Clinton and P-Funk Saturday at State

GEORGE CLINTON and Parliament Funkadelic basically put the word “funk” in our musical vocabulary, influencing a whole slew of musicians starting back in the early 1970s and providing samples to hip-hop songs for almost as long. P-Funk’s lineup is ever-changing, but Clinton is always at the helm.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30 in advance; $35 day of show. All ages.

INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com


For early bird music lovers, it’s Big Easy

THE SOUL SOUNDS of Line of Force will be the focus when the Big Easy puts on one of its early Monday-night shows designed for people who have to go to work on Tuesday. There will be $3 Geary’s drafts all night.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland


INFO: 775-2266; bigeasyportland.com