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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 nunan.holly@gmail.com On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Newz by The Nunz with Holly Nunan
Posted: January 5, 2013

Warm up with some funk & soul tonight courtesy of Jimmy and the Soulcats at The Big Easy in Portland

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y…NIGHT! Keep on dancin’ to the rock and roll on Saturday night, Saturday night! Thank you, Bay City Rollers for the inspiration behind this evening’s endeavors. I hope you guys put some party energy on reserve and didn’t burn it all up Fridaying because tonight is looking to offer up some super awesome things to do, so let’s check it out and do it to it this Saturday evening!

One of my favorite local music men, Steve Jones will be celebrating the release of his latest album Listening with a free show at The Run of the Mill in Saco this evening. 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.

Over the bridge and up the street a tick, at The Oak and The Ax on Main Street in Biddeford, Butcher Boy plays one last local show before setting off on their first national tour. Acid Smoker, Where’s My Friend and Greg Jamie will also be joining the indie folk/punk act as they gear up to ship outta town. Things get started right around 8 tonight.

If you’re hanging around Portland town this evening and looking to get down on some funk and soul at a reasonable hour then mosey on over to The Big Easy for another installment of the Saturday Night Soul, Jazz and Blues Series, which begins right around 8 o’clock. Tonight Jimmy and the Soul Cats will keep your rump shaking this evening, so head on down and check ‘em out.

Jazz meets blues over on Main Street in Westbrook tonight at The JMB Organ Trio get ready to play some quality tunes at The Frog and Turtle. Beginning at 8:30 you can check out the act alongside special guests Darren Whitney on sax, Andy Argondizza on guitar and Tracy Moore on vocals. It’s sure to be an evening of good times and good tunes, so swing by and check it out if you’re hanging around The ‘Brook this evening.

If you’re over the bridge in South Portland this evening and looking for a little rock and/or roll then make your way over to the Spring Point Tavern where Captain Ray and the Castaways are geared up to keep you dancing all night long starting right around 8:30 tonight.

A stellar rock and roll show storms the stage of Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland where local acts Leaves Leaves, Billy Carr, Cuss and The Rattlesnakes team up for a night of non-stop action. Fun and ruckus gets underway right around 9 o’clock this Saturday evening.

Saturdays are all about getting buck wild and maybe even getting a score going on Big Buck Hunter. If this sounds like a Saturday dream come true to you then make sure you get yourself down to Amigos in Portland this evening where local rockers and rollers Station 85 will be doing their part to get your hips a-shakin’ this evening.  The fellas kick out the jams starting at 9 o’clock.

Rock n’ roll piano man Kris Rodgers has joined forces the remaining members of Velourosaurus to bring you a Saturday night full of awesome and exceptionally danceable cover tunes over at Brian Boru in the Old Port. Starting at 9:30, Vinyl Tap plans to rock you everything from The Beatles to Stevie Wonder, Huey Lewis and more.

Maine’s premiere hip-hop act The JumpOff preps to play all the old school classics as well as new school hits for you to bust a move to tonight over at RiRa on Commercial Street. Things get fresh starting at 10 o’clock.

The quartet, Aask, which consists of Seth Kearns on drums, Armory Raymond on guitar, Adam Frederick on bass, and Katherine Matzell on vocals will be playing interpretations of jazz standards and popular songs tonight over at Blue on Congress Street. It’s a free show and will get underway right around 10 tonight, so check it out.

 

 

Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Tom Couture Photography.

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