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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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Posted: October 21, 2014

One Longfellow’s Live & Local music series returns with Talons of Spring & The Beat Horizon

Written by: Holly Nunan

What better way to celebrate the fact that another Monday has come and gone than by getting out there tonight and checking out some live, local tuneage? Sounds like one of the better ideas I’ve had in a while if I do say so myself! There are a bunch of tasty Tuesday nuggets to be had this evening, so get out there, do it to it, and savor ‘em all! Let’s Tuesday!

Local singer, songwriter and guitarist, Andi Fawcett – who you’ve probably seen kicking ass with such acts as Doubting Gravity and Sly-Chi – will be going solo and acoustic tonight as she plays a set of songs at Easy Day in South Portland starting at 6 o’clock. Andi will be singing some great originals as well as some fun covers during tonight’s free, all ages event.

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The Asylum in Portland is geared up for some out-of-town, horror-based hip hop as they welcome Detroit duo Twiztid to the stage alongside Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Kung Fu Vampire. Things get pumping at tonight’s 18+ show right around 6:30.

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The Rail Road Pub in Lisbon Falls will be holding a customer appreciation night as they thank all those who have helped to make their 2 Wheel Tuesdays such a success. Through the support of their awesome patrons, the pub has been able to raise funds for local charities throughout the community. Tonight they’ll be giving back with a 50/50 raffle and whomever wins keeps the whole lot. Not only that, but there’ll be a performance from local rock, pop, blues and funk act Shady Lady. Celebrate doing good as things get underway right around 6 o’clock tonight.

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SPACE Gallery’s Fall Music Film Series continues this Tuesday evening with 20,000 Days on Earth. 20,000 Days on Earth follows a “typical” day in the life of Bad Seeds bandleader and singer Nick Cave — from waking up, writing and recording songs, talking to his therapist to hanging out with Kylie Minogue — the film is a stream of consciousness documentary on Cave that blends fictitious vignettes with conversations with the artist himself as well as his artistic collaborators. Tonight’s installment begins at 7 o’clock. 

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Don’t miss the Thirsty Pig’s weekly open mic event known as The Exchange this Tuesday evening. The Exchange is a gathering that welcomes all musicians who are looking to collaborate, showcase, and workshop their own original material. All ages, genres and musical abilities are welcome to join in on the fun as Jim Betts and Joel Thetford keep things grooving all evening long. This free party gets started right around 7:30.

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A night dedicated to the wonderful songwriters and performers of the local music scene will be happening at Blue on Congress Street in Portland where the another installment of the Cover Your Friends music series will kicking into gear around 7:30 this Tuesday. This series is focused on local performers covering other local musicians’ original songs and will feature rounds from Connor Garvey, Shawnee Kilgore, Calen Perkins, Carleigh Nesbit, Tim Rice, Heather Styka and more.

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One Longfellow Square’s Live and Local music series returns this Tuesday as the venue kicks off its fall season of shows brimming with tons of local talent. The venue’s Live and Local series features a stellar line-up of local acts each and every Tuesday evening starting at 8 o’clock. Tonight they get the good times rolling with Talons of Spring and The Beat Horizon. Talons of Spring is an indie rock, spoken word act from Portland who’s shows feature the unique projected visuals of concept artist Niki Taylor. Local band The Beat Horizon combines diverse musical influences to create a unique, high-energy sound filled with funk, soul, reggae, ska, hip-hop, Latin, afrobeat and straight ahead rock & roll. Don’t miss out on some terrific tunes and times this Tuesday evening!

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Slab on Preble Street in Portland continues their free Tuesday night music series out on their patio with local artists Katherine Frederick and Emmett Harrity. The duo will be jazzing things up with some vocals and keys as things get underway right around 8:30.

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Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port continues its acoustic open mic night this Tuesday with local folk-pop artist, Jacob McCurdy. Join in on the fun as Jacob invites all types of musicians onto the stage to perform at this free event, which gets underway right around 9.

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Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic specifically tailored to DJs and producers. Tonight’s event allows up-and-coming record spinners to take a chance up on the decks. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and a controller. All formats of music are welcome as things get cranking at 9.

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Join Portland death punk act Covered in Bees this Tuesday evening as they shoot their video for “Troma Institute of Technology” for the upcoming movie, Return to Nuke ’em High 2 at Geno’s in Portland. Get yourself gussied up as a nerd or cretin, or just get an awesome airbrushed lightning bolt on your face, as filming (and partying) starts at 9 o’clock tonight. and party the night away as filming gets started right around 9.

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Singer-songwriter and actress, Alexz Johnson will be bringing her Let ‘Em Eat Cake tour to Portland as she plays over at the Empire on Congress Street this Tuesday. With a unique, soulful folk-pop sound and passionate songwriting style, she’s been likened to a modern-day Stevie Nicks with the vocal style of Aretha Franklin. Tonight Johnson will be joined by Phoenix, Arizona indie folk act, Jared & the Mill as well as LA indie rocker Patrick Droney as things get underway upstairs at Empire right around 9:30.

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Check out a supremely awesome, laid back hang this Tuesday at Local 188 on Congress Street in Portland as the fellas of Jaw Gems bring their experimental jazz tunes to life during tonight’s free show, which gets underway at 10pm.

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