Thursday, August 30
Texas boogie-rock legends ZZ Top play the Maine State Pier in Portland with local heros Murcielago opening at 7 p.m. Tix: $25+ (all ages). 800-745-3000. waterfrontconcerts.com. And elsewhere in the Old Port, guitarist Van Gordon Martin (The Skatalites Band, Big Daddy Kane) plays a rare solo show at The Thirsty Pig (37 Exchange St.) at 7 p.m. Free (all ages). 773-2469. thirstypigportland.com.