December 5, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Band of Horses is at the State Theatre in Portland on Saturday.

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The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along is Friday at the Strand Theatre in Rockland.

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THURSDAY

Dark Star Orchestra, Grateful Dead tribute band, State Theatre, Portland. $30; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Dopapod, experimental funk-rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

"Sonic UMA!", contemporary rock, jazz and new classical, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. Free. 621-3214. 7 p.m.

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Shetland fiddle and Scottish harp, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $5 to $15. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Tom Rush, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Sold out. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Fogcutters Present Big Band Syndrome, original arrangements of eight local musicians' songs with a big band, State Theatre, Portland. $15; $10 for students; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m.

Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $12. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

"Hey Ho the Holly," holiday folk music by the Newell Family and Castlebay; benefits Heifer International; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newcastle. $7; $5 for students and seniors. 563-8440. 7:30 p.m.

Ronda Dale, folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Band of Horses, rock, with Jason Lytle, State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Robby Krieger's Jazz Kitchen, jazz, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $40 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

J. Geils and Jeff Pitchell, blues-rock, with Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood and The Jeffettes, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $30 in advance; $33 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

The Makem and Spain Brothers, Irish music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $10 in advance for those under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Darlingside, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Heather Maloney, atmospheric rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Mitchell, children's songs, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $14; $8 for ages 3 to 17; free for children under 3. onelongfellowsquare.com. 11 a.m. (sold out) and 2 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky, singer-songwriter, CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Coloradas, bluegrass, benefit for Superstorm Sandy victims, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. 948-7469. 7 p.m.

Tom Porter & Friends, jazz, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Roger Hinchliffe, Swedish singer, Simply Scandinavian Foods, Portland. Free. 874-6759. 1 to 3 p.m.

Doug Kolmar, acoustic jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Carolyn Currie, ethereal music combined with celestial images, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $8; for $6 children. 780-4249. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Sister Hazel, alt-rock, with Pete Kilpatrick, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $18. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Rock My Soul Rockin' Holiday Concert, gospelized Christmas carols and doo-wop versions of holiday favorites, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 4 p.m.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Patrick Watson, Canadian singer-songwriter, with Arborea, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m.

Sera Cahoone, Seattle singer-songwriter, with Chris Pureka, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Downeasters Men's Chorus and Quartets, holiday concert, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland. $5; free for ages 11 and under. 829-3766. 7 p.m.

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