Thursday, March 3

Gotta defer to whoever wrote this promotional blurb: “Throughout his career, Cory Branan been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good.” A literate songwriter with rustic pipes and rock chops, Branan plays One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $15-$18 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.