Mouth Washington & Wesley Allen Hartley perform during Under The Influence at Portland House of Music tonight


Rabbit, rabbit!  Wishing you all a happy March 1st today. It’s time to step up and step out to take in all of the terrifically awesome sights and sounds this Tuesday has to offer. Let’s do it to it, my babies! Check out shows tonight such as Neko Case & Jennifer O’Connor at the State Theatre, Michael Krapovicky at The Rack, Open Mic with Jacob McCurdy at Bull Feeney’s, Clara Junken at Blue and more.


Sparks The Rescue front man, Alex Roy goes solo and acoustic for a performance at Champions in Biddeford tonight. Starting at 10, check out some of Roy’s pop-rock jams as he plays a free set this Tuesday.


If you’re hitting the slopes today and looking for something fun to do this evening then be sure to head on out to The Rack as they welcome back local musician Michael Krapovicky for a night of acoustic pop-rock originals and covers. Michael will get the good times rollin’ right around 7 during this free and fun set.


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.


Fat Knuckle Freddy returns for a night of music at Blue this Tuesday evening. Freddy is a composer, instrumentalist and a songwriter who plays and composes American Primitive Music on cigar box, resonator, Weissenborn, acoustic and fretless guitars. Check out this early evening of tunes as things get underway at 7.

The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port presents another edition of its Open Mic night known as The Exchange. Tonight’s gathering is for any and all musicians looking to collaborate, showcase and workshop their own original music in front of an audience. All ages, genres and musical abilities are welcome to join in on this evening’s fun, so be sure to stop by and check things out as the music starts right around 7.

Clara Junken, one of my most favorite blues rock and/or rollers, will be holding it down at Blue tonight beginning at 8. Clara will be playing both her own terrific material as well as few cover tunes during this free event, so grab some friends, enjoy a delicious cocktail and let Ms. Junken serenade you into the evening hours.

Indie roots rocker Neko Case brings her lovelorn country sweetness to the stage of the State Theatre tonight. This all ages show will get underway at 8 with an opening set from indie rock songstress Jennifer O’Connor.

Under The Influence enters its third week tonight over at Portland House of Music and Events. The series, which showcases local bands’ original compositions alongside covers from acts that have helped influence the bands’ sound along the way, is both very fun and super interesting. Tonight alt-Americana and post-punk band Mouth Washington teams up with alt-country artist Wesley Allen Hartley for a night of musical revelry. Beginning at 9 check out both original songs from each act as well as cover tunes by artists that have influenced their music along the way. Tonight you can anticipate hearing renditions of tunes by such acts as Converge, Ohia, Bruce Springsteen, The Pixies and more.

Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland welcomes DJs of all genres and experience to try out their open mic for DJs as the venue hosts yet another dance party, which allows up and coming record spinners to take a chance and get up on the tables during the event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins right around 9 o’clock, so check it out.

You can check out some roots rock for free tonight over at Gritty’s in the Old Port where Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of tunes. Humphrey will be doing his thing from 9 to midnight.

Another place to show off your musical prowess is Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port where local musician Jacob McCurdy hosts this week’s edition of open mic night. If you’re a musician looking to play at local bars, you should sign up and show off your skills as you could actually book yourself a paying gig at Bull Feeney’s if you’ve got the right stuff, baby! Tonight’s open mic gets underway at 9:30 and is absolutely free, so get up there and strut your stuff on stage!


If you’re looking for some Open Mic action in the York County area this evening be sure to check out tonight’s musical gathering at the Run of the Mill. Tonight’s free, all-ages open mic is for musicians of all capabilities and genres so be sure to check it out as things get underway right around 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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