Check out PitchBlak Brass Band with el malo at Portland House of Music and Events tonight

Well by the way tonight is shaping up it looks as though the weekend has arrived a day early, and you know what? I’m pretty okay with that. So let’s hike up those Party Pants and do it to it this evening at such shows as The Ballroom Thieves & The Suitcase Junket at Port City Music Hall, The DuPont Brothers at Blue Told Slant with Ada and The Veazies at SPACE Gallery, Kilcollins at RiRa, Don Campbell at the Kerrymen Pub, and more!


Local acoustic act Uke n’ Smile is back at the Local Buzz tonight for another free and all ages Open Mic event. All artists, genres, musical capabilities and ages are welcome to join in on the creative fun as this gathering gets started at 7:30.


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.


Pop-rock and roller Alex Roy will be performing a set of original tunes and cover songs at Jimmy The Greek’s this Thirsty Thursday. Tonight’s event is free and sure to be a good time so swing through if you’re in the area as the music starts up at 7.


Maine’s own professional Klezmer band, The Casco Bay Tummlers are back at Blue tonight with some Traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Things get underway at 7pm.

A truly unique show will be happening at One Longfellow Square this evening as they welcome ALASH Ensemble to the stage. ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. Check them out as tonight’s show starts up at 8 o’clock.

Cambridge alternative folk-rock act The Ballroom Thieves return to Maine for a show at Port City Music Hall tonight. Also on tonight’s bill The Suitcase Junket, Vermont artist Matt Lorenz’s nationally touring, throat-singing, slide guitar playing, one-man-band, who’ll open this 18+ show starting at 8 o’clock.

Told Slant, the bedroom punk project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Felix Walworth, will be performing at SPACE Gallery tonight. Known to many as the drummer for Eskimeaux, Florist, and Bellows, and a frequent collaborator of Girlpool, Porches, Frankie Cosmos, and others, Walworth is a pillar of Brooklyn art collective The Epoch. Tonight Slant will be joined by local atmospheric act, Ada, and psych-folk act, The Veazies, as this 18+ show starts at 8:30pm.

Portland House of Music and Events will be jumping tonight as they welcome PitchBlak Brass Band to the stage. PitchBlak utilizes epic sounds of tubas, trombones, saxophones and other typically non-hip hop instruments in the spirit of The Roots to deliver an energy that samples, loops and breakbeats can’t always capture. This high energy show will start at 9 with an opening set from local salsacore act, el malo.

Kilcollins will be rocking the night away at RiRa on Commercial Street starting at 9 o’clock. The fellas will get your booty shaking out on the dance floor with all kinds of songs that you know and love as well as some catchy original jams that are sure to keep you moving. Tonight’s show is free and guaranteed to be a fun way to spend a Thirsty Thursday, so check it out.

Burlington indie folk act The DuPont Brothers are back in Portland tonight for a show at Blue. Music starts up at 9 o’clock.

Get your folk-pop on tonight with a free show from the Dapper Gents Duo as they return to the stage of Bull Feeney’s for a free show that’ll get underway at 9:30.


Maine-based adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell returns to the stage of the Kerrymen Pub this evening. Check out Campbell’s solo set as the music starts during this free show at 6:30pm.


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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