I'm finally back from vacation, meaning I can get back to giving you an idea of what local music to check out this weekend! We've got quite a spread on our hands this time around, so let's check it out:

FRIDAY 4/6

Aidan Boardman (of Dreamt)
She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s (Lewiston)
8:00pm Show
Free
All Ages
- New York based folk-rock band Dreamt has a nice fresh take on the long-lasting genre, in large part due to Boardman's emotive vocals. He's doing a solo set here, meaning he might take requests! and NO, that doesn't okay shouting "Free Bird" from the back.

 

SATURDAY 4/7

QUAD, Pray for Sound, Wess Meets West, This World Has Bees
Empire (Portland)
9:00pm Doors, 10:00pm Show
$6 Cover
21+
- 4-band bills were one of my favorite things about growing up in the Maine music scene. They give you a nice selection of like-minded artists, with sets long enough to get a feel for what they're going for. This one looks to be a great mix of everything from post-rock to cellos. Sah-weet.

61 Ghosts, Beyond Karma, Vicki Andres & Life Itself, Random Ideas
Live at 212 (Westbrook)
7:00pm Show
$5 Cover
21+
- Speaking of 4 band bills, that's what Live at 212 has for us this weekend. This one's serving up everything from rockabilly to young and rebellious punk, and it'll all be original music. Sign me up!

El Grande, Monark Lisa, A Mighty Lion
Portland House of Music (Portland)
8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show
21+
- The art of the full big-ska band has been lost in the mainstream as of late, with horns moving over into softer and more orchestral places in recent smash hits. As cool as that new sound is, there's nothing like the full frontal assault of a horn section with some rock to go with it, and that's what these bands are bringing to the table.

There are this week's picks! As always, if you know about something cool that I didn't mention, feel free to drop a link in the comments here, or on Facebook to help get the word out! Happy rocking.