M.C. Chris.

Sunday, October 7

Big Apple-based bluegrass group Steamboats bends the genre in progressive directions and doesn’t stint on the harmonizin’. They’re at Blue (650 Congress St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Donations encouraged (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com. And nerdcore rapper M.C. Chris performs his dexterous and dope 2008 album MC Chris is Dead in its entirety at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) at 8 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.