February 20, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

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The Cape Breton Island-based family group The Barra MacNeils visit One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.

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Rap artist Talib Kweli is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Feb. 28.

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Rod Picott, singer-songwriter, house party fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts Center, private residence, Portland. $50; must be purchased in advance. stlawrenceartscenter.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Friday Night Comedy, with Randy Wynn, Lue Avent and Troy Pennel, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $7. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Showcase, with Nick Scarfo, Tom Boggis and Mitch Stinson, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. avantmaine.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Nardizzi and Friends, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick. 837-6565. 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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.

Annual Sixth Monty Python Night, with Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 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.

Heart Shaped Rock, rock, CD-release show with East of Eden and 13 HigH, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

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

FRIDAY

The Substitutes, rock, Sustain Maine "Happier Hour" hosted by Portland Pirates, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

El Grande, ska, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Roy Davis, singer/guitarist, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Liz Frame & The Kickers, Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

LQH, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Da Block Radio Show, collaboration of local hip-hop artists, 18-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Beam & Fink, acoustic blues and roots, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

HighBall Jazz Trio, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

I, Barbarian, hardcore/thrash, with Coalsack and Crux, Hessian and The Motorcreeps, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Cognizant Sound's Reggae Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Twiddle, reggae/funk, with the Trickle Down, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Lyle Divinsky and Turkuaz, funk and soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Andi Fawcett & Jenny Haley, singer-songwriters, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Wetsuits, pop/rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Brown's Soul Dance Party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Uncle Jack, metal, with Beyond the Fall, Clubber Lang and Left in the Outside, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

Kinnon Church, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Hardy Brothers Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hardy Brothers Jazz Jam, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

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

III Born, rock, with Harbor and Rat Trap, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9:05 p.m.

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