CONCERTS

THURSDAY

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, alt-rock, with The Outfits, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $15. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Kraddy, EDM, with Alpha Data, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, bluegrass, with Erica Brown and Bluegrass Connection, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Peter Alexander, singer-songwriter, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $55. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $34. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Kruger Brothers, folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Tinariwen Guitar Masters from Mali, world music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Phil Keaggy, acoustic and electric guitarist, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $22.50; $17.50 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Free. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m.

Francine Reed, blues, Stonington Opera House. $20, $25. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

Unexpected Boys, Franki Valli tribute band from New York City, Camden Opera House. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. camdenoperahouse.com. 7 p.m.

Gary Wittner Band, jazz tribute to Thelonious Monk, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Franc Demarco, Lantern and Whip Hands, alt-rock, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Don’t Be a Douchebag”: First Annual Concert for Bullying Awareness, with Spose, Dean Ford, Better Than, Steiner Street, The Running Gags, Beware of Pedestrians and more, all ages; Asylum, Portland. $5. portlandasylum.com. 1 p.m.

Portland’s League of Extraordinary Women, with Dilly Dilly, Sontiago, Kristina Kentigian, Lady Essence, Anna Lombard, Amy Allen, Darien Brahms and Kenya Hall, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $7. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, swing, country and rock, with Tumbling Bones, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Francine Reed, blues, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10 to $15. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m.

EOTO, EDM, with Digital Bonesaw Society, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20, $40. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

“The Sweetest Sounds Music of Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin,” vocalists Nancy Durgin and Andrew Fenniman with pianist John Mulcahy, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. $12; free for ages 12 and under. 354-7250. 7 p.m.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz, Arts for Hunger benefit, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Lynn Deeves, Kate Schrock and Trina Hamlin, singer-songwriters, The Frontier, Brunswick. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Gretchen Peters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

T-Acadie, folk trio, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. $10. 834-7800. 2 p.m.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton. $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m.

Greater Purpose, Arts for Hunger Benefit, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. Free/donation. unity.edu/uccpa. 7 p.m.

Trina Hamlin, singer-songwriter, Parsons Center at Museums of Old York, York. $15; $8 for students. seacoastguitar.org. Doors at 6 p.m.

Maine-ly Harmony, a cappella women’s chorus, benefit for church’s mission projects, Lisbon United Methodist Church. Free/donation; canned and dry goods will be accepted for food bank at the show. 582-5523. 2 p.m.

Coastal Sound Quartet, dance music from the Big Band era, benefits the Community Hall, Wells Branch Community Hall, Wells. $6. livemusicmaine.com. 6 p.m.

Joan Osborne Duo, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. $46.50 to $83.50. jonathansrestaurant.com

MONDAY

Morrissey, alternative rock/pop, with Kristeen Young, State Theatre, Portland. $39.50. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

United States Marine Band, marches and patriotic music, Farley Field House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free. 798-4344. 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour, country, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45 to $65. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.

“Whose Song Is It Anyway?” Canadian songwriter ensemble, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Whose Song is it Anyway?” Canadian songwriter ensemble, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

OCT. 18

Infamous Stringdusters, newgrass, with Jatoba, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8:30 p.m.

Slightly Stoopid, blues, rock, reggae and hip-hop, with Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, State Theatre, Portland. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

“Whose Song is It Anyway?” Canadian songwriter ensemble, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 18.

Ian Stuart, CD-release party with George Hamm, Brian Brinegar, Joe Timmins and host Paul Hunt, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. 879-8988. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Early Evening Show,” with comedian Mike Miclon and cast of musicians and comedians, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $19; $10 for students. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bob Marley, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $20, $25. innontheblues.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Local Laughs, hosted by Brett Groh F, Asylum, Portland. Free. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.Oct. 18.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

“I Know Who You Did Last Summer,” drag, burlesque and performance by The 90-Minute Blonde, Holly D’Anger, Pussyfoot Burlesque and many more, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $10 at door. 221-2382. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Francine Reed, blues, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $15. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

MSA In the Round, with Phil Daligan (singer-songwriter), Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Phil McGowan Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

If & It, Bath Salts and Adeyln Rose, rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Zach Ovington, fiddle and vocals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

Melody Walker, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Dave Gagne, rock/reggae, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Southbound Outlaws, Americana/blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.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, all ages; Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jacob Augustine, singer-songwriter, with Wes Hartley & The Traveling Trees and Butcherboy, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

JT Lockwood Band, CD-release party with Hutch Heelen and Mellow Endeavor, Big Easy, Portland. $6 in advance; $8 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Jason Melanson, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Mystic Folk Opera, prog-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Duke, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

East Wave Radio, reggae, ska and punk, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

Lorraine Bohland, jazz, blues and R&B, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, roadhouse roots music, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

The Pubcrawlers, rock, CD-release party with The Blaggards and The Outsiders, Asylum, Portland. $8. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m.

Welterweight, folk-rock, with The Townies, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

The Hollow Glow, Sidecar Radio and Loki, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

PigBoat, Paige Turner and Sonic Titan, metal, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382.9 p.m.

Dustin Saucier, Yes We Kin and Elizabeth Taillon, folk, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. Donation. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dead Season, metal, with Nobis, Too Late the Hero, Absence of the Sun, SinFist, Ascent to Power, Chaos Machine, Endgame and Pariah, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. 784-7785. 3 p.m.

Johnny Wad and The Cash, blues, rock and country, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Party Train, top 40 covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

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

Blue Steel Express, modern and traditional blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Carson Lynch, blues, rock and folk, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

“Too Broke to Be This Drunk,” country night with Big Ass Rooster, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

SoulMate Band, funk/disco dance party, Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. bentleyssaloon.com. 8 p.m.

Peter Albert, jazz guitarist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Merrily James, funk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jacob Forbes Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Blues Prophets, blues, funk and soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Doors at 7 p.m.

Two Forty Gorty, The Mad Gingers and Thee Icepicks, rock, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Paleface, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. $10. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Brad Hooper, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

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

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

Brunch with Sly-Chi, funk, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. Noon.

MONDAY

Bobby Messano Band, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Triva Night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 7 p.m.

Nate Abbott, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Mondays, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

The Players Ball, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

“Cover to Cover,” local musicians cover a classic album, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Lit on the Flash performs “Nevermind” by Nirvana, 9 p.m.

Luna Moth, indie folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

Electric Open Mic with Joint Enterprise, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

“Clash of the Titans,” battle of the cover bands 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. Lionel Richie vs. Kenny Loggins, 8 p.m.

Ryan Halliburton, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

J. Grinner, acoustic guitar, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Greg Boardman and Jesse Gagne, fiddler and vocalist, 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, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

OCT. 18

Carey Murdock, Nashville singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Packman Dave, acoustic folk/rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

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

James Montgomery and Bruce Marshall, blues duo, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m.

Day for Night, acoustic country duo, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

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

The Desires, dance party 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9:01 p.m.

Electro Shock Dance Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.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, all ages, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.