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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: November 13, 2014

Sparks The Rescue rock n’ rolls at Oasis in the Old Port tonight

Ah yes, Thursday, the day of the week where you know you’ve almost finally made it. In my time I’ve found that Thursdays generally never disappoint (unless of course you have to be up at the butt crack of dawn) so throw all caution to the wind and get down on it this evening!

Blue on Congress Street in Portland will be bustling with lots of musical sound as they welcome contemporary bluegrass act Cumberland Crossing back to the stage for a free show starting at 7 this Thursday. Directly following their set, all are welcome to participate in a bluegrass jam session that is slated to get underway right around 9 o’clock.

Kick up your heels and have some fun with Blasted Knoll String Band as the fellas play a free event showcasing their blend of original, acoustic bluegrass and Americana tunes at The Liberal Cup in Hallowell starting at 7 o’clock.


If you’re south of Portland tonight, check out a great indie rock show happening at The Red Door in Portsmouth as Gnards, Edible Duet, Sun Lions and Tall Horse hit the stage for an evening filled with musings and music starting at 8 o’clock.

Colorado-based progressive bluegrass, jam band The String Cheese Incident begins its two night residency at the historic State Theatre in Portland this Thursday evening. Tonight you can catch these fellas live on stage starting at 8 o’clock. Heads up, tomorrow’s show is already SOLD OUT.


Mike Doughty, singer, songwriter, guitarist, poet, author, playwright, and founder of alt-rock band, Soul Coughing, returns to Portland for a special night of music at One Longfellow Square. During tonight’s performance, audience members are not only asked but encouraged to submit any questions they may have for Doughty before the show. Mike will then pull questions at random and answer them between songs throughout the evening. Things get underway at tonight’s Question Jar Show featuring Andrew “Scrap” Livingston performance right around 8pm.


Vio/Miré, the ever-changing songs project of Brendan Glasson, J.P.A. Falzone and Portland’s own Emily Dix Thomas and Dave Noyes, will be performing alongside special guests, local folk singer-songwriter, Lisa/Liza and Baltimore’s Soft Cat. Tonight’s special event gets underway right around 8pm at Possible Studio located on Brackett Street in Portland.


If you’re looking to rock it out this Thursday be sure to check out tonight’s show at Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland as three local acts bring a trifecta of badassery to the stage starting right around 9. Check out some high energy punk, rock, and roll from The Never Nudes, The English Muffins and a debut performance from Haunted Cities.

Local pop-rock-and-roll act, Kilcollins returns to the stage of RiRa in the Old Port this Thursday as they party down with a mix of fun original tunes and catchy covers during tonight’s fee party. Get your groove thing out on the dance floor as the fun gets underway right around 9 o’clock.

Sonny’s in the Old Port hosts another ultra-swanky night of tunes as Humperdinck Humperdink and Glass Joe (aka Corey Gagne and Pete Dugas) return for some old school musical high jinks. This terrific twosome blends a bit of Bowie, a pinch of Radiohead and just the right amount of theatrics for a Thursday night of fun your soon won’t forget. Tonight’s free shindig gets swinging right around 9 o’clock.

Andi Fawcett and the fellas of Doubting Gravity will be bringing you some of the best original pop rock around as they play a free show upstairs at Brian Boru in the Old Port tonight. Starting at 9:30 fill your Thirsty Thursday up with some good times and tunes at this all night dance party.


The Bramhall on Congress Street in Portland is ready for yet another Thursday night filled some of the best local bluegrass around as Jerks of Grass return for their weekly live show. The Jerks kick out some toe-tapping tunes starting at 9:30 for this free, 21+ show.

The Dapper Gents are back at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight to serve up some awesome folk-pop and rock originals as well as their own take on some tried and true covers. This Thursday night dance party gets rockin’ right around 9:30.

Vinyl Tap will be getting up and getting down at Gritty’s on Fore Street in the Old Port with their danceable selection of cover tunes that range anywhere from Cee Lo, Huey Lewis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Band and more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer, so check it out starting at 10 tonight.


Local pop-rockers Sparks The Rescue kick-off their new Thursday night residency upstairs at Oasis in the Old Port tonight. The fellas will be will be rockin’ it out on stage with a night of free tunes that include the band’s original material as well as a plethora of super fun covers as this Thursday night party gets started right around 10 o’clock.

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