What is up, Wednesday!? Here we are ready to hurdle the hump once again! We’ve totally got this, and luckily there are tons of awesome mid-week parties to check out, so let’s get down to it, shall we?
Local musician Barry Arvin Young will be playing a variety of easy listening classics from the 70s up through today during a free show at Easy Day in South Portland. Swing through, get your bowl on and enjoy some great tunes as things get underway right around 6 o’clock.
If you’re south of Portland and looking for some open mic action, stop through Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel as local musicians Ali and Nat Bailey host another free open mic night that encourages all artists to get up on stage and perform this Wednesday. Let the good times roll as tonight’s event gets started right around 7.
Maine musician and all around nice guy Dave Jacquet resumes his role as host for this week’s free open mic night at Cole Farms in Gray. Beginning at 7:30 all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun with Dave and a few of his friends live on stage.
All Ireland Fiddle Champ, Dylan Foley will be performing during a special show at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this Wednesday evening. Dylan is one of the most accomplished fiddlers of his generation in this country. He’ll be joined by accompanist Danny Novek as things get started around 7:30 tonight.
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller comes to the stage of the State Theatre in Portland tonight. The show is a “live documentary” by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green featuring a live score by legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo. The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller. Starting at 7 o’clock, Green will narrate the film while Yo La Tengo performs the documentary’s original score in its entirety.
Native Isles, which features a veritable who’s who of local talent, return to Frontier in Brunswick as part of the venue’s Live in the Lounge music series tonight. With Emma Stanley on vocals and trumpet/flugelhorn, Tyler Stanley on keys and vocals, Pete Morse on guitar and vocals, and Andy Robbins on drums, tonight’s free 8pm performance is guaranteed to be an epically good time. Make some midweek plans to check it out if you’re up that way this evening.
Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street in the Old Port is geared up for another fun evening of folk tunes with local act the Squid Jiggers. This dynamic duo will be creating sounds that pair perfectly with an ice cold pint of beer, so swing on by and check ‘em out if you’re downtown tonight.
Unwind this Wednesday with some quality down home acoustic roots tunes courtesy of David Beam and the Custom House Gang. The fellas play a free show over at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland starting at 8 o’clock.
Up at Hollywood Slots in Bangor, Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations will be bringing down the house with a masterful mix of Motown and Memphis soul that’s certain to get you working it out this Wednesday. Enjoy some old school R&B sounds courtesy of Colwell and pals, which includes a full horn section, as things get started right around 9.
Wednesday night means it’s time again for Rap Night down at The Asylum in Portland where you can check out some of the local hip-hop scene’s best and brightest emcees and producers starting at 9 o’clock. This week’s midweek party features showcases from touring act Grayskul, Asphate, Goldini Bagwell, Simple Steve and more. There’ll also be early and late night open mic cyphers hosted by ill by instinct with El Shupacabra on the tables all night long. And since it is the season, there’ll be a Halloween costume contest that could land you $50 if your get-up wins!
In the words of the almighty Tenacious D: No one can destroy the metal, the metal will strike you down with a vicious blow. Tonight The Clash of the Titans at Empire in Portland will be offering up an education in metal and all of its might as Megadeth takes on Pantera during this week’s battle of the cover bands. Get ready for some skull crushing, face melting riffage as things get underway right around 9:30 this Wednesday.