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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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Posted: November 25, 2014

Check out Monique Barrett at Slab in Portland tonight

Written by: Holly Nunan

There are a ton of cool happenings going on all around town this Tuesday, so get ready to bust out your weekday Party Pants and get down on it this evening. Here we go!

Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street welcomes back local singer-songwriter Isaiah Bennett for a set of songs this evening. Starting at 7 check out Isaiah’s distinctive mix of acoustic pop and funk during this free, all-ages event.

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The Exchange, a weekly open mic event which takes place every Tuesday evening at The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port, is a gathering open to any and all artists looking to collaborate, showcase, and workshop their original material in front of an audience of peers and music-lovers alike. All ages, genres and musical abilities are encouraged to join in on the fun as host Jim Betts gets things started during tonight’s free shindig right around 7:30pm.

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Slab on Preble Street in Portland presents another installment of its Solo Music Series with the lovely and talented Monique Barrett.  Starting at 8 you can enjoy some delicious food and terrific live music as Monique sets up shop with her acoustic guitar and plays her original soulful folk tunes during this all-ages, free event.

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This week’s edition of Live and Local at One Longfellow Square in Portland prepares to take concertgoers on a sonic quest for otherworldly transcendence as they welcome two out of the ordinary acts to the stage for a night of must-see music. Check out the instrumental sci-fi, prog-opera sounds of Superorder alongside the psychedelic, free-rock jams of Portland-based trio, Herbcraft. Expand your musical horizons and get ready to go on an audio-based journey with these two acts as things get underway right around 8 o’clock tonight.

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If you’re up in Rockland tonight, head over to The Speakeasy where local prog-rock act The 220s will be playing some songs for ya. The 220s take their influences from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rush and more to create a sound that is truly all their own and certainly pleasing to any discerning ear. Check ‘em out starting at 8 o’clock tonight.

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O.A.R. will be live at the State Theatre in Portland this Tuesday evening. The Ohio band is known for their blend of island vibe and alt-rock jams a la Dave Matthews Band, Bob Marley, Sublime and Phish. Tonight’s all-ages show gets started right around 8 o’clock with an opening set from LA pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer.

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Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic specifically designed for DJs and producers. This free dance party gets started at 9 and helps up-and-coming producers and DJs to take a chance on the decks all night long. All that’s needed to participate are some records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome, so check it out if you’re hanging around downtown tonight.

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Local musician Jacob McCurdy returns to the stage of Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this Tuesday to host another free open mic night. Join Jacob as he emcees this event that encourages all artists to get up on the mic for a night of fun as things get shaking right around 9 o’clock.

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Starting at 10 check out the experimental jazz jams of Portland’s own Jaw Gems as the fellas lay down some solid tuneage during tonight’s free show over Local 188 in Portland.

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