July 19, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Leon Russell plays Friday and Sunday in Maine.

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TODAY

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, with Lady Zen, Zach Jones and Spencer Albee (pop/rock, R&B and soul), Monument Square, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Suzy Bogguss, singer-songwriter, with Lori McKenna, Sarah Siskind, Peter Mulvey and Chris Moore, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $55. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with The Tom Luther Quintet (jazz), Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, with Primo Cubano (classic Cuban music), Fort Allen Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7 p.m.

Matuto, Brazilian, swing, bebop, funk and rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9; $5 in advance and for students and seniors. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with The Pete Kilpatrick Band (indie rock), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Kristen Lindell, acoustic roots, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Midcoast Music Fest, with David Mallett (country/rock) and Anna & The Diggs (R&B/soul/rock), Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. damariscottariver.org. 6:30 p.m.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, with Everett Dumas (acoustic rock and pop), downtown Bangor. Free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m.

Summer Concerts in the Park, with Motor Booty Affair ('70s disco/funk), Memorial Park, Scarborough. Free. 772-2811, Ext. 234. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with Hoot Night (potpourri of music), Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6:30 p.m.

Crusher's Kids Concerts in the Park, with Sammie Haynes (singer-songwriter), Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 12:30 p.m.

MSHR, experimental, with Planets Around the Sun, Marty Barrett and Video Nasties, all ages; Space, Portland. $5. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, with Boreal Tordu (Acadian music quartet), Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux (fiddle and string band), Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Free. laarts.org. Noon.

Joint Chiefs, roots, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

Roy Book Binder, blues/folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Suzy Bogguss, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $40.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Tommy Bazarian, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Jakeman Hall, Ocean Park. Free. 934-9068. 7 to 9 p.m.

Con Fullam, singer-songwriter, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $10. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m.

Friday Noon Concert Series, with Stan Davis (singer-songwriter), Post Office Park, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Noon.

Leon Russell, classic rock, soul and R&B, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $32.50. centertheatre.org. 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt/Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 p.m.

Sean Bones, reggae, with Mike O'Hehir and Rural Ghosts, The Oak and The Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets. llbean.com. 7:30 p.m.

"The Art of the Songwriter," with Ronny Cox, Bill Ward, Choco Jacques, Radoslav Lorkovic, Brian Brewer, Wayne Wilkerson and Chris Watking; benefit for the arts center; Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $25 in advance; $30 at door. chocolatechurcharts.org. Cocktail reception 6 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.

Jan Marie Bacon, folk and pop music of the '60s and '70s, Congregational Church of Bristol. $12. 562-6843. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, with Joseph Firecrow (Native American flute), Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells (rain location is Ward Gym at Wells Junior High School). Free. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m.

Robin Jellis, cello, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Freedy Johnston, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus, 70-voice ensemble, The Temple, Ocean Park. $12. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

Windham July Concert Series, with Don Roy (Franco-American fiddling), Windham Hill United Church of Christ, Windham. $12; $8 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under, 892-2154. 7 p.m.

Uke 'n' Smile, ukulele and vocals, The Brickhouse, Scarborough. $10. 233-6755. 8 p.m.

Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 3 p.m.

Lex and Joe, swing, R&B and jazz, York Art Association, York Harbor. Free/donation. yorkartassociation.com. 7 p.m.

Zach Jones, rock, pop and soul, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Alhan, Middle Eastern music ensemble, The Oak and The Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Rob Duquette, "World Music for Children" CD-release party, Saco Grange. $3; $10 for family of four or more. robduquette.com. 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Leon Russell, classic rock, soul and R&B, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $65. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Hot Jazz Brunch, with Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donatioin. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, songs from the big band era, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5. 985-8759. 5 p.m.

Lyle Divinsky & Friends, folk/funk/R&B, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Jason Spooner Trio, folk and blues, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 5 p.m.

Peter Squires, Dubb Nubb and Pineries, folk, The Oak and The Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Putnam Smith, Americana/roots, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

Maine Marimba Ensemble, Zimbabwean marimba music, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Series, with The Tartan Terrors, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $20. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m.

The Lucid, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Shonen Knife, pop/punk, with White Mystery and Whip Hands, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Matisyahu & The Dirty Heads, rap/reggae/hip hop, with Moon Taxi, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Marc Cohn, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $47.50 in advance; $51.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

"Sail Away: High C's on the High Seas," several musicians including Aisha Ussery Adams, Kenneth Gayle and Dennis St. Pierre, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jordan Benissan Ensemble, African drumming, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Ian MacKenzie, folk guitar, The Temple, Ocean Park. $5. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

The Original Wailers, reggae, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Sunset Folk Series, with Brad Strause, Western Promenade Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7:45 p.m. Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, with The Don Campbell Trio (country/folk), Mill Creek Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Music on the Mall, with Apple Scruffs (classic rock), Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

Emily Hodder and The New Growth String Band, Americana, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park. $5. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Arts Series, with Wayne From Maine (kids' interactive music show), Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 11 a.m.

