Wednesday April 16th 2014

Newz by The Nunz

The Asylum is serving up some holiday cheer with The Ghost of Paul Revere, John Nels, Dominic & The Lucid, Sara Hallie Richardson and more!

By: Holly Nunan

Holy Mother of Pearl, I think I might just throw in the towel if today were not Friday. I don’t know what my problem is, but this week has beaten me down into a crevasse. Yes, a crevasse. Say it a couple of times, it makes you feel sophisticated…or like Jack Black or even Jack Donaghy (again, my week has consisted of nothing but work and copious amounts of 30 Rock).  Anyway it is finally Friday and I am ready to throw all caution to the wind and have some FUN! I have earned the vodka sodas that I will be consuming this evening, so if you’re out and about tonight, and we cross paths, let’s high five like we’ve never high fived before! BOOM!

The dynamic Portland rock n’ roll duo Arcane Lore celebrates the release of their first album, Change of Mind, with a listening party at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland. Starting at 7 o’clock you can check out all fourteen tracks and even pick up a copy of the new record. This event is free and early, so check it out!

Don’t forget to stick around Flask for another edition of Foundation Friday tonight.  Every second Friday of the month you can join the peeps at Flask for a free dance party featuring the finest underground dance music and slick video mixes around.  For this month’s edition, guest DJ Randy the Party Bison from Boston will be on hand to keep things going strong alongside resident DJ Mr. Dereloid and visual artist The Psychologist.  Things get fresh right around 9.

Rhythm and soul, rock and roll and everything that is the blues take over One Longfellow Square in Portland this evening. Tonight The James Montgomery Blues Band rolls into town for a show. These fellas are the real deal and know what’s up when it comes to making music to shake your hips to, check ‘em out starting at 8 tonight.

An evening of full-fledged rockabilly takes over Port City Music Hall in Portland this Friday as Dallas’ Reverend Horton Heat cranks things up alongside special guests Continental for a night flanked with red hot tunes. Things get underway right around 8.

Local alternative rock radio station WCYY celebrates their annual Home for The Holidaze show down at The Asylum in Portland tonight. Beginning at 8 you can check out a ton of local acts as they come together and play Christmas tunes. There will be new holiday songs as well as tried and true classics. Performing at this evening’s merry shindig are The Milkman’s Union, The Ghost of Paul Revere, John Nels, Sara Hallie Richardson, Dominic & The Lucid and many, many more, so swing on by and get your holiday cheer on.

Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland gets fresh to death with some hip-hop madness courtesy of the Flavorbakers, Slops and Docks as well as Jay Caron. The party starts right around 9 o’clock this fine Friday evening, so check it out.

Man, tonight’s show at The Big Easy makes me yearn for warm, sunny days out by The Atlantic, taking in the smooth reggae sounds of local act Royal Hammer, but there is reason to celebrate, even if it is freezing outside, as these cool cats release their new studio album with a killer party that gets underway right around 9 tonight. It’s going to be a full night of reggae raging as East Wave Radio and DJ I-Tan join in on this epic evening.

The Trickle Down and The John Clavette Band bring the thunder tonight over at Empire Dine and Dance on Congress Street. These two great, local acts will be jamming it out with all kinds of tunes that are certain to get you shaking your can starting right around 9, and even more, this event is free, so check it out.

If you’re looking for some fine indie folk this Friday evening, look no farther than Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street in Portland where Fax Holiday and There Is No Sin team up for a night chock full of fabulous tunes. Tonight’s event gets going right around 9pm.

If you’re up in Waterville this evening and looking for some old timey, roots/bluegrass music, then head over to Mainely Brews where the Tricky Britches will be playing a set this evening. They’ll be serving up their own style of back porch jam session bluegrass starting right around 9:30pm.

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