• CONCERTS

TODAY

Danu, traditional Irish ensemble, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $29 to $36. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Kung Fu, funk-rock fusion, with Flat Nose Diesel Bus, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Ward MadDonald and Ryan MacNeil, piano and fiddler, with bagpiper Ben Miller, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Peace-Wave Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, SoulMoves Healing Arts Center, Rockland. $10 to $15. 208-7492. 7 p.m.

Ryan Flaherty and The All-Begetters, singer-songwriter with gypsy jazz influences, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $5. rivertreearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

The Head and the Heart, alt-rock/folk, with Black Girls and Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Laserdisk Party Sex, electronica, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8, $20. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Shanna Underwood, bluegrass and country, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Maura O’Connell, Celtic and American roots, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues-rock, Sunday River (Grand Summit Resort Hotel), Newry. Free. 824-5858. 7 p.m.

Hometown Hootenanny, with Wildhorse Band and several midcoast acts, benefit for opera house, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7 p.m.

Jaw Gems and Ro Sham Beaux, soul/jazz/hip hop, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 9 p.m.

Maeve Gilchrist Trio, traditional Scottish and original music, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, alt-country, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $30 to $71. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

“Music in March on St. Patrick’s Day,” Irish music by singer/guitarist Jud Caswell, Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery). Free. topshamlibrary.org. 2 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Music, Feile Restaurant and Pub, Wells. $5. feilerestaurantandpub.com. 7 p.m.

RJD2, DJ/singer, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $40. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Tin Whistle Performance, with Adam Soosman, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. harlowgallery.org. 6 p.m.

Darlingside, string rock, 7-inch release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Bagpipe Music, Miss Portland Diner, Portland. Free with meal. 210-6673. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Peace-Wave Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, School Street Yoga Studio, Waterville. $10 to $15. 208-7492. 10 a.m.

From Away DownEast, “Songs of Irish Sailors,” Maine Maritime Academy (Harold Alfond Student Center), Castine. Free. 326-2256. 2 p.m.

Heavy Metal Show, with Inhuman Nature, Vesica Piscis, Chicago Typewriter, Rebuilding the Ruins, Fate Worse than Death and Her Last Wish, all ages; New School, Kennebunk. $8. 985-3745. 5 p.m.

NEVAH, bluegrass, Bangor Grange. $6; $10 for supper and show. 973-3976. Supper at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Third Annual Maine Songwriters Showcase, with Bob McKillop, Ronda Dale, Bob Danzillo and Phil Daligan; Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. $10; free for ages 12 and under. sacocoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live, with Irish fiddler Frank Gallagher, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations required. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Lunasa, traditional Irish music, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Maine Saxophone Project, seven saxophones with piano, bass and drums in tribute to Clare Fischer, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 5 p.m.

Short Brothers, blues/bluegrass/rock, with Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz, York Public Library. Free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.

Down East Country Music Association Show and Dance, with Lolalee and The Country Bandits, Mike Knights, Walter Weymouth and more; Naples American Legion Post 155. $6. 655-3471. Noon to 5 p.m.

TUESDAY

Les Faits Divers with Erica Brown, part of National French Week, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $3. 623-3491. 7 p.m.

“Heather and Shamrock,” Celtic music by Mosaic, Community Hall, North Berwick. Free. 216-3890. 7 p.m.

Gorilla Finger Dub Band, dub, with L Tree, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Toots and The Maytals, reggae and ska, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $23 in advance; $25 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Freddy Todd, dub step, with Black Mic, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15, $25. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

MARCH 22

Shelby Lynne, country/rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Leo Kottke, singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $28 in advance; $33 day of show. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Keller Williams, singer-songwriter, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 to $40. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Simons and Goodwin, Americana, country, blues and folk, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Peace-Wave Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Second Street Yoga, Hallowell. $10 to $15. 208-7492. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and March 22.

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. today.

Frank Santos, R-rated hypnotist, with Chuck Grover, Headliners Comedy Club, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. thegoldroommaine.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

For the Benefit of Kentucky, benefit concert to aid tornado victims with Tricky Britches, if and it, The Barn Swallows and Jose Ayerve, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Hot Delta Blues, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Oliver Waterman, acoustic indie-pop, CD-release party with Hutch Heelan and Griffin Sherry, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $2. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Brian Dolzani, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Connor Garvey, folk-rock singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Bob Danzilo, folk troubadour, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Pam Baker and The SG’s, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

The Vanishing Act, death metal, with The Waldos and Huak, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

Doctor Doom, hardcore, CD-release party, with Grant Street Orchestra and Danny Pease & The Regulators, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Katie Herzig, singer-songwriter, with Andy Davis and Dawn Mitschele, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Pocket Vinyl, rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Sweet Wednesday, roots rock/folk/alt-country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption JCT, folk/roots, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 10 p.m.

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

Andi Fawcett, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

Mike James’ Blue Lions, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Pete Witham & The Cosmik Zombies, rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Lord Earth, rock/funk, CD-release party, with The Woulds and Shabti, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

St. Patrick’s Day Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands: U2 vs The Pogues vs The Cranberries, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Shipyard Brewhaus at Sunday River, Bethel. 824-5138. 3 to 6 p.m.; 8 to 10 p.m.

David Beam and The Leprechauns, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Chris & Alexa Keenan, Celtic folk duo, with Kristin Marlo and Power Lines, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 6 to 8 p.m.

Kristin Marlo, Irish music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

Power Lines, Irish music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m. to midnight.

St. Patty’s Bash, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Kevin Burtram, indie rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 5 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, swing/blues/rockabilly, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Tip O’ the Hat Series, with The Mark Tipton Trio paying tribute to Stephane Grapelli, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

David Mello, solo acoustic blues guitar, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Rick Miller & His Band, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day with The Milleners, traditional Irish drinking music, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

Too Broke to Be This Drunk, country, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

St. Patty’s Day Dance Party, with DJ King Alberto, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Lucky Lass Throwdown, St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ Vik44 hosted by Maine Roller Derby, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Jimmy & The Soul Cats, soul, jazz and blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Portland Battle of the Bands, with Saint Monday, Archon, Chaos Sauce, Smoked Salmon, Madgingers, Ghost of Paul Revere, Altertone, Evan Baird Trio, Razor & Eas, C-Notes, Conman and Twisted Truth, all ages; Big Easy, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 4 p.m.

Nick Racioppi, rock/reggae, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Jesse Pilgrim, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, acoustic singers and performers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

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

Heavy Metal Monday, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Monday Night Funk, with Frank Hopkins and friends, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Cover to Cover,” local artists play originals and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Cam Groves performs “Doggystyle” by Snoop Doggy Dogg, 9 p.m.

Jim Pryor, originals and covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Out of the Blue Contest, battle of the bands speed-dating style, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, all ages; Empire Dine & Dance (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Press Gang, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues jam, The New Venue, Portland. 541-9045. 7 p.m.

North of Nashville with J. Biddy, acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues and bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

Indie Dance Party, Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 553-2350. 10 p.m.

Jan van Voorst, jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Rap Night, local DJs and musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

MARCH 22

Dopapod, trance/rock/dubstep/funk, with The Manhattan Project, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Barn Swallows, Americana/bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

Samuel James & Dana Gross, roots/blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Al and Erb, Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

Milkman’s Union, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Gordo and Friends, comedic music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

Poor Howard, acoustic blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Salli and Doug, acoustic, with Boxes and Phantom Buffalo, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m

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