Doing it to it slowly but surely this week as we make our way into Wednesday. There are a bunch of awesome things to check out tonight to help you hurdle the hump including the Tom Luther Quintet at Frontier, The Working Dead at Portland House of Music, The Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa, Putnam Smith at Gather and more. Here we go!
Inspired by the second great quintet of Miles Davis, and the forward looking composition of Charles Mingus, the Tom Luther Quintet performs original and vibrant jazz that draws equally from the worlds of jazz, European classical, and ambient music. You can see them free tonight as they perform as part of Frontier’s Live in the Lounge music series, which gets underway at 7:30pm tonight.
Guitarist, singer, songwriter and all around nice guy, Dave Jacquet will be hosting another free Open Mic at Cole Farms in Gray this Wednesday evening. Beginning at 7, any and all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun and make some music up on stage with Dave and a few of his friends as they share songs and stories all evening long.
Portland House of Music and Events welcomes back all you Dead Heads for an early evening of jams during their free happy hour show featuring The Working Dead. Starting at 4:30 the band will be serving up great cover tunes from The Dead as well as other jam band classics.
If you’re in need of some pop-punk melodies to get you through this midweek hump then you should probably make some plans to head out tonight’s show at Port City Music Hall as they welcome Four Year Strong with Light Years and Can’t Swim. This all-ages show gets started at 6:30pm.
Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues this Wednesday with a featured set from Boghat at 7:30. Following the band, there will be an Irish Jam Session that’s open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and have some fun tonight.
Wind down your Wednesday with some acoustic roots tunes courtesy of David Beam and The Custom House Gang as this local act plays a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub in the Old Port tonight. These fellas will get the good times rolling starting at 8pm.
Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street in the Old Port welcomes back local duo the Squid Jiggers to the stage as the pair plays their own 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 tonight.
Wednesday night means it’s time again for Rap Night at The Asylum in Portland where you can check out some of terrific hip-hop from some of the best and brightest emcees and producers around. Starting at 9, check out this week’s party featuring early and late night open mic cyphers hosted by ill by instinct with El Shupacabra.
Afrobeat Wednesday takes over Portland House of Music and Events tonight. Starting at 9 members of Model Airplane, ShaShaSha, Micromasse, The Fogcutters, and more will be joining forces on stage to create the funkiest sounds that’ll keep you dancing all night long.
The Matterhorn Ski Bar welcomes back Ron Bergeron for an evening of acoustic cover tunes. Ron will be performing tons of tunes by Elvis, The Stones, Queen, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Paul Simon and many more starting at 5 o’clock.
The Frog and Turtle welcomes back the Jimmy Macisso Band for a midweek party full of classic covers with a jazz feel. This all-ages, free show will get swinging around 7:30 so stop in if you’re in the area this evening.
Portland-based folk troubadour Putnam Smith will be playing a free dinnertime show at Gather in Yarmouth this Wednesday evening. Join Putnam for some fine acoustic sounds as his set gets underway at 6:30pm.
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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