For fans of Brian Carpenter’s “Weird American Gothic” trilogy, Beat Circus is back in Portland with part two: “Boy From Black Mountain.”

The band released the album last fall and has already picked up an Independent Music Award for Best Alt/Country Album of 2009.

Go to and click on “music” to hear audio. Beat Circus will be joined by Brooklyn-based La Strada and Rockland-based accordionist Matt Rock. This is an 18-and-older show. Tickets at Bull Moose Music stores and at


When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Space, 538 Congress St., Portland

How much: $8