Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Portland’s Roy Davis, a Waldo County native, Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Davis and Milltown Records will be celebrating the release of his new CD, “We Are A Lightning Bolt.” Davis called the album his most dynamic indie/folk album yet. Holed up in New Hampshire’s down-to-earth and sonically remarkable Milltown studio, Davis and his group of closely-knit cohorts (including, sometimes, The Dregs) worked their fingers to the bone to create an 11-song voyage of indie-rock and folk that push those genres’ boundaries. As the sounds shift between minimalist roots arrangements and heavy handed dirge-rock, the lyrics are human and confrontational. Each contribution is distinct and audible including Kerry Ryan’s dynamic drumming, Travis Kline’s soaring guitar with noise-rock tendencies and Bernie Nye playing several roles including Davis’ creative partner since they were high school kids jamming in a friend’s basement.

Opening act will be special guest Kelly Raven. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Scheduled next at Unity College Centre are the Sweetback Sisters Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.