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So yeah, everyone is hemming and hawing over whether or not the Mayans got it right and that today is some how the end of the world, but you know what? I don’t rightly care because no matter what, it’s still FRIDAY! The prettiest, most popular day of the week (other than, maybe, Saturday) and what a beaut this evening is turning out to be…apolocalypse and all. There are so many festivities to check out tonight, so I shan’t waste another precious moment and get right down to it! Let’s Friday, y’all!
A darkroom photographic experience by Warren Smith and Nick Lavecchia with Craig Anderson, Dustin Miller, Dion Agius, Brian Nevins and Cole Barash opens up this evening at The Portland Company on Fore Street. Check out Fix The Shadows this evening whilst enjoying the jazzy sounds of local act Jaw Gems. Tonight’s photographic happening gets underway right around 6 o’clock, so check it out!
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit then by checking out tonight’s show down at The Big Easy in Portland where The Fogcutters will be throwing an End of the World/Ugly Christmas Sweater/Release Party for their album Jingle These Bells. Get ready to get super jolly to some big band style seasonal songs as the party gets started around 8 tonight.
Another Mayan Calendar related shindig that’ll be going down this evening takes place at Empire Dine and Dance on Congress Street in Portland. Tonight Theodore Treehouse, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Yes We Kin team up for a night of epic fun as each of them release new tunes tonight. There’ll be new songs, new discs and who knows, maybe even some new friends, all upstairs tonight beginning at 9.
Down in the Old Port at Amigos local roots/Americana act Dark Hollow Bottling Company will be laying it down upstairs beginning at 9:30. These guys are one of my favorite live acts, so definitely check ‘em out for free this Friday evening.
If you’re feeling a Phishy this evening then head on over to Brian Boru in Portland where the Phish tribute band Pardon Me, Doug will be playing some jams this evening. Featuring members of Heavy Dime, The Project, Giraffe Attack and more, these guys are ready to make you lose your head starting right around 9:30.
Down south this evening The Dover Brickhouse welcomes the end of times with a full blown metal show featuring Acaro, Flood This Earth, Unrest in Transit and Absence of the Sun. Things get heavy right around 9.