Friday, August 18
Barika is a six-piece band that plays “funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African” music for the booty and the brain. They’re at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) with likeminded local act Sassquatch opening at 9 p.m. Tix: $7 (21+). 536-1095. portlandempire.com. And over at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland), psychedelic rustic-rock band Reverend Green plays a free show at 8 p.m. (all ages). 791-2695. baysidebowl.com.