It just seems so appropriate that I really start to get into the swing of things by Thursday this week, right as the weekend lurks closer and closer – I finally get my act together. Geezum. Anyway, we’re almost there and if you’re looking for some places to Thursday this evening, I’ve got you covered!
Eric Bettencourt and friends will be getting your Thursday evening off to a great start with some tunes at Brian Boru in Portland. Check out Eric’s unique vocal and guitar styling’s as he plays a free set starting at 5 o’clock.
If I didn’t literally have to go to bed at 7pm this evening, I would most definitely be enjoying a couple of frosty beverages out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company where the fellas of Hotel Cocktails, which are actually just members of Dominic and The Lucid, will be doing their thing. The boys will be playing tunes that you know and love as well as some of their own psychedelic rockers starting right around 6 o’clock.
Check out acoustic, duet based duo Saved and Sound tonight at Doc’s Café in Cumberland Center. This talented team of music makers will be playing tunes out on the patio from 6 to 8 for free, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area this evening.
Downtown this evening, The Barn Swallows will be bringing their blend of old time Celtic and Americana tunes to the stage of Blue on Congress Street tonight. Check out the act’s free show as it gets underway at 7 o’clock.
Let the Tony Boffa Band transport you back in time with some old school jazz at the Frog and Turtle in Westbrook this evening. Starting at 7 o’clock, enjoy some tasty food and beverage as this 5-piece local act gets things swinging.
So that dude who ooh-ahh-ahh’ed all over the Disturbed records now has a new band called Device and they’ll be playing a show at The Asylum in Portland tonight alongside Hell Yeah and Mucklers. Get your alternative rock on right around 8 o’clock tonight.
An eclectic evening of some high quality indie rock will be taking over SPACE Gallery on Congress Street in Portland as Burlington’s Alpenglow returns with Tan Vampires, Lisa/Liza and If and It for a night of emotive jams. Things get started right around 8 o’clock.
One Longfellow in Portland is ready for an evening of reggae as Inner Visions takes to the stage this evening. Starting at 8, the dance floor opens up and Inner Visions create some sweet, summer sounds for you to groove to.
Explosions in the Sky are ready to take on The State Theatre in Portland tonight with their elaborate guitar work and narrative instrumentals for what’s certain to be an enthusiastic as well as emotional indie rock show. Portland’s own noise-pop act, Computer At Sea will get things going with a set of tunes beginning at 8 o’clock.
The Hive in Kennebunk invites you to get yourself and your acoustic guitar on stage and belt it out for their Thursday night open mic. The open mic begins at 8 o’clock and is run by local musicians and hardcore Hive volunteers. If you’re in Southern Maine and have a hankering to perform, then get yourself down to The Hive this evening.
Take to the limit this Thirsty Thursday with a free, high-energy punk rock show at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland. Check out sets from The Outfits, Downtown Boys and Fur starting at 9 o’clock.
The kick off to a great weekend of music to help raise money for a great supporter and performer of music, Mark Belanger, happens tonight at Geno’s in Portland. The event dubbed, Relentless Belanger, will span the course of the entire weekend to help raise funds for Mark as he undergoes treatment for lymphoma. Tonight things get loud and awesome as Slyvia, Dead By Now, Cryptic Overcast, Gimme Goldar and Eastern Spell team up to help their pal through the power of rock and roll. Things get cranking right around 9, so please be sure to check it out.
Go check out some Thursday jams at The Big Easy on Market Street in Portland where Band Beyond Description will be doing their thing all night long. Far more than just your typical Dead Head band, these dudes jam out on everything from The Band, Phish, The Allman Brothers and many more. Tonight except a healthy heaping of good tunes, good times, good people and maybe even a hula hoop or two. The party starts right around 9, so go on and get your noodle on.
You can also get down to Gritty’s in Portland to check out the fellas in Vinyl Tap as they cover everything from Huey Lewis, Elton John, The Beatles and many, many more. If you’re looking for a non-stop dance party, then swing through as they start playing at 9 and there’s never, ever a cover charge.
Just across the street at at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port, the dudes of Hello Newman are ready to pump out the jams with another free night of tunes. Starting at 9:30, these guys will be rockin’ all of your favorite 90s tunes. There’s never a cover, so check it out if you’re feeling a little nostalgic this evening.
Shake your groove thing at DJ Silverchild’s Hang The DJ dance party featuring the best 80s and 90s alternative dance jams around. Beginning at 10, get ready to bust some bad ass moves all over the Slainte dance floor.