Comic Brett Johnson performs his show, “Poly-Theist,” at Overlook in Portland tonight as part of the PortFringe Festival.

Thursday, June 13

Portland psych-rock star Dominic Lavoie and heavy friends play the seaside deck at Portland Lobster Company (180 Commercial St.) at 6:30 p.m. Free (all ages). 775-2112. portlandlobstercompany.com. Now in its eighth year, the PortFringe Festival kicks off today at a variety of Portland-area venues and continues through June 22, offering a wide selection of genre-pushing performances. Full schedule and tix at portfringe.com. And at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland), Particle Kid (Micah Nelson) weaves a beguiling variety of styles to create his post-modern rock, with sonic explorer Jeff Beam opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $14 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.

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