• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

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. Name your price. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Heritage Blues Quartet, country and urban blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 at door. onelongfellowsquare.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 to 8:30 p.m.

Joe Fonda and His Old Bottle New Wine Trio, jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

Jay Nash Trio, country, rock and Americana, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Dick Holdstock and Ray Bierl, folk, Congregational Church, Phippsburg. $10; $6 for students and children. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m.

Primo Cubano, traditional Cuban dance music, The Frontier, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Iron & Wine, singer-songwriter, with The Secret Sisters, State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Andre Nickatina, rap, with Roach Gigz and Mumbls, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; $25 VIP. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

“Mud Season Mash-Up,” battle of the bands benefit for Down East AIDS Network followed by diva show, Ellsworth Elks Lodge. $10 for battle; $15 for battle and diva show. downeastaidsnetwork.org. Battle of the bands, 1 to 6 p.m.; diva show, 8 p.m.

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

Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Samoset Resort, Rockport. $15 in advance; $20 day of show; table for 10 for $125. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m.

Poor Old Shine, Americana, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. uccpa.unity.edu. 8 p.m.

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

Women in Harmony: “Singing for a New Day,” female vocal group, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for seniors and students. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

Maine Blues Society: “Road to Memphis 2013″ Contest, with Brad Hooper, Chad Thorne, Johnny Rock, Dan Scofield, The Pat Pepin Project, Downeast Soul Coalition, Between Dead Stations, Pokechop and The Other White Meat, and more; benefits the Raise the Roof campaign; American Legion Post #31, Auburn. Donation. mainebluessociety.com. Noon to 6 p.m.

OLS Sunday Jazz Brunch, with The Jazz Workshop, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Free for OLS members; $8 for non-members. onelongfellowsquare.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Putnam Smith, folk, CD-release show with Sassafras Stomp , One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 in advance; $17 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

Melaena Cadiz, folk/country/Americana, with The Bones of JR Jones, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m.

Jim Dozet, guitarist, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. $5. 370-9130. 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $22. deertreestheatre.org. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Blind Boys of Alabama, gospel/R&B, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, jazz and rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m.

MAY 23

Honey Dewdrops, roots, with Sorcha and Jo, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Tift Merritt, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $8. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece big band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance; $9 at door; $5 for seniors and students. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m.

Rusty Hinges, folk, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and May 23.

Ray Harrington, with Kevin Neales opens, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $15. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Frank Santos Jr., R-rated hypnotist/comedian, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 7 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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, roots/Americana, 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.

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

Lyle Divinsky & The Velvet Vagabonds, soul, with The Nat Osborn Band and Alice and the Glass Lake, Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Bourdon Scroll and Thee Icepicks, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 10 p.m.

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

James Montgomery Blues Band, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $18. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Har-di-Har-Har, multi-instrumentalist acoustic duo, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Littlewolf and Sharon Buck, blues, country and rock, Club Texas, Auburn. $7. clubtexas.info. Doors at 7 p.m.

Morgan Davis, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Blues Mafia, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, with singer-songwriters Matt Shipman and Rob Sylvain, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Acheson Gown, acoustic guitarist, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

There Is No Sin, indie acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

LQH, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Jason Spooner Band, singer-songwriter with band, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

“Friction Friday,” bass night, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Rich Lambert, acoustic, Gritty’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Kenya Hall Band, soul/R&B, with Kristina Kentigian and Ryan Augustus, Big Easy, Portland. $7. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Richard James and The Name Changers, rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Five Finger Discount, rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Black Cat Road, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Marc Chillemi Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Chris Klaxton Jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, 1950s rockabilly, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Silent Sam and The Evans, rock, blues, folk and bluegrass, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Under the Covers, rock, blues and dance covers, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Weapons at Hand, metal, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 10 p.m.

“Economics,” techno night with Che Ros, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

SUNDAY

“Basscatazz,” dance party with DJs Psydways and Aphilly8, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

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

MONDAY

Letter to the Exiles, metalcore, with We the Gathered, Milk and Conveyer, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Jim Pryor, singer-songwriter, 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.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

“Unknown Pleasures,” goth/industrial night, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

Stesha Cano, blues and jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

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

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

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

MAY 23

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

James Gilmore, classic soul, 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.

Darlin’ Corey, Americana and bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Chad Porter Trio, singer-songwriter with band, 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.

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.