Check out Dispatch’s Ugly Sweater Party featuring covers of Arctic Monkeys & LCD Soundsystem at Portland House of Music tonight

Christmas may have come and gone, but the merry bells keep ringing all around our state this evening. If you’re looking to take in some tunes this Tuesday, here’s what’s happening including Poor Howard at Andy’s, another open mic with Uke n’ Smile at Sea Dog Brewing Company, Viva & The Reinforcements at Crooners & Cocktails, and more. Check it out!


Fast Breaks welcomes back Michael Krapovicky for a night of acoustic pop-rock originals and covers. Michael will get the good times and tunes rollin’ along at 7 during this free event.


Andy’s Old Port Pub hosts an evening of acoustic, old school Louisiana blues as they welcome back Poor Howard to the stage tonight. This all ages and free show starts at 7.

Pizza, beer, live music, and ugly sweaters, oh my! These are all of the things you’ll find tonight at Dispatch’s Ugly Sweater Party event, dubbed Totally Unraveled, that will be happening at Portland House of Music and Events. Things get started at 8pm during this 18+ seasonal shindig and will feature DJ sets by Mosart 212 as well as live cover sets of the Arctic Monkeys as performed by members of The Very Reverend and Cape Cannons and the songs of LCD Soundsystem played by members of both Leveret and Superorder. Plus, you’ll be giving a hand to your neighbors and friends in a much-needed time as proceeds from this event will benefit Catholic Charities Maine’s crucial Refugee and Immigration Services. Don your ugliest sweater and you could even win yourself an awesome prize. This should be a whole lotta fun so be sure to check it out if you’re downtown this Tuesday evening!

Check out tonight’s Open DJ Night happening at Flask Lounge.  Starting at 9 you can sign up for a slot DJing on some open decks. All you need to bring are some records, CDs, and a pair of headphones. This event is free and always a good time so go on and check it out.

Portland siren Viva brings her vibrant vocals back to Crooners & Cocktails tonight for another performance of jazz standards alongside her talented band The Reinforcements. This free shindig gets swinging at 9 o’clock.

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


Uke n’ Smile returns to Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland tonight to host yet another open mic. Things start up at 8 and all musicians are encouraged to join in on the creative and musical fun. It’s free and delicious drinks and food are available so if you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check things out tonight.

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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