Portland House of Music and Events welcomes El Malo tonight


We are slowly but surely easing our way into the freakin’ weekend! It definitely been one helluva week and I’m ready to once again hoist up the ol’ Party Pants and get on down this evening. If you’re feeling the same Thursday night scenario I’m putting down, then here are where the haps are at tonight. Do it to it at such shows as Michael Krapovicky at Bueno Loco Restaurante, Mipso & Lula Wiles at One Longfellow Square, The Casco Bay Tummlers at Blue, Roots, Rhythm & Dub & Crushed By Amps at Empire, Don Campbell at The Kerrymen Pub, Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies at RiRa, and more!


Local folk-rocker Brian Patricks returns to The Daniel Coast Bar + Bistro this Thursday evening. Patricks intertwines finger-style, rhythmic guitar with a hint of harmonica into his sets of originals and covers that span the folk, blues, roots and rock genres. Check out this free all ages show as things begin at 6 o’clock.


Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile is back at the Local Buzz tonight for another free and all ages open mic event. All artists of different genres, musical capabilities, and ages are welcome to join in on the creative fun as the music making gets underway at 7:30pm.


Bueno Loco Restaurante welcomes back Michael Krapovicky for a night of acoustic pop-rock originals and covers. Michael will get the good times and tunes rollin’ along at 6 during this free event.


Serenades with Sa Rah continue at Easy Street Lounge tonight so be sure to grab a cozy seat, enjoy a delicious cocktail, and get ready to hear some lovely acoustic tunes courtesy of this local songstress as this free show starts at 9.


Local artist Jim Gallant brings a mix of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly to Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Join him for a free evening of music as this all ages show starts at 7 o’clock.

Maine’s own professional Klezmer band, The Casco Bay Tummlers are back at Blue tonight with some Traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Things get underway at 7pm.

Tonight you can catch Chapel Hill, North Carolina based string band Mipso at One Longfellow Square as the act brings their folky Americana tunes to life during a headlining set. Things will kick off at 8 o’clock with the folk, roots and Americana songs of Lula Wiles.

Roots, Rhythm & Dub will be at Empire tonight for some high-energy reggae and dub that is certain to super charge your Thursday. Things kick-off upstairs with the bluesy, punk-tinged, gritty rock and roll sounds of Crushed By Amps as they take the stage for an opening set right around 8. 

Soulful jazz artist Viva will be bringing her vivacious vocals back to Sonny’s for a Thursday night filled with funk, jazz, Latin, and soul songs that are done with a fun and modern twist alongside her talented band, The Reinforcements. Show this Thirsty Thursday what you’ve got as things get underway right around 8 o’clock.

Jam out this Thirsty Thursday with A Band Beyond Description at Gritty’s in the Old Port. Get your free Grateful Dead freak out on starting at 9.

Starting at 9 you can check out Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies take over the joint at RiRa with their own brand of twisted Americana and rockabilly jams. These fellas bring the fun as the party starts up at 9 o’clock.

Alternative folk act Northwood is back at Blue for some more foot-stomping fun that will get started up right around 9 tonight.

If you’re looking for some sultry salsa tunes with a bit of a pun edge then make some plans to head to Portland House of Music as local salsacore band El Malo hits the stage with some special guests starting at 9 o’clock tonight. 


The Railway Café in Richmond welcomes Ron Bergeron for a night of tunes. Ron will be serving up tons of great songs starting at 7pm including covers of The Beatles, Stones, Queen, Elvis, The Boss, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and maybe even a little Lady Gaga. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check out some good times and good tunes during this free and fun show.


Maine-based adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell returns to the stage of the Kerrymen Pub this evening. Check out Campbell’s solo set as the music starts during this free show at 6:30pm. 

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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