Friday, December 21
Local stoner-rock champs Murcielago slug it out with the mighty swingin’ Paranoid Social Club and death-punk heroes Covered in Bees on stage at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (18+). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com. And a few blocks away at The Thirsty Pig (37 Exchange St., Portland), jazz/funk keyboard wizard Michael Beling and jaw-dropping drummer Gary Gemitti jam at 7 p.m. Free (all ages; 21+ after 10 p.m.). 773-2469. thirstypigportland.com.