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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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Things to do This week





Posted: July 17, 2014

Kino Proby returns to SPACE Gallery in Portland tonight

Written by: Holly Nunan - contributor - nunan.holly@gmail.com

We are slowly easing our way into the freakin’ weekend as we make our way into Thursday night! It has been one helluva week and I’m definitely more than ready to hoist up my finest pair of Party Pants and shake it out this evening. If you’re picking up what I’m laying down, then here are some places to bring the Thursday night thunder!

Steve Jones and a few friends will be performing some tunes to help you ease into the almost-weekend with a live show at Roosters in Augusta. Jones blends everything from rockabilly, country, old-time rock and roll and more to create some well-crafted jams that’ll be certain to make your toes tap and your heart happy. If you’re up that way tonight make sure to swing on by as things get started at 5:30. 

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Everyone’s favorite soul singing dude, Lyle Divinsky, will be laying down the funk, soul and R&B jams for a few hours over at the Porthole on Commercial Street in downtown Portland tonight. Lyle will be crooning away at this free show that gets underway right around 6 o’clock.

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Some outdoor deck and patio fun will be happening at the Portland Lobster Company in the Old Port where local rockers and rollers The Joint Chiefs will be performing live this Thursday evening.  Starting at 6 these fellas will get the good times and good tunes rollin’ with a set of high-energy and big fun songs.

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The Damariscotta River Association‘s Midcoast Music Fest, a summer concert series featuring three days of music, kicks off at the Darrows Barn tonight with a headlining performance from Maine’s own contemporary pop Americana act The Jason Spooner Band. Things get underway at 6:30 with an opening set of tunes from the high-energy soul, funk, reggae, ska, and rock n’ roll band The Beat Horizon. This series is certainly not to be missed, so get things going tonight with this kick-off show. 

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A free, all ages open mic will be happening at the Meg Perry Center on Market Street in Portland this evening as they invite any and all musicians to come in and play during their Turnstyle Thursday event. This open mic starts right around 7, so stop by, check things out, and maybe even show off your musical prowess this Thursday evening.

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I have been kicking myself lately as I still haven’t taken a stroll down to Preble Street in Portland to check out the scene’s newest restaurant called Slab. Perhaps tonight I’ll finally get my act together and indulge in some delicious Sicilian style pizza while enjoying the live musical stylings of Monarck Lisa, a full-tilt rage of a house band featuring horns, keys, rhythm section and the talented Clara Junken on lead vocals. The band gets grooving right around 7, so if you’re hungry and looking for something awesome to do, be sure to check this out. 

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Massachusetts based folk rock artist Nico Rivers will be playing an acoustic set of songs over at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this Thursday evening. Tonight’s intimate performance gets underway at 7 o’clock and admission is free. 

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Andy’s Old Port Pub in downtown Portland welcomes back singer-songwriter Heather Pierson to play some songs starting right around the 7 o’clock hour. Heather is a multi-genre performer who covers everything from New Orleans jazz to poignant folk narratives, blues and anything in between. It should be a fun night for a free show, so check it out if you’re hanging around downtown this Thursday evening.

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Get on down to Old Orchard Beach tonight as American Ride busts out a ton of modern country hits over at Mr. Goodbars. The boot scootin’, toe tappin’ and yeehawin’ gets started right around 7. 

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Local artist Rob Roberston will be playing a solo acoustic set up at The Emporium in Readfield this Thursday. Enjoy some delicious food alongside some splendid musical accompaniment as things get underway at tonight’s free show right around 7:30. 

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If you’re in Bangor tonight make some moves to the Hollywood Casino for a free show featuring local country artist Parris Bacon. Starting around 8 Parris and his band will be performing original pop-country tunes as well as covers from such artists as Elvis Presley, George Jones, George Straight, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.

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Celebrate the start of Old Hallowell Days with The OverEZ Band at the Easy Street Lounge. Starting at 8 these four rocking females will be joining forces to bring you some of the best blues, jazz, rock, pop, country and folk around.

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The Kennebunk River Band will be doing their thing live on stage at The Run of the Mill in Saco this evening. Starting at 8 heck out the act’s rich blend of acoustic folk rock at this free and fun show. 

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SPACE Gallery on Congress Street in Portland will plays host to Kino Proby’s one-night-only Russian rock-a-thin this Thursday evening. Kino Proby is devoted to celebrating the music of Viktor Tsyo, who is regarded as one of the pioneers of Russian rock, and the fellas of KP certainly know how to put on one helluva high-energy Russian rock show.So if you’re looking to get sweaty and hear some kick ass rock n’ roll, then I highly suggest making your way to this event, which gets underway right around 8:30 tonight. 

