Blackbird Raum + Butcher Boy + Speaker for the Dead
NEXT WAVE | The street-legendary anarchist-punk folk band BLACKBIRD RAUM, from Santa Cruz, California, are purveyors of a style of gypsy-Americana so evolved they’re often credited for founding a new genre. Think the apocalyptic aesthetics of Godspeed You! Black Emperor mixed with the energy and lyrical content of Dropdead, sung at top volume despite all instruments being unplugged. They play with this city’s spiritual, if not sonic equivalent: the atmospheric, experimental roots-folk band BUTCHER BOY at the Oak and the Ax, 140 Main St. in Biddeford. Visit theoakandtheax.com.