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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 On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Posted: January 10, 2014

Free Friday night rock n' roll party with Dustin Saucier, GinLab & When Particles Collide at Slainte

Honestly, babies, I have no more to say other than thank the powers that be that it is finally, finally, FINALLY Friday!

If you’re Fridaying south of Portland this evening, be sure to make some moves on over to The Kerrymen Pub in Saco for a free show featuring Andi Fawcett and Zach Romanoff. This talented duo will be teaming up for some super fun acoustic pop rock jams starting right around 6 o’clock.

Not far from Saco and just over the bridge in Biddeford local musicians Dana Pearson and Monica Grabin will be joining together to create some sounds with their act First Person Plural at Elements on Main Street. Starting at 7 o’clock witness this talented pair play originals and covers of folk, blues, country and pop featuring guitar, bass, ukulele, harmonica, banjo, and of course, some sweet vocals.

Kick up your heels and take in some local bluegrass and roots tunes courtesy of The Coloradas this finally Friday over at Acoustic Artisans on Congress Street in Portland. Starting at 7 o’clock the fellas will be serving up some finely crafted songs for you to enjoy in this rather intimate setting.

Local down-home Americana folk duo Silent Sam and the Evans will be performing at a free show at Local Sprouts on Congress Street in Portland. Tonight’s event gets underway right around 6:30.

Coke Weed, a psych-rock quintet, from Bar Harbor, will be performing at The Grand in Ellsworth this evening. Beginning at 7:30 the act will light up the stage with certain electricity that oughta warm up this frigid Friday. o

Grammy Award winning artist Charles Neville, of the legendary Neville Brothers, and Grammy Nominated Youssoupha Sidibe team up with The Mystic Rhythms combining New Orleans and West African music with drums and bass to create a sound like nothing you’ve heard before at One Longfellow Square in Portland tonight. Starting at 8 o’clock check out this high-energy act as the bring together the sounds of blues, jazz, Caribbean and African music.

Mayo Street Arts in Portland serves as host to this evening’s Phil James Benefit, which gets underway at 8 o’clock. Phil James suffered a stroke four years ago. After a long slow return, he has gradually returned, playing  piano, shakuhachi (flute), and poetry. This is a celebration on the day of his 60th birthday; Mark Tipton, Carl Dimow, and Maria Kennedy-Castro join him on trumpet, piano, flute, shakuhachi, poetry, and dance.

A great evening of music happens at Frontier in Brunswick this Friday. Starting at 8 o’clock you can check out inspired sets of songs from The Reverie Machine, which features Meghan Yates powerful vocals intertwined with some progressive instrumentation, as well as The Robin and Rose, which draws inspiration from 60s experimental British and Brazilian pop.

Perhaps you’re spending the weekend tearing up the slopes of Sunday River. If that’s the case, then be sure to check out the Peacheaters, an Allman Brothers Tribute, at The Foggy Goggle tonight as they rock things out starting right around 9.

Blue on Congress Street in Portland invites one and all to to come and warm up with some Cajun tunes as they welcome Acadian Aces to the stage right around 9 o’clock. The Aces will be serving up classic Cajun/Acadian music for your finally Friday evening.

If you’re looking for some reggae and funk to bust a move or two to this evening then look no further than Mainely Brews up in Waterville where The Beat Horizon will be laying it down for your finally Friday. The good times start rollin’ at this free show starting at 9.

You can also check out local singer-songwriter Michael Krapovicky at the Silver Street Tavern tonight if you’re hanging around the Waterville area. Michael will probably be playing some new stuff off his just-released album, Songs I Lied About, starting right around 9 o’clock.

Central Maine pop-rock act, Tomorrow Morning will be doing it to it at Hollywood Slots in Bangor this Friday night. Check out these fellas as they play a variety of cover tunes and originals starting at 9 o’clock at this free show. 

Super fun classic rockers The Boneheads will be providing a suitable Friday night soundtrack for you to bust a move or two to down at The Kennebec Wharf in Hallowell. The fun starts at 9 tonight.


It’s still pretty chilly out there, but Royal Hammer is ready to warm things up with some raging reggae at The Stone Church in Newmarket, New Hampshire tonight. Starting at 9 the Hammer will be making some smooth reggae sounds as they full throttle into a Friday night throw down.


A big ol’ rock n’ roll birthday bash will be commencing right around 9 o’clock at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge in Portland to celebrate the born day anniversary of bassist extraordinaire Dominic Grosso. Local acts Dustin Saucier, GinLab and When Particles Collide will be on hand to provide a pretty kick ass soundtrack to this fine gent’s party, so be sure to stop on by, check things out, and maybe even purchase Dom a fancy beer or two.

Attention dance floor fanatics looking to bust a move to some of the smoothest house grooves around, take a trip down to Flask Lounge in Portland tonight where Mr. Dereloid and his club crew of DJs Mike Said and Kid Ray will be joining forces for a solid four hours of good vibes and good tunes. Do it to it, bust some moves, and spread some love this evening as this free dance party gets underway right around 9 o’clock.

Starting at 9 o’clock at the Big Easy Lounge & Cafe in Bangor the John Nowak Quartet will be playing some jazz favorites at a free show that is sure to fire up your Friday.

If you’re feeling a little Phishy this evening then head on over to the Empire on Congress Street in Portland where Phish tribute band, Pardon Me, Doug will be playing some jams to keep you noodling all night long. Featuring members of Heavy Dime, The Project, Giraffe Attack and more, these guys are ready to make you lose your head starting right around 9.

Boogie Mob will bring their familiar brand of funk, soul, disco and reggae to Easy Street Lounge this Friday evening alongside special guest Joshua Robbins on bass. The party starts right around 9 o’clock, so boogie down, boogie up, and do it to it this evening.

Up in Naples tonight, Gorilla Finger Dub Band will be pumping out the live roots, reggae, and dub-step jams at Bray’s Brew Pub. These fellas come together right around 9:30 to provide some extremely danceable party music for anyone who loves and appreciates all things reggae and dub.

The Dapper Gents will be rocking out some fun folk-pop at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Grab some friends and enjoy some tunes starting right around 9:30. There’s never a cover charge, so stop by and check things out!

Things get loud over at the Riverside Sports Pub in Bath starting at 9:30 tonight as local alt-rockers 13 High and Left On The Outside team up to turn things right on up to about eleven.

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