All right, another Tuesday is here and everyone should be back into the swing of things. Hopefully you’re all ready to hike up those Party Pants and get yourself out there this evening as there are several different shows to check out including Timothy Gurshin at Andy’s, Jesus Cactus at Blue, CJ3 & Strange Changes at Empire, Toby McAllister at Easy Day, The Jeanne Boyer Trio at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza, and more, so do it to it, my beautiful babies!
Party with alt-metal act, Primus out on the Maine State Pier tonight as they bring their blend of punk rock, thrash, speed metal, and funk back to Portland for a show that’ll also feature co-headliners, Clutch. Clutch will be melting faces with their hard-hitting rock that blends elements of funk, metal and some Zeppelin inspired sounds. Tonight’s all-ages performance gets underway at 5:30pm.
The Porthole on Commercial Street welcomes back Dan Merrill to the deck this evening for a set that’ll feature a variety of acoustic rock, pop and folk covers and originals. Tonight’s show is free and starts up at 6 o’clock.
Electronic music comes in all sounds, colors, and textures, but drummer RJ Miller explores the ambient side with chilled themes and moody soundscapes that you can check out tonight as he brings his latest musical endeavor, Jesus Cactus, to the stage of Blue. Miller expertly juxtaposes his drum kit with piano, keyboards, and analog synthesizers through infectious melodies that move and groove as things begin right around 8 o’ clock tonight.
Flask Lounge in Portland presents 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 the event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome as the party starts right around 9 o’clock, so check it out.
Roots rocker Travis James Humphrey returns to Gritty’s tonight for another free, solo set that’ll start up right around 9 o’clock this evening.
The Christopher Jacques Trio (CJ3) is the newest project from the genre bending Frenchman, Christopher Jacques will be bringing some punk, jazz, avant garde rock, crunk monk funk, gibberish rap, romantic era polka house, and even a little bit of metal to Empire tonight for a post-Primus party. Special guests Strange Changes will get things started as music begins right around 9pm.
Toby McAllister of local pop-rock band Sparks The Rescue will be performing a solo, acoustic set at Easy Day tonight. Starting at 6pm Toby will be performing some of his favorite STR originals as well as some covers of popular tunes from the past 20 plus years.
Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile returns to Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland tonight for another open mic event. All artists of different skills, genres, and ages are welcome to get up on the microphone as this free, creative gathering gets underway at 8pm.
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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