December 5, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

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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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TUESDAY

"Christmas Winds," holiday music by the Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Free; bring non-perishable food donation for community food pantries. 865-4747. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Lina Boudreau Trio, Christmas show in French and English, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 13

Winterbloom, featuring singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $13; $10 for seniors; $5 for ages 12 to 18; free for children under 12 with parent. skidompha.org. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 13.

Punk Hunks of Comedy, with Ian Stuart, Nick Lavalle, Paul Hunt, Conor Mcgrath, Travis Curran and Will Green, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m. Friday.

Kelly MacFarland and Friends Comedy Show, followed by DJ and dancing, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook. $15. avantmaine.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Dear Leader and The Chums, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Hot Club Du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Shanna Underwood, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Jennie Backstrom, pianist/mandolin player, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Brian Dolzani, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

Nate Abbott, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Dave Gagne, rock, reggae and folk, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

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

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

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.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.

Velourosaurus, pop and rock, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Fogcutters Big Band Syndrome After Party, big-band jazz, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Tess Collins, soul/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

MAMM JAMM First Friday Rock N Bowl Concert Series, hosted by the Maine Academy of Music, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Blind Albert, blues and rock, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

The Bernie Bouthot and Ali Stauble Project, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Audrey Ryan, multi-instrumentalist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Okbari, Middle Eastern music with bellydancers, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Miss Fairchild, Lost in Stockholm and One Hand Free, rock, R&B and soul, Empire's five-year anniversary party, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Matt Brown's Soul Dance Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 11 p.m.

Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

First Friday Rock Walk, with if and it and An Evening With, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Kevin Midgley, blues, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

This Way's Honky Tonkin' Holiday Show, rock, country and swing, with special guests, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Motor Creeps, rock, with The Pubcrawlers, Jimmy Jacked, I Barbarian and Nuclear Boots, Flask Lounge, 21-plus; Portland. flasklounge.com. Doors at 5 p.m.

Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings, rockabilly and blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

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