8 p.m. Thursday. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $32 to $57. porttix.com
For a night of modern old time jazz led by vocalist by Miz Elizabeth who sings in English and French and bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo, look no further than the red hot band from New York City called The Hot Sardines. You'll be transported back to the 20s, 30s and 40s and the band even features a tap dancer. With a potent blend of jazz classics and original Sardine compositions, hear for yourself a band of very cool cats that sold out 15 straight shows at Manhattan's storied Joe's Pub.
7:30 p.m. Friday. The Gracie Theatre at Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, $25, $25. gracietheatre.com
See an iconic rock and roll hall of fame band who gave the world hits like "Under the Boardwalk," "Up on the Roof," "This Magic Moment" and "Dance With Me." The Drifters rose to fame in the 50s and 60s and although some of the names have changed, they remain popular to fans of their signature doo-wop, R&B and soul sound.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $20 in advance, $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com
Fiddler and singer April Verch will light up the stage in Boothbay Harbor with songs from her 10th album "The Newpart" among other tunes. With a delicate voice singing North American roots music, spirited footwork and spellbinding fiddle playing, you're destined to have a sensational time at the historic Opera House.
8 p.m. Monday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $20 to $35. portcitymusichall.com
Twenty-one years ago the alternative rock band Live released the hugely popular album "Throwing Copper," home to songs like "Selling the Drama," "I Alone" and "Lightning Crashes." The record went onto sell more than 8 million copies. Singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in 2009 but is celebrating the anniversary of "Selling the Drama" with a series of unplugged shows, including one in Portland. Ed will be accompanied by a guitarist and perform every song from the album, in order. There will be a career retrospective encore.