I gotta be truthful with you guys and say that I’ve had Friday on my mind since Sunday evening, so I am more than ready and rip-roaring to tear things up tonight! Luckily there’s more than enough awesome things to check out, so let’s do this thing!
Brisk is definitely an understatement when describing the weather, but if you’re a diehard skier or snowboarder and find yourself up at Sunday River this afternoon be sure to swing through The Foggy Goggle around 3 o’clock to warm up with some tunes courtesy of singer-songwriter Jordan Kaulback.
If you find yourself waaay up north this evening, I mean like, in The County, then be sure to check out a great show that’s happening at Eureka Hall Restaurant in Stockholm. Tonight starting at 6:30 the fellas from Tricky Britches will be playing some of their old timey, roots/bluegrass tunes that’ll get your feet stomping and your face smiling. These talented dudes will be serving up their own brand of back porch jam session bluegrass all evening long, starting with an opening set from singer-songwriter Travis Cyr, so check it out if you’re up that way this Friday.
The Knights of Columbus’ Third Annual Heating Assistance Fundraiser for the WHCA Thaw Program and Emmaus Heating Assistance Programs present To Warm A Winter’s Night at The Grand in Ellsworth this Friday night. Tonight’s event gets underway at 7 o’clock and will feature live performances from MacLir, Trisha Mason Band, Bobbi Lane, and The Crown Vics. There’ll also be an auction happening all evening long and all proceeds from the event will be donated to this great cause to keep local Mainers warm this winter.
The local music scene is one of the most kind-hearted and generous I’ve ever known and that fact becomes even clearer tonight Maine musicians and comedians come together to raise money for Brittany Riley, a local woman who is currently battling a very rare form of bone cancer, as they present Buds for Brittany upstairs at the Empire in Portland. Starting at 8 o’clock the event will feature performances from The Mallett Brothers Band, Kilcollins, and Dhamma Lion as well as stand-up sets from Paul Hunt, Nick Lavallee and Ian Stuart. All money raised will go towards helping Brittany pay for her medical costs.
Cory Gunz of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment makes a stop in Maine tonight as he performs alongside a long list of other hip-hop aficionados at Club Texas in Auburn. Starting at 8 you can check out sets from not only Cory Gunz, but Flotilla 13, Sig Music, B-Fenom, Conman, Glease, Miss Lady, Northern Lights and many, many more.
Mayo Street Arts in Portland will be getting a solid dose of the rock and/or roll tonight as they welcome Bath Salts, I Suppose You Know Karate and Nuclear Bootz to the stage for a full night of music. Things get crankin’ right around 8 o’clock.
Paula Cole, who is well known for such songs as “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want To Wait” will be performing live at The Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield this evening. Tonight’s show gets underway at 8 o’clock.
Local sax player, Kyle Hardy is joining forces with some other talented Portland musicians for a night of jazz at Elements: Books Coffee Beer in Biddeford tonight. Be sure to check out their free set starting right around 8 o’clock this evening.
If you’re south of Portland this Friday you can take in some songs from local Americana gypsy-rock act, Muddy Ruckus & The Burners as they light up the stage of The Hive in Kennebunk starting right around 8.
Soulful Americana rockers The ToneKings will be bringing the Friday funkiness to The Frog and Turtle on Main Street in Westbrook. Starting at 8:30 get ready to enjoy some great food, drinks, folks, and music!
Feeling a little Phishy this Friday? Then head up to The Franco Center in Lewiston to check out Phish tribute band, Pardon Me, Doug as they play all of your favorite Phish jams to keep you noodling well into the evening. 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.
Folk singer-songwriter Max Garcia Conover is hosting a free and fun event at the Lion’s Pride in Brunswick this Friday, Beginning at 9 he and a group of his musically-inclined friends will be playing some acoustic songs to ease you into the freakin’ weekend.
Shy Green and A Band Beyond Description are ready to give you a Friday chock full of all of your favorite Grateful Dead jams as they play a Double Dead Feature at the Montsweag Roadhouse in Wiscasset starting at 9 o’clock.
ATOMIK and j.hjort team up tonight to bring you some high quality techno mixed with some dirty electro to help you move your feet all over the Flask Lounge dance floor this evening. The party heats up starting at 9 o’clock, so swing through and get your freak on!
Sly-Chi will be partying down at Brian Boru in the Old Port tonight. This super fun live act gets going right around 9:30 and will be bringing the funk all night long with their unique blend of jazz and funk that is certain to make you shake a tail feather or two.
Get your 90s on with Hello Newman this Friday as the fellas take to the stage of The Big Easy in Portland to perform all your favorite jams from Blink 182 to Chumbawumba, Green Day, 311 and many more. Things get cranking at 10 o’clock.