Thursday, October 5

Connecticut duo The Brazen Youth plays pastoral indie folk bent by experimental elements. Also on the bill: surrealist singer-songwriter William Orchard’s Littleboybigheadonbike, the return of local alt-country faves Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees, and the politically woke Portland acoustic duo Snaex, at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) at 9 p.m. Tix: $6 (21+). 536-1095. venue.portlandempire.com.