Thursday April 24th 2014

Newz by The Nunz

Forget, Forget and friends bring the party to Empire Dine & Dance this Saturday night

By: Holly Nunan

Hopefully you didn’t get any teeth knocked out while trying to grab that discounted piece of plastic that everyone seemed to need during yesterday’s Black Friday madness and instead you went out and shook your cranberry jelly belly all around to the massive amounts of music that took place last evening in Portland and beyond. The party continues tonight with another full-fledged rager all around our musically inclined state. Let’s check it out.

Portland’s own Joe Walsh teams up with a boat load of his talented pals to bring some rollicking bluegrass to the stage of One Longfellow in Portland this evening.  Joe is a mandolin master who plays with the likes of the Gibson Brothers, Yulegrass and The Stowaways and tonight he’s gathered some of the best pickers around including fiddler extraordinaire Darol Anger, guitar hero Grant Gordy and bass master Karl Doty to play some inspired string music that’ll get underway right around 8 o’clock tonight.

Man, The Big Easy in Portland has been the place to be this weekend. After stomping it out last night to The Mallett Brothers Band I think I’m going to have to go on back and get my groove on as The Kenya Hall Band, Model Airplane AND Adam and The Waxmen get funky this evening. These masters of funk and soul are ready to get down, so make sure you shine up those rage shoes and hike up those party pants for one helluva rager that starts right around 8 this evening.

An epic show will be taking place at The State Theatre in Portland tonight where Spencer Albee and friends celebrate the 10th Annual Beatles Night in grand fashion.  This year they’ll feature a broad mix of The Fab Four’s classics including “A Day in the Life”, “I Am The Walrus”, the entire Abbey Road Suite as well as selections from the Liverpool lads’ solo works. It should be a huge night full of fantastic tunes, so check it out starting at 8 o’clock.

Some heartfelt singing and guitar slinging will be taking place over at Blue on Congress Street as the indie folk outfit Builder of the House performs their last local show for a few months alongside singer-songwriter Nicole D’Amico. The good times start rolling right around 8 o’clock.

The Jerks of Grass invite you to unwind and keep warm with an evening of their traditional bluegrass music with their first Portland performance featuring founding member Jason Phelps who has just returned from his 7 month walk across the U.S. Jason’ 2,600 mile walk took him from Tiajuana to the Canadian border and tonight he’s ready to rip up some bluegrass jams with his pals, so swing on by Bayside Bowl and say hello starting at 8:30.

If you’re looking to check out some inspiring and original rock n’ roll this evening then make sure you get over to Empire Dine and Dance in Portland where three fine act wil be taking the stage this evening. Beginning at 9 you can check out sets from Forget, Forget, When Particles Collide and Animal Talk.

Geno’s gets fresh this evening with a full-blown party featuring acts Micodin, Dynamo-P, God.Damn.Chan and Caro Khan. These cats will be flipping everything from boom bap, hip-hop, electro and more to get you burning off those leftovers tonight. Things get crazy starting around 9.

If you’re looking to get buck wild and maybe even get a score going on Big Buck Hunter make your way over to Amigos in Portland this evening where local rockers and rollers Station 85 will be doing their part to get your hips a-shakin’ this evening.  The fellas kick out the jams starting at 9:30.

If you’re north of Portland this evening, be sure to head out to Fast Breaks in Lewiston where Portland rockers and rollers The Grumps will be providing the soundtrack for your Saturday night. The fellas get the party started around 8:30 tonight.

 

Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Matthew Robbins Photography.

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