Friday, October 20
The brilliant jazz guitarist Bill Frisell returns to Blue (650 Congress St., Portland) with drummer Kenny Wollesen for four shows over two nights: today and tomorrow at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tix: $37-$45 (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com. Down the block at One Longfellow Square (181 State St.), the mind-expanding jazz-rock trio $pellcheck plays unpredictable originals and covers, with polymorphous Portland groove project Sea Level opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $10-$12 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com. And the mighty Granite State stoner-rock band Scissorfight is back in action with a fresh frontman, Doug “My Own Grave” Aubin, and a new drummer. They headline at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland) with local heavy-hitters Murcielago and Boston bruisers Roadsaw opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (18+). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com.