• CONCERTS

TODAY

Beats Antique, experimental world fusion and electronica, with DJ Laura, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $40. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz trio, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Southern Maine Children’s Choir, spring concert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall). Donations at the door. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Santigold, pop, with Rye Rye and We Are the Apocalypse, State Theatre, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

We Are the Apocalypse, dubstep/electronica, with Digital Bonesaw Society and DJ Pandemic, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 10 p.m.

Aztec Two Step, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Taylor, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools, blues-rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

The Blow, narrative performance art, with Mitten, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz trio, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $12. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m.

Penobscot Bay Singers, music from American composers and the 1950s, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. Free. hutchinson center.umaine.edu. 7 p.m.

Aurora Jazz Project, funky jazz, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. $15; free for children under 12. schoodicartsforall.org. 7 p.m.

Toroid Ensemble, improvised music collective, The Heart Opening, Portland. $5 to $20. 615-1550. 8 p.m.

Brian Cullen, classical and Spanish guitar, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick. Free. 725-8253. 7:15 p.m.

Milkman’s Union, classical, jazz and electronica, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. Free/donation. 288-5015. 8 p.m.

Julie Feeney, award-winning Irish singer, composer, orchestrator and producer, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $20. maineirish.com. 8 p.m.

Tim May and Dan Miller, acoustic guitar duo, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Big Fancy, traditional old-time music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. 541-9024. 8 to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song,” eighth annual benefit concert for the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund with Chuck and Steve Romanoff (Schooner Fare), Dave Rowe, The Squid Jiggers, Denny Brea and Kendall Morse; First Universalist Church, Auburn. $25. (866) 655-7171, Ext 800. 7:30 p.m.

Flogging Molly, Celtic punk, with The Devil Makes Three and Brothers of Brazil, State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

The Fools, Boston rock band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $20. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Plains, Zachary Cale, Wes Hartley and Trummors, Americana, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $5. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt, rock, EP-release show with Monique Barrett, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Local Circus, bluegrass and folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. 541-9024. 8 to 10 p.m.

Vince Bell and Eric Taylor, Texas singer-songwriters, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $20. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.

Steve Kimock and Friends, rock guitar, with SVSK, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25; $40 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James, Anna Vogelzang and The Milkman’s Union, roots and blues, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Dominic and The Lucid with Jeff Beam, pop/rock, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

This Way, roots, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show; general admission. stlawrencearts.org. 6:30 p.m.

Primo Cubano, Cuban dance music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

A Mother of a Music Fest and Fair, Mother’s Day festival with Lake Street Dive, Dirt Daubers, Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade, and Tricky Britches, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $7 in advance; $10 at door. stonemountainarts center.com. Noon.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Dirt Daubers and Butcher Boy, bluegrass and hot jazz, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Mason Strunk & Friends, Celtic-influenced music, with Silas Rogers & Friends, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

10th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, with The Grassholes, Tricky Britches and Jerks of Grass; benefits WMPG community radio; One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6:30 p.m.

Ty Segall, White Fence and The Strange Boys, garage rock, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

CJ Boyd, Drab Pony, Greg Jamie and Artie Appleseed, experimental, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

MAY 17

Whitechapel, metal, with Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins and The Plot in You, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $17.50 in advance; $20 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 6 p.m.

Jeffrey Foucault, country and blues, with Andy Friedman, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Elephant, Rural Ghosts, Tom K. and Tralala, indie/folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, folk and jazz, with Mica Jones, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Poor Howard, old-style acoustic blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. 541-9024. 8 to 10 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today; 9 p.m. May 17.

