Dead Winter Carpenters.

Thursday, February 28

Former Arista Records recording artist Mehuman (pronounced “May-mon”) sings her soulful folk and blues-based songs at Blue (650 Congress St., Portland) at 5 p.m. Free (donations accepted; all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com. And down the street at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland), breezy California country band Dead Winter Carpenters harmonize at 9 p.m. Tix: $10-$12 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com.