Check out Max Felker & Sparxsea during this week’s Under The Influence at Portland House of Music


Okay, another Tuesday is upon us and I do believe that everyone should be back into the swing of things. So get ready to hike up those Party Pants and get yourself out there this evening as there are several different shows to check out including Endless Jags, Superorder, Cool Tara, GOSH at Asylum, Mike Compton & Joe Newberry at One Longfellow Square, The New Mastersounds with Moon Hooch at Port City Music Hall, and more, so get ready to do it to it, my beautiful babies!


Take in some acoustic Americana and blues tunes this Tuesday evening as local musician Frank Fotusky returns to Andy’s Old Port Pub for a free show starting at 7 o’clock.

The New Mastersounds, a four-piece, vintage soul/jazz/funk/rock act based in Leeds, England, will be lighting up the stage of Port City Music Hall in Portland this Tuesday. This energetic band draws their influences from from Jimmies McGriff, Smith, and Hendrix, as well as their most closely-associated mentors, The Meters. The party starts at 7:30 with the help of Moon Hooch, a trio of talented NY musicians featuring two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves.

Jazz things up tonight with another great night of music in an awesome venue as Blue welcomes back The Jazz Workshop to the stage. The Jazz Workshop features John Clark on bass, Glenway Fripp on piano, Carl Dimow on flute, Duncan Hardy, Frank Mauceri and Tracy McMullen on sax, and Peter McLaughlin on drums. This evening’s performance gets underway at 8 o’clock.

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry bring the classic country sounds from the ‘30s and ’40s to life tonight as they play a show on stage at One Longfellow Square. These masters of bedrock instrumentation will be celebrating the sounds of days gone by as things get underway right around 8 o’clock.

The weekly musical event known as Under The Influence at Portland House of Music and Events continues this Tuesday as they present yet another amazing night of Maine-made music with Max Felker and Sparxsea alongside special guest Freddy Dynamite. These two talented acts will be showcasing their own original hip-hop and indie pop compositions as well as covers from artists that have helped to shape and inspire them as artists.  Things get underway at 9 and will feature original jams as well as renditions of songs by such artists Drake, Adele, Future, Beyonce and more, so be sure to check it out this Tuesday evening.

Flask Lounge is ready for yet 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 this free and fun 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.

A pretty sweet indie rock and roll show will be happening downstairs at the Asylum tonight. Join Endless Jags, Superorder, Cool Tara and Illinois-based band Gosh as they bring the good times to the basement beginning at 9.

There’ll be some tasty roots rock for your ears 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 tonight. This show is also free, so no excuses!


South Portland tonight? Then check out tonight’s musical gathering at the Run of the Mill as they present another free, all-ages Open Mic for musicians of all ages, genres and capabilities. Things get started up at 8.

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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