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Holly Nunan

More commonly known as "The Nunz," Holly Nunan is a musician from Portland with an unabashed love for the city and its thriving music scene. She can be found around town at local shows, performing with any variety of local acts or talking about local shows on WCSH6 on Friday mornings at 6:20 am. She's also hosts Music from 207, which airs on 98.9 WCLZ on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm. Holly loves a good taco, George Harrison, and stupid cat videos. Reach her at nunan.holly@gmail.com On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Newz by The Nunz with Holly Nunan
Posted: July 22, 2014

Check out Ryan Adams live at The State Theatre tonight

Ohhh yeahhh! Now picture the Kool Aid dude smashing straight through a brick wall to announce that it is Tuesday! That dude represents my feelings to the fullest today as we move forward through another day chock full of incredibly cool happenings. There’s a whole bunch of awesome shows to check out, so bust through some proverbial walls and take this mother to the limit this Tuesday evening! 

Local folk-rocker, Brian Patricks will be playing a handful of original tunes and classic covers up at Charlamagne’s in Augusta this Tuesday evening. This free show starts right around 6, so swing through if you’re in the area tonight.

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Sam Shain and The Scolded Dogs will be bringing the party out onto the Portland Lobster Company deck for a free show that’ll feature the act’s mix of original songs and covers that include everything from Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Parliament and many, many more. The good times start rollin’ around 6 o’clock, so grab some pals and enjoy the evening outside overlooking Casco Bay.

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Just down the street at Andy’s Old Port Pub you can check out singer-songwriter Ron Bergeron as he takes to the stage for a full Tuesday night of music. Ron will be serving up tons of great songs starting at 8 including covers of The Beatles, Stones, Queen, Elvis, The Boss, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and maybe even a little Lady Gaga. So if you’re hanging in the Old Port tonight, swing through and enjoy some good times and good tunes with Ron.

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Two talented local singer songwriters will be joining each other on stage for a full Tuesday of songs and stories over at Blue on Congress Street in Portland tonight.  Stop into this unique and intimate venue as Calen Perkins and Ashley Storrow join musical forces for a free and fun show.

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Nick Poulin, of local act Tallhorse, resumes his role as open mic extraordinaire at this week’s installment of The Exchange down at The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port. The Exchange is an open mic that’s accessible to any and all musicians who are looking to showcase, workshop and even collaborate on their own original material in front of an audience of fellow musicians and music lovers alike. All genres, ages and musical capabilities are welcome to join in on the fun as this free event starts up around 7 outside on The Thirsty Pig patio.

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Local picker Jon Cooper and a few of his musically inclined friends will be getting together once again to make some sounds as Chicken Wire down at Otto’s lower Congress Street location. Check out the act’s unique brand of Americana music while enjoying some of the tastiest pie around as things get underway right around 8:30.

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Port City Music Hall on Congress Street in Portland welcomes post-punk indie rockers Bear Hands to the stage for an all ages show. Things get cranking right around 8 o’clock with an opening set from NYC duo Junior Prom.

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The historic State Theatre on Congress Street in Portland welcomes prolific alt-country rocker Ryan Adams to the stage this Tuesday evening. Adams is best known for his solo career and as a former member of the band Whiskeytown. Tonight he’ll be rocking this all ages show as things get underway right around 8pm.

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One Longfellow Square’s terrific Live and Local music series continues this Tuesday evening with performance from three Portland acts starting right around 8 o’clock. Don’t miss folk singer-songwriter Max Garcia Conover, indie folk pop act, Builder of the House and the soulful acoustic indie blues of Clara Junken at tonight’s event.

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80s heavy metal rockers Quiet Riot invite you to join them at Asylum in Portland to ‘feel the noize’ as they take to the stage alongside Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys and Gilby Clarke for a night of musical mayhem that gets underway right around 9 o’clock.

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Flask Lounge in Portland is ready for another open mic event that is tailored specifically to DJs and producers. Tonight’s free dance party gets started at 9 and allows up-and-coming record spinners to take a chance up on the decks. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and controller and all formats of music are welcome, so stop on by and check it out this Tuesday!

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Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port is geared up for another acoustic open mic night with Jake McCurdy, lead vocalist of Portland folk-pop act The Dapper Gents. Jake will be playing and emceeing at this free Tuesday night party as things get underway right around 9.

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It’s been a hot minute since Providence roots rocker Joe Fletcher has been in Portland, but tonight he’s back with a bunch of his musically like-minded buddies for a fun show at Empire on Congress Street. Join Joe and his pals Andrew Combs and Ron Gallo & the Hang Ten and Half Band for a night chock full of soulful country tunes that are certain to get your toes tapping and your face smiling as things get underway right around 9:30.

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Local folk artist Sammie Francis will be making some musical merriment happen up on stage at Blue on Congress Street in downtown Portland this Tuesday. Join Sammie right around 10 o’clock for this free and fun show.

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Local psychedelic folk-rocker Dominic Lavoie and a few of his friends will be joining forces to form their act known as Dog Star to play some live music down at Local 188 on Congress Street in Portland tonight. Enjoy some cover tunes and original material at this free event, which gets underway at 10 o’clock this Tuesday.

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