Check out The Mind Spray All-Stars at Rap Night at the Asylum tonight


Sweet, wonderful Wednesday — Welcome back! Let us all rejoice in the fact that we are one day closer to the freakin’ weekend by getting out there and having some fun this evening. Some cool stuff to do tonight including Between The Buried and Me with August Burns Red & Good Tiger at the State Theatre, Willy Porter at One Longfellow Square, Silent Force at Portland House of Music, Lena Rich at Gather, Tom Douglas at The Frog and Turtle, and more. Here we go!


Dos Canosos y el Joven returns to Frontier tonight to bring some Latin music to life this evening as part of the venue’s Live in the Lounge music series. This free all-ages event gets started up at 7:30.


Locally based singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Dave Jacquet is back at it again tonight as he hosts another free Open Mic at Cole Farms. Beginning at 7, any and all musicians are welcome to join in with Dave and a few of his friends as they share songs and stories all evening long. Be sure to stop in and be a part of the creative fun if you’re in the area this Wednesday.


Portland House of Music welcomes back all you Dead Heads for an early evening of jams as The Working Dead return for another free Happy Hour show. Beginning at 4:30 this local band will be serving up great cover tunes from The Dead as well as other jam band classics.

Acclaimed prog-rock/metalcore Between the Buried & Me will be live at the State Theatre tonight. This all ages show gets started up at 6:30 with opening sets from August Burns Red and Good Tiger.

Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues with a featured performance from set Owen Marshall, Laura Fedderson and Joel Wennerstrom. Music starts at 7:30 and will be followed by another Wednesday evening Irish Session open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam.

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Willy Porter will be at One Longfellow Square this Wednesday evening. Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar driven events that are electrifying, dynamic, and original in the way that Porter’s voice blends with his virtuoso fret work. See him tonight beginning at 8pm.

Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street in the Old Port welcomes back local duo the Squid Jiggers to the stage. The pair will be playing their own original brand of folk-infused drinking tunes starting right around 8 this Wednesday. There’s never, ever a cover charge and also never, ever a shortage of cold beer, so make some moves and check ‘em out this evening.

Wind down your Wednesday with some acoustic roots tunes courtesy of David Beam and The Custom House Gang as the local act plays a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street tonight. These fellas will get the good times rolling starting right around 8 o’clock.

Afrobeat Wednesday with local act Silent Force is happening again at Portland House of Music and Events tonight. Featuring members of Model Airplane, Sha Sha Sha, Micromasse, The Fogcutters, and more, Silent Force will keep you dancing all night long as they pay tribute to the funkiest sounds from Africa starting up at 9 o’clock.

This Wednesday the Mind Spray All Stars tour invades Rap Night at the Asylum. Mind Spray is a monthly event in Boston featuring hip-hop showcases and an open mic where emcees have a chance to win $100, studio time, and future showcase slots. This month marks their two year anniversary, and to celebrate they’re sending some of their artists on the road. This evening don’t miss showcases from Dark Matter, Cody Pope, Shalom, plus Uncle Sam. There will also early and late open mic cyphers with Ill by Instinct and El Shupacabra so don’t snooze as things start up right around 9.   

Local folk-pop act the Dapper Gents Duo will be bringing some good times and good tunes to the stage of RiRa tonight for a free 21+ show that’ll get started up at 9.


The Frog and Turtle on Main Street in downtown Westbrook welcomes back local musician Tom Douglas to the stage for an evening of classic covers and original songs. Join Tom as this free, all-ages acoustic show starts up at 7:30pm.


Maine-based singer-songwriter, Lena Rich will be performing a free dinnertime set at Gather on Main Street in Yarmouth this evening. Enjoy an evening of delicious local fare and music as things get started up around 6:30.

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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