• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, roots music with King Memphis, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jackyl, metal, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $15. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Married With Chitlins, Americana, blues, country and jazz, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

Bates College Folk Music Festival, third annual event with contra dancing, workshops and performances by Alba’s Edge, Katie McNally and Eric McDonald, Chase the Fiddlers, Velocipede, The Press Gang, and Greg and Jessie Boardman; various campus locations, Bates College, Lewiston. Various prices. Calendar at batesfolkfest.weebly.com. Thursday to Saturday.

FRIDAY

“Heaven vs. Hell,” Plague goth night with DJs, Asylum, Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. gothicmaine.com. 9 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall). $40 to $60. 685-1635. 8 p.m.

Iris DeMent, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $41.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Eliza Gilkyson, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

ShaShaSha and Old Soul, psychedelic rock, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Pleasant Note Coffeehouse Open Mic, music and poetry, First Universalist Church of Auburn. Free. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m.

Jenna Campbell, Ed Desjardins and Martin Swinger, singer-songwriters, The Frontier, Brunswick. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m.

DRA Round Top Coffee House, with singer-songwriter Greg Klyma, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $7; $4 for seniors; free for ages 12 and under. 563-1393. Open mic at 6:45 p.m.; main act at 8:30 p.m.

Billy Wylder, Americana/world beat/rock, with Sorcha and Jo Sorrell, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Newberg, Americana/folk-rock, CD-release show with Bailey Evans and Noah Horning, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $10; free for ages 12 and under. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Whitcomb, metal, EP-release party with Black Thai, Lord Fowl and Lord Earth, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $8. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Spring Bash with Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, benefit for Maine Hunger Initiative with indoor barbecue and a cash bar by Black Tie Catering, Portland Club. $25; $20 with canned food donation. theportlandclub.com. 8 p.m.

Ninth Annual “Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song,” benefit for the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund with Chuck and Steve Romanoff, The Dave Rowe Trio, Denny Breau and others, First Universalist Church, Auburn. $28. (800) 838-3306. 7:30 p.m.

The Mallet Brothers and Joe Gallant, country rock and singer-guitarist, The Frontier, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, CD-release show with Tall Heights and The Ghost of Paul Revere, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $17 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

Peter Case, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Audrey Ryan and Chris Robley, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. $6 in advance; $8 day of show. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m.

Home by Eight, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m.

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

Denny Breau & Paul Mellyn, guitarists, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Bates Downtown Concert Series, with The Seth Warner Trio and Day for Night, 22 Park St., Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6163. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Kate Schrock, singer-songwriter and pianist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18 in advance; $23 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Mac McHale Tribute Show, with Emery Hutchins, Smokey Val, John & Sally Roc, Carolyn Hutton, Herman McGee and Erica Brown, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m.

Lisa Redfern, singer/songwriter, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. $10. 594-8700. 1 p.m.

Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy and Corey DiMario, string music, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $10. coa.edu. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

The Fretless, roots music with step dancing, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. 775-5568. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Ryan Montbleau, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Fretless, roots music and step dancing, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. Jam session at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m.

Fryeburg Academy Award-Winning Jazz Ensembles, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

MAY 16

Motley Crue, metal, with Hinder, outdoor show, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor. $41.75 to $91.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m.

Melissa Ferrick, singer-songwriter with band, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $22 day of show; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Poor Old Shine, roots/Americana, with Old Soul, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

James McCartney, singer-songwriter, with Jon Sandler, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Dougie Maclean, Scottish music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

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

“Frontiers of Music #9,” contemporary music showcase with the USM String Quartet, The Mimi Rabson Trio, Dan Barrett and more, The Frontier, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and May 16.

“Comedy Unplugged: The Art of Amusing Your Audience,” presented by Randy Judkins, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. $10; free for children under 18. amywood@amywoodpsyd.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Show, with four comedians, Club Texas, Auburn. $7. Doors at 7 p.m. Friday.

Birdie Googins, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tim Sample, with Molly Ockett Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $15 in advance; $18 at door. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. May 16.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Sky Captains of Industry, with Modern Rust and Joel Carpenter & The Effects, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Session, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

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

ProfTones, R&B, blues, rock and jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Rob Duquette Band, pop, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

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

Meantone, Thee Icepicks and Antiseptic, hard rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 10 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

Station Eighty-Five, rock, with Ginlab and Hutch Heelan, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

“Foundation Friday” with Mr. Deleroid and Ingy, house/techno, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Await Rescue, rock, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Hello Newman, ’90s alt-rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

John Hasnip, acoustic pop, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Rob McMahon, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Rocky & The Pressers, contemporary reggae, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Burners, gypsy Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Hot Lunch Bebop, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Sorcha Cribben, jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Danger I Reckon, Old Hat and The Woods, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Travis James Humphrey and The Retro Rockets, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Bruce Marshall Group, Southern blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

“Rumble in the Jungle,” dance party, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, rockabilly, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Adele & Jude, Americana/roots duo, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

Veggies by Day, classic rock, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Nomads, jazz trio, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Sarah Fard, jazz guitar, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

WurliBird Jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Bob Charest Band, jazz/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

North of Nashville, alt-country, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 1 p.m.

The Jumpoff, rock, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

J. Grinner, singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Frank Donovan, folk/roots, 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.

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

MONDAY

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

Daniel Ouellette and The Shobijin, multi-lingual new wave, techno-pop, new age and world music, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

N.E. Town, acoustic rock duo, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 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. 8 p.m.

Wringer and Trapper Keeper, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

“Cover to Cover,” local musicians play classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Anna & The Diggs perform “Nick of Time” by Bonnie Raitt, 9 p.m.

Throttle and The Spillers, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Jeff Cusack, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

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

Lorraine Bohland with Terry Foster, jazz and R&B, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

Noir, Irish Hardanger fiddle, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

MAY 16

Gypsy Caravan, gypsy jazz based on the traditions of Django Reinhardt, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hank & Dixie, country, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $10. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

Rebel Darling, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Dapper Gents Acoustic Trio, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Duquette, multi-instrumentalist, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 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.