Friday April 18th 2014

Newz by The Nunz

The Parkington Sisters perform at Empire in Portland tonight

By: Holly Nunan

I know it may seem a little bit early to already be counting down the days to the freakin’ weekend, but we are, in fact, one day closer, which is plenty of reason enough to celebrate. Thankfully there are ton of live shows to take in tonight to help you on your quest, so hike up those Party Pants and get ready to tackle another Tuesday night! Here we go!

Start your Tuesday out with some acoustic tunes courtesy of local singer-songwriter Dan Tonini down at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in downtown Portland. Dan will be getting this free event underway right around 6 o’clock.

John Sinclair will be doing a reading at Bull Feeney’s in Portland tonight starting at 7. Sinclair was not only a DJ, activist and writer, but also the manager of the MC5 and a founder of the White Panther party in Detroit back in the 60s. Basically he is pretty awesome and if you have some time this evening you should check him out.

Another evening of Open Rounds will be taking place over at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this evening. Starting at 7 musicians can sign up to be a part of a 3 person round and pick a song to perform with the other two musicians featured in the round. These rounds are open to any one who enters, so if you’re looking to play some tunes with some other folks you should sign up and check it out. The evening will close with a featured set of songs courtesy of local siren and songwriter, Heather Styka right around 8:30 or so. This event is free, fun and a great way to network with other talented artists, so swing through and check it out.

Empire on Congress Street in Portland welcomes The Parkington Sisters to the stage this evening. The sisters were brought up playing music together and have worked with the likes of Dispatch, The Dropkick Murphys and State Radio. Indie-folk outfit Tall Tall Trees will get tonight’s show started with an opening performance slated for 8:30pm.

Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic for DJs with their free dance party, which allows up and coming record spinners to take a chance and get up on the tables during the event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins right around 9 o’clock, so check it out.

It’s time once again 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.

Jaw Gems are ready to deliver some smooth jazz tunes this Tuesday with a free show down at Local 188 on Congress Street in Portland. Beginning at 10, this group of talented cats will be laying it down for you to enjoy all night long, so swing through and check ‘em out.

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