Yesss! We’ve already made it half-way through a full working week, and ya know what? That is definitely something to celebrate in my book! So if you’re looking to treat your earholes to some live, local music this Wednesday, here’s what’s happening all around town and beyond!
My fellow Sagittarius, Dave Gutter continues his hatch day celebration with a solo, all-ages acoustic show at Easy Day in South Portland this Wednesday evening. Check out original jams from Rustic Overtones and PSC’s frontman as tonight’s (free!) birthday bash gets underway right around 6pm.
If you’re looking to start your Wednesday evening with some delicious local food paired with some great local tunes get yourself over to Gather in Yarmouth as they continue their Acoustic Wednesdays music series tonight with a performance from singer-songwriter Olivia Brothers. Tonight’s free event gets started at 6:30pm.
Songwriters in the Round returns to Frontier in Brunswick with music from some of Maine’s most talented artists. Starting at 7, Lisa Redfern brings some local singer-songwriters together for an intimate, unplugged performance of compelling songs and stories. For this concert, Lisa invites Rupert Wates, Ronda Dale, and Ben Hunsberger to join her.
Local guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Dave Jacquet is back in action hosting another free open mic night at Cole Farms in Gray this Wednesday. Join Dave and a few of his friends from some true musical fun as they share songs and stories all evening long.
The Frog and Turtle in Westbrook welcomes back local blues artist Ron Gill for another blues-based open mic night. Local musicians Ryan Halliburton and Eric Lawson join Ron during this free event that is open to any and all musicians who are looking to showcase their material live on stage. Things get started at 8pm.
Take in some quality acoustic roots tunes with David Beam and the Custom House Gang at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland this Wednesday. This lively, local bunch will be playing some music for your midweek wind-down starting at 8pm.
Get the party started tonight at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port with local duo the Squid Jiggers who’ll be playing their own folk-infused drinking tunes during tonight’s free shindig. Let the good times roll as things get underway right around 8 o’clock.
Rap Night at The Asylum in Portland will be doing tons of good tonight as they host a benefit show for Toys for Tots featuring a plethora of some of the most talented emcees around. There’ll be early and late night open mic cyphers hosted by Ill By Instinct and El Shupacabra, so get there early, stay there late, and do some good by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need as things get started at 9 tonight.
Don’t miss out on a free rock and roll show over at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland as they welcome four great acts for a night of musical revelry. Starting at 9 check out the beachy punk jams from the Front Seat Dream, the pop-punk antics of TheColorOrange, some raucous garage pop-rock from Salem Wolves and some lo-fi RnR from The Hopeless Losers.
Oh man, this week’s Clash of the Titans at Empire in Portland might be too much of a guilty pleasure to pass up as Top 40 pop-rockers Matchbox 20 and Maroon 5 go song-for-a-catchy-song during tonight’s battle of the cover bands. Lots of talented local dudes are getting up on stage to bring these two acts to life, so be there starting at 9:30 to find out if Rob Thomas and crew will get Pushed around or if Adam Levine and company will make if Harder to Breathe. (I can’t even believe I just wrote that. Lay off me, it’s my 30th birthday today and I feel like I’m entitled to make some terrible decisions if I want to. And really you should be happy I didn’t try to incorporate the Santana/Rob Thomas joint Smooth or Maroon 5’s inescapable Moves Like Jagger into this post. So therefore, you’re welcome.)