Check out The Districts and Rosu Lup at Port City Music Hall tonight

Oh hey, Monday… Honestly, I’m not at all excited to see you once again, but since you’re here and we’re being forced to hang out, I might as well make the most of our time together. Thankfully you make up for some of the pain and agony you put us through by day by generously providing us with some great things to do tonight. My babies, don’t let my friend Monday make a mess of you, instead get out there and take in some live, local music at such shows as Verses vs Verses at Blue, Andrew Bailie & Friends at Portland House of Music and Events, Neat and Clean at Slates, Monday of the Minds at Flask Lounge, and more!

HALLOWELL

Neat and Clean, a Hallowell based musical duo that formed in 1980 consisting of Kenny Cox and Dave Gagne, will be back on stage at Slates tonight. Join them for some musical merriment this Monday evening as things start up at 8:15.

Easy Street Lounge welcomes back local jam band Hambone for some musical merriment this Monday as they host an open jam session. Starting at 9 check out Hambone’s soulful, energetic tunes as well as get up on stage with the band to jam out some of your own originals tunes during this free and always fun event.

LEWISTON

If you’re in the Lewiston area this Monday, drop by Pedro O’Hara’s where local pop-rocker Michael Krapovicky will be hosting another installment of his weekly acoustic open mic event. Tonight’s free event gets underway at 6:30 and is open to all, so grab an instrument and get ready to make some music, and some new friends tonight!

PORTLAND

Tonight you can check out a Blue’s monthly happy hour series called Verses vs. Verses. The event is hosted by Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights and features guest songwriters and word-writers (poems, essays, stories, manifestos, tweets) facing off to find what interesting kinks and connections arise while approaching the same theme from opposite angles. March’s theme is “LOVE is a four-letter word” and this evening’s featured guests will be award-winning songwriter Connor Garvey, former poet laureate of Portland, Marcia F. Brown, and poet, prose writing, and playwright, Jefferson Navicky. Things get underway at 5:30.

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Nat Hussey returns to the stage of Andy’s Old Port Pub this evening for a night of songs and stories that will start up right around 7 o’clock.

Philly-based band The Districts bring their soulful, jangly indie rock to the stage of Port City Music Hall tonight. This 18+ show gets swinging right around 8 with an opening set by musical duo Rosu Lup.

Check out the first installment of Mothership Mondays with Andrew Bailie & Crew tonight down at Portland House of Music and Events. Bailie and friends will be funkifying the start to your working week some super fun jams as things get swinging right around 9.

Monday of the Minds, a showcase of some of the New England hip-hop scene’s biggest and brightest artists, continues tonight at Flask Lounge. This free event is hosted by Stay on Mars and Smokeye as they welcome Farout, Eyenine, Ape The Grim, Words of Phrase, Alunar Landing and Local Mac for some beats, bangers and bars. This free gathering gets underway at 9.

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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