Saturday, May 27
Big news: Maine country-rock sensations The Mallett Brothers Band have a new album, Land, and they’re playing a CD release show at Asylum (121 Center St., Portland) with Eastbound Jesus opening at 9 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (21+). 772-8274. portlandasylum.com. And this just in: Rosa Noreen’s 5th annual Springtime Spectacular show of belly dance and music takes place tonight at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $15-$18 ($20 front row). 761-1757. onelongfellowsquare.com. And across town at Mayo Street Art (10 Mayo St.), the 2013 Rhythmic Cypher Poetry Slam Benefit is happening, featuring champion slammers Marty McConnell and Dominique Ashaheed, music by Speaker for the Dead, and more, at 7 p.m. More info at mayostreetarts.org.