Friday, December 28
The visually and musically compelling art-rock trio Arc Iris plays a show at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) with Portland rock/pop/R&B sensations Armies at 8 p.m. Tix: $15-$20 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com. The Balkun Brothers play greasy-good barroom blues at The Thirsty Pig (37 Exchange St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Free (all ages; 21+ after 10 p.m.). 773-2469. thirstypigportland.com. And at Geno’s (625 Congress St., Portland), Portland punk-rock up-and-comers Buzzy play a CD-release show with Goth duo Gizzards, noise-smiths Hopeless Losers and synth-wave act Black Mica at 9 p.m. Tix: $8 (21+). 221-2382.