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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: December 31, 2013

Rustic Overtones celebrate a new year & a new record at Port City Music Hall tonight

It’s time to show 2013 the door and welcome 2014 with arms wide open! (HAHA! Now you have that song stuck in your dome piece! You are most welcome.) But seriously, I’d like to send a genuine wish out there to each of you that this new year brings you light, love, laughter, and tons of good tunes! There are so many awesome ways to ring this one in, so plan ahead, be smart, and most importantly, have so much fun! Here’s what’s happening all around our musically inclined seaside state this final Tuesday of 2013.

Get your 2014 started with some fun acoustic tunes courtesy of singer-songwriter Jordan Kaulback this New Year’s Eve as he performs a free show up at AJ’s Everything in Stoneham. The party starts right around 7 o’clock, so swing through and check it out if you’re up that way tonight.

Dogfish Bar and Grille on Free Street in Portland will be rockin’ and rollin’ right on into the brand new year with the one and only Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings as they play a free show beginning at 8 o’clock tonight. Celebrate properly with some rollicking rockabilly tunes that’ll get your toes a-tapping all night long.

If you’re rockin’ it in Rangeley tonight be sure to get a ticket to the Souled Out Show Band at Moose Alley’s Casino Royalley celebration. Starting at 8 this great band will be filling your evening with tons of danceable funk, rock and soul covers. There will also be a chef’s four course meal, champagne toast, dessert bar, a 1am breakfast and free bowling! Sounds like a party to me, so if you are in the area be sure to boogie on down to Moose Alley tonight. 

Down in Old Orchard Beach you can check out some original funk, soul, rock, pop and more from Someday Happened as they make things merry and bright at the GFB Scottish Pub starting right around 8 o’clock. 

If you’re celebrating up in Bangor tonight be sure to make your way over to Hollywood Slots for what is sure to be a humungous party. Starting at 8 the disco/funk powerhouse known as Motor Booty Affair will be shaking things up for your New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Tons of fun to be had at The State Theatre in Portland tonight as they welcome back Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, to the stage for a night of music, dancing, and fun. Boston’s ska/punk band Big D & The Kids Table will get these rockin’ and rollin’ by starting the night with some fun time tunes right around 8 o’clock.  

The Dapper Gents will be rocking out some fun folk-pop upstairs at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this evening. Grab some friends, bust some moves and get ready to ring in the New Year with these talented fellas as they get the party going right around 9:30. 

If you’re hanging out up at Sugarloaf tonight be sure to ring out the old and ring in the new with local pop-rockers the JT Lockwood Band will be getting the party started at The Rack right around 9 by kicking out some fun, high-energy jams.

There will be tons of dancing to do at tonight’s free New Year’s Eve Party at The Chocolate Church in Bath as they welcome local rock acts The Hollow Body Eclectic and the Mehuman Jonson Trio to the stage for a night of good times and good tunes. This free-of-charge extravaganza gets underway right around 8 o’clock.

Five-piece funk, rock and blues band, Skosh teams up with rockers of Doctor Fatfinger for a night of merry mayhem at Fast Breaks in Lewiston this New Year’s Eve. Get ready to work it on out on the dance floor as these two local acts start kicking out the jams right around 8 o’clock. 

Soule Monde, the deep-funk improv outfit made up of Russ Lawton and Ray Paczowsky of the Trey Anastasio Band, will be doing it to it up at the Foggy Goggle at Sunday River tonight.  If you’re looking to get your groove on and are up that way be sure to check things out as the party starts at 8.

Nashville country rocker Sarah Peacock will be performing at The Brickhouse in Scarborough this final evening of 2013. Sarah mixes in a dash of pop, rock, and folk to keep things lively this evening. Get ready to shake your hips to her fun sounds as things get underway at 8 o’clock.

This New Year’s Eve Bayside Bowl in Portland will not only be celebrating 2014, but they’ll also be celebrating the fact that much of their staff is not only incredibly cool, but incredibly talented by having their employees’ bands play all night long! Starting at 8 o’clock you can check out sets from Contrapposto, Mr. NEET, and the Bayside Bowl Band. DJ Mosart212 will also be on hang spinning tunes in between sets, so swing through and check things out. 

 

SPACE Gallery on Congress Street in Portland offers up your last move to groove in 2013 and first chance to dance in 2014 with a dance party of hefty proportions that gets crankin’ right around 9. Be sure to shine up your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie down with DJs Che Ros, DON DAMIANI, DJ M0M, and DJ Red Tide.

The Poprocks are ready to party tonight with a special New Year’s Eve gig rockin’ it at Sea 40 in Lewiston. Starting at 9 o’clock you can check these fun lovin’ fellas out as they bounce around from decade to decade covering everything from pop, rock, country and everything in between.

Over in South Portland one and all are invited to ring in the New Year with Lincoln Continental at the Spring Point Tavern. The band will be playing tons of awesome dance tunes to keep you going on the dance floor starting at 9. 

Be sure to check out a good time happening at RJ’s Pub in South Portland tonight as Captain Ray and the Castaways are geared up to keep you dancing straight on in to the New Year with some rock and/or roll starting at 9 o’clock.

The Shakes will be getting funky at City Hall in Hallowell tonight. The act, which features Joshua Robbins, Tim Sullivan, Chris Sweet and a horn section, will be doing it to it all night long beginning at 9.

Ring in the New Year with some new alternative rock at Mainely Brews in Waterville tonight where the guys of The Band Apollo will be breaking things down starting at 9.

Things are gonna get funky down at Brian Boru in the Old Port tonight with Shut Down Brown who promise to keep you dancing straight on in to 2014 with their blends of progressive-rock, funk, and soul. Tonight’s show gets started upstairs right around 9:30.

Things are going to get extremely loud and extremely awesome over at Geno’s Rock Club in Portland this New Year’s Eve as they host a plethora of local acts for an all-out extravaganza! Starting at 9 you can check out the sounds of Hessian, Pigboat, The Outfits and Fight Me Up, Johnny.

I foresee a whole lot of whiskey drinking, boot stomping, and whoopin’ and hollerin’ happening at The Asylum in Portland as 3 very fun local Americana, roots, rock, and bluegrass acts take to the stage to toast to a new year with some fantastic tunes. Starting at 9 you can party down with North of Nashville, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Tricky Britches.

This New Year’s Eve The Clash of the Titans makes the battle international as they pit the UK against the USA over at the Empire on Congress Street in Portland. There are no limits on song selection aside from country borders. UK will be performed by Spencer and the League of Bandsmen with KGFREEZE taking on the duties of the US of A. Things get crankin’ upstairs at the Empire right around 9.

Rustic Overtones delivers a one-two punch of party at Port City Music Hall in Portland tonight as they not only celebrate the beginning of a new year, but also the local release of their latest record Let’s Start a Cult 2. Wild Adriatic and local songstress Sara Hallie Richardson will kick the celebration off right around 8.

Flask Lounge in Portland is geared up for a special New Year’s Eve edition of their open mic night for DJs. Tonight’s event allows up-and-coming record spinners to take a chance and get up on the tables. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller and all formats of music are welcome. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins right around 9 and will feature DJs Carl Fisher, APG, Sketchrokk and Dave Bregoli.

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