Check out A Mighty Lion & Seth Warner at tonight’s Under The Influence at Portland House of Music

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Hopefully you were successful in your quest of putting Monday in its place — and essentially telling it to pound sand. If you’re on a roll, then get ready to do it to it this Tuesday evening by checking out all of the plentiful happenings that are going down all around town and beyond including Sea Level and The Ruby Tuesdays at One Longfellow Square this afternoon, Kneebody & Daedelus with Jaw Gems at Blue, Ron Bergeron at Fast Breaks and more!

LEWISTON

Fast Breaks in Lewiston welcomes local singer-songwriter Ron Bergeron to the stage for a full night of music. Ron will be serving up tons of great songs starting at 6 including covers of The Beatles, Stones, Queen, Elvis, The Boss, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and maybe even a little Lady Gaga. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check out some good times and good tunes during this free show.

PORTLAND

One Longfellow Square and Creative Trails Listen Up! presents Sea Level with The Ruby Tuesdays this afternoon. Creative Trails pairs together local musicians with their Listen Up! Program musicians for these fun, all-ages afternoon concerts. This time around Sea Level, which is the magical music box of local multi-instrumentalist and former Berklee student Dan Capaldi, who combines loops, keys, harmonies, and frequencies into a non-linear wall of sound that leaves room for the unimaginable, joins the blues, soul, rock and pop of Listen Up! musicians The Ruby Tuesdays for this show, which gets underway at noontime.

Grammy nominated jazz quintet Kneebody will be joining forces with electronic-based jazz act Daedelus for a night of soundscapes at Blue on Congress Street this evening. There will be two ticketed shows, featuring an opening performance from local trip-hop, electro-jazz act Jaw Gems, at 5pm and 7:15pm.

The Kevin Midgley Players bring some Americana and Delta blues to Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Join them for some good times and good tunes as this free, all-ages show starts up at 7 o’clock.

Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic for DJs with their free dance party, which allows up and coming record spinners to take a chance and get up on the tables during the event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins right around 9 o’clock, so check it out.

You can check out some roots rock for free tonight over at Gritty’s in the Old Port where Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of tunes. Humphrey will be doing his thing from 9 to midnight.

Portland House of Music and Events’ musical series, Under The Influence rolls on this Tuesday. The series, which showcases local bands’ original compositions alongside cover tunes from acts that have helped influence the local acts’ sound, is both fun and informative. Tonight Auburn-based, four-piece rock-reggae band A Mighty Lion brings some funky jams to the stage alongside skilled guitarist Seth Warner, who’ll be joined by his band tonight as well. Things get underway at 9 with both original songs and covers from such influences State Radio, Jackson Browne, Passafire, Neil Young and more, so be sure to check it out this Tuesday evening.

Bull Feeney’s acoustic Open Mic night continues this evening with lead vocalist of The Dapper Gents, Jacob McCurdy playing and emceeing at this free and fun event. Tonight Jacob invites everyone on to the stage to show off their musical talents right around 9:30. If you’ve really got some skills, you might even find yourself with a paying gig at Bull Feeney’s, so grab your ax and get ready to show ‘em what you’ve got this Tuesday.

SACO

If you’re south of Portland this Tuesday evening and hoping to either play at an Open Mic or just watch some local talent show off their musical abilities, look no further than The Run of the Mill as they present another installment of this weekly musical event starting at 8 o’clock.

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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