November 8, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith performs at Stone Mountain in Brownfield on Friday and at the Kents Hill School on Saturday.

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THURSDAY

Mary Black, Irish vocalist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Janis Ian, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $32.50 in advance; $35.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.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.

Mary Black, Irish vocalist, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $45. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ashley Davis, world music, with Celtic harpist Cormac De Barra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

Verla, Rural Ghosts and Last Sip, experimental music, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Nanci Griffith, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

The Brew, indie rock, with Sophistafunk, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Brian Patricks, acoustic, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

G. Love & Special Sauce, alternative hip hop, with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Sue Sheriff and Louise Van Aarsen, jazz, with Rebecca Parris, cancer benefit, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $19.80. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jerry Douglas, bluegrass, country and rock, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $44. heptunesconcerts.com. 8 p.m.

Nanci Griffith, singer-songwriter, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall). $52 to $77. 685-1635. 8 p.m.

Gary Peck, folk-rock covers, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church. $10; $25 per family. 324-3191. 7 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, country and folk-rock, South Portland Public Library. Free. southportlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m.

Dala, acoustic pop, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

ChoirFest 2012, several choirs will perform, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. brownpapertickets.com/event/284935. $15; $10 for seniors and students. 7 p.m.

Tom Whitehead, jazz and R&B, Durham Friends Meetinghouse. Donation. durhamfriendsmeeting.org. 7 p.m.

Planets Around the Sun, eclectic, with Janane Tripp, Nasty Negligee, Samuel James, ID M Theft Able, B.R. Garm and DJ Brainshadows, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the great American songbook, formal attire, Portland Club. $20. theportlandclub.com. 7 p.m.

Richard James and The Name Changers, jam band, with Big Old Dirty Bucket and Lost Between SounD, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Shanna Underwood, acoustic, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

John McCutcheon, folk, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $23.50 in advance; $26.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton. $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MONDAY

Dan Deacon, electronic, with Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Liz Longley and Barnaby Bright, singer-songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

Horse Feathers, indie folk, with Frank Fairfield and Old Soul, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

University of Maine at Augusta Jazz on Tour Group, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Bassnectar, electronic and dubstep. with Gramatik and Gladkill, State Theatre, Portland. $35 in advance; $40 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Arlo Guthrie: "Here Comes The Kid: Celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday," folk, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $50. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

"Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season," featuring the Wescustago Youth Chorale and the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth. Donation. 846-0705. 7 p.m.

Songwriters in the Round, with Lisa Redfern, John & Rachel Nicholas and Michael Krapovicky, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

NOV. 15

Rubblebucket & Neptar, indie dance music, with Stepkids, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

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

Eli Young Band, country, with JT Hodges, State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

United States Air Force Band, from Bach and Sousa to Miles Davis, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 15.

Capitol Steps, political satire, Waterville Opera House. $30 to $35. 873-7000. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Capitol Steps, political satire, Lewiston Middle School Auditorium. $27; $15 for seniors and students. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Capitol Steps, political satire, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Saturday show sold out; Sunday show costs $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. lunch, 3 p.m. show Sunday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Guitar Doors Benefit, with A Severe Joy, Forget Forget, Mystic Folk Opera and Tumbling Bones, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5 to $10. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Greg McKillop, acoustic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Armory Raymond Trio, funky jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Bryan McPherson and Micah Blue Smaldone, singer-songwriters, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Dan Tonini, acoustic rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Tilden Katz, classic rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.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, all ages, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop/rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

FRIDAY

Nerd Rave, featuring Covered in Bees, Math the Band and SideScrollers; part of Port City Comicon; 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $8. 221-2382. 8 p.m.

Pallaso, hip hop/reggae, CD-release party with Kodak and Reign, Big Ceezar, Da Block and C Notes, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Andi Fawcett with Doubting Gravity, rock, EP-release show with Anna & The Diggs and Stunt Double Sam, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Loki, metal, CD-release show with The Hollow Glow and Bam Margera of MTV's "Jackass," 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $10. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Kevin Midley, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

Widow Sunday, metal, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Tommy Alexander & Quiet Lion, acoustic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

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

The Jumpoff, hip hop, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

King Memphis, rockabilly, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. Midnight.

Whiskey Boys, modern bluegrass, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Flask Lounge Five-Year Anniversary Party, with The Other Bones, DJ Dark City, Corbin vs Popgirl and Jamie O'Sullivan vs. Mr. Deleroid, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Kurt Baker, pop/rock, CD-release show, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Joint Collision, alt-rock, with For Morning and Low 90, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

J Biddy, classic rock with a Southern twang, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Hattie Simon, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Clara Berry, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

The Tonekings, soul/R&B, with HD R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Tommy O'Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

When Particles Collide, rock, with Worried Well and The Rationals, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

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

Emptyhead, rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

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

Pete Finkle, covers, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

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

SUNDAY

Womack Family Band, vintage rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

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

MONDAY

F&G Band featuring Sandra Taylor, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Funky Mondays: The Players Ball, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Mondays, bluegrass, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

TUESDAY

Dio Disciples, Ronnie James Dio tribute (metal), with Witchburn, Gone for Days and Hessian, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $12. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $15. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local musicians play a classic album, Big Easy, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. Clubber Lang plays "Sheer Heart Attack" by Queen, 9 p.m.

Anthony J.G. Lewis, folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Electric Open Mic with Joint Enterprise, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. Bryan Adams vs. Ryan Adams, 9 p.m.

Mitch Alden, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Lorraine Bohland with Terry Foster, jazz, blues and R&B, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 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.

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

NOV. 15

Chamberlin and Milkman's Union, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Birdland Jazz, jazz classics with a modern twist, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Heather Styka, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Dietrich Strause, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Brian Patricks, acoustic folk-rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Post Provost, space folk-pop, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.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, all ages, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop/rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

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