Get heavy at Geno’s tonight with Castle, Blizaro & Hessian

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Here’s the deal, if we can hurdle this hump, we can pretty much do anything at all! We’ve totally got this and what better way to keep things rollin’ on then by checking out some live, local tuneage? There’s a plethora of parties to choose from tonight including Big Fat Cadillac at The Brunswick Mall, Viva & The Reinforcements at Frontier, Isaiah Bennett at The Porthole, The Maine Dead Project at Portland House of Music, The Keeper Class, Spillers, Port City Saints & No Good at Flask Lounge, The Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa and much more, so get out there and do your thing this wild Wednesday!

BANGOR

Folk-rockers the Counting Crows and pop-rock singer-songwriter Rob Thomas are coming together for a show up at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor tonight. This all ages show starts up at 6 with an opening set from K Phillips.

BRUNSWICK

Big Fat Cadillac will be playing tonight as part of the Music on the Mall summer concert series out on the Brunswick Mall this evening. Join the band for some swingin’, honky tonkin’, boogie woogie, Tex Mex, and roadhouse Americana as things get swinging right around 6 during this free all-ages affair.

Local jazz artist Viva will be bringing her vivacious vocals to Frontier tonight for their Live in the Lounge Music Series. Check out a midweek party filled with funk, jazz standards, soul songs and Latin tunes that are done by Viva and her talented band, The Reinforcements, with a fun and modern twist. Show Wednesday what you’ve got as this free show get underway right around 7:30.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH 

Sparks The Rescue front man, Alex Roy goes solo and acoustic for an evening performance at The Brunswick in Old Orchard Beach. Starting at 7, check out some of Roy’s pop-rock jams as he plays a free set of songs right on through 11 o’clock.

PORTLAND

The Working Dead are back to bring the good vibes to the patio of Portland House of Music and Events this evening. This trio of talented, local musicians will be serving up some Happy Hour jams during a free show that starts at 4pm. Check out the act’s fun covers of the Grateful Dead out on the patio.

The Porthole welcomes back local singer-songwriter Isaiah Bennett this evening as he performs a set of his own original acoustic pop and funk songs. Things get started at 6 o’clock, so stop through and check it out if you’re in the area this Wednesday evening.

In case you’ve been hiding out under a rock (which honestly, at times, I can’t blame you) then you’re well aware that Eric Bettencourt is back in town for the summer. This evening he joins a few pals for some rootsy rock and roll fun out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company for his regular Wednesday night gig. I anticipate lots of good times and good jams as this free show starts up at 6:30pm.

Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues with a featured performance from musical act Penhallow. Their starts at 7:30 and will be followed by another Wednesday evening Irish Session open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam.

Local chanteuse Renee Coolbrith and piano man Kris Rodgers come together for a live performance in the lounge on MJ’s Wine Bar in Portland this evening for the music series known as Ladies in Red. This dynamic and talented duo will be teaming up for a free show of smoldering songs that’ll get started up right around 8 o’clock.

Tap your toes to some some down-home, acoustic roots tunes at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in downtown Portland as local act David Beam and The Custom House Gang return to play a free show starting at 8.

Another free rock and roll show will be happening at Flask Lounge this Wednesday evening with performances by The Keeper Class, Spillers, Port City Saints and No Good. Join the party as the music starts at 8 o’clock.

Local folk musician Dave Rowe will be playing another free show over at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Join Rowe for some rollicking good times as the music starts at up at 8 o’clock.

Catch some great tunes and vibes happening over at Portland House of Music as The Maine Dead Project continues their summer residency on stage tonight. These talented musicians will be performing songs from the Grateful Dead and more as things get underway at 9pm.

Get your folk-pop on tonight with a free show from the Dapper Gents Duo as they return to the stage of RiRa for a free show that’ll get underway at 9 o’clock.

Muster up your mightiest hairnado, lock up those devil horns, and prepare to bring the thunder as California’s Castle teams up with Blizaro and Hessian for one helluva rock and roll party at Geno’s. Beginning at 9 get ready to have your face melted off and to be properly propelled into heavy metal and RnR stratospheres during this midweek throw down.

WESTBROOK

Bess Berg and Company bring some midweek musical merriment to the Frog and Turtle in Westbrook. Starting at 7:30pm, you can stop in and enjoy an evening of jazz piano paired with bass, sax and drums during this free all-ages event.

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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