Check out Twiddle with Lespecial & The Jauntee at the State Theatre tonight


The night before Thanksgiving is ALWAYS a rager so why spend it somewhere you KNOW you’re going to see EVERYONE you don’t really want to see from high school, and get sucked into talking about stuff you have no interest in, when you could be raising a glass of some sort of libation high into the air whilst busting out some Party Pants-worthy dance moves? Do the right thing. Here’s where to work it out this Wednesday. Don’t snooze on shows such as Tribute 2 Incubus at Empire, Brooke, Fogg & St. Pierre at Fire House Grill, Radio Revival at The Kerrymen Pub, Alter Igor at The Liberal Cup, Built To Last at Portland House of Music, The Midnight Riders at Myrtle Street Tavern, Pete Witham at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza, Jenny Jumpstart at Gather, and much more.


Local musicians Brooke, Fogg & St. Pierre come together for another evening of beautiful, acoustic music over at the Fire House Grill in Auburn. This creative collaboration gets underway at 8pm.


Check out a free show down at Champions tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey plays a free show starting up at 10pm.


Check out some funkadelic sounds courtesy of Skyfoot as they bring the rock and funk jams Chummies tonight for a show that’ll get swinging right around 9 o’clock.


Check out local musician Ron Bergeron as he plays another free show at Bueno Loco in Falmouth tonight. Ron will be getting things kicked into gear right around 6 o’clock with tons great covers from The Beatles, Stones, Queen, Elvis, The Boss, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and many more.


Local act Alter Igor returns to rock out at The Liberal Cup tonight with their party-starting classic rock tunes. The band will be playing everything from Nick Lowe to The Who and many, many more iconic rock n’ rollers as they get things underway inside at 8.


The Jameson Four will be rocking out at the Crooked Hook Tavern in Mechanic Falls this evening. Join these fellas for some pre-Turkey Day fun as they serve up some classic rock and pop-rock hits starting at 8 o’clock.


The Working Dead returns to Portland House of Music and Events this Wednesday evening for another Happy Hour jam sesh. Join these talented fellas for some renditions of Grateful Dead jams as this free shindig gets shakin’ at 5pm.

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.

The Ladies in Red Wednesday night music series continues over at MJ’s Wine Bar with vocalist Hannah Harleen and Portland piano man Mike Maurice as the pair bring you an evening of lounge-style tunes. Settle in and enjoy a variety of jazz, soul, pop and R&B songs as this free shindig gets swinging at 8.

Vermont-based quartet Twiddle, whose complex compositions and arrangements have been compared to that of Zappa and Coltrane, returns to Portland tonight for a show at the State Theatre. Tonight’s all ages show starts at 8 with opening sets from Lespecial and The Jauntee.

David Beam and the Custom House Gang will be serving up some down-home acoustic roots tunes over at Andy’s Old Port Pub. The local act will get the good times, and good tunes, rolling along right around 8 o’clock.

Add some folk-pop to your Wednesday as the Dapper Gents Duo returns to the stage of RiRa for another free show that’ll get underway at 9.

Tonight a band of local musicians come together on stage at the Empire to pay Tribute 2 Incubus – the popular California quintet that mixes hard rock riffs, pop-flavored melodies, synths, turntablism, and a highly developed sense of dynamics. The tribute band will be covering songs from a large portion of Incubus’ discography as the music starts at 9 o’clock.

There’s even more in the way of Grateful Dead jams tonight at Portland House of Music and Events as they welcome back Built To Last, a Grateful Dead experience featuring members of The Working Dead, Maine Dead Project, and Smoked Salmon. The band promises to bring some good tunes and vibes to the stage as the music starts at 9 o’clock.


Tonight The Midnight Riders bring some soul, funk, Americana, roots, blues, and rock n’ roll sounds to the Myrtle Street Tavern in Rockland. Join these fun fellas for some musical merriment as things get underway at 9pm.


Radio Revival returns to The Kerrymen Pub tonight with tons of songs for you to groove to including covers of Queen, Billy Squier, Bowie, Tom Petty, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, The Strokes, Thin Lizzy, Weezer and more. This free show gets rockin’ and rollin’ at 7:30pm.

The Desperate Avikadoz will be offering up some funky jams down at The Run of the Mill tonight. The fellas will be bringing the party to life starting right around 8 o’clock, so if you’re in the area swing through and check ‘em out.


Local singer-songwriters Paul Dube, Lindsey Montana, and Jordan Kaulback come together tonight for some acoustic tunes over at Crazy 8’s in South Paris. Enjoy some fun songs and stories as this free event begins at 9pm.


Pete Witham is back at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza tonight with some Americana and rockabilly tunes to help you hurdle the hump this Wednesday evening.  Pete will be joined by a rotating cast of characters as they bring the good times and good tunes to the stage for this free show, which will start at 7pm.


Gather’s Acoustic Wednesday music series continues this evening as they welcome back Portland-based, alt-Americana artist Jenny Jumpstart. Jenny will be performing a free and all-ages dinner-time set that gets underway at 6:30pm.





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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