Check out a night of hip-hop & rap battles featuring Northern Lights Nation & more at Portland House of Music

Cheesus Crust, it’s Thursday and I still really haven’t gotten into the swing of things yet this week. It’s a good thing that the weekend is right around the corner because I’m not certain if I could actually pull it together more than a couple more days. It’s been a crazy week, but it’s almost over, so cheers to that, and let’s do it to it this thirsty Thursday! Don’t miss out on music such as Phil N’ The Blanks at Gritty’s in Auburn, Justin Walton at Andy’s Old Port Pub, Casco Bay Tummler at Blue, Don Campbell at The Kerrymen Pub, North of Nashville at Brian Boru, Jim Gallant at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza, and more!


You can join local duo Phil N’ The Blanks at Gritty’s in Auburn tonight for a free show featuring some blues, classic rock, country, R&B and modern pop cover tunes as things get started up at 8 o’clock tonight.


Uke n’ Smile returns to the Local Buzz this evening for another open mic.  All musicians of different skills and genres are welcome as this free, creative gathering gets underway at 7:30.


Local singer-songwriters Lauren Crosby and Lindsay Mower will be bringing their blues and jazz-infused folk tunes to the stage of The Rack this evening. Join these talented artists for a night of tunes as things get underway at 7pm.


Get yourself over to the Easy Street Lounge in Hallowell tonight for an evening of fun acoustic jams as Sa Rah’s Serenades continue. Let this lovely local songstress sing you some sweet songs as things get started up at this free show right around 9 o’clock.


Local artist Justin Walton will be playing some acoustic tunes during a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub. Enjoy some great music, local brews, and delicious pub fare as things get underway at 7. 

Portland’s professional Klezmer band, The Casco Bay Tummlers return to the stage of Blue this evening for a performance filled with Traditional Eastern European Jewish compositions. Tonight’s show gets started right around 7 o’clock.

The dudes in Kilcollins will be doing it to it over at RiRa in the Old Port tonight. Starting at 9 the band plans on rockin’ you with all sorts of tunes that you know in love with a handful of catchy original jams for good measure. It’s free, fun and guaranteed to be a good time, so check it out if you’re downtown this evening.

Local hip-hop label, Immortal Music presents a night of hip-hop and rap battler over at Portland House of Music and Events. Starting at 9, swing through with a crew to check out showcase sets from Northern Lights Nation, Lady Dope, Myles Bullen, The Immortals featuring Unique Divinci, Peace Out Pat, HVZE, Dylirium, Jiggz from Click North, plus The Roast of John Blaze of The Immortals with Lyft vs. Ya Boy Mass, John Blaze vs. Unique Divinci + Brothaman + Fate88 + Lyft.

NYC-based drummer Jacob Forbes will be performing alongside Scott Keifner on bass and Emmett Harrity on keys for a night of both originals and jazz standards at Blue this evening. Tonight’s performance will begin at 9 o’clock.

North of Nashville will be rocking down at Brian Boru in the Old Port starting right around 9:30 this thirsty Thursday. Be sure to stop by and join Jay and Andrew as they bring their love all of all things country, western and twang to life this evening with a free show upstairs that’s always guaranteed to be a ton of fun.


Adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell returns to the Kerrymen Pub this evening. Check out Campbell’s solo set as the music starts during this free show at 6pm.

The Run of the Mill welcomes Pat Foley for some acoustic country-rock. If you’re in the area tonight make some plans to drop by as the music starts up at 7.


Local musician Jim Gallant brings a mix of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly to Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza tonight. Join him for a free evening of music as this all ages show starts at 7 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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