul Agakian, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $15; $25 for two. innontheblues.com. 9:30 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.

Miz 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.