Wait, it's Memorial Day Weekend already?! That happened fast! Summer has never been more welcome. Seriously - after that winter we had, even Florida seems appealing. But it's time to remind ourselves why we love Maine in the warmer months! To help with that, here's some live music to get out and see this weekend:

FRIDAY 5/25

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by 4 Cellos
State Theatre (Portland)
7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Tickets Starting at $20
All Ages
- Apocalyptica has been one of the coolest bands in the rock world for a while - mainly because they play rock with cellos. How is that not more popular?! The band is currently touring playing the music of one of their biggest influences, Metallica. Badass? Completely.

SATURDAY 5/26

Portugal. The Man
Thompson's Point (Portland)
6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
$40 Advance / $45 Day of Show
All Ages
- The concert season at Thompson's Point is kicking off with one of our favorite bands at CYY at the moment - the wonderfully weird Portugal. The Man! The weather isn't looking the best at the moment, but a little rain never hurt anybody.

King Kyote & Aubrey Haddard
Empire (Portland)
9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
$10 Cover
21+
- King Kyote has been making waves in the Portland area for a while now, and with good reason- his bluesy, rootsy sound has plenty of rock punch. Aubrey Haddard has gotten some love from NPR Music recently, and has the songwriting strength to back it up. Bottom line? Check this one out.

SUNDAY 5/27

Marshall Nelson Trio
The Brunswick (Old Orchard Beach)
5:00pm Music
Free
21+
- If you're looking for a party to get rid of the rainy weather blues this weekend, look no further than The Brunswick! Marshall Nelson Trio have a great energy, and an even better selection of covers. Dancing is encouraged!

That's this week's lineup! If you have something you want to see this weekend that we didn't cover, feel free to drop a link in the comments!