Friday, June 21
Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli headlines Hip Hops 12 at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland), with host Ben Shorr (and DJ Myth), Flowpez, Shameek the God, and Sarah Violette and Renee Coolbrith at 8 p.m. Tix: $35-$40 (all ages). 791-2695. baysidebowl.com. The eclectic Texan trio Khruangbin lays down dreamy grooves at the State Theatre (142 High St. Portland) with Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo opening at 8:30 p.m. Tix: SOLD OUT (all ages). 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com. And Gunhild Carling applies her brassy voice and all manner of brass instruments to an surprising selection of songs at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.), with local soul-jazz vocalist Viva opening at 9 p.m. Tix: $18-$25 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com.