Ho-lay yes! We’ve made it to Friday! I know that I sound like a broken record when I say the same thing each and every week, but each and every week it still feels like an amazing feat that we’ve accomplished together. After such a long, arduous journey to the freakin’ weekend, I’m throwing in the towel for this week and getting down like it ain’t nobody’s business tonight. Here we go!
Singer-songwriter Brian Patricks will be playing a free happy hour show up at Roosters in Augusta this Friday evening Beginning at 5:30 Brian will be performing covers of songs that you know and love as well as some of his own original material, so be sure to check things out if you’re up in that way tonight.
Kaleidoscope, the Rumford area’s number one monthly celebration of the arts, will feature an all high school version of the event featuring artists, performers, their supporters, family, friends, and neighbors, gathering for a co-created evening of art that’s created right before your very eyes. Performers take the stage as visual artists create. The high school event will feature Kaleidoscope’s popular “Art Fusion” sponsored by Kris Howes of Ink Maine. Tonight’s event at the Mystic Theater in Rumford gets underway at 6pm.
Local hip-hop heavies Verbalized Medicine will be spotlighted on tonight’s installment of Local Motives on WMPG radio. Tune into 90.9/104.1 FM or stream online at wmpg.org right around 7 as these fellas lay down some rhymes and talk shop with host Josh Lovejoy.
If you’re kickin’ it up in Thomaston tonight be sure to check out The Highlands Coffee House’s Friday night electro dane party with Berenice recording artist Quantom. Starting at 7, shake your groove thing to some of the best electro dance beats around.
The First Parish Church in Dover, New Hampshire has created a new concert series titled Friday Live at the First with its debut concert this evening featuring traditional bluegrass music from Rt. 1 Bluegrass, Eric Sinclair and Drowned Valley. Tonight’s kick-off event test underway at 7 with proceeds going to Under One Roof, a concert campaign that’s raising funds to replace the nearly 100 year old roof of the church.
Drink, rock and repeat with The Outsiders at Iron Tails Saloon in Acton tonight as they take to the stage around 8 o’clock to pump out some Friday night party jams with their own original brand of punk-tinged rockabilly.
The Crown Vics are ready to kick out the jams for a non-stop, Friday night rockabilly dance party up at Watermark Restaurant & Lounge in Northeast Harbor tonight. If you’re looking to bust a move, have some fun, and get into the true spirit of the freakin’ weekend then check out tonight’s show as things get underway at 8.
Musical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars, will be performing live at The State Theatre in Portland as part of their 9 Dead Alive Tour. British singer-songwriter Bobby Long will start things off with an opening set beginning at 8pm.
Boston act The Tarbox Ramblers make their Portland debut tonight with a show at One Longfellow Square. Check out a live set of rustic, boozy folk-blues from these fellas as things get underway at 8pm.
Be sure to make a stop into Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street in Portland as they present a free show full of amazing local talent that gets started around 8. This evening check out performances from Mousa, Evan Parker and Greg Jamie.
Kick up your heels and enjoy some live music tonight at Blue on Congress Street as Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction gear up for some good times with a show that gets underway at 8 this finally Friday evening. The fellas will be serving up some rootsy, old timey, mountain music for you to stomp your feet to, so be sure to stop by and give ‘em a listen tonight if you’re in the downtown area.
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!
If you’re up in Ellsworth tonight, head over to Chummies where the very unique prog-rock band, The 220s will be playing beginning at 9 o’clock. The 220s take their influences from such acts as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead and create something that is truly all their own.
Go buck wild down at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland as three jackin’ house DJs present Jack to the Future. Tonight’s free dance party kicks off around 9 with sets from Mike D, DJ Silverchild and Moses.
Gingko Blue on Fore Street in Portland has all the soulful blues you’ll need to blast off into the weekend with Poke Chop & The Other White Meats. This free show gets started right around 9, so swing through and check it out if you’re hanging around the Old Port this Friday.
Canadian-based indie rock supergroup The New Mendicants will be playing a show at Port City Music Hall in Portland tonight. Local artist Jose Ayerve will open things up with a set starting at 9 o’clock.
If you’re looking to get down to some solid tuneage tonight get up to Sea Dog Brewing Company in Topsham where local act Doubting Gravity will be getting the party started right around 9 o’clock. Andi Fawcett and the fellas will be bringing you the best original pop rock tunes around, so grab a beer and shake your can this evening.
If you’re south of the border tonight be sure to check out some great live music action at the Press Room in Portsmouth as Portland’s own funk, soul and R&B act The Kenya Hall Band will be joined by special guests The JT Lockwood Band for a full night of some of the best pop, rock, funk and soul around. Things get underway at 9:30 so check it out!
The Final Funky Friday with Mama’s Boomshack takes place at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Starting at 9:30 see this funky band off in style as they celebrate the end of their monthly residency. Tons of good times and good tunes all for no cover charge, so check it out!
Upstairs at Empire on Congress Street in Portland you can check out The Penthouse Dance Party featuring the very best underground house, techno and dance music courtesy of local DJs Ed Garrison, Marcus Caine, Christopher Gauthier, and Ian Hammond. Tonight’s event gets shaking right around 9:30.
Lots of stringed things being plucked up at Mainely Brews in Waterville tonight as one New England’s favorite genre-bending bluegrass band’s takes the stage for not only tonight, but tomorrow evening as well. Starting 10 this evening you can check out Massachusetts based progressive string band Hot Day At The Zoo for an evening chock full of rollicking good times and tunes.