January 2, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Sly-Chi will perform at Ri-Ra at noon Sunday.

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THURSDAY

Spike & Co., jazz, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Alba's Edge & Velocipede, celebration of Maine fiddle music scene, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

"THAW," an evening exploring movement and voice, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. Free. space538.org. 5 to 8 p.m.

Hot Day at the Zoo, acoustic folk, blues, ragtime, jazz and progressive bluegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Burners, gypsy Americana, with Dana Gross, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Sean Mencher & The Rhythm Kings, rockabilly and swing, New Gloucester Congregational Church. $10; $5 for children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Kids' Open Mic, hosted by Liam Swift and Sadie Grant, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 to 6 p.m.

JAN. 10

Infected Mushroom, Israeli psytrance/electronica duo, with The M Machine, State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

"Three's Prime," live debut of Sorcha & The Clearing (blues, jazz, country and Latin), plus The Connor Garvey Band and Rusty Belle, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 10.

"Day Drinking Americans Comedy Tour," with John Tole, Ian Stuart and guests, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. Price not given. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Day Drinking Americans Comedy Tour," with John Tole, Ian Stuart and guests, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $8; two for $15. 784-7785. 8 p.m. Sunday.

"That's Just It!", with Kurt Baker, Connor McGrath, Anders J. Nielsen and Dr. Adam Ferguson, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Dean Ford, A Severe Joy and GinLab, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, singer-songwriter, CD-release show, Blue, Portland. $10 (includes CD download); must purchase tickets in advance. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band covers, 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.

FRIDAY

Electroshock, drum and bass/dubstep, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Hello Newman, '90s alt-rock cover band, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Joyce Anderson, "violin troubadour," Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

OKBARI, Middle Eastern music with bellydancers, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, soul and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

D.R. and Gunther Brown, psychedelic honky-tonk and American roots music, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Abram Taylor, garage jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Adam Frederick Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Uncharted, top 40 dance music of the past and present, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

The Jumpoff, hip hop, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

SUNDAY

Brunch with Sly-Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. Noon.

MONDAY

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

"Yacht Blooded: A Live Smooth '70s AM Radio Party," 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Colm Gannon and John Blake, Irish music, Blue, Portland. $10 standing; $20 seated; must reserve tickets by emailing tom@boghat.com. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Maine Transmit Authority, easy-listening acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Open Mic, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

James Gilmore, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

JAN. 10

The Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Session, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band covers, 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.

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