Labor Day weekend will rock at Rock City Café, 316 Main St., with new and seasoned rockers performing live. The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3.

On Friday, Rock City presents The Wicked Woods, a new rock band from Portland. For the past year and a half, the band has been writing and creating, playing small shows when it can. The group has been polishing off hard edges and buffing a shine to develop a more focused and clear sound … and getting ready to release its first EP.

The Wicked Woods features singer/songwriter and guitarist Josh Phillips, guitarist Paul Miller, drummer Christopher Bell and guitarist Oliver Waterman, who released an EP last year with his solo project Lament. All of them write; and Phillips, Miller and Waterman switch from playing bass and guitar occasionally to change up the sound dynamic and keep things interesting. Influences between the four vary greatly, from classical to classic rock, jazz to metal and pop.

On Saturday, Rock City welcomes back Vicky Andres and Max McFarland, who deliver an intense performance that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere among alternative, rock and funk. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Andres performs with complete abandon, mixing funk, single-note lines with chord progressions that flow with a true songwriting sensibility. McFarland is a matching rare gem with a percussive bass-playing style on his custom-made 11-string bass makes him far more than a supportive bass player.

Food is available until closing. For more information on these and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or