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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: April 23, 2014

Sing out at tonight's open mic at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge in Portland

All right, let us all take a moment and high five ourselves for making it half way through this regularly scheduled work week! I’d like to say that we’re all doing a fantastic job of keeping the party going despite those pesky responsibilities associated with being a functioning adult. Tonight is chock full of tons of places to let loose, so let’s see what this Wednesday evening has to offer, shall we? 

Kick off your Wednesday with a wonderful Cabin Concert up in Durham with three talented singer-songwriters and a delicious potluck dinner. Things get started at Putnam Smith’s cozy cabin on Swamp Road in Durham right around 6 o’clock with a BYOB potluck dinner to be followed by an in-the-round house concert featuring Putnam, Heather Styka and Alberta, Canada’s Scott Cook at 7. Anticipate lots of good food, good people and good music at this event, which has a $15 suggested donation.

Local acoustic folk singer-songwriter Sam Chase will be hosted a free acoustic open mic event at the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland this Wednesday evening. Join Sam and maybe even get up on stage and sing some songs as things get started around 7 this evening. 

Guitarist Dave Jacquet of acoustic duo Uke n’ Smile will hosting another open mic up at Cole Farms in Gray this Wednesday. Starting at 7:30 all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun and jam on stage with Dave and friends this free event.

Little Tap House on Spring Street in Portland continues its acoustic music series with some tunes courtesy of local musician Ian Gans. Enjoy some songs and stories courtesy of  Mr. Gans as tonight’s free show gets underway at 8 o’clock tonight.

A helluva time will be happening up on the hill at Mama’s Crowbar in Portland tonight as Bissell Brothers Brewing celebrates the release of Munjoi, a new IPA from these local beer masters with musical meanderings courtesy of the Joe Gallant Band. The party starts at 8 o’clock.

Check out some tried and true punk rock sounds down at Mathew’s on Free Street in Portland tonight as a handful of awesome acts including Sweet Teeth, Brother Terry, Criminal Code and High Spirits take to the stage at 8 to pulverize your ears with some pulsating rock and roll.

Port City Music Hall on Congress Street in Portland will be bumping as they welcome UK electronic music duo KOAN Sound, who draw their influences from such acts at The Prodigy, Amon Tobin and Noisia, to the stage alongside California’s Minnesota. Not confusing at all, right? Ha, the good times get rolling at 8. 

If you’re looking for some down home acoustic roots tunes to wind down with this Wednesday look no further than Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in downtown Portland where local act David Beam and The Custom House will be playing live starting at 8 o’clock.

Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland welcomes New Jersey-based band Mang to pay tribute to the one and only WEEN live on stage at a free show this Wednesday. Mang plays the heaviest and most obscure WEEN tunes and strive to pay reverence and do justice to the band’s music. Tonight’s shindig gets crankin’ around 8 o’clock.

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the month so that means you can catch local rockabilly extraordinaire Pete Witham host another free open mic night down at The Frog and Turtle on Main Street in Westbrook.  Starting at 8 you can sign up to play some tunes and even check out Pete and his pals as they perform throughout the course of the evening.

Down at Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street in Portland you can check out the Squid Jiggers as they play some quality folk tuneage that always pairs perfectly with an ice cold beer this Wednesday evening. The duo will be getting things going right around 8, so swing through and check ‘em out if you’re hanging in  the Old Port.

Frontier in Brunswick’s Live in the Lounge free music series continues tonight with some music courtesy of Emma and Tyler Stanley. Check this talented brother and sister duo out as they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes starting at 8.

Your last chance to participate in an acoustic open mic night with local singer-songwriter Nick Poulin at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge in Portland happens this Wednesday evening. Saturday will be Slainte’s last hurrah, so be sure to show some love tonight as this free and fun event that shines a light on up and coming musicians here in Portland. Things get underway at 8 o’clock.

The Oak and The Ax in Biddeford will be chock full of wonderful sounds as they welcome two distinctive acts to their stage for a Wednesday of live music. Starting at 8 o’clock check out The Reverie Machine, which features Meghan Yates powerful vocals intertwined with some progressive instrumentation, alongside Washington state Americana folk-punk artist Robert Sarazin Blake.

If you’re up in the Lewiston area tonight, be sure to make your way down to Irish Twins Pub for another open mic night with singer-songwriter Matt Fournier. Grab your ax and get ready to bust out some jams as tonight’s free event gets underway right around 8.

Rap Night down at The Asylum in Portland presents the return of LA’s Awol One alongside Gel Roc, Mine Us and Eraserface. Things get jumping around 9 with your hosts ill by instinct and El Shupacabra and will feature early and late open mic cyphers.

Oh man, two of the biggest pop groups of the 90s will be duking it out on stage at the Empire in Portland this Wednesday for this week’s Clash of the Titans as the Backstreet Boys take on the Spice Girls. Everybody that wants to rock your body right better say you’ll be there as things kick off at 9:30 tonight.

Another free show to take in down at Slainte in Portland happens at 10 o’clock and will feature the eclectic sounds of electronic hip-hop acts Crunk Witch, Caro Khan and Fatback Supreme.

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