Spose, Weakened Friends, Jeff Beam, Amarantos Quartet, Sunset Hearts & more come together to benefit the ACLU tonight at Port City Music Hall

Yo, I’m going to be straight up with you guys, I have been spending the past two days at one of my favorite places, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, helping my radio family raise funds to support this vital part of our community. My brain functionality is non-existent so my apologies if some of my words almost seem like fart sounds being emitted from my brain and out onto the keyboard, but I done did my best to get you the Newz out to y’all, and as Radiohead says, the best you can is good enough. Tons of stuff to do please do the things, I am going to take a day-long nap after 3pm tomorrow. Find out what I’ve been working on with Frank FM here, and then maybe do the awesome thing of becoming a Miracle Maker, and then go check out shows such as The Fogcutters with Eldemur Krimm, The Youngerbloods at Fire House Grille, The Very Reverend & They Called Me Legion at Central Gallery, Lennie Gallant at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Port City Saints, Seven Seconds Left & Air Away at White’s Cue Connection, Boogie Mob at Easy Street Lounge, HoneyPot at The Cage, The Wayouts at Bray’s Brew Pub, A Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. at Empire, El Malo at Blue, Tilden Katz at Mixers, Rippleton Cross at Silver Street Tavern, Radio Revival at The Kerrymen Pub, and much, much more!


Central Maine band Skosh brings their badass blend of funk, rock and ska up to Gritty’s in Auburn tonight for a party that’s guaranteed to please. Join the fellas for this free show that’ll get cranking right around 8 o’clock.

Check out some soul, R&B and blues tunes from The Youngerbloods as the local act plays a free show at the Fire House Grille beginning at 8 o’clock.

Local pop-rock cover act The Nikki Hunt Band will be bringing the party to Lava in Auburn tonight. Covering artists such as Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen, Sublime, No Doubt, The Doors, U2 and many more there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Tonight’s performance will also include a colorful hula hoop act so be sure to check it out starting at 9pm.


The Tyler Healy Band will be rockin’ Hollywood Casino tonight with a mix of top 40 country covers as well as catchy, boot-stomping originals as this free show starts shakin’ right around 8 o’clock.

Don’t miss another awesome show at Central Gallery tonight featuring some thunderous, high-energy rock courtesy of local acts The Very Reverend and They Called Me Legion. Both of these bands are ready to rattle your skulls and maybe even get your hips swiveling a bit as this evening’s show starts up right around 8 o’clock.

No Warning will be serving up all of your favorite party tunes tonight as they kick off a two night stint at the Penobscot Pour House at 9 o’clock.


Award winning Celtic folk artist Lennie Gallant will be performing at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath this evening. Gallant’s songs have been recorded by over 30 artists including Measha Bruggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins, and Jimmy Buffet and his songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and numerous theatrical productions. Check out tonight’s performance as things get underway at 7:30pm.


Bluegrass pickers, The Sock Puppets, will be bringing some acoustic originals featuring guitar, bass, and mandolin to Elements tonight. The pickin’ party starts at 8 o’clock.


Welcome the weekend with some Southern rock, blues and Americana sounds courtesy of The Ian Black Band as they play a free show at High Tide in Brewer beginning at 8pm tonight.


Singer-songwriter Lee Sykes brings his rich, soulful voice to The Daniel Coast Bar + Bistro tonight for some acoustic tunes played on his trusty guitar. Enjoy both originals and covers as this free show starts up at 7.


Robbie Coffin & Friends will be warming things up at The Rack tonight as they play a bunch of awesome Americana and roots rocks tunes for ya starting up at 9pm.


The Kevin Midgley Players return to Gritty’s Freeport location tonight. These local musicians will be serving up some Americana and Delta blues tunes during a free show that starts at 8.


The School Street Pub in Gorham welcomes back local musician Ralph Arseneault. Starting at 8:30Ralph will be playing covers of current pop and rock songs alongside a special collection of tunes from the past.


A free show filled with some great, local punk rock (and roll) will be happening at White’s Cue Connection in Gray tonight as Port City Saints, Seven Seconds Left and Air Away come together for a performance that’ll get cranking at 8.


Soul, funk and jazz act Boogie Mob will be doing it up at Easy Street Lounge in Hallowell this Friday evening. Join in on the fun as tonight’s dance party gets shaking at 9.

If you’re in Hallowell tonight check out a fun show at The Kennebec Wharf as The Boneheads return to the stage. The local act, which has become famous for their unpredictable and equally as impressive lives shows that often feature band members switching instruments as well as some dynamic arrangements of beloved tunes and even the occasional hilarious polka take on certain songs, will start things up right around 9.


Local bluegrass pickers, Bald Hill are back at Guthries tonight. Beginning at 8 check out their fun tunes that draw influences from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams, The Dead and more.

Don Hebert of The Veggies goes solo for a show at Pedro O’Hara’s in Lewiston tonight. Don will be bringing a show chock full of fun and danceable cover tunes to the stage as this free all ages shindig gets swinging at 8.

Check out female-fronted cover band HoneyPot as they play all your favorite jams from 80s rock to modern hip-hop during a free show at The Cage in Lewiston. Bust a move and have some fun as things get cranking at 9pm.


Richard Wood and Gordon Belcher will be teaming up for a full evening of music and stories at Crow Town Gallery in Lubec this evening. The pair will be blending vocals, guitar and fiddle to fill the joint with laughter, tears and top notch musicianship. Check out tonight’s all ages event as things get underway right around 7 o’clock.


