Friday, February 21 

Consider this a prayer answered. Lovers of Fiction, the poppy indie-rock project of composer and music professor Dan Sonenberg, is playing a live show. Throw in local psych-folk supergroup The Robin & Rose and the soulful world-jazz of The Reverie Machine and you’ve got a triple-bill from heaven at Empire Dine and Dance (575 Congress St., Portland) at 9 p.m. Tix: $7 (21+). 747-5063. portlandempire.com.