Check out Ock Cousteau, DJ Rew & Shane Reis at Live at 212 tonight


Nothing makes me a happier Nunz than knowing that the weekend is right around the corner! Thursday is pretty frickin’ terrific with a ton of awesome tuneage to take in so hike up those Party Pants and get down on it. Do it to it at such great shows as A Tribute to HalloWEEN at Empire, Welterweight at Blue, Happy Folk at The Dogfish Bar & Grille, Meghan Clark at The Daniel Inn Coast Bar + Bistro, Moshe, Vinyl Cape, Stay On Mars, 32french & Mosart212 at Geno’s, Hannah Harleen at Sonny’s, Ryan Halliburton & The Still at RiRa, Phil N’ The Blanks at Gritty’s 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.


Local songstress Meghan Clark will be performing an acoustic set of songs at The Daniel Coast Bar + Bistro this evening. Clark’s influences include Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, 1975, The Weeknd, and One Direction. Check out some of her pop-rock originals as well as some cover tunes as tonight’s free show starts at 6:30pm.


Uke n’ Smile is hosting another Open Mic at the Local Buzz this Thursday. Starting at 7:30pm any and all musicians are welcome to play some tunes, or if you can’t actually play an instrument, you can sing with the fellas in Uke n’ Smile as they play the music for you. It’s free, fun, and yummy drinks and food are available as well so if you’re in the area tonight, stop by and check things out.


Steve Jones and his band will be making some noise up at The Liberal Cup in Hallowell this Thursday evening. Jones and friends blend everything from rockabilly, country, old-time rock and roll, Americana, roots and more to create some mighty fine jams that are guaranteed to help you get the good times rolling. If you’re in the area tonight be sure to stop through and have some fun as things get underway right around 7 o’clock.

Local songstress Sa Rah brings her evening of serenades back to the Easy Street Lounge tonight, so make some plans to get cozy and enjoy her acoustic set of songs as things start up at 9:30.


Portland piano man Mike Maurice returns to Salvage BBQ for some Thursday night honky tonkin’. Mike will be playing a variety of twangy hits as well as some ragtime tunes and improv jams. Check out this free, all ages shindig, and enjoy some tasty BBQ, as things start up right at 6.

Andy’s Old Port Pub welcomes back local act Pretty Girls Sing Soprano to fill their space with some beautiful sounds. Since their inception Pretty Girls Sing Soprano have quickly turned heads with their tight, clever and original harmonies. You can check them out starting at 7 o’clock this evening.

Check out the smart, pop-infused Americana and folk sounds of local act Welterweight at Blue this evening. The band will be coming together on stage in this unique and intimate venue right around 7pm so make some plans to stop in and check them out.

Portland’s own feel-good music collective Happy Folk will be bringing some jazz-rock jams to The Dogfish Bar & Grille tonight. Join this band of musical merrymakers for an evening of feel-good fun as this free, all ages show starts at 8.

Members of Weakened Friends, 6Gig, Tall Horse and Cape Cannons come together to bring you a Tribute to HalloWEEN over Empire. These boys will be bringing you the brownest brown as they perform all of your favorite WEEN tunes all night long starting up at 9 o’clock.

Moshe brings his dark, gloomy hip-hop to Geno’s tonight alongside hyper-dense goth-rap-doom act Vinyl Cape and Maine-based emcees and producers Stay On Mars, 32french, and Mosart212. Things start to get weird right around 9 o’clock.

The wildly talented Hannah Harleen hits Sonny’s lounge once again tonight for a free and fun show. This lovely local songstress with be dishing up some jazz, soul, pop and maybe even a little hip-hop for your Thursday evening as things get underway right around 9.

Local blues musicians Samuel James and D. Gross team up tonight to bring you another performance filled with acoustic songs over at Blue. Beginning at 9 this talented pair of troubadours will be singing some songs, plucking some strings, and sharing some stories to help you thoroughly enjoy your Thursday evening.

Check out a free show at RiRa as Ryan Halliburton and The Still bring some pop-rock tunes to the stage during a free show that starts up at 9pm.


Don’t miss a performance from one of the County’s finest folks as musician Travis Cyr returns to the Eureka Hall Restaurant in Stockholm tonight. You’ll want to make your way over to this awesome venue to check out the terrific folk and Americana tunes from Cyr as the music starts at 6:30.


Don’t snooze on an awesome night of local hip-hop over at Live at 212 as they welcome Ock Cousteau with DJ Rew and Shane Reis to the stage for a free show that’ll get swinging at 8pm.


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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