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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 3, 2014

Throw down this Thursday with Royal Hammer at Local 188

I’m gonna call it right now and say that the weekend starts this evening. Yeah, I know it’s a day early, but this Thursday is packing quite the punch so why not let it have its way and become a part of the freakin’ weekend? Here are the haps for this evening!

Local Americana gypsy-rock act Muddy Ruckus will be lighting up the stage at The Liberal Cup in Hallowell this Thursday evening. Get ready to stomp your feet and have some fun as tonight’s free show gets crankin’ right around 6 o’clock.

Shanna Underwood will be bringing some fine Americana music to the stage of The Frog and Turtle in Westbrook this Thursday. Starting at 7 Underwood joins forces with cellist Devon Colella for some stellar musical sounds at this entirely free event.

If you’re kicking it south of Portland tonight, check out some fun rock n’ roll courtesy of local pop-rockets The Grumps as they play a free show at The Run of the Mill in Saco. These fellas will be getting the good times rollin’ right around 8 o’clock.

Take in some cool jazz and enjoy a delicious beverage all in a relaxed atmosphere down at Gingko Blue in Portland where the Tony Boffa Quartet will be laying down some smooth sounds for your Thursday beginning at 8. 

Lancaster, PA’s The Stray Birds makes a stop in to Portland tonight for a show at One Longfellow Square to promote their new EP “Echo Sessions”. Their sound is drawn from American folk music paired with three-part harmonies. Tonight’s show gets underway with an opening set from local bluegrass/folk act Darlin’ Corey right around 8.

Join Royal Hammer as they throw down some raging reggae at Local 188 in Portland tonight starting at 9. Full throttle into your Thursday with the Hammer as they play some of best reggae around at this free show. 

Local folk musician Max Garcia Conover and multi-instrumentalist Ben Cosgrove are geared up to trade songs tonight down at Blue on Congress Street in portland. Every first Thursday, Max teams up with another local musician to go song for song with one another starting right around 9 o’clock.

Kilcollins will be rocking the night away at RiRa in Portland this Thursday. Starting at 9 these local pop-rockers will get your booty shaking out on the dance floor with all kinds of songs that you know and love, as well as some of their own catchy originals. Tonight’s show is free and guaranteed to be a fun way to spend a Thirsty Thursday, so swing on by and check things out!

If you’re looking to get down to some quality hip-hop this Thursday, then head out to Geno’s on Congress Street where Don Damiani, Immense Porpoise, and Black Castro will be joining forces to throw down some thunder starting at 9 o’clock tonight. 

Former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams stops by Portland this evening to perform under her new moniker ARC Iris. Adam is an eclectic composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from Zeppelin to Grizzy Bear, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis and everything in between. Check her out as she takes to the stage of SPACE Gallery on Congress Street right around 9:30 tonight. 

Hello Newman will be pumping out the jams with a free night of tunes upstairs at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port. Head down to Fore Street right around 9:30 to check these fellas out as they rock all of your favorite 90s alternative rock tunes. There’s never a cover charge, so there’s absolutely no excuses for not getting your nostalgia on!

Across the street at Gritty’s you can check out Vinyl Tap as they cover everything from Huey Lewis, Elton John, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Cee Lo Green, and a ton more. Non-stop rockin’ and rollin’ gets underway at 10 and as always, there’s never a cover charge to get in.




Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Dylan Verner Photography & Design

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