February 13, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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The Midtown Men, singers from the original cast of the smash Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” perform music of The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and more at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

THURSDAY

The Midtown Men, vocal group from the original cast of "Jersey Boys," Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $46 to $56. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

D.V.S*, electronica, with Psymbionic and The Cyborg Trio, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 10:30 p.m.

Big Gigantic, hip-hop and jazz, with Kill Paris and Manic Focus, State Theatre, Portland. $20. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ghost Wolves, garage/punk, with Black Widow Music and Verla, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Time Jumpers, Western swing band featuring Vince Gill, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Sold out. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

"Real Music for Real Lovers," with Barnaby Bright, Connor Garvey and Chris Ross, Camden Opera House. $15. camdenoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Old Abram Brown, alt-rock, with Christopher Paul Stelling and Lisa/Liza, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Jonathan Edwards, folk singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35 in advance; $38 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Colwell Brothers, blues and R&B, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16; $6 for students and children. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.

Tim Gearan, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, in-store performance by singer-songwriter, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoose.com. 5:30 p.m.

Joanna Smith, country, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $11 in advance; $14 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

The Dunwells, English folk-rock, with Darlingside, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12; $20 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Americana, with Old Soul and Billy Wylder, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a capella all-women's group, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Lay-Z-Gait Western Swing Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Gypsy Caravan, Manouche-style gypsy jazz, CD-release party, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $7. aarhusgallery.com. 7:30 p.m.

Panda Bandits, funk/Latin, with The Last Sip and Lovers of Fiction, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.

Androscoggin Chorale: "Seasons of Love," songs from Broadway to The Beatles, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. $15; $10 for seniors and students. friendsofcumstonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.

"Music and Muffins," with Carolyn Currie, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY

Opus One Big Band Swing-O-Rama, concert and swing dance with jazz and swing standards from the '30s and '40s; benefit for Scarborough High School NYC competition; Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough. $15; $25 for two; $8 for students. 318-6637. 6 p.m.

The Bad Plus: "On Sacred Ground -- Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring,' " jazz, pop, rock, country, electronic and classical, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $28; $10 for students. porttix.com. 7 p.m.

Jeff Mangum, alt-rock, with The Music Tapes and Tall Firs (rescheduled from Feb. 9), State Theatre, Portland. $27 in advance; $30 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Punch Brothers, progressive bluegrass, with Anais Mitchell, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15; $30 VIP. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Lorrey and Cormac McCarthy, acoustic rock, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.

Tom Keifer, rock guitarist from Cinderella, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Kirtan Soul Revival, funk, rock and R&B, with Vanessa Torres, The New Church, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 233-6846. 4 p.m.

TUESDAY

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $25; $12.50 for ages 15 and under. 948-7469. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Naftule's Dream, jazz-inflected side project of members of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $25; $12.50 for ages 15 and under. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

FEB. 21

Angelique Kidjo, Beninoise singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $55. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

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

Comedy Night, PG-13 standup comedy show hosted by George Hamm, benefits Freeport Middle School space camp team's trip to Huntsville, Ala.; Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10. tinyurl.com/GeorgeHamm. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Victoria Vixen's Valentine's Burlesque, with DJ Nocturnal, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $12 at door; $10 if you wear red. 221-2382. 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.

Valentine's Mod Night with Kurt Milton Baker, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

"An Evening of Love and Lust," with the Model Airplane Valentine Orchestra and special guests Jaw Gems, Big Easy, Portland. $8; $14 per couple. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

N.E. Town, acoustic folk-rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Mama's Boom Shack, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Southbound Outlaws, blues rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Hattie Simon Jazz Trio, Bray's Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. braysbrewpub.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

DJ Dwight Powers, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

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

Acoustic Open Mic, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland. 799-2245. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Anti-Valentine's Day Party, with When Particles Collide, Kurt Baker, Naked on Roller Skates and Andy Mead from The Other Bones, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Maine Academy of Music: "Be In Love," featuring musicians from The Playing for Change/Playing for Maine video "Be In Love," 21-plus; preceded by $10 all-ages show featuring MAMM student bands, Big Easy, Portland. $15. bigeasyportland.com. All-ages show, 6 to 8 p.m.; 21-plus show, 9 p.m.

Element, Cam Groves, Dirty Boy Raw, The Mess and Hott Nikk, rap and hip hop, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. $4. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

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

Justin Walton, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 5 to 7 p.m.

Jazz Friday with LQH, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey and The Retro Rockets, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, with Meghan Yates and Teg Glendon, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junciton, folk/roots, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Four Legged Faithful, bluegrass and folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com.10 p.m.

Micodin, DJ, with Indigenous Immigrants and Dynamo P, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

The Pecan Sandies, Paranoid Social Club and The Pubcrawlers, rock, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Nick Halerpin, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Hutch Heelan, singer-songwriter, CD-release party with Johnny Cremains and Valerie Orth, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Leaving Eden, 13 High and Heart Shaped Rock, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

Big Charlie's Rubber Band and Friends, pop/rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

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

John Hasnip, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Silent Sam and The Evans, Americana, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Duquette, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, classic 1950s rockabilly, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Rage, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic quartet, McSeagull's, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m.

The Toughcats, Americana pop/rock, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $8. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Line of Force, rock, funk and soul, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Justin Walton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Grumps, rock, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Soundwayz, Latin jazz fusion, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m.

Basscatazz, EDM, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

Dan Tonini, blues and country, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

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

Joyce Andersen, fiddler, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

James Wholey, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Funky Mondays: The Players Ball, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

North of Nashville, bluegrass and country, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

JW Jones, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Newcastle, electro-rock, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

Rick Graham, solo acoustic rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local musicians play favorite classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Covered in Bees performs The Dead Milkmen's "Beelzebubba," 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Gang of Thieves, with SubSonic and Lord Earth, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8:30 p.m.

Down East Soul Coalition, soul/R&B, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, bluegrass and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Dogfish Acoustic Open Mic, featuring James Gilmore and host Michele Arcand, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7:15 p.m.

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

Scott Girouard, guitarist, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Sean Tyrell, folk, tickets by reservation in advance only, Blue, Portland. $20 seated ticket; $10 standing. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rap Night, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Winter Clash: Vampire Weekend vs. Arcade Fire, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic pop and rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

FEB. 21

Tumbling Bones, old-time country and blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Heather Pierson, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Birdland Jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Lincoln Allen & Friends, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Thee Icepicks, surf rock, with The Murder Weapon and Cowgirls of the Damned, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.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.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

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

Acoustic Open Mic, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland. 799-2245. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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