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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 On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Posted: August 29, 2013

Serious Rooms swarm The Hive in Kennebunk tonight

That’s it, I’m taking it far past the limit this Thursday evening and there isn’t anyone in the whole, entire universe that can even contemplate stopping me! I’m about to put my boots to this week’s behind, and I’m going to start tonight! Feel free to join me as I kick this thing into high gear, BOOM!

The fellas of North of Nashville will be rocking down at Brian Boru in the Old Port starting right around 5 and they won’t stop the party until last call – seriously. That’s a lot of pickin’! Jay and Andrew bring their love all of all things twang to life this evening with a free show upstairs that’s always a ton of fun, so swing through and check it out at some point this evening.

Everyone’s favorite soul singing dude will be laying down the funk and soul for a few hours this evening. Tonight Lyle Divinsky will be doing his thing outside on the deck of the Porthole on Commercial Street in Portland. He’ll be pleasing your earholes starting right around 6 o’clock, so stop through and show him some love because he deserves it and because he’ll definitely love ya back.

If you’re hanging outside of Portland tonight be sure to check out a great show happening at The Frog and Turtle on Main Street in Westbrook where you’ll be able to take in a free set from local roots/Americana favorites Dark Hollow Bottling Company. The fellas will be on hand to provide good tunes and good times tonight starting at 7 o’clock, so swing through and check it out.

A stellar musical event is happening over at Gingko Blue on Fore Street in the Old Port. Tonight the ever-talented Megan Jo Wilson teams up with a trio of talented fellas for an evening of unique interpretations of great jazz standards as the Birdland Jazz Quartet. Music begins at 8 o’clock and rolls right on through to the 9 o’clock hour.

Local act Serious Rooms will be performing their unique brand of literate guitar pop, which draws influences from The Kinks, The Beatles, Squeeze and many more, at The Hive in Kennebunk this Thursday evening. The fellas will swarm the room with terrific tunes starting right around 8 o’clock.

Steve Jones and friends will be playing some tasty Thursday night tuneage up at The Liberal Cup in Hallowell. Jones blends everything from rockabilly, country, old-time rock and roll and more to create some especially well crafted tunes that’ll be sure to make your earholes happy. If you’re in the area this evening make sure you swing by, as the show starts right around 8 o’clock.

The Oak & The Ax in Biddeford debuts its first open mic night this Thursday. Starting at 8, they welcome you to bring your guitar, jokes, and soapbox to the stage for a night of free fun.

A very fun show to check out if you’re south of the border and in the Seacoast area tonight as The Red Door in Portsmouth welcomes a trio of talented local acts to their stage. Starting at 8 you can check out tunes from Zach Tremblay, Noah Lefebvre and garage rock n’ rollers The Landladys. It should be one helluva Thursday night party, so swing through if you’re rockin’ it in Portsmouth tonight!

If you’re up in the Lewiston area tonight, be sure to make your way down to Irish Twins Pub for another edition of open mic night with singer-songwriter Matt Fournier. Grab your ax and get ready to bust out some jams as tonight’s event gets underway right around 8.

Mathew’s on Free Street in Portland will be rocking all evening long with some high-energy alternative rock courtesy of Kamikaze Angel and special guests The Diapasyn and Acetone. The party starts at 9 o’clock.

Shake what your mama gave you tonight down at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland where the Blaqdada Dance Party, hosted by DJs Bary Juicy and Che Ross alongside special guest Jamie O’Sullivan commences right around 9. Swing on by and shake those hips this Thirstday evening at this absolutely free dance party.


The Dover Brickhouse in Dover, NH is geared up for the return of Human Speakers featuring eyenine, Seth On Gray Street and DJ Myth. Tonight’s lyrical, beat-driven throwdown will also feature performances by Ape$hit, A Minor Revolution, Ill By Instinct and God.Damn.Chan. The party starts at 9, so if you’re in the area tonight, make sure you swing through and check it out.

Time to bust out some of your finest noodle moves and get ready to mellow your mind down at The Big Easy in Portland for another fun time with the one and only Band Beyond Description. Far more than just your typical Grateful Dead cover band, these fellas will jam out accordingly on everything from the Allman Brothers, Phish, The Band and much more. Anticipate good times, good tunes, and good peeps beginning right around 9 o’clock.

Get down to Gritty’s in Portland to check out the fellas in Vinyl Tap as they cover everything from Huey Lewis, Elton John, The Beatles and many, many more. If you’re looking for a non-stop dance party, then swing through as they start playing at 9 and there’s never, ever a cover charge.

The dudes of Hello Newman are ready to pump out the jams with another free night of tunes upstairs at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port. Starting at 9:30, these guys will be rockin’ all of your favorite 90s tunes that’ll either make you feel really nostalgic or really old. There’s never a cover, so check it out if you’re feeling a little nostalgic this evening.

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