• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

Second Annual Keep ME Warm Benefit Show, with Eil Noll, Amy Allen and Keelan Donovan, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

USA USA USA, pop punk, with Absence of the Sun and The Capulet Erotic, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Songwriters Circle, informal circle of songs led by David Dodson, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Badfish, Sublime tribute band, with Mighty Mystic and Guerilla Dub Squad, State Theatre, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ryan Montbleau Band, singer-songwriter, with Jesse Dee, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 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.

Moses Atwood and Samuel James, acoustic blues and roots, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Mallett Brothers Band, alt-country/rock, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Jimmy Ciampi and Vocalist Susie Pepper, Hug’s Italian Restaurant, Falmouth. Free. hugsitalian.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The Young (Jazz) Lions: “Home for the Holidays,” Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

Ellis Paul Family Show: “The Hero in You,” music and fun focused on the heroes that helped shape America, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10; $5 for children; free for ages 2 and under. onelongfellowsquare.com. 2 p.m.

Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter, with Heather Maloney, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Devil Makes Three, bluegrass punk, with Brown Bird, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $17.50 in advance; $20 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m.

Rusted Root, acoustic rock, with Anna & The Diggs, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $40. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

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

Jerks of Grass, high-energy bluegrass, with Flight 317, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

moe., jam band, with Assembly of Dust, annual New Year’s shows, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $35 in advance; $40 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Stephen Kellogg, folk-rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

New Year’s Eve with Peter Wolf, blues-rock, featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Marty Party and Of the Trees, EDM, hip hop and dubstep, New Year’s Eve show, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $35. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

JAN. 3

Spike & Co., jazz, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 3.

Bob Marley, holiday shows with guest Krazy Jake, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $47.50. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Friday; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Spose, rap, “The Yard Sale Tour,” with Cam Groves and guests, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Post Xmas Reggae Party, with El Grande and The Pressure Points, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Dharma Bird, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, newgrass, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Jacob Augustine, singer-songwriter, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Peter Gavett and Friends, acoustic folk-rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Mama’s Boom Shack, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

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

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.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.

FRIDAY

Rustic Overtones, rock, performing 1998 album “Rooms By the Hour” in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Steiner Street, pop-punk, with Borderlines, Late Nite Disasters and Still Rings True, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Gothic Maine’s New Year’s Masquerade Ball, with DJs ZNUH, 8-Bit and Saphire plus a costume contest, 21-plus; Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Mosart 212, DJ, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Bob Rasero, acoustic blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Seth Wonkka, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

LQH, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Highball Jazz Band, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Rizing Tide, rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

North of Nashville with J.Biddy, rock covers with a Southern twang, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, rockabilly, with Dark Hollow Bottling Company and surprise guests, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Ryan Halliburton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Draw the Line, Aerosmith tribute band, with Fifth Freedom, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $9. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m.

Third Annual Stevie Wonder Tribute, with Kenya Hall & Friends, Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Sofa Kings, rock and blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Mike Squillante, pop-rock singer/songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Scott Davis Blues Band, blues, rock and soul, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Kendy Gable, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Dan Glaude Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Noel Brennan, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

“The Wrap-Up,” dance party with DJ Leap, John Arnold and DJ Coastal, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

The Grumps, acoustic, Gritty McDuff’s, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Bill Howard, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Brunch with Sly-Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 a.m.

MONDAY

“A Caddyshack New Year’s Eve with The Awesome,” rock/pop, dress in ’80s country club attire, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $25. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party, with Dirty White Hats, Cam Groves, karaoke with DJ Johnny Red and ’80s music all night with Rob from WCYY in the basement, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $7. portlandasylum.com. Doors at 8 p.m.

New Years’ Ball and SAMFUND Benefit, with Sly-Chi and Model Airplane, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Clash of the Decades, local musicians perform as ’80s, ’90s and ’00s bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $15. portlandempire.com. Doors at 8 p.m.

CKMSTR New Year’s Eve Party, with DJs, go-go dancers, video projections and music by Hi Tiger, Che Ros, Jacob Pitcher, Ryan Tapia, Marcus Caine and Amanda Clark, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, with Coalsax in Crux, Sylvia and more, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with The Bobby Messano Band, includes lodging, four-course dinner, dance, party favors, Champagne toast and breakfast, Trade Winds Motor Inn Keel Lounge, Rockland. $199 per couple. 596-6055. Music and dinner at 7:30 p.m., dance at 9 p.m.

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

The Veggies, rock/pop, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 828-4422. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Nikki Hunt, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Yacht Blooded: A Live Smooth ’70s AM Radio Party,” 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

John Carew & Friends, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

JAN. 3

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Dean Ford, A Severe Joy and GinLab, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, singer-songwriter, CD-release show, Blue, Portland. $10 (includes CD download); must purchase tickets in advance. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.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.