8 p.m. Friday. Meloon Chapel at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $15 in advance, $20 day of show, $10 seniors, $5 students. portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/dimensions
Avant-garde jazz pianist Satoko Fujii first sat down at a piano when she was 4 years old, and after an initial focus on classical music, she shifted to jazz at age 20.
Fujii’s discography is staggering, and last year, to celebrate her 60th birthday, she released an album a month. For this Portland show, she’ll be joined by stand-up bass
player Joe Fonda.
Photo by Bryan Murray
9 p.m. Saturday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $10 in advance, $15 day of show, 21-plus. portlandhouseofmusic.com
Portland’s Seepeoples refer to themselves as “anti-genre indie pranksters,” and they’ve been serving up their tunes for more than 17 years. Sunset Hearts, also based
in Portland, is a scintillating synth pop outfit. Death By Piano, out of Brooklyn, New York, is an an ethereal duo, and their sound is rife with electronic beats, strings,
synths and haunting vocals. Solid trio of bands if ever there was one.
Will Bradford of Seepeoples. Photo by Lauryn Sophia Photography
9 p.m. Saturday. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10, 21-plus. portlandempire.com
Twenty-five years after the death of Kurt Cobain, the love for grunge band Nirvana is as strong as ever. Here’s a chance to hear a Portland-based all-female trio
called In Utero play an entire evening of Nirvana tunes. The band is Amanda Bonnevie (guitar, vocals), Olive Twombly-Hussey (bass, vocals) and Sarah Lapointe (drums, vocals).
The trio formed last December, and all three hold Cobain in high regard. They’ve put together a two-set, 24-song show full of Nirvana hits and deep album cuts. Hello, hello,
hello, how low …
Photo by Ada Bonnevie