We’re half way through the working week and getting closer and closer to the freakin’ weekend, true cause to celebrate! Let’s get down to it, Wednesday.
Start off your Wednesday evening with an early show over at Gingko Blue on Fore Street where Standard Issue will be playing all of the jazz classics from the Great American Songbook. Tonight’s gig starts right around 6 o’clock and is absolutely free, so swing on by, have a cocktail, and enjoy some golden era tunes this Hump Day.
If you’re looking to check out some free open mic action of the acoustic persuasion then be sure to hit up Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge down on Preble Street in Portland for this week’s installment of their open mic series. Beginning at 8 you can check out local musicians sing some songs or even sign up to play some of your own tunes for a pretty thoughtful audience. Hosted by local singer-songwriter and all around talented dude, Dustin Saucier, tonight’s free event is always a good time, so stop in and check it out.
Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street in the Old Port hosts the Squid Jiggers once again this Wednesday as the fellas return to the stage with their own brand of folk music that’s perfect for pairing with a tall pint of ice, cold beer. Tonight the duo gets things going right around 8 o’clock.
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge celebrate the release of their new album Twelve Reasons to Die with one helluva show down at Port City Music Hall on Congress Street in Portland tonight. Ghostface, who is most prominently known for his role in the one and only Wu-Tang Clan, will be joined by local hip hop royalty eyenine and Sandbag, who’ll get things popping off right around 8 o’clock tonight.
Up The Congo a tick, at The State Theatre in Portland, the supremely talented indie folk-rocker, Josh Ritter makes a stop in town with his Royal City Band for a night of terrific tuneage. Kicking things off with be the mud-stomping folk songs of The Felice Brothers who will get things started right around 8 o’clock.
Local hip-hop heavies Verbalized Medicine take the showcase spotlight down at The Big Easy on Market Street in Portland for this week’s edition of Rap Night. The fellas will be laying down the rhymes pretty thick starting at 9 o’clock. Rap Night’s infamous open mic will follow Verbalized Medicine’s performance right around midnight, so stop on by and check it out if you’re in the market for some righteous local rap this evening.
Southern NH’s alternative psych-rockers Ghost Dinner Band gear up for a night of music down at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland. Tonight you can anticipate a whole century of rock music thrown at you in an eclectic time warp played with a surprising integrity that’ll leave you wanting more. The fellas get the rock and the roll crankin’ right around 9.