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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: October 28, 2014

Mastodon, Gojira & Kvelertak bring the thunder to the State Theatre tonight

Written by: Holly Nunan

I know that it may seem a little bit early to already be counting down the days until Friday, but we are, in fact, one day closer to the freakin’ weekend! This makes me happy. It makes me even happier that there are a bunch of cool things to take in this Tuesday evening, so check it out.

If you’re planning on checking out tonight’s Mastodon show at The State Theatre in Portland, you should probably get your heavy metal pregame on with an awesome event right down the street at Empire. Starting at 5, enjoy some Bissell Brothers Beer specials, free swag from 207 Brand, and a very special heavy metal playlist curated by Sean Libby of local heavy-hitting acts Sylvia and Johnny Cremains. Get pumped for Mastodon alongside some fellow metal heads during this free shindig.


Empire’s preshow rager ends around 7, which allows you plenty of time to walk the few paces up The Congo to The State Theatre to make it in time for this Tuesday’s metal mayhem extravaganza. Things get underway at 7:30 with opening sets from strident French act Gojira and Norwegian heavy hitters, Kvelertak followed by headliners, Mastodon who promise to deliver many righteous riffs, dynamic vocal harmonies and just the appropriate amount of sludgy swagger. Tickets are still available, so make some moves to have your face properly melted this Tuesday.


The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port is back at it tonight with another installment of its weekly open mic event, The Exchange. This evening’s gathering is open to any and all musicians looking to collaborate, showcase, and workshop their own original material in front of an audience of peers and music lovers alike. Your hosts with the most, Jim Betts and Joel Thetford, encourage individuals of all ages, genres and musical abilities to join in the creative fun as things get kicking right around 7:30.


Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson brings his original brand of sunny and completely catchy pop jams to the stage of Port City Music Hall in Portland this Tuesday. San Diego surfer girl, Tristan Prettyman will get things started this evening with an opening set that kicks into gear right around 8 o’clock.


One Longfellow Square’s Live & Local Music Series continues this Tuesday with two tremendous Portland acts taking to the stage for a night of Maine made music. Beginning at 8, check out GK and the Right of Way’s straight forward rock and roll sounds that are mixed with just a hint of Americana and folk a la Tom Petty and Wilco alongside the soulful rock jams of The John Clavette Band.

Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic event that is specifically tailored to DJs and producers. This free dance party gets underway at 9 and focuses on allowing up-and-coming producers and DJs to take a chance on the decks all night long. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome, so check it out if you’re hanging around downtown tonight!


Local musician Jacob McCurdy returns to the stage of Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this Tuesday to host another open mic. Join Jacob as he emcees this free event which encourages all artists to the stage for a night of free fun as things get shaking right around 9 o’clock.

Starting at 10 you can take in some experimental jazz jams at Local 188 with Portland’s own Jaw Gems as the fellas vibe out during tonight’s free show.

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