Check out And The Kids with Palm & YAIRMS at Empire tonight


I think I gotta get out there and work it out this Wednesday considering this feels like the longest week of my entire life. I think some music, friends, and an adult beverage might do the trick. If you’re looking to pack in a bit of a party this evening, here’s what’s going down including Choro Louco at Frontier, Pete Witham at The Frog and Turtle, Will Dailey & Megan Burtt at One Longfellow Square, Show Me the Body, Phallus Uber Alles, Safe/Word & Nycterent at SPACE Gallery, The Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa, and more!


Take in some roots rock tunes during a free show at Champions tonight. Starting at 9 local musician Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of songs.


Check out some tunes from Portland’s only Brazilian choro ensemble, Choro Louco as they play a free show as part of Frontier’s Live in the Lounge music series. Choro Louco features local musicians Carl Dimow, Nicole Rabata, Joel Eckhaus, Eric LaPerna, and David Newsmam. This evening’s performance gets underway at 7:30.


The Working Dead are back to bring the good vibes to Portland House of Music and Events this evening. This trio of talented, local musicians will be serving up some Happy Hour, Grateful Dead jams during a free show that starts at 5pm.

Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues with a featured performance from Tim Hill and Autumn Rhodes. Music starts at 7:30 and will be followed by another Wednesday evening Irish Session open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam.

Boston-based singer-songwriter Will Dailey returns to Portland tonight. Dailey has been described as having a rich vintage vibe while having a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop and big hooks. He’ll be joined by indie pop-rock songstress Megan Burtt this evening as music gets underway right around 8 over at One Longfellow Square.

SPACE Gallery hosts an evening of genre-defying music as Massachusetts-based band Show Me the Body comes to town. SMTB combines elements of punk and hardcore, hip-hop and electronic music, folk and indie-rock for some powerful, unrelenting sounds that are completely unique. Rounding out tonight’s bill will be the digital hardcore rage of Phallus Uber Alles, the blown-out skronk and roll of Safe/Word, and the multi-sensory chaos of Nycterent. This 18+ event begins at 8pm.

Unwind this Wednesday with some acoustic roots tunes with David Beam and the Custom House Gang at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in the Old Port tonight. This talented troupe will be playing some great music starting right around 8 during this free and all ages show.

Local folk musician Dave Rowe will be playing another free show over at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Join Rowe for some good times and good tunes as things start up right around 8 o’clock.

Mellow your mind with some midweek tuneage over at Portland House of Music as The Maine Dead Project continues their summer residency tonight. These talented musicians will be performing songs from the Grateful Dead and other beloved jam bands as things get underway at 9pm.

Local folk-pop act the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa tonight for their regular Wednesday night gig. Join these fellas for some musical revelry as this free show starts up around 9pm.

Ultra-fun Massachusetts indie rock trio And The Kids are back in Portland tonight for a show at Empire. Experimental art rockers Palm and art/garage/punk/psychedelic rock n’ roll band YAIRMS round out tonight’s bill as the music starts upstairs at 9:30.


Pete Witham returns to The Frog and Turtle for some Americana and rockabilly music this Wednesday. Pete will be joined by a rotating cast of characters as they bring the good times and good tunes to the stage for this free show, which starts up at 7:30pm.

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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