June 20, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Singer-songwriter John Ford Coley is at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Friday.

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Jim James
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My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Thursday.

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THURSDAY

Sting, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $63.25 to $103.25. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Sam Amidon, country ballads, with Alessi's Ark, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Simple Burden, rock, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 6 p.m.

Ron Cody and Friends, old-time bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Beau Soleil with Michael Doucet, Cajun and zydeco, Saco River Theatre, Buxton. $25; $22 for seniors and students. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m.

Kathleen Gorey McSorley with Mike Hall, fiddler and step dancer, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7 p.m.

Jim James, lead vocalist of My Morning Jacket, with Alpenglow, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $36. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Lady Zen & Dan Capaldi, jazz poetry, with Sea Level and Aquarius Funk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Pay-what-you-can. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Joe Gallant, acoustic singer-songwriter, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Heather Hardy & Nancy Sferra, singer-songwriters, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Darius Rucker, country, with Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor. $21.75 to $67.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m.

David Byrne & St. Vincent, alt-rock, State Theatre, Portland. $45 in advance; $50 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Vio Mire, alt-rock, with Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

John Ford Coley, singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Girls, Guns, and Glory, country rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

String Tide, folkgrass trio, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Emilia Dahlin, singer-songwriter, with Les Hay Babies, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $10/donation. deertreestheatre.org. 7:30 p.m.

Drowned Valley, Civil War-era music, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Free/donation. brickstoremuseum.org. 6 p.m.

EMEFE, soul, funk and Afrobeat, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Lady Zen, jazz poetry, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

The Grassholes, bluegrass, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chris Smither, folk/blues singer-songwriter, with Chelsea Berry, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $27 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge, rock, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Psychedelic Furs, new wave, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. $24 in advance; $27 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Jacob Augustine, experimental folk, with Hospital Ships, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

The Burners, gypsy Americana, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Patrick Fitzsimmons with Annalise Emerick, acoustic singer-songwriters, The Hive, Kennebunk. $15. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Eighth Annual Inspired Voices Benefit Concert, music, poetry, dance and individual stories of hope and recovery, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15 to $25. inspiredvoices.com. 6 p.m.

Andrew Thomas, singer-songwriter, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

Christian Cuff, singer-songwriter, The Frontier, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Os Mutantes, psychedelic folk-rock, with Tuff Sunshine and Foam Castles, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $18 in advance; $22 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Roger Hinchliffe with The Swedish Accents, Swedish songs with English translations, Stroudwater Christian Church, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 772-2193. 6:30 p.m.

Tcha Limberger and Friends, Manouche gypsy jazz, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.

Sean Mencher Rockabilly Jazz Brunch, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Danielle Paus, Celtic harpist, Bath Dance Works. Free. bathdanceworks.com. 3 p.m.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Chebeague Island Inn. Free. chebeagueislandinn.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aztec Two Step, folk-rock duo, Biddeford Middle School Auditorium/ Performing Arts Center. $25. brownpapertickets.com/event/388417. 7:30 p.m.

Food Fight, battle of the restaurant bands every Sunday night through June, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Victory Swing Band, 17-piece ensemble, Bell Hill Meetinghouse, Otisfield. Donation. 539-2521. 7 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing, with potluck supper, St. Paul's Union Chapel, Waldoboro. Free. 721-9732. 2 to 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Chris Duarte, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Sylvain's Acadian Aces, Acadian music, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Maine Marimba Ensemble, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Joan Baez, folk, State Theatre, Portland. $40 to $60; reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Les Hay Babies, award-winning Acadian songwriters, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

2013 Maine Festival of American Music, Mic Mac storyteller and Portland String Quartet with guest artist David Lonebear Sanipass, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. $25; $20 for seniors; free for those under age 21. 926-4597. 7 p.m. Through June 29.

Music in the Park Series, with Joan Hager, Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. Free. heartofbiddeford.org. 5:30 p.m.

Primo Cubano, Latin music and dance, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Open Mic with Chris Humphrey, perform with local jazz musicians, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m.

JUNE 27

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

Forget, Forget, pop-rock, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Pickin' Parlor Pickin' Circle, hosted by The Sock Puppets; bring your instrument to join in on stage; The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m.

2013 Maine Festival of American Music, with Arnold Haad of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers and PSQ violinist Julia Adams, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. $25; $20 for seniors; free for those under age 21. 926-4597. 7 p.m. Through June 29.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Free. savorymainedining.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

Bill Evans' Soulgrass, bluegrass/soul, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $30. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Lady Zen, jazz poetry, with Alzenira Quezada, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Pay-what-you-can. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.

Les Hay Babies, award-winning Acadian songwriters, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

THURSDAY

Open Mic Comedy Night with Paul Hunt, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and June 27.

Portland Comedy Showcase, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $5. 773-7210. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bob Marley, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. June 27.

Tim Sample, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $18 in advance; $23 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. June 27.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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

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

Indre Stryke, with Oliver Waterman and Starlight Cicada, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Beer Pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

Miss Fairchild, funk/soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, music of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

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

Mugsy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

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

Shanna Underwood, country-folk duo, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Chem-Free Dance Party, DJ and dancing for ages 15 to 20, Club Texas, Auburn. $10. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, singer-songwriter series with Shanna Underwood and guest June Elizabeth Ross, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Big Fancy, old-time tunes, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Silent Sam & The Evans, rock, blues and bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Dave Ames, acoustic, Gritty's, Portland. grittys.com. 9:30 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic, McSeagull's, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

20th Anniversary Party, bands, giveaways, barbecue and more, Brian Boru, Portland. brianboruportland.com. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

Kenya Hall Band, blues/soul, with Megan Jo Wilson and Jimmy & the Soulcats, Big Easy, Portland. $5 in advance; $7 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Gamma Goochies, rock, with Bedroom Rehab and Saturn's Return, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Mama's Boom Shack, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Cosmodrone, soul, funk and hip hop, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

John Hasnip, acoustic rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Electro-Shock, electronica, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 12:30 p.m.

North of Nashville, alt-country, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Peter Albert, jazz guitarist, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Hardy Brothers Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. concert, 10 p.m.

Chronic Funk, Gritty's, Portland. grittys.com. 9:30 p.m.

Rich Lambert, acoustic, Gritty's, Portland. grittys.com. 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, folk/acoustic, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

David Gagne, acoustic, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 2 and 9 p.m.

Mitch Alden Duo, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Pete Kilpatrick Duo, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 p.m.

Shanna Underwood Trio, Americana originals and classics, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 4 to 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Delta Knights, R&B, blues and classic rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

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

Funky Mondays, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Cover to Cover, local musicians play classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Yes We Kin performs "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" by Wilco, 9 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

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

Ryan Halliburton, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Open Rounds at Blue, open-mic with Shanna Underwood, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

James Day Leavitt, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Eric Bettencourt Trio, rock, Portland Lobster Company, Portland. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

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

Old Time Machine, trad blues/experiemental, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Swim Team, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

Shupe and Ill By Instinct, rap, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Maine Transit Authority, acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

Mariel Vandersteel Trio, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

JUNE 27

Walking With Horses, Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Suzie Brown & Scot Sax, singer-songwriters, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

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

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

Hang the DJ with Silverchild, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

Beer Pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

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