Thursday, February 5 

Barnstar! is a bluegrass quartet hatched by Zachariah Hickman, whose resume as a bassist includes work with Ray Lamontagne and Josh Ritter. Expect a healthy dose of originality and left-field covers of songs by the likes of The Hold Steady, Cat Stevens and The Faces when the band takes the stage at One Longfellow(181 State St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $18 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.