Afrobeat Wednesdays continue with Silent Force at Portland House of Music tonight


We’re half way through the working week and getting closer and closer to the freakin’ weekend, true cause to celebrate! Let’s get down on it this Wednesday by checking out such stellar shows at Megadeth with Children of Bodom & Havok at the Cross Insurance Center, The Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa, Jesse & Dave and Jonathan Zack at Flask Lounge, Rap Night at The Asylum, and more!


One of the most popular and important thrash metal bands out there, Megadeth, will be be bringing the thunder to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor tonight. Things get heavy starting around 6pm with opening sets by Children of Bodom and Havok.


If you’re south of Portland tonight and looking to take in some tasty roots rock jams this Tuesday then make your way down to Champions Sports Bar in Biddeford where Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of tunes. Humphrey will be doing his thing from 10 to midnight. It’s a free event with plenty of beer on hand so no excuses; check it out!


Maine musician and all around nice dude, Dave Jacquet resumes his role as host for this week’s free Open Mic night at Cole Farms in Gray. Starting at 7:30 any and all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun with Dave and a few of his friends live on stage this Wednesday.


Attention all Dead Heads and purveyors of all things jam, don’t miss another Happy Hour with The Working Dead as they play a free show at Portland House of Music and Events this evening. Beginning at 4:30 the band will be playing all your favorite Grateful Dead tunes as well as various other covers from some of the most beloved jam bands.

Vermont based musician Kali Stoddard-Imari, known for his R&B-tinged folk rock, will be the featured artist at tonight’s acoustic Open Mic at the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland this Wednesday evening. Join Kali and maybe even get up on stage and sing some songs yourself as things get started around 7 this evening.

Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port welcomes back the Squid Jiggers for some finely crafted folk tunes that are guaranteed to drum up some good times. Join the duo as they get tonight’s free show started at 8 o’clock.

If you’re looking to wind down with some down-home, acoustic roots tunes this Wednesday evening, make some plans to head down to Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street as local act David Beam and The Custom House Gang will be serving up some good times and good tunes during tonight’s free, all-ages event starting right around 8pm.

Get your folk-pop-rock on with the Dapper Gents Duo tonight as this pair of talented fellas will be playing a free show at RiRa tonight starting at 9 o’clock.

Enjoy an evening of acoustic tunes as duo Jesse & Dave team up with local singer-songwriter Jonathan Zack for a show at Flask Lounge. This Wednesday’ free show will get started at 9 o’clock.

Rap Night returns to the Asylum in Portland tonight with showcases of the best local hip-hop artists and producers around. Every week Ill By Instinct and El Shupacabra team up to host this hip-hop heavy party that features some of the dopest emcees and DJs around. Things get fresh starting at 9, so head downtown and check it out.

Afrobeat Wednesday with Silent Force will be happening once again at Portland House of Music and Events. Featuring members of Model Airplane, Sha Sha Sha, Micromasse, The Fogcutters, and more, Silent Force will keep you dancing all night long as they pay tribute to the funkiest sounds from Africa beginning at 9 o’clock.


Pete Witham returns to the Frog and Turtle with his epically entertaining brand of twisted Americana and rockabilly sounds. Pete will be joined by a rotating cast of characters tonight as they bring the good times and good tunes to the stage for this free show, which’ll start up right around 7:30pm.


Portland-based singer-songwriter, Connor Garvey will be bringing his own brand of acoustic folk-rock blended with a touch of soul to the stage of Gather on Main Street in Yarmouth this evening. Check out Connor as he performs a set of songs starting at 6:30pm.


Holly Nunan

Holly “The Nunz” Nunan is a musician from Portland, Maine with an unabashed love for the city as well as its thriving Maine music scene. This is her scene report.

Aside from here on this blog, she can be found around town taking in local shows, performing with any variety of musical acts (basically anyone who will give her a microphone and a tambourine), and talking up local music on WCSH 6 on Friday mornings around 6:20am. She is also the Promotions Director for WFNK, WTHT and WHXR in Portland as well as an On Air Personality at 107.5 Frank FM.

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