Saturday, February 6
Tubafresh, a project spearheaded by MC/sousaphonist Chanell Crichlow of Brooklyn’s PitchBlak Brass Band, combines strings, brass, drums and keys to produce truly fresh, funky and laid-back tracks. They’re in town with Flow State, an ensemble that mixes psych-rock, classical and jazz through two saxes, guitar, bass and keys, for a 9 p.m. show at Flask Lounge (117 Spring St., Portland) No cover (21+). 772-3122. flasklounge.com. And at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland), the outstanding indie-folk duo Snaex — comprised on ex-Cerberus Shoal/Fire on Fire member Chriss Sutherland and Chris Teret, of Company) releases a new album of starkly poetic and darkly political songs, with old-time bluesman Micah Blue Smaldone and genre-defying sonic artist Asa Irons opening at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $8 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.