Friday, July 12
The Maine Marimba Ensemble makes any song sound exotic on the balmy patio at Slab (24 Preble St., Portland) at 5 p.m. Free (all ages). 245-3088. slabportland.com. Providence duo Beverly Tender plays unpredictable yet consistently catchy indie rock at Sun Tiki Studios (375 Forest Ave., Portland) with local acts Lemon Pitch, Greasy Grass and Greef opening at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $5 (all ages). 329-5621. And down at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth), brilliant indie-rock darlings Deerhoof play a show with Blank Spell opening at 9 p.m. Tix: $17-$20 (all ages). 603-766-3330. 3sarts.org.