YEAHHH! That’s me addressing the fact that we’re half way through the working week and inching every bit closer to the weekend, my babies! Let’s check out what Wednesday has whipped up for us, shall we? Check out such fun shows as Monique Barrett at b.good, Los Galactacos at Frontier, Every Time I Die with Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way & Eternal Sleep at Port City Music Hall, Acoustic Punk Night at Flask Lounge, Bright Eyes vs. Death Cab for Cutie at the Clash of the Titans at Empire, The Maine Dead Project at Portland House of Music, and more!
Check out a free show down at Champions tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey plays a bunch of acoustic barn burners for ya beginning at 9:30.
Local musical group, Los Galactacos, comprised of adventuring stringbenders, strummers, pickers, and percussionists exploring an atlas of music styles and songs, will be performing at Frontier once again tonight as part of the venue’s Live in the Lounge music series. Los Galactacos repertoire includes Tex/Mex folk, Appalachian string music, Canadian Maritimes fiddle tunes, the Classic American Songbook, ol’ time Country, and more. Check them out as things get underway at 7:30 during tonight’s free performance.
Folk-rock duo Rippleton Cross will be back at Cole Farms this Wednesday to host another free open mic event. The pair will be performing some songs as well as encouraging other musicians to get up on the mic and have some fun. This all-ages gathering will get underway at 7pm.
b.good in the Old Port welcomes the lovely and talented Monique Barrett to perform some acoustic songs during a dinnertime set this Wednesday. Starting at 5 you can enjoy some delicious food and terrific live music as Monique sets up shop with her acoustic guitar and plays her original soulful, folk tunes during this all-ages, free event.
Make some plans this Wednesday evening to check out the down-home and acoustic roots sounds of David Beam & Friends at Andy’s Old Port Pub. This lively bunch will be playing some great music for your midweek wind down so swing through and enjoy this free and all-ages show starting at 7.
Metalcore quintet, Every Time I Die, who are known for their mix of alternative metal, Southern metal, and screamo, will be taking the stage alongside Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep for a loud, all-ages show at Port City Music Hall tonight. Things get cranked up past eleven right around 7 o’clock.
Blue’s Irish Concert Series rolls on this Wednesday evening with a featured performance by Jenna Moynihan and Owen Marshall. Music starts at 7:30 and will be followed by a midweek Irish Session that is open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam.
Over at Bull Feeney’s you can catch some folk tunes courtesy of local musician Dave Rowe. Rowe will be making some music that pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint beginning at 8 so be sure to swing through if you’re in the downtown area this evening.
Check out a super fun and free show over at Flask Lounge tonight as they host another installment of Acoustic Punk Night featuring stripped down, acoustic tunes from Scotty Saints, Ande Greene, Lucas of Slow Coyote, Carlton Trott, Matt Andersen, Stanley Beck, Kyle Christensen and more. Check out some unplugged punk performances as things start up at 8.
Nashville-based alt-indie rock and rollers The New Schematics, which features Maine’s own Jonathan Truman on drums, will be performing live at One Longfellow Square tonight. Local act Starcrossed Losers, whose sound ranges in style from stripped-down acoustic balladry to old-school rock n’ roll, gritty gypsy-blues and distorted proto-punk, will start the show as music begins at 8pm.
Check out some good tunes and good vibes going down at Portland House of Music and Events tonight as The Maine Dead Project returns to the stage as part of their winter residency. These talented locals will be taking on the tunes of the Grateful Dead as this groovy gathering gets underway right around 9 o’clock.
Local folk-pop act the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa tonight for their regular Wednesday night gig. Join these fellas for some musical revelry as this free show starts up around 9pm.
Crooners & Cocktails welcomes back local duo Hello Clarice as these pair of talented fellas bring some fun tunes to your Wednesday. Hello Clarice features the vocal stylings of Clarence “Jim” Roberts of Hello Newman and the musical mastery of pianist Mike Maurice as they play everything from Frank Sinatra to Billy Ocean. The pair prepares to perform beginning at 9:30pm.
I will admit that I am pretty excited for this week’s Clash of the Titans at Empire as it means I can revert back to the jaded, angsty teenager I once was many, many moons ago as local musicians come together on stage to perform the songs of Bright Eyes and Death Cab for Cutie. Prepare to get super emo, feel some feelings, and have some secret cries during this week’s match-up as the music starts upstairs right around 9:30pm.
The Frog and Turtle welcomes back local musician Tom Douglas for an evening of acoustic classic covers and original songs. Join Tom as this free and all-ages show starts up at 7:30pm.
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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