Rock and roll with Rival Sons, Five of the Eyes & Murcielago at the Asylum tonight

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We’re half way through the working week and getting closer and closer to the freakin’ weekend — true cause for celebration! Let’s get down to it with awesome shows such as Ron Bergeron at the Matterhorn Ski Bar, The Working Dead at Portland House of Music, Cory Melanson at Flask Lounge, Tim Mercer at RiRa, Pete Witham at the Frog and Turtle and more.

BIDDEFORD

Check out a free night of music at Champions tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey plays a solo set starting at 10pm.

GRAY

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Dave Jacquet is back at it again tonight as he hosts another free Open Mic at Cole Farms in Gray. Starting at 7 all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun with Dave and a few of his friends as they share songs and stories all evening long so be sure to stop in and check things out if you’re in the area this Wednesday.

NEWRY

The Matterhorn Ski Bar welcomes back local singer-songwriter Ron Bergeron for an evening filled with acoustic cover tunes. Ron will be performing tons of great songs starting at 7, including renditions of tunes by Elvis, The Stones, Queen, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, The Beatles and more. Stop in after you do a little skiing or snowboarding this Wednesday.

PORTLAND

Check out The Working Dead at Portland House of Music and Events as these talented fellas serve up some Happy Hour tunes this Wednesday evening. From 4:30 to 7:30 check out great covers from the Grateful Dead and other jam band classics during this free show.

Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues tonight with a featured performance from Nicole Rabata and Alden Robinson at 7:30pm. Directly following the duo’s set 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.

Bull Feeney’s welcomes back local duo the Squid Jiggers to the stage this Wednesday as the pair plays their own brand of folk-infused drinking tunes starting at 8 o’clock. 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 evening.

Rival Sons, the fuzzed-out classic rock revivalists from Los Angeles whose songs evoke the bluesy sound of legendary bands like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes, will be live at the Asylum tonight. Having spent some time opening for the mighty Black Sabbath, these gents know how to make things loud and awesome, therefore it’s only appropriate that the mighty 70s-tinged, stoner rock act Murcielago and high-energy prog-rock band Five of the Eyes open the evening with some local tunes as things get underway at 8 o’clock.

If you’re looking for some acoustic roots tunes to wind-down with this Wednesday, make your way over to Andy’s Old Port Pub in the Old Port as local act David Beam and The Custom House Gang serve up some fun and free tunes starting right around 8 o’clock.

Local singer-songwriter Cory Melanson returns to Flask Lounge this evening for a night of songs and stories. Join Cory for some acoustic tunes that’ll showcase not only his own original compositions, but also a ton of super fun covers. This free event will get started up at 8 o’clock.

Check out another Afrobeat Wednesday at Portland House of Music and Events. Tonight 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 into the night. Get down and have some fun as this show gets started right around 9pm.

Local musician Tim Mercer will be performing an acoustic set at RiRa on Commercial Street in the Old Port this evening. Tonight’s free musical event gets underway at 9.

WESTBROOK

Pete Witham returns once again to the Frog and Turtle in Westbrook with his epically entertaining brand of twisted Americana and rockabilly. Pete will be joined by a rotating cast of characters tonight as they bring the good times and good tunes to life starting at 7:30pm.

YARMOUTH

Shanna Underwood will be performing an Americana-influenced set at Gather this evening. Starting at 6:30 Underwood invites you to take in some mellow musical sounds during this free dinnertime set.

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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