Saturday, December 2
The Brooklyn-based five-piece Cousin Earth (formerly Ukulelien) plays a beguiling blend of electrified bluegrass, psychedelic rock and ukulele-powered jazz-funk. They play Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) with local power-pop/rap trio Beards (Dave Gutter, Thommy Kane and Shane Reis) opening at 10 p.m. Tix: $7-$10 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com. And over at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.), Portland post-punks Mouth Washington release their gloriously noisy new album, Fourth Floor, with buzz-saw feminist punk band Phallus Uber Alles and Wes Hartley’s downhome al,t-country band Barbeque at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $8 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.