May 2, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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The bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers has concerts in Rockland on Saturday and in Brownfield on Sunday.

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California-based alt-rockers Silversun Pickups are at the State Theatre in Portland on Tuesday.

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THURSDAY

Rebelution, rock, world and reggae, with J BOOG and Hot Rain, State Theatre, Portland. $20. state

theatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Phil Vassar, country, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $29. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Dean Stevens, acoustic folk, with David Dodson, Camden Public Library. $8. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Gaelic songs and fiddle tunes, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

Mark Tipton and Friends, South American folk music, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10; $7 for students and seniors. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

"Halfway to Halloween IV," music by Covered in Bees, Hessian, Johnny Cremains and Crash Cobra, plus haunted house and costume contest, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $5. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m.

Maia Sharp, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Breakers Jazz Band, upbeat jazz from Benny Goodman to Duke Ellington and more, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Zemya, a cappella world music, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. $12. 219-2247. 8 p.m.

Debbie Davies Band, blues, Saco River Theatre, Buxton. $20; $18 for seniors and students. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Not Too Shaap, acoustic concert with three-course home-cooked dinner, Freeport Community Center. $18. 865-3985, Ext. 202. 6 p.m.

Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $16. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Keller Williams, bluegrass, folk and reggae, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $36 VIP. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Clutch, rock, with The Sword, Lionize and Never Got Caught, State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jonathan Edwards, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Spoonmaker's Diamond, Middle Eastern music, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. $6 in advance; $8 day of show. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m.

The Reverie Machine with Allysen Callery, folk, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Susie Burke and David Surette, folk, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford. $10; $25 per family. 324-3191. 7 p.m. Seaglass Chorale, "Bernstein and Sondheim on Broadway," Kennebunk Town Hall. $12 in advance and for seniors; $15 day of show. 985-8747. 7 p.m.

Downeaster's Chorus Spring Concert, barbershop music with guests the Yarmouth High School Chamber Singers, Yarmouth High School. $15; free for ages 18 and under. downeasters.org. 7 p.m.

"GospelFest," with the Bowdoin College Gospel Choir, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 6 p.m.

Mosiac: "Love That Spring," songs include "The Man I Love" "Besame Mucho" and "Tennessee Waltz," First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. Free. 216-3890. 3 p.m.

Seth Glier, singer-songwriter, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester. $15. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Band, Marcel "Mike" Drapeau Scholarship concert with guests the Saint James School Band, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. $7 in advance; $10 day of show. thealumniband.com. 7 p.m.

Aaron Nadeau, acoustic guitar, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Wescustago Youth Chorale: "A Celebration of Spring," 15th annual spring concert featuring selections of traditional choral, international and pop music, Freeport Performing Arts Center (High School). $10; $5 for students. 846-0705. 4:30 p.m.

23rd Annual Pan New England Steel Drum Festival, 25 bands from all over New England, Your Space Complex, Gorham. Donations at door. 318-0584. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dessa, hip hop, rap, jazz and R&B, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $35. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Boy Singers of Maine, "Sing into Spring Concert," Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $8, $10. boysingersofmaine.org. 1:30 p.m.

Seaglass Chorale, "Bernstein and Sondheim on Broadway," Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells. $12 in advance and for seniors; $15 day of show. 985-8747. 3 p.m.

Emma Bychok and Andrew Cunningham, vocalist and guitarist, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Silversun Pickups, alt-rock, with Bad Books, State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Vudu Sisters, rock, with Dan Blakeslee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Sheesham & Lotus, Canadian troubadours, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, folk-rock, with The Felice Brothers, State Theatre, Portland. $24 in advance; $29 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ghostface Killah, rap, with Adrian Younges and Venice Dawn, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20, $35. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Sheesham & Lotus, Canadian troubadours, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

MAY 9

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, roots music with King Memphis, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jackyl, metal, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $15. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

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

Married With Chitlins, Americana, blues, country and jazz, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and May 9.

Comedy by Design, comedians Paul Hunt, Erik Gunderson, Doug Collins and Brett Groh, plus music by Tricky Britches; Coffee by Design on India Street, Portland. Free. coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Shanna Underwood, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Justin Walton, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Potato Pickers, folk and country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Teg Glendon, folk/rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Hang the DJ, techno, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

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

Andi Fawcett & Doubting Gravity, rock, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Worried Well and The Box Tiger, rock, double CD-release party with guest Forget Forget, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

MAMM JAMM First Friday Rock N Bowl Concert Series, rock, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

B FENOM, hip hop/rap, with Da Block Boyz and Whytie, Club Texas, Auburn. $3, $5. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m.

Gorilla Finger Dub Band, soul/rock/reggae, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Gentlemen Outfit, acoustic roots and rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Blasted Knoll String Band, bluegrass and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Jennie Backstrom, piano and mandolin, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

OKBARI, Middle Eastern ensemble with bellydancers, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 5 p.m.

Bernie Bouthot and Ali Stauble, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dead Season, metal, Club Texas, Auburn. $10; $15 VIP. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m.

Lars Vegas, house music, with Dank Roadie Uberdrive, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Substance, blues and rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Tombstone PD, rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Poor Howard & Bullfrog, acoustic blues and folk, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Scott Davis Blues Band, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Abram Taylor, garage jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Domino Jazz, bossa nova and jazz standards, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jason Anick Gypsy Jazz Project, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jimmy & The Soulcats, R&B/soul, with Lay Z Gait, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Mugsy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

My Bluegrass Romance, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Capt. Ray & The Castaways, rock/R&B, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Space Hog, British rock band, with Spencer Albee, Big Easy, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Heather Hardy and Nancy Sferra, folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

Brunch with Sly-Chi, R&B and jazz, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. Noon.

Joyce Andersen, fiddler, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Storytelling and '90s Dance Party, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8:30 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Funky Mondays: The Players Ball, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

Poor Howard, Delta blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

"Cover to Cover," local musicians play classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Dark Hollow Bottling Company performs eponymous album by Old Crow Medicine Show, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Peter Miles, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Nicole Rabata & Jr. Stevens, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Acoustic Open Mic, with Walking Horses, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m.

Rap Night, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

MAY 9

Sky Captains of Industry, with Modern Rust and Joel Carpenter & The Effects, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Session, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Heather Pierson, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

ProfTones, R&B, blues, rock and jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Rob Duquette Band, pop, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

North of Nashville, alt-country, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers Band, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. $2. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Hang the DJ, techno, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

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

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