Germán López . Photo by Nacho Gonzalez

Germán López & Antonio Toledo
7:30 p.m. Thursday. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show, pay-what-you-can for students.
For an absolutely spellbinding evening of timple music, make your way to Rockland for a performance by virtuoso player Germán López, who’ll be accompanied by acoustic guitarist Antonio Toledo. Wondering what a timple is? It’s a diminutive, five-string guitar native to the Canary Islands, where López is from. The duo will play songs that are innovative takes on Canary Island folk traditions, as well as Spanish flamenco, West African rhythms, Americana and jazz. Expect to be mesmerized and enchanted as both of the musicians’ fingers fly across their instruments, weaving an enthralling tapestry of strings.

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band. Photo by Florencia Saavedra

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
8 p.m. Saturday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
You won’t be able to sit still, nor will you want to, when Brooklyn, New York’s Kaleta & Super Yamba Band break into songs like “Mr. Diva,” “Gogo Rock” and “Jibiti” from the 2019 album “Mèdaho.” They’re fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran guitarist Leon Ligan-Majek, aka Kaleta, who was raised in the birthplace of Afrobeat – Lagos, Nigeria. Kaleta’s toured and recorded with many artists, including Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Lauryn Hill, and has been performing since the late 1970s. All through the ’80s and into the ’90s, he toured the world in his band Egypt 80, and he has led Super Yamba Band since 2017.

The Psychedelic Furs. Photo by Matthew Reeves

The Psychedelic Furs
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $35 in advance, $40 day of show.
You can be pretty in pink or wear whatever else you’d like when you see British alternative rock/post-punk act The Psychedelic Furs. Their debut, self-titled album was released in 1980 and seven have followed, including 2020’s well-received “Made of Rain,” their first album in nearly three decades. Fronted by singer Richard Butler, some of The Furs finest tunes include “Sister Europe,” “Love My Way,” “The Ghost in You” and “President Gas.” Fellow Brit Royston Landgon from Spacehog opens the show.

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