May 23, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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The Toughcats play at Stone Mountain Arts Center on May 30.

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THURSDAY

Honey Dewdrops, roots, with Sorcha and Jo, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Tift Merritt, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $8. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m.

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

Backyard Devils, country, rockabilly and bluegrass, Phillips Area Community Center. $15. 639-3717. 7 p.m.

Rusty Hinges, folk, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Ra Ra Riot, indie rock, with Magic Man and The Other Bones, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m.

Tift Merritt, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Ed and Neil Pearlman, music of Scotland and Cape Breton with dancer Laura Scott, Portland New Church. $12; $8 for seniors and children under 13. edpearlman.net. 7:30 p.m.

Rex Fowler, Con Fullam, Tom Dean, Alana MacDonald and Kate Schrock, singer-songwriters, benefit for One Longfellow, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

SoulJam 2013, contemporary Christian music festival with Unspoken, Manic Drive, Ashes Remain and Paul Colman, Funtown Splashtown USA, Saco. $21 to $29; includes rides. (800) 965-9324. 11 a.m.

Judy Collins, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $60 in advance; $65 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Thomas Snow, Americana folk pianist, with Jonathan Edwards, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Verbalized Medicine, funk/hip hop, CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance; $7 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

What Cheer? Brigade, 19-piece brass band, with Math the Band and The Outfits, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Anna Lombard and Sara Hallie Richardson, singer-songwriters, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Maine St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums, bagpipes and drum rolls, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. Free. 677-2423. 2 p.m.

Ed Desjardins, singer-songwriter, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Heather Hardy, blues, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Aaron Neville, soul/R&B, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Sold out. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m.

Suede, jazz, with Fred Boyle and Rich Hill, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $30 in advance; $34 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Sage Francis, beats and prose, with Prolyphic, B. Dolan and Metermaids, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $15. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Toots & The Maytals, ska, with Anders Osborne, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Sold out. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Bryan Lee, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary folk, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist, with Jacob Johnson, State Theatre, Portland. $29.50 and $39.50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Wei Zhongle, experimental music, with Falls of Raurus and The Waldos, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary folk, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m.

MAY 30

Gov't Mule, Southern rock jam band, with Nicki Bluhm and The Gamblers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $40, $50. porttix.com. 7 p.m.

Spyro Gyra, jazz fusion, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $44.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

The Toughcats, acoustic trio, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations recommended. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Dear Rabbit, experimental music, with if and it, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Stray Birds, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $17 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jammin' Divas, traditional and contemporary folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Bertie Kohler, folk, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and May 30.

Connor McGrath 25th Birthday Party, comedy roast hosted by Dr. Adam Ferguson with dance party, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Joe Deschaine, with Travis Curran and Joe Timmins, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Griffin Sherry & The Ghost of Paul Revere, holler folk band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

James Gilmore, classic soul, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Darlin' Corey, Americana and bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Samuel James & Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Chad Porter Trio, singer-songwriter with band, 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.

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.

FRIDAY

Syndicate 19, progressive alt-rock, EP-release party with The Grumps, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

The Complaints, acoustic alt-rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Rob Benton, rock, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Eric French, blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Blue Steel Express, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. clubtexas.info. 9 p.m.

James Day Leavitt, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Brad Byrd, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Gunther Brown, Americana/alt-rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

Under the Covers, cover band, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Newcastle & Violently Ill, hip hop, with Twins of Ares and Entrecut, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $4. 221-2382. 9:30 p.m.

"Slow Down & Roll," dance night with DJs Ed Garrison, Chris Gauthier and Mr. Deleroid, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

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

SATURDAY

First Jason, metal, with Ascent to Power, Project 1313, Forward Momentum Prophecy and more, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. $10 in advance; $12 at door. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

North of Nashville, alt-country, with Ryan Flaherty and The Burners, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Hattie Simon Trio, 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.

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

Jordan Koza and Emily Barnes, acoustic duo, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 9 p.m.

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

Travis James Humphrey Band, country, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Bridge Walkers, dance band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

ATF, '80s covers, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Gina Brown's Rock 'n' Roll Birthday Bash, with The New Technicians, Euphemia and The Pontiffs, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Mike Krapovicky, acoustic, Gritty's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Sin, rock, Gritty's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Gorilla Music All-Ages Show, rock, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 4 p.m.

Walking with Horses, bluegrass, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

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

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

Live Reggae Night, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. 6 to 10 p.m.

Chris Fitz, blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Jacob McCurdy, 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

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

WEDNESDAY

Sitar-Rhymia, avant-jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Tim Mercer, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Jack Devereaux, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

MAY 30

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Mike James' Blue Lions, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Joyce Andersen, fiddler, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Lay-Z-Gait, acoustic Western swing, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Dave Bullard and Sound Wayz, Latin music, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

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

Bates Motel, rock, with Society Inc. and The Spillers, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 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.

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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