December 21, 2011

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Comedian Bob Marley begins his annual year-end run of stand-up performances at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Dec. 29.

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The metal band Clutch performs on Wednesday at the State Theatre in Portland. Corrosion of Conformity and Kyng also play.

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TODAY

Franklin County Fiddlers, "Home for the Holidays" concert, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. Potluck supper at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

Ben Laufer, piano music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Rustic Overtones, rock/funk, with Bronze Radio Return, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Grover Sextet Holiday Show and CD Release, carols, Christmas favorites, holiday folk songs and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Animal Mother, rock, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Norway Open Mic Night, hosted by singer-songwriter Heather Pierson, Norway Unitarian Universalist Church. $3; bring non-perishable food item. (603) 733-6350. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

"The Great Day," contemporary and traditional Christmas music, Greely Middle School, Cumberland. Free/donation. whitepinechurch.org. 6 p.m. 

MONDAY

Matisyahu, hip hop/reggae, with Chris Cab, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Jazz Jam, come to play or just listen, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5. waterfallarts.org. 3 to 5 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Clutch, metal, with Corrosion of Conformity and Kyng, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Gawler Family, folk, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. Call for price: 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Old Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. 

DEC. 29

Gawler Family Band, folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and Dec. 29.

Bob Marley, holiday show, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $48. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Dec. 29; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 30-31. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

The Fogcutters, big-band jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

Tristan Omand, Americana, folk and country, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, acoustic Americana/soul, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

A Very Model Airplane Holiday Show, funk/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Jake Roche, alt-folk/rock, with Lit on the Flash, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

The Waiters, rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Jonah Wisneski, blues/Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Scotty and The Bigdogs, eight-piece rock/blues band, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Sly-Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Heather Maloney, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton's Holiday Bizarre, jazz holiday music with a twist, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 10 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, acoustic covers and originals, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 5 to 7 p.m.

Gil Donatelli Quartet, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Holy Mackerels Trio, roots, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Beatnik Jr., experimental rock, followed by ATOMIK dance party, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Jeff Cusack, soft rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Party with DJ B-Set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Mother Leopard, funk, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. Open bluegrass jam, 6 p.m.; concert, 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night, with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Cover to Cover, local artists play originals and favorite classic album, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Kenya Hall performs "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse, 9 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 553-2350. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Brad Hooper, blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM Slam Show, rock, with Modest Proposal, Worried Well, Cosmonaut Astrox and Dusty Grooves, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 5 p.m.

Acoustic Song Circle, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues/Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

David Surette and Owen Marshall, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 9:30 p.m.

Van Voorst Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Lisa Gallant, pop/rock covers, RiRa, Portland. 8:30 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues jam, The New Venue, Portland. 541-9045. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, featuring Doug Hoyt, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 7:30 p.m.

Rap Night, with local musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. 

DEC. 29

Pam Baker & The SG's, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Steve Jones, blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Valerie Orth, indie folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Eric French and Mr. Hyde, rock/blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman and Pete Miller, urban folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Thumb Things, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

 

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