Tonight Bray’s Brew Pub welcomes local act The Wayouts to the stage for a free party that’ll feature all of the best classic rock hits from the 60’s through today. Tonight’s shindig gets starts at 9:30pm.


Get your weekend underway with one heck of a party at Bluebird in Newry as epic jam band Singepole Mountain Band brings some musical merriment to your evening. Starting at 8, swing through with a your crew and check out some soulful, energetic jams during this sure-to-be-fun show.


Cover act Stolen Mojo will be playing some pop, rock, Motown, R&B, funk, disco and country jams from the last five decades during a free show at The Brunswick. Join in on the dance party as things get grooving right around 8.


Take in some roots rock tunes this finally Friday as local musician Travis James Humphrey plays a free Happy Hour set over at The Dogfish Bar & Grille. Let the good times roll as things get swinging right around 5 o’clock.

Tonight Blue welcomes Max Kasch to the stage. You may’ve seen Kasch in movies such as “Holes” and “Waiting” (among others), but tonight he’ll be showing off his Americana mix of tunes as he plays a show starting up at 6 o’clock.

Shanna Underwood will be bringing some fine Americana music to Andy’s Old Port Pub this evening. Join her for some original music-making as thing get underway during this free all ages show right around 7.

Local musician Rexy Dinosaur returns with saxophone in claws to the Dogfish Bar & Grille tonight. Rexy will be joined by Tom Douglas on guitar and Geoff Williams on percussion as the trio bring you a mix of blues, hip hop and jazz beginning at 8 o’clock.

Rock and roll into the weekend with a free show at Hella Good Tacos as a killer line up of rockin’ acts comes together to help you fun it up this Friday! Beginning at 8, stop through and check out rollicking sets from The Sheckies, Jimmy Jacked, The Labor Pains, Eyeball, and No Good.

The Fogcutters, Portland’s own talent-laden, 19-piece big band, is back at Portland House of Music and Events for one helluva party featuring their talented horn players, rockin’ rhythm section, and crazy good vocalists for a fun Friday night show that’ll also feature a collaborative set with local stoner-rock act, Eldemur Krimm. Don’t miss out as things get swinging right around 8 o’clock tonight.

Rhythm and soul, rock and roll and everything that is the blues take over One Longfellow Square in Portland this evening. Tonight The James Montgomery Blues Band rolls into town for a show. These fellas are the real deal and know what’s up when it comes to making music to shake your hips to, check ‘em out starting at 8 tonight.

Spose, Bright Boy, Weakened Friends, Jeff Beam, Amarantos Quartet, Anna Lombard, Sunset Hearts, and others will be taking to the stage of Port City Music Hall tonight for an eclectic evening of terrific local music to benefit the ACLU. This important and awesome show will start up at 8 o’clock, and I’m quite certain you won’t want to miss any of it, so make some plans to show your support for this essential organization and the many talented musically-inclined folks from our own state of Maine. 

Musical merrymakers Sylvain’s Acadian Aces are back at Salvage BBQ on Congress Street this Friday evening. Starting at 8:30, these fellas will be serving up some authentic Cajun tunes for you to warm up with.

Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland hosts another installment of their super fun Foundation Friday event. This month you can join Mr. Dereloid and special guest Pete Ahern of Audio Architects for a free dance party featuring the finest underground dance jams around. Prepare for a funky, fresh night of dance tunes that’ll get your rump shaking starting at 9.

Local hip-hop artist Dray Senior and a few of his comrades come together tonight at Empire to pay tribute to rap legend, The Notorious B.I.G. Tons of Biggie tunes, as well as music by DJ Steady, will be featured upstairs starting at 9:30pm.

Shake it to some sultry salsa tunes with a bit of a punk edge as Blue welcomes back local salsacore act El Malo to the stage starting at 10 tonight.

Full throttle into your Friday night at RiRa with The Dapper Gents. These fellas will be getting things rollin’ right around 10 with their blend of folk, pop and rock that’s guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun so swing through if you’re downtown this evening.


If you’re Fridaying in Sabattus tonight, check out a free rock n’ roll show at Mixers with local act Tilden Katz. These fellas will be getting the party started with all kinds of fun covers beginning at 8:30pm.


Radio Revival returns to The Kerrymen Pub tonight with tons of songs for you to groove to including covers of Queen, Billy Squier, Bowie, Tom Petty, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, The Strokes, Thin Lizzy, Weezer and more. This free show gets rockin’ and rollin’ at 7:30pm.


Local acoustic folk-rock cover act Rippleton Cross will be at the Silver Street Tavern in Waterville this evening. Beginning at 7:30pm the duo will be performing songs from such artists as Joe Jackson, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, Cat Stevens and many more.

The Scolded Dogs plan on bringing the party to their show up at Mainely Brews in Waterville. These fellas will be making some noise playing some original tunes as well as covers of Johnny Cash, Parliament, Snoop Dogg and more as things get swinging at 9:30pm.


Mike Preston & The Buckstop Band will be joined by special guest Kim Curry for some fun country & western tunes at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza. Join in on the fun as this free, all ages show will get swinging at 7 tonight.

Portland’s own twisted rockabilly rock and rollers Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies are back at The Frog and Turtle tonight. Check out this high-energy show as the fun fires up right around 8:30.

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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