Yes! It’s your Finally Friday Edition of The Newz! It’s a magical thing and after such a wild and crazy week, I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say bring on the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have some fun! So much to see and do tonight so let’s dive right in!
The Trickle Down returns to the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland tonight where they’ll be bringing their eclectic musical backgrounds together for a night of delightful jams. With influences ranging from jazz to rock to pop to world music, these fellas bring a little something for everyone beginning at 8 o’clock this evening.
I kick myself for only having seen Correspondences perform once as they announce that this evening will be their farewell performance at Portland’s Zero Station. This trio of talented ladies will be bringing their bass-driven indie rock to life one final time starting at 8pm. The equally awesome Eternal Otter Records has actually put together a few copies of a farewell vinyl for those in attendance, so check it out.
If I weren’t making the haul up to Rangeley, Maine this evening I would certainly be getting ready to bust a move at The Big Easy in Portland where two fine funk and soul bands team up for a tenacious throwdown. Starting at 9 o’clock tonight you can check out local funk favorites Sly-Chi alongside Brooklyn’s steamboat soul act Roosevelt Dime. This is certain to be a good time, so hike up those Party Pants and check it out.
If you’re looking to rock and roll all night and maybe even get in a game of Extreme Buck Hunter (yes, it’s Extreme now), then make your way over to Amigos in the Old Port where two bands are gearing up to rock your socks off. Tonight Ruler of the Raging Main and Arcane Lore give you a double dose of rock n’ roll thunder with a show that gets underway right around 9.
A punk rock parade makes its way onto the stage of Geno’s in Portland tonight as NYC hardcore legends Urban Waste return to Portlnd to rock out alongside USA Waste, Jimmy Jacked and The Nasty. The party starts at 9 o’clock.
Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland keeps your Friday fresh with a night of some of the best underground dance music around. Tonight they’ve appointed some of the best DJs around to keep the party rocking. Tonight’s dance-a-bration is totally free so check it out beginning at 9.
Things are happening south of the city this evening starting with a great indie rock show at a great venue known as The Oak & The Ax on Main Street in Biddeford. Beginning at 8 this evening you can check out sets from If and It and Mount Sharp.
Even further south, down in Dover, NH, the reggae fusion band Roots, Rhythm & Dub teams up with ska masters El Grande for a Friday night fun explosion. Things get cranking over at Fury’s Publick House right around 9 this evening.
As I mentioned I am heading up to Rangeley this evening to check out the Mallett Brothers Band as they play a two-night stint at Moose Alley. I absolutely love Moose Alley. I mean, bowling, indoor fire pit, arcade games, and great music. What else could you want? Boots start stomping around 8 this Friday evening.
If you’re kicking in Bangor this Friday night, head over to the Nocternum Draft Haus where the truly awesome prog-rock band The 220s will be doing their thing. These guys take their influences from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more to create well crafted tunes that are certain to please even the most discerning of earholes. I love watching these fellas play, so check ‘em out starting at 8 tonight.
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