Saturday, June 11
The incomparable New Orleans blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball plays an up-close-and-funky gig at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St., Portland), with Maine blues standard-bearers The Renovators opening at 7 p.m. Tix: $35 ($45 seated; 21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com. Up in Rockland, the Strand Theatre (345 Main St.) hosts The Klezmatics, purveyors of musically and socially progressive klezmer music since 1986, at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $30 (all ages). 594-0070. rocklandstrand.com. And there’s a monstrous triple-bill of metal tonight at Geno’s (625 Congress St., Portland), where Boston’s sludgy Gozu and Portland volume-dealers Pigboat share the stage with the astounding post-everything Johnny Cremains at 9 p.m. Cheap cover (21+). 221-2382.