Friday, November 30
Maine hard rockers Drivetrain play a party celebrating the release of their new album at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) with Sygnal to Noise and Twin Grizzly kicking things off at 9 p.m. Tix: $10 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com. And tonight at Woodfords Congregational Church (202 Woodfords St.), the eclectic ’70s trio Sidestep — percussionist Ken Lovelett and singing virtuoso string players Vincent Pasternak and Barb Truex — reunite for a show at 8 p.m. Tix: $15-$20 ($5 students, $10 seniors). 828-1310. portlandconservatoryofmusic.com.