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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: September 4, 2014

Future Islands return to Portland with a show at Port City Music Hall tonight

Written by: Holly Nunan

We’re almost there! It’s finally Thursday and that means we’re drawing in on the freakin’ weekend. Thankfully tonight is packing some punch, so hoist up those Party Pants and get out there!

It’s the first full week of September so you better make sure you get in as much outdoor deck and patio time as humanly possible and one such place to do exactly that is at the Portland Lobster Company on Commercial Street in the Old Port. Beginning at 6 o’clock local rockers and rollers The Joint Chiefs will be performing a set of high-energy, big fun songs during tonight’s free all ages show.

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Local musician Ron Cody and a few of his friends will be performing some modern bluegrass tunes over at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in downtown Portland starting right around 7 o’clock. If you’re hanging in the Old Port this Thursday, be sure to swing through to join in on the toe-tappin’ fun!

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Singer-songwriter Rod Picott will be live and local at St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill in Portland this Thursday. Picott was voted Songwriter of the Year by the Freeform American Roots Radio Reports and has been referred to as one of Maine’s finest songwriters. His album, Welding Burns, spent 10 consecutive weeks on the AMA chart. Be sure to check out tonight’s stellar performance, as things get underway right around 7 o’clock.

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More outdoor awesomeness to take in this Thursday will happening over at Slab on Preble Street in Portland as this tasty Sicilian styled pizzeria welcomes back their resident, raging house band Monarck Lisa for some good times and good tunes. Tonight’s free patio party gets kickin’ right around 7 o’clock.

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Montreal-based husband and wife duo, Thus Owls bring their experimental pop rock to the stage of SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland this Thursday.  Bar Harbor psych-folk rock act Coke Weed and Portland’s own psych rock powerhouse S.S. Cretins round out tonight’s bill. Things get underway right around 8:30 at tonight’s 18+ show.

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Baltimore’s Future Islands returns to Portland tonight to bring their exciting live show of synth-pop, soaring melodies and undeniable rhythms to the stage of Port City Music Hall on Congress Street. Berlin rock n’ rollers Operators and DJ Disco round out tonight’s bill as things get underway around 9 o’clock.

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A couple of talented local singer-songwriters will be teaming up to swap songs and stories on the stage of Blue on Congress Street this Thursday. Beginning at 9 check out intimate performances from Max Garcia Conover and Matt Wheeler as the dup go back and forth, song for song during this free musical event.

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Sonny’s in the Old Port welcomes back the ultra-swanky musical duo Humperdinck Humperdink and Glass Joe (aka Corey Gagne and Pete Dugas) to the lounge for a night of old school tunes. The pair gets things swinging right around 9 with their concoction that’s equal parts Bowie and Radiohead. Basically you can party with two of the most interesting men in the world while enjoying some mighty fine cocktails for free, so be sure to check it out.    10428426_635071026592233_4177597008141969793_n

The Dover Brickhouse celebrates ten years of rockin’ Dover, NH with a big ol’ party featuring performances from eyenine (it’s also his 29th birthday, so buy him a fancy beer), A Minor Revolution, and Crimewave. Tonight’s shindig gets underway at 9 with host Seth On Gray Street and additional music by DJ Myth.

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Gorilla Finger Dub Band will be pumping out the live roots, reggae, and dub-step jams at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port as they begin their new Thursday night residency. These fellas will be taking to the stage right around 9:30 to kick out some extremely danceable party music for anyone who loves and appreciates all things reggae and dub, so be sure to check it out if you’re downtown tonight.

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Empire in Portland is the place to be this Thursday for some incredible indie folk rock as Scott Girouard celebrates the release of his latest EP alongside An Overnight Low. This great night of local music gets underway right around 9:30.

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Vinyl Tap will be getting down this evening at Gritty’s in the Old Port with their delightfully danceable cover tunes that range from Huey Lewis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Band and many, many more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer, so check it out starting at 10 o’clock.

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