Saturday April 19th 2014

Newz by The Nunz

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds team up with Sly-Chi for a night of funk at The Big Easy

By: Holly Nunan

It’s time to take this thing to limit as we take on another Tuesday night! Once again, there’s a bunch of happening shows to check out, so get out there and make some noise this evening.

One of the best times I had this summer was out on Casco Bay for a sunset cruise on the Portland-built windjammer Frances taking in the timeless tunes of Lyle Divinsky and friends. If you can, I urge you to set sail with these talented fellas as they hit the high seas on last time this summer. The Frances sets sail at 5 o’clock sharp so be sure to get yourself down to the Maine State Pier before then and enjoy this cruise full of good times, good people and good tunes.

Local rockers, The Grumps will be playing some tunes outside on the Portland Lobster Company deck this evening. Make your way downtown right around 6 to grab a drink and check ‘em out.

If you’re up in the Lewiston area this Tuesday evening, there’s a terrific show taking place at the Olin Arts Center located within Bates College featuring some inventive, experimental folk music from Sam Amidon and special guests Wesley Allen Hartley & The Traveling Trees. Tonight’s event gets underway right around 7:30.

With Cover to Cover on hiatus I’ve been spending myTuesday nights down at The Asylum in Portland where DJs Kurt Baker and Mark Curdo spin all of the best party tunes all night long! It’s seriously some of the best music to shake your can to, so I encourage y’all to bust out your finest Party Pants and cut a rug with me…plus it’s embarrassing to KB if I’m the only one working it out on the dance floor. I’ve seen the look on his face and it’s rather upsetting. So follow me down to the basement where you’ll Mark and KB joining rock n’ roll forces for Wild Thing, a serious dance party featuring the finest garage rock, mod, wild soul, punk, new wave, surf, maximum R&B and more. It’s a dollar to get in and there are $1 beers and $3 well drinks to keep you hydrated as you hit the dance floor. Things get shaking right around 8:30 tonight, so stretch it out and then check it out!

I am definitely going to have to bounce over to The Big Easy on Market Street tonight to check out one super funky show featuring Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds with special guests Sly-Chi. Two super awesome female-fronted funk and soul bands? Um, yes please! Things get crankin’ right around 9 o’clock, so be sure to swing through and check it out!

Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland is all geared up for another edition of Drop It: Open Decks Night this Tuesday. Starting at 9 you can stop by and sign up for a spot DJing on some open tables. All you’ll need to participate are some tunes and headphones – all genres of music are welcome! It’s free, fun, educational and entertaining so why not swing through and check it out, eh?

It’s Tuesday night, which means it’s time to show Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street in Portland what’s up by belting some tunes at this week’s free karaoke party with DJ Ponyfarm. Get ready to belt out all of your favorite 90s jams starting at 9 o’clock.

Maybe a little bit of punk rock is more of your pace this Tuesday evening. If that happens to be the case, then be sure to check out tonight’s show down at Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland where Duey Meadows teams up with Jimmy Jacked for a night of high voltage RnR.

Another place to show off your musical capabilities is over at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port as lead vocalist of The Dapper Gents, Jacob McCurdy hosts another open mic event.  Tonight Jacob invites everyone onto the stage to show off musical talents right around 9:30.

Jaw Gems are ready to inject some smooth jazz tunes for into Tuesday evening with a free show down at Local 188 on Congress Street in Portland. Starting at 10, these talented dudes will be laying it down for you to enjoy all night long.

 

 

Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Justin Levesque

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