January 12, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Rock/pop artist Aimee Mann is at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield on Wednesday.

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TODAY

Poco, acoustic country rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jacob Augustine, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Garnet Rogers, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Ana Egge, folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Perpetual E-Motion, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and electronica, Congregational Church, Phippsburg. $10; $6 for students and children. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Belfast Yoga Studio. Donation. 208-7492. 6 p.m.

207 NightLife, DJ Dirty Dek and Remote Control, dubstep/electronica, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

George Cole Quintet, gypsy swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Connor Garvey, acoustic pop/rock, with Builder of the House, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Rural Electric, alt-rock, CD-release show with Ponies in the Surf, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $8. aarhusgallery.com. 7 p.m.

Schooner Fare, folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $22 in advance; $25 at door. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Higher Organix and Leave It On Stage, electronica/trance, with Cyborg Trio, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

"Simple Gifts," Midcoast Community Chorus with pianist Sean Fleming and the Midcoast Children's Chorus, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport. $15 to $25. 975-0582. 4 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam with Kevin Dyer and Friends, Museums of Old York, York. $4. 363-4974. 1 to 4 p.m.

Different Drummers Joyful Hearts Club Band, Unity of Greater Portland, Windham. $10/donation. unitygreaterportland.org. 2:30 p.m.

Student Ensemble Shows, American roots music by student performers, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show; $15 family. onelongfellowsquare.com. 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Aimee Mann, rock/pop, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $70. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

JAN. 19

Mike Stud, rap, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, acoustic, King Eider's Pub, Damariscotta. Call for cover: 563-6008. 7 to 9 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9; $5 for students and seniors. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

B-Rad Comedy Blowout Tour, DVD-release party and comedy show featuring Comic B-Rad, Mike Bunker, Paul Hunt and James Spizuoco; Lucid Stage, Portland. $12. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. today.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and Jan. 19.

Steve Calashman, with guests, 18-plus; Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Defenders of the Funny, improv, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tim Sample, Maine comedian, benefits American Legion Charles C. Lilly Post 149 scholarship fund, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 449-7824. 2 p.m. Sunday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

N.E. Town, acoustic rock covers and originals, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

MSA Songwriters in the Round, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

Tim Novak, folk/country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Kevin Olken, indie folk-rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 10 p.m.

Octane, jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.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.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Sorcha, acoustic guitar and banjo, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Loki, rock, with The Hybrasilliance, The Hollow Glow and Almost Righteous, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Bowen's Tavern, Belfast. 338-2242. 9 p.m.

Brian Patricks, light rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Flipsides, rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Quartet MUS, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Kristen Ford and Kara Kulpa, reggae, country and folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

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

Big Fancy, old-timey, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Holy Mackerels Trio, roots, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cyborg Trio, electronica, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Pubcrawlers and The Outsiders, rock, 10-year anniversary, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $5 in advance; $7 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

Jim D'Amboise Trio, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Bob Hamilton Jazz Explosion, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Samuel James and Dana Gross, acoustic blues, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Availables, rock covers, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

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

Strict9, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

'90s Nerd Nite, with DJ Jon, 21-plus; Bubba's Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 8:30 p.m.

Lady Zen, R&B/funk, CD-release show, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Now is Now, classic and original rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Poor Howard & The Bullfrog, Delta blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

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

Coast Jazz, jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots, McSeagull's, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Peter Albert, acoustic, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

Merrily James, funk/soul/jazz, with the Daniel Glaude Trio, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, rock/blues, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Tone Blue, guitar, flute and vocals, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Ginlab, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Mother Leopard, funk, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, acoustic singers and performers, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

TUESDAY

Philip Kane, classical guitar, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 553-2350. 9 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Celebration of Scotland's Poet Robert Burns, Irish music and lore with Castlebay, Blue, Portland. $8 per family/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Standard Issue, jazz standards, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues jam, The New Venue, Portland. 541-9045. 7 p.m.

Rap Night, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Brian Patricks, easy listening covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

JAN. 19

Shanna Underwood, signer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Dan Stevens, blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Kristen Marlo, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

Luke Mulholland Band, rock/blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.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.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, R&B/funk, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

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