September 15, 2011

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs.

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Jonny Lang is at the State Theatre in Portland on Friday.

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The Still, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Eric Bettencourt, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

"The Clash," battle of the cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. Van Halen vs. Ozzy Osbourne, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 22

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Teada with Seamus Begley, traditional Irish tunes, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5, $9. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

COMEDY

Suzanne Westenhoeffer, all ages; Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $27.50 in advance; $30.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Comedy Showcase, with Spanky, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Hysterical Society, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $12, $15. 564-8943. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy Night, with Brian Brinegar and Paul Hunt, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. Free. 773-3466. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy Showcase, with PJ Thibodeau, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Andrew Merzi, country, blues and Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, urban-folk/indie-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. 6 p.m.

Group Night Out Thirsty Thursday, karaoke with TJ the DJ, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. 773-3466. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

James Howard, acoustic blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Susie Pepper & The Muse Trio, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Barn Owl, blues/psychedelic/trance, with Herb Craft, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems, rock, EP-release party, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $4. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Bob Danzilo, acoustic folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Plaid Daddy, rock cover band, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons, with The Mallett Brothers, blues/country/garage, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Dark Hollow Bottling Company, bluegrass/Americana, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum, Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

'80s Dance Party, Bubba's Sulky Lounge, Portland. Free if in head-to-toe '80s attire. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Mod Night, Motown, power pop, and northern soul, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $3; no cover before 11 p.m. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots music, Tugboat Inn, Boothbay Harbor. tugboatinn.com. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

3rd Cure, Leach Field and Trial by Stone, dub/reggae, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Katy Gaga, contemporary pop, with Scott Girouard and 5 Finger Discount, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland, $6 men; $4 women. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

The Last Sip, rock trio, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, roots music, sea chanteys and mountain songs, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Shanna Underwood, acoustic roots, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, Middle Eastern music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 7 p.m.

Gary Richardson, jazz guitar, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Tina Murphy & The Disciples of Soul, R&B/blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

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