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I might be suffering from the plague, but I will not let that diminish the fact that my favorite day of the week has returned. And once again, without fail, Friday brings us a surplus of awesome things to check out. So Let’s Weekend! Here we go.
The Maine Academy of Modern Music celebrates a video that drew a lot of attention over the past few months with a celebration at the Big Easy in Portland called Be In Love. As you may recall, MAMM teamed up with Playing For Change as well as local musicians and filmmakers to create a music video for Dominic and The Lucid’s song ‘Be In Love’ featuring a multitude of Maine talent. This evening they celebrate the success of that video (over 50,000 views in 5 months) with two shows early and late. At 6 o’clock you can check out the all ages portion of the show featuring performances by MAMM bands Beware of Pedestrians, Simple Burdern, Emergency Sirens and Guilty Bystander. At 9 o’clock things get a little steamy with the 21+ show featuring musicians from the video like Dominic Lavoie, The Fogcutters, Dave Gutter, Kyle Gervais, Jason Stewart, Megan Jo Wilson and many, many more. Each musician will perform a short set and then the video itself will be created live on stage to close out the show. It should be a great time, so stop on by and check it out tonight.
The ToneKings invite you to a Post-Valentines Love Fest down at The Frog & Turtle in Westbrook as they gear up to serenade one and all with some soulful tunes. This evening beginning at 8:30, the fellas will be singing about true love, love lost, found love, so on and so forth. So grab some loved ones and get down this Friday evening!
If you’re south of the border, check out some rockabilly action down at The Dover Brickhouse where tonight Bloodshot Bill teams up with Whiskey Kill and Sasquatch and the Sick-a-billys for some straight up rock n’ roll for your Friday night. Thinsg get swinging right around 8:30.
It’s about that time for this year’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Prom, an evening devoted to all of those who love to hate the day of love. Tonight When Particles Collide and A Robot Booking have teamed up for a night of rock n’ roll and formal attire. Things start at 9 o’clock, upstairs at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland, with a set of tunes from guest DJ Andrew Mead of The Other Bones. After that the Kurt Baker Band, Naked on Roller Skates and When Particles Collide plan to keep the party rockin’ into the wee hours. So throw on something spiffy and check it out.
I have a feeling tonight’s show at Geno’s in Portland is going to get a little bit crazy. Tonight’s triple bill features The Pecan Sandies, The Pubcrawlers and Paranoid Social Club. This is the last gig PSC will be doing locally before the hit the road for tour, so get there early, as I’m sure this thing will most likely sell out. Rocking and/or rolling commences right around 9 o’clock.
If you’re looking to check out a little Drum & Bass action this evening then mosey on down to Flask Lounge in Portland where The Digital Mercenaries will be delivering sounds that are sure to make you shake your hips all night long. Tonight’s event starts at 9 o’clock and is absolutely free of charge, so check it out.
Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street in Portland gets ready for Indigenous Immigrants, Micodin, and Dynamo-P to rock the mic and blast some beats at tonight’s free hip-hop party. Things get fresh starting right around 9 o’clock, so stop on by and check it out if you’re in the area this evening.
Pop-rockers Kilcollins will be partying the night away over at RiRa on Commercial Street in Portland tonight. Beginning at 9:30, these fellas will be rockin’ and rollin’ to all the classic cover tunes you know and love, so check ‘em out.
The duo of good ol’ boys, North of Nashville, returns to The Rack up at Sugarloaf tonight to release their new album “Live at The Rack,” which they recorded at the venue a few months back. Anticipate tons of foot stomping and singalongs as the fellas get things going right around 9:30 tonight.
Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Dylan Verner Photography & Design.