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If you’re up in Augusta tonight and looking to shake it out on the dance floor to some dub and bass, then get down to Shenanigans where DJ Nocturnal and DJ Jibba James will be bringing the party starting at 8 o’clock. 

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If you’re looking for some good times and good laughs this Thursday evening, then go ahead and bust a gut with some of Portland’s most comical people at Local Laughs at The Asylum in Portland. Tonight get your funny bone tickled by  Travis Curran, Jordan Handren-Seavey, Kate Ghiloni and George Hamm as things get started (for free!) right around 8.

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Port City Music Hall welcomes post-hardcore act Touche Amore to the stage for an all ages show tonight. Things get started right around 8 with sets from Tiger Jaws and Dads

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Check out an evening with local organ trio Axiom as they bring some jazz flavor to the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland tonight with a free show that gets underway right around 8.

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If you’re in the Waterville area tonight, get things going with folk-rocker Brian Patricks down at the Silver Street Tavern where beginning at 7 he’ll be playing a handful of original tunes as well as classic cover songs that everyone knows and loves.

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One Longfellow Square in downtown Portland welcomes Cabinet to the stage for a live and intimate performance tonight. Cabinet’s foots are firmly planted in Appalachian tradition and take their influences from roots, bluegrass, country, and folk to weave together to form a refreshing Americana sound. Things get underway right around 8 this Thursday.

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The Delta Generators will be tearing up the stage of Mine Oyster in Boothbay Harbor tonight with their wide range of roots rock, slow blues, and Americana soul. This free Thursday night party gets crankin’ right around 9 o’clock. 

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Pop-punkers Sparks The Rescue will be out the Pier Patio Pub in Old Orchard Beach once again tonight as they perform a plethora of covers and originals for another free Thursday night party. Let the good times roll with this good group of dudes as the party kicks into gear right around 9 tonight. 

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Heather Styka brings her “Truth or Dare” songwriters in the round event back to the stage of Blue tonight. Starting at 9 Heather will be joined by three local artists for this concept-driven show that features two jars, one with “truth” prompts, one with ”dare” prompts. Truth questions range from “What did you have for breakfast today?” to “What was one of your most embarrassing moments?” or “When was the first time you fell in love?” Dare prompts involve songs, like, “Play a song that mentions a body of water,” or “play your sappiest love song,” or “play your saddest song,” etc. Just like the game you played in middle school, but with songwriters. It’s free and fun so swing through and enjoy some live tuneage this Thursday evening.

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Sonny’s in the Old Port welcomes back local artist Dominic Lavoie to the lounge to play a solo acoustic set starting at 9 o’clock this Thursday evening. Dom is the frontman of such notable Portland acts as ShaShaSha and Dominic and the Lucid. Tonight he’ll set up shop and play some original material as well as beloved covers at this free, fun show.

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If you’re looking to get down to some quality, alternative hip-hop tonight, then head out to Geno’s on Congress Street where Crime Wave, Immense Porpoise, DJ Cloudeye and Rockalot Knights will be joining forces to throw down some Thursday night thunder starting at 9 o’clock. 

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Check out a free show down at Brian Boru in Biddeford tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey and his band play a bunch of barn burners for ya beginning at 9:30.

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Roots, Rhythm & Dub return to the Oasis patio in the Old Port for their regular Thursday night par-tay with some high-energy reggae and dub. Tonight’s gig gets underway at 9:30 and there’s never ever a cover charge, so swing through and check it out.

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Bust a move to some of the best 90s alt-rock jams around this Thursday down at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port as local cover act Hello Newman gets the party started right around 9:30 at tonight’s free show.

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Local act Great North will be serving up some tasty jams out on the Amigos patio in Portland tonight. Starting at 9:30 groove to all kinds of great tunes from such bands as The Dead, The Allman Brothers, Phish, Pink Floyd and more.

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Heat things up this Thursday upstairs at the Empire in Portland with Primo Cubano. Beginning at 9:30 get ready to dance the night away with some of the best classic Cuban and salsa music around. 

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Vinyl Tap will be bringing the Thursday night thunder down to Gritty’s in the Old Port with their mix of danceable covers from such notable acts as Huey Lewis to Cee Lo, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Elton John and a ton more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer, so check it out starting at 10 o’clock tonight.

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