Oh hey there, Monday. Honestly, I’m not at all excited to see you again, but since you’re here and we’re being forced to hang out, I might as well make the most of you and our time together. Thankfully you make up for some of the pain and agony you put us all through by generously giving us some great things to do this evening. So don’t let Monday make a mess of you, instead get out there and take in some live, local music.
Start things off this evening up at Pedro O’Hara’s in Lewiston as they welcome pop-rocker Michael Krapovicky to the stage for another installment of their acoustic open mic night. The event is absolutely free and gets underway right around 6:30.
MJ’s Wine Bar, located at One City Center in downtown Portland, hosts another jazz, funk and soul night that is open to all musicians to sit in and play some jams. Bass, drums, guitar and keys are all provided. The house band, which consists of such talented local musicians as Kyle Friday, Jacob Cooley, Tony Palumbo, and James Finison, are always into welcoming other players on to take the stage to create and collaborate on tunes with them. The event itself is free, so check things out as things get started at 7 o’clock.
Northern pop rockers The JT Lockwood Band will make Slates in Hallowell the backdrop for their first ever live DVD recording. Tonight’s your chance to catch these talented fellas in a unique and intimate setting where they’ll be performing a ton of tunes that’ll be captured on film. Be a part of the fun as things get started at 8 o’clock this evening.
Don’t forget to head out to RiRa on Commercial Street in Portland for Evan Walsh’s open mic night. Things get started at 8 o’clock and EvGuy even has some instruments available for you to play. Tonight’s open mic does not have a cover charge, so swing through and check things out if you’re downtown this Monday.
Check out some of the scene’s best bluegrass and grab a slice of delicious Otto pizza down at their Congress Street location where Joe Walsh and a handful of his friends will be serving up some tasty tunes for your Monday night. The show is absolutely free and gets started at 8.
The State Theatre welcomes Excision back to Portland for a Monday chock full of sweaty, dubstep dance jams. Excision’s incomparable combinations of drum and bass, metal and hip-hop are certain to get you grooving this evening. Special guests Dirty Phonics and ILL Gates kick things off with opening sets that start up right around 8.
Maine’s own Lady Lamb The Beekeeper returns to Portland this Monday for a great show at Port City Music Hall alongside the other Portland’s pop acts Typhoon and Wild Ones. Show the Lady some hometown love as things get underway right around 8 tonight.