Check out Talons of Spring & Canned Bread at Under The Influence at Portland House of Music tonight

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Surprisingly Monday wasn’t as brutal as I was anticipating it to be and I hope that it was much of the same for you cats and kittens as well. It looks like Tuesday is shaping up to be wicked decent too. I know it’s still very early in the week, but there’s always a party going on somewhere around town and beyond, so get those Party Pants primed and check out shows such as Ryan Halliburton & The Still at Portland Lobster Company, Ian McFarland at Andy’s Old Port Pub, The Will Mason Ensemble & Kafari at SPACE Gallery, and more! 

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It’s another Tuesday to take in some free tunes at Portland Lobster Company as Ryan Halliburton and The Still return with some pop-rock sounds as they bring this free, all ages show out on the deck beginning at 6.

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian McFarland will be performing live at Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Join McFarland for some music as this free, all ages show starts at 7pm.

Enjoy some mighty fine music in an awesome, intimate setting tonight as Blue on Congress Street welcomes back The Jazz Workshop for some, you guessed it, jazz tunes! 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.

Maine-born jazz composer and drummer Will Mason brings his NYC-based septet to SPACE Gallery in Portland tonight. The Will Mason Ensemble is Stuart Breczinski (oboe), Curtis Macdonald (alto sax), Nina Moffitt (voice), Travis Reuter and Andrew Smiley (guitars), Dan Stein (bass), and Will Mason (drums). Opening this show is Portland’s own the evening is Portland’s own talented beat maker, Kafari, who’ll be bringing his multifarious jazz and funk sounds to the stage starting at 8:30pm.

The weekly musical event known as Under The Influence at Portland House of Music and Events returns this Tuesday as they present yet another amazing night of Maine-made music with Talons of Spring and Canned Bread. These two talented acts will be showcasing their own original jazz, reggae, hip hop, indie rock, funk, and soul music 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 The Doors, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, James Brown and more, so be sure to check it out this Tuesday evening.

Flask Lounge hosts another open mic event that is designed for DJs and producers. Tonight’s open mic allows up-and-coming artists to take a chance up on the decks. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and a controller. All formats of music are welcome as music starts spinning around 9 o’clock.

Bull Feeney’s acoustic Open Mic night with local folk-pop artist, Jacob McCurdy continues this Tuesday. Join in on the fun as Jacob invites any and all musicians to the stage to starting at 9:30.

SACO

Check out another acoustic Open Mic at The Run of the Mill in Saco tonight where starting at 8 all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun during this free all-ages event.

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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