January 23, 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.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Heart Shaped Rock, melodic rock, CD-release show with The Bates Motel, 21-plus; Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9 p.m.

Katrin, acoustic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

The Bloomers, Americana duo, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

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

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ben Johnson, The Kissing Club and Oliver Waterman, folk, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Birdland Jazz, modern twists on jazz classics, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Rick Graham, acoustic rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

FRIDAY

Great Western Plain, garage rock, with MiniBoone, Bunny's Swine and RSO, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local musicians play favorite classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. When Particles Collide play "Dookie" by Green Day, 9 p.m.

Bob Rasero, acoustic blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Putnam Murdock, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Trapparatus, funky jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

The Complaints, acoustic alt-rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

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

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

Da Block Radio Show, collaboration of local hip hop artists, 18-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

Jason Spooner Trio, folk/Americana, 21-plus; Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Coke Weed, rock, with Micah Blue Smaldone, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Slow & Low, DJ night with Mr. Dereloid, Chris Gauthier and Ed Garrison, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Robert Carpenter, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

All Good Feel Good Collective, reggae, with Eight Feet Tall and Joint Chiefs, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Electrovangogh, EDM, with Animal Colors, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Bottom of the East Tiki Freakout, fifth annual tiki winter party with Thee Icepicks, The Vivisectors, The Caught Flies and Zombie Beach, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Sly-Chi, jazz and funk, with Eyenine, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Matt Brown's Soul Dance Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Silent Sam & The Evans, roots rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

Domino Jazz, jazz and bossa nova, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Wurlibird, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jeroba Jump, rock covers, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

Her Majesty's Cabaret, with Wilbur Wilbur Nealbur, A Severe Joy and Chamberlain, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

The Jumpoff, hip hop/rap, 21-plus; Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Jeff Kilton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

Chronic Funk, funk, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Trap Night, with Pensivv and El Shupacabra, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Peter Gavett, acoustic folk, 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, violin troubador, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Builder of the House, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

James Wholey, 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.

North of Nashville, bluegrass and country, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Cover to Cover, local musicians play favorite classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Mama's Boomshack plays "Mothership Connection" by Parliament, 9 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Gattis-Giruoard, pop and rock covers, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

Open Mic Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Kwesi Kankam, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Isaiah Bennet, acoustic covers and originals, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Irish Music Night Birthday, Blue, Irish music, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. T. Rex vs. Electric Light Orchestra, 9:30 p.m.

Jennifer Porter, jazz standards and old blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Rap Night, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

JAN. 31

The Diapasyn, prog-rock/fusion, with Jr and The KGB, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Octane, jazz and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Isaiah Bennet, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Wes Hartley & Friends, country, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

North of Nashville, bluegrass and country, 21-plus; Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

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