PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- WARNING! The stylistic swings in the Maine music scene this weekend are so extreme that they're liable to cause whiplash.

Xander Nelson delivers his Rave 'N' Rage music report every Thursday morning from the studio of alternative rock radio station WCYY. But his latest rundown of upcoming performances extended beyond the music he plays over the air into the genres of big band swing, hard rock, roots music and rap.

CLICK HERE to visit WCYY's Rave 'N' Rage website


The Fogcutters’ Super Fantastic Christmas Extravaganza
8 p.m. at the State Theatre in Portland


Zud with Manic Abraxas and Combatant
8 p.m. at Bangor Arts Exchange

The Johnny Clay Shanks Band with Tim Mercer and Driving Charlie Home
9 p.m. at Portland House of Music

Spose Presents: P Dank Christmas 4
9 p.m. at Aura in Portland