It’s only the beginning of the week and I already have Friday on my mind. I think it’s best if we just choose to disregard the fact that it is Monday and move towards a more fun and upbeat direction by discussing how tonight has plenty of great things to do to help blow away those Monday blues. Let’s just suck it up and have some fun tonight as we attempt to show Monday who is in fact the boss.
Let some summer breezes blow your Monday blues away out on the deck of Portland Lobster Company as The ProfTones play some great blues, R&B, and rock hits with a side of jazz at tonight’s free show. The joint starts jumpin’ right around so be sure to stop on by if you’re in downtown Portland tonight. greats along with a little bit of jazz as well as a few originals. The joint starts jumping at 8 o’clock.
Portland artist Sorcha will be performing a set of songs down at Flatbread on Commercial Street in Portland this Monday evening. Treat your tummy to some delicious flatbread while Sorcha treats your ears with her eclectic blend of soul, rock, country, folk and everything in between starting right around 6pm.
If you’re anywhere near the Lewiston area this Monday, drop by Pedro O’Hara’s where local pop-rocker Michael Krapovicky will be hosting another installment of his weekly acoustic open mic event. Tonight’s free event gets underway at 6:30 and is open to all, so grab an instrument and get ready to make some music and new friends tonight!
Over on Commercial Street in the Old Port you can check out the Americana and blues stylings of local musician Frank Fotusky as he takes to the stage of Andy’s Old Port Pub for a free show starting at 7 this Monday evening.
Even more open mic action to check out tonight down at the Kerrymen Pub in Saco where starting right around 7:30 full bands and solo acts are encourage to take to the stage and spotlight their musical capabilities in front of a live audience. The event itself is free, fun and a great way to spend a Monday night, so swing through if you’re in Saco tonight!
Reggae rock-infused, hip hop heavy, always energetic band, The Dirty Heads returns to the stage of The State Theatre in Portland for a full blown Monday night party alongside dub rockers, Pepper and Arizona’s funk rock act, Katastro for an all ages show that gets shakin’ right around 8 o’clock tonight.
International hip hop artist Cage makes his Portland debut over at SPACE Gallery on Congress Street tonight. With over 20 years in the music industry, Cage has dropped Billboard-charting albums, toured the world with Kid Cudi, co-starred in horror films, appeared on Jimmy Fallon, and even has fan Shia Labouf working on a biopic about his life. His tourmate, Seattle-based Sadistik, will also being joining him on stage tonight alongside Denver-based producer Maulskull and Portland’s own rap scene champions, Brzowski, Ryan Augustus and Boondocks. Things get underway at this 18+ show right around 8 o’clock.
Check out some of the scene’s best bluegrass players and grab a slice of delicious Otto pizza down at the restaurant’s lower Congress Street location as Joe Walsh and a handful of his friends serve up some tasty tunes for your Monday evening. The good times start rolling along right around 8 o’clock.
Don’t forget to head down to RiRa in the Old Port tonight for Evan Walsh’s open mic event. Things get started around 8 with instruments available for you today. If you can’t actually play anything, Evan will help you out by busting out a singable version of something for you to jam out to. Tonight’s event is totally free and guaranteed to be a blast and a half, so check it out if you’re in Portland this Monday.
Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland is up with the punks tonight as City Mouse, Hogans Alley, The Little Richards and Prozacs join forces for a night chock full of merciless fun. Things get cranked up and rocked out starting right around 9 this Monday.
Work it on out down at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland at the Unknown Pleasures dance party. Starting at 9 shake it out to some of the best post-punk, synth-pop, new wave, and goth-industrial jams at this absolutely free party!
If you’re in the Seacoast area this Monday evening, swing through the Red Door in Portsmouth and check out two great acts converging on stage for a night of music and stories. Starting at 9, check out the debut live performance of Dover indie rock outfit Brook, Bear & The Elephant alongside Wisconsin folk rockers Holy Sheboygan.