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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 15, 2014

Micromasse livens up your Tuesday with a free show at Local188

It’s time to take this motha to the limit tonight as we celebrate the fact that we’ve survived another Monday. Tuesday is chock full of awesome things to see and do tonight, so hike up those Party Jorts and get down on it this evening!

Maine teenager Sarah Bernard recently passed away after a long, courageous fight against cancer and much of the Lisbon Falls community will gather together this Tuesday evening to remember her life as well as raise money for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, where Sarah spent her last days. The Rail Road in Lisbon Falls will play host to this special evening that will include door prizes, a raffle, a 50-50 and a performance by Doctor Fatfinger all starting at 6 o’clock this evening. If you are in the area tonight, be sure to stop by and contribute what you can to this great cause and celebration of Sarah’s life. 

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The Still, which features Ryan Halliburton alongside a few recognizable local musicians, will be playing some tunes out on the Portland Lobster Company deck this Tuesday evening. Beginning at 6 take in some great live music at this free show all while you overlook the beautiful Atlantic ocean. Not too shabby for a Tuesday night hang, right? Be sure to check it out!  

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Frank Donovan, of rock-reggae act Brothers Donovan, goes solo and acoustic tonight with a performance down at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland. Swing on by and check him out as this free show gets underway right 7 this Tuesday. 

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A bit of a Brooklyn invasion will be happening over the Meg Perry Center on Market Street in Portland as the venue welcomes a handful of acoustic acts to the stage for a show tonight. Beginning at 7 take in the sounds and stories of Las Lanas, Mixed Doubles and Orca Age alongside Portland’s own Lisa/Liza.  

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Take in some high-energy rockabilly tonight as Ragged Jack rocks Fast Breaks in Lewiston this Tuesday. The local act will be stirring things up at this free show starting at 7. 

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Fighting Fiction will be busting out some tunes and providing another free Tuesday night party for ya down at The Brunswick in Old Orchard Beach this evening. This four-piece act covers a wide variety of music from all kinds of different genres including modern pop, rock, alternative, country, classic rock and a ton more starting at 7 o’clock.

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There is never a bad time to listen to The Beach Boys, but summer always seems exceptionally fitting to throw on some Pet Sounds and singalong. Tonight you can do even better by checking out The Beach Party Boys at the Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach as the act reproduces the authentic look, vocal harmony and instrumentation of the Beach Boys during tonight’s show starting at 7 o’clock. 

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Local musician Nick Poulin resumes his role as open mic extraordinaire as he hosts this week’s edition of The Exchange at The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port tonight. The Exchange is open 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. All genres, ages and musical capabilities are welcome to join in on the fun as this free shindig starts up around 7 o’clock outside on The Thirsty Pig patio.

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Local artist Jon Cooper and friends join musical forces once again this Tuesday to bring their unique brand of Americana to life as Chicken Wire down at Otto’s lower Congress Street location tonight. Chicken Wire will be livening up your evening as you enjoy some cold beer (or wine), pizza, and music.

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Portland’s Flask Lounge is geared up once again for another open mic that is designed specifically for DJs and producers. Tonight’s free dance party gets underway at 9 and allows up-and-coming producers and DJs to take a chance up on the decks. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome, so check it out!

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Seven-piece soul act, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow will be blowing glitter all over the traditional Memphis Motown sound as they take to the stage of The Press Room in Portsmouth this Tuesday. Check out this powerhouse band that blends soul and rock with a unique flair of  finely tuned musicianship from lead vocalist Amy Lynn and her team of players known as The Gunshow. Tonight’s gig gets going right around 9. 

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Local jazz performer Viva will be live on the stage of Blue in Portland for an evening of jazz standards and Latin tunes that are done with a fun and modern twist. This evening’s free event gets underway right around 9pm. 

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Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port welcomes Jake McCurdy back to the stage to host another acoustic open mic night. Jake will be playing and emceeing at this free open mic and encourages all artists of all musical capabilities to join in on the fun as things get underway right around 9 this Tuesday.

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The wonderfully awesome organ-based trio known as Micromasse will be playing a free show at Local 188 in Portland this Tuesday. Beginning at 10, check out the stellar sounds that Chris Sweet, Max Cantlin and Pete Dugas make together as they combine guitar, drums and organ to pump out some superior instrumental jams. Lots of good music to take in and good hangs to be had this evening so be sure to check it out! 

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