Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Cape Breton Island-based family group The Barra MacNeils visit One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.
Rap artist Talib Kweli is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Feb. 28.
Angelique Kidjo, Beninoise singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $55. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.
Whitehorse, Canadian folk-rock duo, with The Ghost of Paul Revere, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m.
Kung Fu, with Richard James & The Name Changers, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $25. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.
Pardon Me, Doug, Phish tribute band, with Repeat Offenders, 21-plus; Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $5. francocenter.org. 8 p.m.
MonkeyJunk, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $16. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.
The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton Island-based family group, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.
Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Free. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras Party, with Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys, dancing and cash bar, Samoset Resort, Rockport. $25; $200 for table of 10. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m.
Metal Feathers, indie rock, record-release show with Leaves Leaves, Wood Burning Cat and aLEX kEATON, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.
Bottom of the East, rock, with The Flipsides, The Evil Streaks and DJ Matt Little, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.
Robert Carpenter, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.
48 Hour Music Festival 5, local musicians form supergroups and rehearse for concert within 48 hours, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.
Steve Forbert, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.
Zeds Dead, EDM, State Theatre, Portland. $36.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.
David Mallett, folk singer-songwriter, Atlantic Hall, Kennebunkport. $25 to $30. 967-3465. 7 p.m.
Samuel James, blues/roots, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.
Micah Blue Smaldone, singer-songwriter, with Caethua and The Lord Dog Bird, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.
Ninth Annual Steve Grover Birthday Bash, new compositions and old favorites, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m.
Deep River, classic rock covers, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.
Victory Swing Band, big-band jazz, dinner and dance, 21-plus; Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. francocenter.org. 6 p.m.
Moore & Moran, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.
Delta Knights, soul/R&B, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.
Cabin Fever Concert: Maine Highland Fiddlers, lively traditional music, McArthur Library Biddeford. Free. 284-4181. 3 p.m.
35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, benefits the Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $22 to $25. 800-838-3006. Doors at 2 p.m.
Indigo Girls, indie folk/rock, with The Shadow Boxers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $95. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.
Shawn Mullins, singer-songwriter, with Chuck Cannon, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.
February Music Night, bring acoustic or electric instrument or your voice and join in, Fuego Diablo Studios, Pownal. Free. 408-3185. 5 to 8 p.m.
They Might Be Giants, alt-rock, with Vandaveer, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 to $40. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.
Heartbeat, Israeli-Palestinian band, Bates College (Benjamin Mays Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-8272. 7 p.m.
Talib Kweli, rap, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20, $40. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m.
Spin Doctors' Chris Barron, rock, with Lazy Lightning and A Band Beyond Description; part of Greg Martens' 50th birthday F.O.G. Festival; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.
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