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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: August 15, 2013

Spencer, Sara Hallie Richardson & Jeff Beam close out the Alive at 5 summer series

My excuse for not being able to get out and enjoy the plethora of local shows that are happening on Thursday evenings is simple and true: I have to wake up at the butt crack of dawn on Friday mornings to make intelligible things come out of my mouth on live television. But I do not believe that any of you guys should have any excuses as to why you should miss out on all of the incredibly happenings of this Thirsty Thursday evening, so hike up those Party Jorts and get down to it tonight!

So many good times to be had in Monument Square this Thursday evening for the last installment of Alive at Five. Beginning at 5 o’clock (genius!), you can check out sets from three very awesome local acts. This week Jeff Beam’s Loudspeaker pumps out some psychedelic rock nuggets alongside the supremely talented songstress, Sara Hallie Richardson, and veteran pop-rocker, Spencer Albee and his League of Bandsmen. This should be a truly terrific time that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to check it out right at 5 o’clock.

The fellas of North of Nashville will be rocking down at Brian Boru in the Old Port starting right around 5 and they won’t stop the party until last call – seriously. That’s a lot of pickin’! Jay and Andrew bring their love all of all things twang to life this evening with a free show upstairs that’s always a ton of fun, so swing through and check it out at some point this evening.

Grab some friends and check out a free night of music at Local Sprouts on Congress Street in Portland where local alternative rockers, ForMorning will be playing a set of songs tonight. This evening’s show gets underway right around 7 o’clock, so swing through and check it out.

Check out tonight’s summer concert series down at Sumner Hill Park on North Street in the East End where the one and only Kenya Hall Band will be serving up some quality funk and soul beginning at 7pm this evening. Tonight’s event is all ages and absolutely free, so be sure to check it out.

Mathew’s on Free Street in Portland is prepared for a full evening of high-energy rockabilly as they welcome Ragged Jack to their stage this Thursday evening. Things get cranking right around 8 and will hop on through the midnight hour.

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

The Dapper Gents will be rocking out their own brand of acoustic folk-pop tonight over at The Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland. Anticipate some good times and good tunes with these fellas beginning at 8 o’clock.

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland will be playing a show in Portland tonight over at The Asylum in Portland. Joining the veteran alternative rocker will be NY act, Planeside, who will kick off the evening with a set of tunes starting at 8pm.

Winner of the 2013 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, Paddy Mills, will be performing some of his folk songs at The Hive in Kennebunk this evening.  Joining the Maine native will be fellow singer-songwriter, Ken Samuelson, for a night of songs and stories. Things get underway right around 8 o’clock, so if you’re in the Southern Maine area be sure to check it out.

The Parma Music Festival kicks off at The Thirsty Moose Tap House in Portsmouth tonight with an event showcasing local talent as well as a benefit for the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. Starting at 9, check out indie rock from Tan Vampires, live electronica from fiveighthirteen, classically trained cellist, Ovidiu Marinescou.

Check out some serious Thursday night 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.

Get down to Gritty’s in the Old Port 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.

Over across the street 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 what your mama gave you 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.

Songstress Genevieve Beaudoin will be playing some songs on her acoustic guitar down at Blue on Congress Street this evening. If you’re looking for a little late night serenading, then swing through at around 10 o’clock this Thursday evening.

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