Doradoe, Trele & Work In Progress perform at Lush Music Night at Portland House of Music

Here’s hoping everyone made it through another Monday unscathed! If you’re looking to let loose this Tuesday with some live, local music might I suggest shows such as Qi Hammer at Blue, Rocktopia at Merrill Auditorium, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby & Mary Lattimore at Port City Music Hall, Jon King, TruckBody Jones & The Grumps at Empire, and more!


Blue welcomes Qi Hammer to the stage this Tuesday. Qi Hammer combines ethereal synthesizing, field recordings, noise, and free jazz drums into long-form meditative pieces that are truly unique. Check ‘em out as things get underway at 6pm.

Check out Lush Music Night featuring sounds from producers and DJs Doradoe and Trele as well as experimental alt-rock act Work In Progress at Portland House of Music and Events. This all ages show is guaranteed to be a terrific way to spend a Tuesday so make some plans to stop through as things get underway at 7pm.

Take in some Americana tunes this Tuesday with singer-songwriter Matt Nasi as he prepares to play a free and all-ages show at Andy’s tonight beginning at 7pm.

Tonight Merrill Auditorium welcomes Rocktopia, a performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock. This act delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more. Tonight’s event gets underway at 7:30.

Port City Music Hall and SPACE Gallery co-present tonight’s show at PCMH with singer-songwriter Waxahatchee, who brings her powerful lo-fi acoustic tracks to life alongside openers Kevin Morby and Mary Lattimore as this 18+ show starts up at 8pm.

Electronic music comes in all sounds, colors, and textures, but drummer RJ Miller exploits the ambient side with chilled themes and moody soundscapes that you can see performed live tonight at Blue. Miller’s latest musical endeavor, Jesus Cactus, hits right around 8 o’ clock tonight.

Tonight One Longfellow Square gears up for Night 1 of 2 with legendary Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre. Barre has been joined at the hip to Tull’s lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson since 1969, when Barre replaced Mick Abrahams in the group’s lineup. His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on recordings and in concert amid the beauty of Anderson’s melodies and complex lyrics. Barre’s solo work allows him to stretch out in directions that Tull normally doesn’t go, and to put his instrument into new sounds, genres, and musical contexts. Tonight Barre and his band present an acoustic performance of his solo work that will get underway at 8pm,

Check out some roots rock tunes this Tuesday during a free show at Gritty’s tonight. Starting at 9 local musician Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of songs.

Empire’s Three for 3 weekly music series continues tonight with 3 local acts bringing the rock and/or roll to the stage with some high-energy sets of original jams. Beginning at 9 make your way upstairs to check out tunes from Jon King, TruckBody Jones and The Grumps.

Flask Lounge hosts another 0pen mic for DJs with a free dance party that encourages up and coming record spinners and producers to take a chance and get up on the tables during this fun event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins at 9pm.


Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile returns to Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland for another open mic this evening. All musicians of different skills and genres are welcome as this free and fun creative gathering gets started at 8.

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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