January 24, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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The Gin Blossoms play at Asylum in Portland on Saturday.

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Tift Merritt plays One Longfellow Square in Portland on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance; $9 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Hurry Down Sunshine, blues, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

Local Dish Music Series, with Charlotte Emory and Jim O'Neil, hosted by Lisa Mills, Kennebunkport Inn. Free. 967-2621. 7 p.m.

New England Improviser's Orchestra, avant garde, The Frontier, Brunswick. Name your price. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, with The Alternate Routes, State Theatre, Portland. $25, $30; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Sold out; waiting list available. portlandovations.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 p.m.

"Hear My Song: The Best of Broadway and Beyond!", featuring vocalists Marie Pressman and Ed Reichert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m.

Sinking City Beat Night, with Greg Jamie, Lisa/Liza, Wesley Allen Hartley and Acid Smoker, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Chad Hollister Trio, rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Gin Blossoms, alt-rock, Asylum, Portland. $26. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Christopher O'Riley: "Out Of My Hands," classical pianist performs the music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Nirvana and more, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $27; $15 for seniors and students. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m.

Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $27 in advance; $30 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band, contemporary tango music featuring violinist Christiana Liberis and pianist Yoni Levyatov, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $35; $25 for ages 21 to 35; $10 for ages 21 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

Young Musicians' Showcase, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

The Boneheads, rock, with The Holy Mackerels, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Don Campbell: "An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music," soft rock, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. $22. doncampbellmusic.com. 7:30 p.m.

O'Death, alt-country, with Little Timmy Findlen and His Aroostook Hillbillies, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Women in Harmony: "Never Gonna Stop," songs about work and love, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for students and seniors. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

Burns Concert, celebration of poet Robert Burns with The Highland Soles, dancer Laura Scott, fiddler Ed Pearlman, pianist Neil Pearlman and others, The New Church, Portland. $13 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for children under 18. highlandsoles.com/burns. 2 p.m.

Anni Clark and The Doug Bennett Band, singer-songwriters, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing, participatory event, potluck after singing; home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. Free; bring dish for potluck. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Keane, alt-rock, with Youngblood Hawke, State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Tift Merritt, country, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18 in advance; $22 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

JAN. 31

Hurry Down Sunshine, blues, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 31.

Comedy Night, with Tom Hayes, Jay Grove and Tammy Pooler, 21-plus; Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10 in advance; $12 at door. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

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