Holy Hot Pockets, I am absolutely ready for this week to cut it out already! At least I can find solace in the fact that it’s Wednesday and we’re half way there. That being said, it’s time for me to suck it up and get on out there this evening. Here are the haps for your midweek party report!
Take in some good times and good tunes out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company as Vinyl Tap rocks it out starting at 6 with fun covers of everything from Huey Lewis, Elton John, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, The Band and many more. If you’re looking to get your midweek party out on a deck overlooking the ocean, then look no further than PLC this Wednesday evening.
Local adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell will be playing a special solo show over at Easy Day in South Portland this Wednesday evening. Enjoy some great tunes as this free event gets underway at 6pm.
The lovely and talented Colleen Clark will be joining forces with the wonderful and fantastic Kyle Friday on keys for an evening of swanky jazz at MJ’s Wine Bar in downtown Portland. The duo will be serving up a dosage of sophistication with some soulful sounds as well as reprise of Colleen’s setlist from her Etta James Clash of the Titans. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious drinks in an awesome space as Colleen serenades you during tonight’s free show, which gets underway at 8 o’clock this Wednesday.
It’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means you can catch local rockabilly extraordinaire Pete Witham as he hosts another free open mic night at The Frog and Turtle on Main Street in Westbrook. Starting at 8 you can sign up to play some tunes or just sit back and check out Pete and his pals as they perform throughout the course of the evening.
If you’re looking to tap your toes to some down home, acoustic roots tunes, then make your way over to Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in the Old Port this Wednesday where you can check out local act David Beam and The Custom House Gang as the fellas play a free, all ages show starting right around 8 o’clock.
Legendary artist Sleepy LaBeef will be gracing the stage of One Longfellow Square in Portland this Wednesday evening. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles. But don’t let his name fool you, check out Sleepy’s high energy show that could put people a third of his age to shame as he rocks and rolls all night long starting beginning at 8 o’clock.
The Squid Jiggers return to Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight as they bring their own brand of folk tunes to life up on stage. Check out the good times and good tunes as things get rolling right around 8 o’clock this Wednesday evening.
Wednesday night means it’s time again for Rap Night down at The Asylum in Portland where you can check out some of the scene’s best emcees starting at 9 o’clock. This week’s event includes showcases from Boston’s ESH the Monolith as well as Arc and STLGLD. There’ll be early and late night open mic cyphers hosted by ill by instinct with El Shupacabra on the tables all night long, so swing through and check it out.
Minneapolis-based indie rapper Astronautalis makes a triumphant return to Portland this Wednesday as he and a few pals team up to throw one helluva party on stage at Port City Music Hall. Joining Astronautilis to round out tonight’s bill and pop off the party will be Denton, TX singer-songwriter and genre-defier, Sarah Jaffe, post-hardcore, alt-rock act, Transit and Portland’s own indie rock and rollers, Endless Jags. Things get crankin’ right around 9 so don’t sleep on this midweek must-see.
Get your pop-punk on upstairs at Empire in Portland tonight as the enduring, original fathers of the genre, Green Day take on those dudes who can never seem to remember the age…or their pants…Blink 182 for this week’s Clash of the Titans. I anticipate lots of rocking, rolling, inappropriate jokes, and tons and tons of Dickies as things get underway right around 9:30 tonight.