Well, another week has come and gone, and it's time to get our live music on! Unless, you know, you're the especially superstitious type and aren't leaving your house on Friday. If you are, might I recommend a small dose of realism, and at least one show. With that in mind, here are this week's picks for Rave N Rage!

FRIDAY 4/13

Ladies of the House
Portland House of Music (Portland)
8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show
21+
- A big collection of Portland's powerhouse female vocalists are coming together for a night of guaranteed girl power. Featuring performances by Renee Coolbrith, JanaeSound, Anna Lombard, OHX, Lotetta Allen Edes, Sarah Violette and The Other Bones, it's pretty safe to expect excellence throughout.

Emo Night Live!
Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom (Bangor)
8:30pm Doors, 9:00pm Show
$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show
All Ages
- Ever have one of those moments where you regress into your emo days? Musically, I mean, not actually busting out the eyeshadow and Billie-Joe-circa-American-Idiot all black outfits. Swing by the BAE for a night of live covers of your favorite tunes by My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday and more!

 

SATURDAY 4/14

Jake Shimabukuro
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield)
5:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show
$70 Tickets
All Ages
- This guy really does earn his title as the "Jimi Hendrix of the Ukelele." I've attached a video of Hallelujah here, but he also does a crushing version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Watching both is highly recommended.

Waker, Honey Talk
Empire (Portland)
9:00pm Doors, 10:00pm Show
$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show
21+
- Two touring soulful rock bands at one of Portland's best venues? I'm down. Waker, hailing from Nashville, have a great mix of old school soul and 70's rock incluences that feel right at home in today's alternative scene. Honey Talk, from Boston, will provide a support set with a whole lot of personality.

Did I miss something you want to see this weekend? Feel free to drop a link in the comments section and help spread the word! Shameless self promotion is okay too, as long as you don't care too much about being 'cool'...