The late Tom Petty in 2017. Sterling Munksgard/

Runnin’ Down a Dream: The Tom Petty Tribute Band
8 p.m. Saturday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $15 in advance, $20 day of show, 21-plus.
Runnin’ Down A Dream comprises five longtime Maine musicians who are dedicated to keeping the music of Tom Petty alive, and they won’t back down until you’re singing along. The waiting won’t be the hardest part because the show is on Saturday night. Be sure to buy a ticket or you’ll be free fallin’ into a boring night.

Beth Gibbons of Portishead performing in Serbia in 2011. Nikola Spasenoski/

Breathe On, Sister: A Night featuring the Music of Portishead
8:30 p.m. Sunday. Blue, 650 A Congress St., Portland, $20.
British trip-hop band Portishead formed in the early ’90s and earned cult status with the release of its 1994 debut album “Dummy” and the two that followed. They haven’t released a new one since 2008, but you’ll get a chance to hear songs like “Sour Times” and “Glory Box” live Sunday when several local musicians present an evening of Portishead music. Bask in the glow of the mesmerizing sounds as performed by Gina Alibrio, Max Cantlin, Tyler Quist, Colin Winsor and Dylan Kumnick.

Cory Wong. Photo by Galen Higgins

Cory Wong featuring Victor Wooten
8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $29.50 in advance, $32 day of show, $129.50 VIP.
If you’re a fan of funky guitar and bass licks, you don’t want to miss this show from Cory Wong. He’ll be joined by Victor Wooten, longtime member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Wong’s latest album is last year’s “Power Station.” Folk-pop trio Trousdale opens the show.

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