Don’t miss KING with Mosart212 at SPACE Gallery tonight


I don’t know about you guys, but I certainly showed Wednesday what was up. I’m feeling pretty good and thinking about doing exactly the same thing this evening. There’s a lot of Thursdaying to be done, so hike up those Party Pants and let’s do it to it! Check out some tunes at such shows as Tom Gurney at Fire House Grill, Sojourn at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Open Mic with Toby McAllister at The Hayloft Pub, Jackson Browne at the Maine State Pier, Studio Two at The Porthole, North of Nashville at Portland Lobster Company, Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow at Blue, Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers at Port City Music Hall and much, much more.


Maine musician Tom Gurney returns to bring the fun times and tunes to the Fire House Grille in Auburn this Thursday evening. Join Gurney as he gets the good times rollin’ right around 7:30pm during this free, all-ages show.


The Crown Vics are ready to throw down a non-stop rockabilly dance party up at Bar Harbor Beer Works this Thirsty Thursday. If you’re looking to bust a move and have some fun check out tonight’s show as things get underway at 6.


Fans of the timeless music of The Moody Blues will not want to miss the cover band SOJOURN perform tonight at the Chocolate Church Arts Center. The musicians of Sojourn, who span two decades in age, will recreate classic sounds from “Nights In White Satin” to “Your Wildest Dreams” during a show that begins at 7:30pm.


Check out acoustic tunes from local singer-songwriter Bill Howard as he returns to The Daniel Coast Bar + Bistro this evening. Bill will be playing some songs during this free, all-ages show which gets started up at 6.


Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile returns to the Local Buzz for another Open Mic this Thursday evening. All artists of different skills and genres are welcome as this free, creative gathering gets underway at 7.


Maine-based songstress Sa Rah brings an evening of serenades back to the Easy Street Lounge. Make some plans to get cozy and enjoy her acoustic set of songs as things start up at 9:30.


Tonight Ben Logan & The Lo-Fi’s invite you to a Thursday filled with fine craft beer mixed with some juke joint Mississippi country blues, stomp box and 3-string cigar box guitar as they play a free show in the tasting room of Bear Bones Beer in Lewiston. This fun shindig gets shakin’ at 7pm.


Toby McAllister of local pop- and pop-rock act Sparks The Rescue will be hosting another acoustic Open Mic night at the Hayloft Pub in Mechanic Falls this Thursday evening. Join Toby for some free fun as things get swinging right around 7. 


Local siren Renee Coolbrith joins forces once again with Portland piano man Kris Rodgers for a free set of songs out on the patio of Portland House of Music and Events this afternoon. Join this talented duo as they help you wind down another work day with some terrific Happy Hour tunes that’ll get started up at 4 o’clock.

Local folk troubadour Putnam Smith will be making some music alongside fellow acoustic folk artist Ashley Storrow tonight as the pair bring some pleasant sounds to the stage of Blue tonight. This evening’s event gets underway at 6pm.

I cannot tell you how pumped I am to happy/ugly-cry with my mum tonight as we see Jackson Browne for the fourth time together out at the Maine State Pier. Browne’s introspective, literate lyrics and laid-back folk-rock style is something I’m excited to see backed by a full band. (Each time he’s been in town it’s been an awesome acoustic tour so this should be similarly as awesome, but with a bit of a kick.) Tickets are still available for this all ages show, which will start up at 6.

Boston-based Beatles tribute band, Studio Two, will be taking you back to the early 60’s when The Beatles were taking the world by storm as they play a fun show out on the deck of The Porthole tonight. Join these fab fellas for some fun as things start up at 6.

North of Nashville will be rocking the deck of the Portland Lobster Company starting at 6:30 this thirsty Thursday. Be sure to stop by and join Jay and Andrew as they bring their love all of all things country, western and twang to life this evening with a free show that’s always guaranteed to be a ton of fun.

Andy’s Old Port Pub welcomes back local act Pretty Girls Sing Soprano to the stage to fill the space with beautiful sounds and songs. Since their inception Pretty Girls Sing Soprano have quickly turned heads with their tight, clever and original harmonies. You can check them out starting at 7 o’clock this Thursday evening.

Pop-rock singer-songwriter Chris Trapper comes to the stage of St. Lawrence Arts tonight. Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars and spent some time on several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty. Check him out on The Hill tonight as this show starts up at 7 o’clock.

Portland piano man Mike Maurice will be back at Salvage BBQ tonight for a free show featuring some funk, soul and jazz sounds. Enjoy some tasty BBQ and tasty tunes as this free all ages show starts at 7.

Contemporary bluegrass act Cumberland Crossing returns to Blue this Thursday evening for another night full of bustling bluegrass. Tonight’s free show will get kicking at 8pm with an all out bluegrass jam directly following the band’s set that’s open to any and all musicians who wanna join in. Swing through and have some fun if you’re kicking around downtown tonight.

Eric Bettencourt is back in town for the summer and tonight he joins a few pals for a night of fun out on the patio of Slab. I anticipate lots of good times and good jams as this free show starts up at 8pm.

I’ve heard so many good things about tonight’s show at SPACE Gallery that it’s going on my personal must-see list this Thursday, which is awesome as this Thursday is a rare one in which I can stay up past 5:30pm. Anyway! Don’t miss twins Paris and Amber Strother and their musical sister Anita Bias as they take the stage as dream-pop trio KING. In a few short years since their formation, the act has quickly gathered such fans as Questlove, Erykah Badu, and Prince. Prince for Chrissakes, you guys! It’s been said that KING’s “eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style make them one of a kind.”See for yourself as tonight’s show starts off with a set from Portland’s own funky DJ Mosart212 at 8:30pm.

The super fun fellas in Kilcollins will be doing it to it over at RiRa on Commercial Street this thirsty Thursday. Starting at 9 Kilcollins plans on rockin’ you with all sorts of tunes that you know in love with a handful of catchy original jams for good measure. It’s free, fun and I would say guaranteed to be a good time, so check it out if you’re downtown this evening.

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst will be bringing his trembling vocals, acoustic guitar and confessional songs to the stage of Port City Music Hall tonight. Prepare to feel all of the feelings as The Felice Brothers, a band dubbed the missing link between The Band and Bright Eyes, kick things off with a set that starts at 9 o’clock.

Full throttle into your Thursday with a free show over at the Oasis patio with The Dapper Gents. These fellas will be getting things rollin’ right around 9 with their fun blend of folk, pop and rock. Tonight’s gig is guaranteed to be a good time, so grab some pals and have some fun.

Over at Brian Boru in the Old Port you can join Vinyl Tap who will be partying down this thirsty Thursday will all of your favorite dance jams. Vinyl Tap is known for making people bust a move to their wide array of danceable cover tunes that span between everything from everything The Beatles to Huey Lewis, Cee Lo Green, Stevie Wonder, The Dead and many, many more. There’s never a cover charge so check it out starting at 9 tonight.

Get down on it with some of the best alt-rock tunes the 90s ever gave us with Hello Newman who’ll be throwing a party upstairs at Bull Feeney’s tonight. Grab some pals, drink some beers, and enjoy tunes from such bands as Sublime, Blink 182, the GinBlossoms, Everclear, No Doubt and even Chumbawumba (yes, I just said Chumbawumba) as the (free) party starts right around 9:30.


Another chance to take in the smart, pop-infused Americana and folk sounds of local act Welterweight happens again as the band prepares to play a free show at The Run of the Mill tonight. This all ages performance will get underway right around 7. 

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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