Sunday, June 9
Portland ska band El Grande plays an album-release show at Geno’s (625 Congress St., Portland) with Jersey bluesman Sammy Kay and American Primitive–style guitarist Fat Knuckle Freddy opening at 7 p.m. Tix: $10 (21+). 221-2382. And over at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.), Toshi Reagon applies her magnificent voice and spirit to numerous American musical styles (blues and Gospel foremost among them), with Portland bluesman extraordinaire (and Mainer columnist) Samuel James opening at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $20-$25 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com.