March 29, 2012

Music and Nightlife listings

Concerts, shows and more

CONCERTS

TODAY

Los Lobos, Tex-Mex/rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $95. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Excision, dubstep, with Liquid Stranger and Lucky Date, 16-plus; State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Berklee Road Show, variety show of roots musicians from the Berklee College of Music's American Roots Music program, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $7 in advance; $10 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

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

Richard Wood, Canadian fiddler, with Gordon Belsher, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

DJ Figure, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15, $30. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

Snoop Dogg, rap, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $40 in advance; $45 day of show; general admission. (8 p.m. show sold out.) statetheatreportland.com. 8 and 11 p.m.

Rockabilly Barn Burner Concert, with The Sweetback Sisters, rockabilly, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Norway Open Mic Night, hosted by Davy Sturtevant, 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.

Chris Pureka, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Don Wessels, Irish harmonica, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Tim Fite, pop troubadour, album-release show, with A Severe Joy, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

George Winston, pianist, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $42.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz Cabaret, Cabaret All-Stars, CEHS jazz ensembles and combos, and eighth-grade jazz ensemble, Cape Elizabeth High School. $5. 799-3309, Ext. 111. 6:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAY

Beatles Night, The Pressure Points perform "Rubber Soul" and Scratch performs "A Hard Day's Night" album, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Strangefolk, acoustic rock, reunion show, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ellis Paul Family Show, folk, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $12; $8 for ages 12 and under. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m.

Peter Yarrow, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35 in advance; $38 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Robin Jellis, classical, Celtic and modern cello music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Monique Barrett, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Coast Jazz, jazz trio with Myles Nuzzi, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton Jazz Quartet, music of The Muppets and "Sesame Street," Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10; $7 for students; $5 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 and 7 p.m.

George Winston, pianist, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $38 in advance; $40 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Master's Blend Coffeehouse, bluegrass by Wyld Blue Yonder, Unity Community Center. Free. 491-5080. 7 p.m.

The Colorados, bluegrass and blues, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Kids' Open Mic Night, for ages 10 to 18, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 to 6 p.m.

Country Western Night, with Gloria Jean and Jim Cavallaro, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $29.95; includes dinner. 221-2267. 7 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

The English Beat, ska, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20, $40. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Violinist Ellie Buckland, Appalachian and old-timey music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 2 p.m.

Rick Charette, children's music, benefits Early Childhood Education Preschool scholarship program, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10; $40 per family at door only. onelongfellowsquare.com. 10 a.m.

Jazz Brunch, with Sean Mencher and Bob Hamilton, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

Mastodon and Opeth, metal, with Ghost, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, in-store live performance, Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. 780-6424. 12:30 p.m.

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, North African guitarist and songwriter, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland. $28; $15 for students. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.

Sagapool, Canadian world music band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Songwriters in the Round, with Paddy Mills, RJ Cowdry, Adam Nordell and Lisa Redfern; Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

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

 

APRIL 5

Portland Jazz Orchestra, big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance; $9 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Rory Block, country/blues, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Sagapool, Canadian world music band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Camden Library Coffeehouse, with David and The Lowdown, Camden Public Library. $8. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

 

COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and April 5.

 

BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Jessica Smucker, dark pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Stereocom, soul, jazz and funk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jesse Ludwig, pop/rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

Kurt Baker Dance Party, pop, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 10 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.

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

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

Old School, classic rock and blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

"Songs in the Key of You," sing-along piano bar, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

Screening of "The Geno's Rock Circus Movie," with live performances by Johnny Cremains and Dementia Five, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $8. 221-2382. 8:30 p.m.

Mugsy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Martin England, Americana and folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Karen McDine, acoustic guitar, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 5 p.m.

Old Soul, soft rock, with B.A. Canning Band, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Huckleberry Binge, Americana, pop and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com.

8 p.m.

The Four Legged Faithful, bluegrass and folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com.

10 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Ryan Haliburton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. Donation. 865-4321. 8 p.m.

Snoop Dogg After-Party, with El Shupacabra, Educated Advocates, Doc Joshua, Icebox and more, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5; $2 with ticket stub to Snoop Dogg concert at State Theatre. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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

 

SATURDAY

Beyond the Fall, metal, with Uncle Jack, The Hollow Glow, SinFist and Breakthrough, Club Texas, Auburn. $10. 784-7785. 7 p.m.

Rosetta, KYOTY, InAona and Dead Sun Dead Earth, rock, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Packman Dave, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 p.m.

Rick Miller & His Band, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Jonny Corndawg, country, with Shovels & Rope and Robert Ellis, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Megan Jo Wilson, R&B/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

MJ Dubs Dance Dance Evolution, club music, with DJ Mozart and Anna & The Digs, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Grasshopper Hill, folk and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Poor Howard & The Bullfrog, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

J Boog, hip hop, R&B and reggae, Asylum, Portland, $10 in advance; $13 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

The Blackfirs, with Wood Burning Cat and Movie Knight, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic folk-rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Vince Nez and Friends, experimental/religious, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Emmett Harrity Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Michael Krapovicky, acoustic folk-rock, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. Donation. 865-4321. 8 p.m.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Jumpin' Jake's Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

Hello Newman! '90s alt-rock covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist THR3, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

First Sunday Salsa, with Primo Cubano, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Heavy Metal Monday, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, acoustic singers and performers, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

Pop-Punk Extravaganza, with American Verse, The Sheds, Steiner Street and Pinsky, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Out of the Blue Contest, battle of the bands speed-dating style, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 10 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz standards, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, indie acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. INXS vs. Duran Duran, 9 p.m.

 

APRIL 5

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Peter Albert, solo guitar, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Joel Cage, acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Potato Pickers, folk, country and bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 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.

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

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

 

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