Summer Arts Series, with Lyle Divinsky and The Model Airplane (soulful covers), Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with Rugged and The Colorados (country), Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt/Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobster company.com. 6 p.m.

Emeline Michel, queen of Haitian song, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

JULY 26

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, with The McCarthys (country/roots rock) and Amy Allen (singer-songwriter), Monument Square, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Greg Brown, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $35. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, Chandler's Band (marches and big band music), Fort Allen Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7 p.m.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, with RetroRockerz (classic rock), downtown Bangor. Free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, with Jenn Adams (jazz, folk and blues), Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m.

Summer Concerts in the Park, with Time Pilots ('80s covers), Memorial Park, Scarborough. Free. 772-2811, Ext. 234. 6:30 p.m.

Midcoast Music Fest, with The Boneheads (roots/Americana) and Bruce Hardina (acoustic), Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. damariscottariver.org. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with Oran Mor and Jamie Meader & Cat Connors (Irish and Scottish music), Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Maximum Blue (guitar and fiddle duo), Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Free. laarts.org. Noon.

John Mock: "From the Shoreline," integration of music and photography, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Connor Garvey & Friends, indie folk, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Christopher Paul Stelling, ambient folk, with if and it and Thorn & Shout, The Oak and The Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and July 26.

Corey Manning, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Punk Hunks of Comedy, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. Free. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, funk, with Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $6 in advance; $9 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Pornography for the Blind, rock, with The Woulds and The Black Firs, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Britta Pejic and Arcane Lore, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Rachel Efron Series, folk and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Joel Cage, folk/rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz/funk fusion, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

Tristan Omand, acoustic, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Ladies Night with Cosmodrome, rock/pop, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. Free for women; $3 for men. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Jack Wilson, folk rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Hot Club du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Candlebox, rock, with Sugar Red and The Hollow Glow, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $26 in advance; $29 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.

The Mallett Brothers Band (alt-country), with Darlingside and Jake Hill & Deep Creek, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8 to $10. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Kashka, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, new roots music, sea chanteys and mountain songs, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Gary Richardson, acoustic jazz and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Mike James' Blue Lions, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Delta Generators, Delta blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

GinLab, alt-rock, with Volcano Rabbit and Sea Level, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Nikki Hunt, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Arcane Lore, psychedelic rock, with special guests, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Martin England and Andy Happel, Americana/folk/roots rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

A Severe Joy, indie dance pop, with Andy Elwell and Daniel Hales, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Harbor, Ascent to Power and Ruin, hard rock, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 7 p.m.

Digital Mercenaries, drum and bass, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Bora, Clubberlang and Sinfist, metal, Asylum, Portland. $6. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Brad Strause, eclectic, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

Tip O' The Hat Series, tribute to Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Mike James' Blue Lions, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Nick and The Dirty Tricks, swinging blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

The Ghost of Paul Revere, soul, rock and bluegrass, CD-release party, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

The ProfTones, oldies, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Crowns, folk-punk, with Webb Sandquist and Skippy Skip, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Rob Benton, rock covers, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 2 to 5 p.m.

The Randy Oxford Band, blues, with Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

No Spring Chickens, folk and R&B, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Bluegrass Night, open jam, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m.

Model Airplane Mondays, soul and funk, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Bob White, folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

Richard Marsters Trio, three-piece jazz band, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Reggae All-Stars, downstairs features The Congress St. Sheiks playing blues and country, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

"Cover to Cover," A Murder of Crows performs "Naturally" by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Bill Howard, acoustic folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Meghan Mette, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

The Romp, blues-rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

The ProfTones, oldies, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Galt Line, screamin' swing/Americana, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Third Class, rock/post-punk, with Rural Ghosts, Jon Sandler and Grain Theif, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

JULY 26

The Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Rachel Efron Series, folk and jazz, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James & Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. Free/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors 6 p.m.

Brzowski, hip hop, with Open Mike Eagle, ADAM aka nasa, Mo Niklz, Random aka MetaRan, El Shupacabra and MC Nobody Cares, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6, $8. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Goose Hut, rock, with Danger, I Reckon and Glass Fingers, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Galt Line, screamin' swing/Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

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

Kurt Baker, indie rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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