Under The Influence continues with Johnny Cremains & Tiger Bomb at Portland House of Music


All right, we’ve got a little momentum going so let’s go with the flow and roll with the punches this Tuesday! There’s some cool stuff to check out tonight including Nick Racioppi at The Rack, Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s at Andy’s Old Port Pub, Travis James Humphrey at Gritty’s and more. Here we go!


Sparks The Rescue front man and pop-rocker Alex Roy will be hosting another acoustic Open Mic at Champions in Biddeford this Tuesday evening. Join Alex for a night of musical revelry as this free 21+ event gets underway right around 10 o’clock.


Nick Racioppi of local rock-reggae act A Mighty Lion will be going solo tonight for a free show at The Rack. Join Nick as the good times start rollin’ right around 7.


Don’t miss local folk artist Max Garcia Conover as he performs a set at Blue on Congress Street. Stop in and enjoy some great live music in a truly unique and intimate setting as things get underway at 6pm tonight.

Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s bring some old time tunes to Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. This Jackson, NH band will be playing some Americana, jug band, ragtime, blues, jazz, and country from the 1920’s and 30’s during this free, all-ages show.

Blue welcomes back the Kelly Laurence Quartet to the stage for an evening of jazz tunes.  Tonight’s show gets underway at 8 o’clock.

Check out tonight’s Open Mic geared towards DJs and producers at Flask Lounge on Spring Street. This weekly event allows record spinners to take a chance up on the decks alongside local DJ and host Kid Ray. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and a controller. All formats of music are welcome as things get cranking right around 9.

Portland House of Music and Events’ musical series, Under The Influence rolls on this Tuesday. The series which showcases local band’s original compositions alongside cover tunes from acts that have helped influence the band’s sound along the way is both fun and informative. Tonight local act Johnny Cremains brings their intense live performance which mixes slow heavy, riffs with piano, sharp vocals, and dark imagery for a sort of lounge-act-from-hell feel (in a good way of course) to the stage alongside Portland’s own all-female power-pop, rock and roll outfit Tiger Bomb. Things get underway at 9 with both original songs and covers from such influences as The Sweet, Portishead, The Creation, Oingo Boingo, Angelo Badalamenti and more.

Open Mic night continues at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port with local folk-pop musician Jacob McCurdy playing and emceeing this free event. Tonight Jacob invites one and all to show off their stuff starting right around 9.

Local roots rocker Travis James Humphrey returns to Gritty’s in the Old Port tonight for a solo set starting at 9. This show is totally free and guaranteed to be a great way to spend a Tuesday evening, so swing through if you’re in downtown tonight!


If you’re south of Portland this Tuesday evening and hoping to either play at an Open Mic or just watch some local talent show off their musical abilities, look no further than The Run of the Mill as they present another installment of this weekly musical event starting at 8 o’clock.

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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