Friday, July 14
The Far East is a Brooklyn band that channels the sound of ’60s reggae and dancehall music with uncanny fidelity. They play Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.) with local faves Royal Hammer and DJs No Wolfpack and The Professah selecting the vinyl at 9 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (21+). portlandhouseofmusic.com. Cast Aside Productions presents another genre-bending/gut-busting show, Disaster! The Musical, at Portland Stage Company (25A Forest Ave., Portland), July 13-16. This send-up of ’70s disaster movies features hits by The Commodores, Peaches & Herb, Barry Manilow and the like. Tonight at 8 p.m. Tix: $10-$50. castasideproductions.com. And at Blue (650 Congress St., Portland), Desertion Trio, a combo captained by astounding guitarist/composer Nick Millevoi, rides the sonic waves between the shores of Crazy Horse and John Zorn at 8 p.m. Donations encouraged (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com.