Thursday, October 10

The Milk Carton Kids are a modern folk duo whose subtly wonderful guitar-playing, fine harmonies and smart songwriting have earned them more comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel than they’re probably cool with (sorry). The versatile indie-folk couple Mike + Ruthy open at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) at 9 p.m. Tix: $13-$15 (18+). 747-5063. portlandempire.com