Saturday, February 23
Huge night for live music in Portland: The unconventional and unforgettable garage-soul trio Dwight & Nicole (yeah, they have a drummer) plays One Longfellow Square (181 State St.) with dynamite local vocalist Katie Matzell opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com. Old school hip-hop duo Blackalicious pass the mic after local rap star Ben Shorr and DJ Mosart 212 warm up the crowd at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St.) at 8 p.m. Tix: $20-$25 (all ages). 791-2695. baysidebowl.com. Post-everything thrash masters Confusatron team up with the vicious Cadaverette and sludgy Bostonians Greylock at Geno’s (625 Congress St.) at 9 p.m. Tix: $8 (21+). 221-2382. And at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.), A/V synth-club nightmare act Video Nasties plays a show with bent bedroom rockers amiright?, dance-punks Cheap City and experimentalist Goiter at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $10 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.