December 13, 2013

Music & Nightlife Listings

Concerts, bars and nightclubs

• MUSIC

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The Low Anthem brings its mix of folk, blues and chamber music to Space on Friday.

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Richard James & The Name Changers play Port City Music Hall on Saturday.

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THURSDAY

Carbon Leaf, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Dr. Chris Obholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, 8 p.m.

UMA Jazz on Tour, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Empire, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door, 18-plus. portlandempire.com. With Caroline Rose and Amy Allen, 8 p.m.

Nollaig Shona, a holiday feast of Cape Breton traditional music, dance and stories. Stratton Community Building, 246-2300, call for pricing. Community supper at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, bluegrass, folk, traditional, country and rock, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $20 suggested donation. downeast singers.org. Musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, 7:30 p.m.

Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

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

DRA Round Top Coffee House, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $7, $4 seniors, 12 and under free. 563-1393. Jud Caswell, singer-songwriter, open mic at 6:45 p.m., main act at 8:30 p.m.

Jim Brickman: Joy of Christmas, pianist, State Theatre, Portland, $31.50-$65.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Hattie Simon Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Jazz piano and vocals with bass and drums, 8 p.m.

A Fine Winter’s Night, Irish and folk holiday music, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15. rocklandstrand.com. Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey Dimario and Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. Jazz from the Great American Songbook, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tall Horse, Builder of the House, Yes We Kin, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Eleanor Friedberger, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. Singer-songwriter from The Fiery Furnaces, 9 p.m.

Dimensions in Jazz presents oudist Jussi Reijonen, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. 828-1310. Performance with quartet, 8 p.m.

The Low Anthem, folk, blues, chamber music, Space, $10 advance, $12 door. space538.org. With Vio/Mire and Family Planning, 8:30 p.m.

Lauren Crobsy, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. chocolatechurcharts.org. With Abby Dunn and Jesse Gardner, 7:30 p.m.

First Person Plural, folk and blues duo Dana Pearson and Monica Grabin, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 7 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys, with special guests The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Silent Sam and the Evans, Americana and folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Yulegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. Lauren Rioux, Mike Block, Scott Law and Amanda Kowalski, 3 and 8 p.m.

Richard James & The Name Changers, psychedelic rock and roll, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. 9 p.m.

Annual Choral Festival with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, free, donations welcome. 939-2260. 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert: Downeast Brass Quintet with organist Jay Zoller, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta, $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m.

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