• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

O’Death, alt-country, with Coke Weed, Butcher Boy and Hyena, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for seniors, students and USM alumni, faculty and staff. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m.

Laura Cortese, singer-songwriter and fiddler, CD-release show with The Ballroom Thieves, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Robert Sarazin Blake and The Reverie Machine, folk, indie and jazz, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Lucy Wainwright Roche, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations recommended. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Novel Jazz Septet, swing from the Great American Songbook, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $14; $12 for seniors; $6 for ages 12 to 18; free for children under 12 with paying adult. 563-5513. 9 p.m.

Giff Jamison, acoustic guitarist, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

Ward MacDonald and Friends, Scottish fiddle music, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

April Verch, fiddler and step dancer, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Kris Allen, pop-rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Rustic Overtones, rock, with Jeff Beam & Friends, 18-plus; Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15 in advance; $17 day of show. francocenter.org. 8:30 p.m.

Belfast Free Range Music Festival Kick-Off Party, with Her Majesty’s Cabaret variety show and music by Blind Owl, American Legion Hall #143, Belfast. $10. freerangemusicfestival.com. 7:30 p.m.

USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 for seniors, students and USM alumni, faculty and staff. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m.

Mount Sharp, indie rock, with Leaves Leaves and Conjjjecture, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5. mayostreetarts.org. 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 to 8:30 p.m.

The Howlin’ Brothers, string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Laurie Jones, Ed Desjardins and The Bloomers, singer-songwriters, Acoustic Artisans, Portland. 671-6029. 8 p.m.

North of Nashville, American roots duo, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Free Range Music Festival, 34 acts from many genres including O’Death, Gordon Bok, Olas, CSC Funk and Ava Luna; various locations, Belfast. $20; $10 for children. freerangemusicfestival.com. 11 a.m. to midnight and beyond.

Quiet Riot, hard rock, with Heart Shaped Rock, Memory Lane, Standish. $35 in advance; $39 day of show. memorylanemusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Generationals, indie rock, with Sunset Hearts, Space Gallery, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. space538.org. 9 p.m.

Maine Academy of Modern Music Mamm Slamm Finals, six high school bands compete, all ages; Asylum, Portland. $12; $10 for students. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. Doors at 11:30 a.m.

The Mallett Brothers Band, alt-country, CD-release party with Eastbound Jesus, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Alejandra Pizarnik’s “La Sombra De Su Sombra,” poem set to jazz music by composer Frank Carlberg and featuring vocalists Roxanne Amed and Christine Correa, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $15; $5 for seniors. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

Keep ME Warm Concert Series, with Jamie Pearson and Meteora; fundraiser for heating fuel assistance; Mallett Hall, Pownal. $10. 688-4153. 7:30 p.m.

Shane Alexander, singer-songwriter, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $20. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.

April Verch, fiddler and step dancer, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Jon Langford and Jean Cook, acoustic, with The Lay-Z-Gait Band, Last Church on the Left, Portland. $10. 838-9715. 7 p.m.

Neil Fishman and Dwain Allan Young, singer-songwriters, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Bright Wings Chorus, 10-person a cappella group, Acoustic Artisans, Portland. $12. 671-6029. 7:30 p.m.

Rusty Hinges, folk, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

Josephine Foster, singer-songwriter, with Plains, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Lex and Joe, swing from the ’30s and ’40s and contemporary R&B, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. $5. feedtheengine.org. 1 p.m.

Big Easy Roots & Gospel Fest, with RMS Five, Rock My Soul and Soggy Po’ Boys, plus New Orleans-style buffet, cash bar and silent auction, Spring Hill, South Berwick. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $15 for seniors. projectmusicworks.org. 3:30 p.m.

Roy Zimmerman: “Wake Up Call,” comedy songs about peace and justice, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth. $18 or pay-what-you-can. 846-4148. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Albert Castiglia, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Ensemble, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

MGMT, psychedelic rock, with Kuroma, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

“Songwriters in the Round,” with Lisa Redferm, Paul Chase Jr., Heather Hardy and Brad Strause, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, acoustic, Newcastle Publick House. 563-3434. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

MAY 2

Rebelution, rock, world and reggae, with JBoog and Hot Rain, State Theatre, Portland. $17.50 in advance; $20 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Phil Vassar, country, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $29 in advance; $32 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Dean Stevens, acoustic folk, with David Dodson, Camden Public Library. $8. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and May 2.

Comedy Night, with Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, David Swander Jacobs and Lucas O’Neil, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. $12. capelocalbuzz.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“An Evening of Comedy,” with Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, Tuck Tucker and John Ater, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

N.E. Town, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, acoustic, King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta. 563-6008. 7 to 9 p.m.

North of Nashville, alt-country, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Griffin Sherry & The Ghost of Paul Revere, holler roots band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Paint Night and Blaqqada Dance Party, DJ beats with art, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Hang the DJ, techno, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

Open Mic and Jam, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland. 799-2245. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jim Weider’s Project Percolator, fusion rock, jazz and blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $20. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Downtown Sound, underground house and techno with J.Hjort and Marcus Caine, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

Cognizant Sound’s Top Ranking Friday, reggae/dub, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

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

Indigenous Immigrants, rock, with Perspective and Words of Phrase, Club Texas, Auburn. $4 ages 18 to 20; $6 ages 21-plus. clubtexas.info. 9 p.m.

Bob Rasero, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Robert Sarazin Blake, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Sly-Chi, funk and jazz, with Eyenine, MC22 and Dynamo-P, Big Easy, Portland. $7. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Society Inc., Two Forty Gordy and The THC, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Jason Spooner Band, roots rock, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 5 p.m.

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

Nic Halerpin, acoustic, Gritty’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Verbalized Medicine, hip hop, CD-release show, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Leaving Eden, hard rock, CD-release party with Mongrel, Club Texas, Auburn. $7 in advance; $10 day of show. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

The Motor Creeps, with Dead Man Ramsey, Clubber Lang and The Freakin’ Bed Bugs, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots/Americana, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m.

Brothers Donovan, blues and funk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Three Point Jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Hardy Brothers Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hardy Brothers Jazz Jam, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Acadian Aces, zydeco, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

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

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

The Blues Prophets, blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Sam Shain & The Scolded Dogs, acoustic funk, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

The Bridge Walkers, dance music, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Moore & Moran, acoustic duo, Gritty’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

SUNDAY

Trap Night, trap music with DJ Pensivv and DJ El Shupacabra, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

Brunch with Sly-Chi, R&B and jazz, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. Noon.

Joyce Andersen, fiddler, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Metal Monday, metal music with Manamana, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. Doors at 7 p.m.

Storytelling and ’90s Dance Party, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8:30 p.m.

Frank Donovan, acoustic blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Funky Mondays: The Players Ball, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

TUESDAY

Eric French, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

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

“Cover to Cover,” local musicians play classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Dray Senior performs “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay-Z, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Hattie Simon Jazz Trio, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. braysbrewpub.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Octane, jazz and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Sligo Road, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rap Night, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Acoustic Open Mic, with Trevor Johnson, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m.

Maine Transmit Authority, easy-listening covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

MAY 2

Shanna Underwood, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

The Potato Pickers, folk and country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Teg Glendon, folk/rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Hang the DJ, techno, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

Open Mic and Jam, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland. 799-2245. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.