Mike Miclon, physical comedy, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $5 for under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Alex Moore and Ryan Waning, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Aziz Ansari, co-star of “Parks and Recreation,” all ages (some material may not be suitable for children), State Theatre, Portland. $31.50, $36.50; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Tom Constanten (of The Grateful Dead), with Lazy Lighting and Band Beyond Description, jam bands, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door; $25 VIP (includes dinner with Constanten and autographed poster). bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Builder of the House, CD-release show, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

MSA In the Round, with Phil Daligan, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Anna Dagmar and Nina Schmir, folk/pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Trapparatus, funky jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Harvard Bass, electronica, with Tonas and Honest John, Asylum, Portland, $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandasylum.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.

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

Beardcore, featuring Every Other Country, Doll Parts and Whale Oil, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Old Soul with Brad Hooper, folk rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Heather Pierson, acoustic folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Matt Brown Soul Dance Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

FRIDAY

Craig Campbell, country, with Don Campbell, Asylum, Portland. $12. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Mike James’ Blues Duo, 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.

Plaid Daddy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Cheryl B. Engelhardt, acoustic pop-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Jeff Michaels Band, indie rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, soul and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

OPIOU, funk/electronica, with Of the Trees and DJ Wubson, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $15; $20 for those under 21. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Caroline Cotter & Greg Rothwell, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Rich Reich, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 8 p.m.

Gentleman Outfit, rock covers, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Kane Grogan and The Accepted Eclectics, CD-release party with Skeletons in the Piano, The Tenpennies and The Trickle Down, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8 ($4 before 9 p.m.) 8 p.m.

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

Veggies By Day, acoustic trio, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

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

“Ragged Isle” Season 2 Premiere Party, with Robber & Thief, The Watchers and Selbyville, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 7:30 p.m.

Lazy Susans, indie pop-rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 772-2739. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Whitcomb, metal, CD-release show with GOZU and Dirty White Hats, Asylum, Portland. $6 in advance; $8 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Packman Dave, pop/rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Mallet Brothers, alt-country, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Poke Chop and The Other White Meat, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8 to 11 p.m.

JB5, rap covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Blind Albert Band, blues-rock, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Lex & Joe, blues and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Nuclear Boots, punk/rock, with The Outfits and The Bathsalts, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

’90s Nite Nickelodeon Dance Party, with DJ Jon, “Rugrats” and “Ren & Stimpy” VHS prizes, best costume contest and ’90s music, 21-plus; Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $5. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Pitch Black Ribbons, roots and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Jon Autry and Laura Balke, easy-listening acoustic, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Rob Cimitile, bluegrass/folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Annalise Emerick, folk-pop, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 10 p.m.

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

Hattie Simon and Conor McGrory, jazz piano and vocals with bass, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Boston Baked Blues, blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Kenya Hall and Line of Force, funk/R&B, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m.

Hessian, metal, with Iron Will, Seax, Faces of Bayon and Dead Languages, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 8 p.m.

Brian Laurier, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 772-2739. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Brian Patricks, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bard Coffee, Portland. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m.

Holy Mackerels Trio, roots. Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Robby Simpson, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Mares of Thrace, metal, with Arcane Lore and The Outfits, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

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

Alec Wall and Friends, Americana and blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Studebaker John, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 596-6055. 7 p.m.

Monday Night Funk, with Frank Hopkins and Friends, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

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. Jya Marie & The Five Finger Discounts play “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, 9 p.m.

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

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

James Wholey, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 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.

WEDNESDAY

CJ Boyd, experimental, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Brian Patricks, easy-listening covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. Huey Lewis & The News vs. Toto, 9:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from the Great American songbook, 21-plus; Pearl Lounge, Portland. 210-6555. 6 to 11 p.m.

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

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

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

Laurence Kelly featuring Flash Allen, jazz classics, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

MAY 17

Saturday Looks Good to Me, pop, with Wild Moccasins and Volcano Rabbit, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Peter Merrill Trio, jazz pianist plays standards, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jazzy Chas, soul, R&B and funk, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Al and Erb, contemporary Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Band Beyond Description and Sun Jones, jam bands, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

In the Round with Shonna, singer-songwriters, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

John Brodeur, pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz-rock fusion, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 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.

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