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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: October 17, 2014

We Were Promised Jetpacks light up the stage of Port City Music Hall tonight

It’s been a while (maybe, like a week?) and therefore I must say it: Holy Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus, it’s Friday! Oh man, that felt so good, but probably not as good as it’s going to feel once 5 o’clock rolls around and it’s time to put on the ol’ trusty Party Pants. I’m ready to Friday, are you? Let’s roll!

Local country-rock duo Pitch Black Ribbons, featuring brothers Cody and Clint Phipps, bring their toe-tapping tunes to the stage of the Montsweag Roadhouse in Woolwich this evening. Check out the fellas’ free, all ages acoustic sets as things get started around 6 o’clock.

The Substitutes will be bringing you the best in old school pop and rock with everything from The Beatles to The Who, The Monkees and more to tonight’s Vintage Rock Dance Party at The Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath. It’s the venue’s 3rd Friday Concert Series and also a celebration of the last Bath Art Walk of the season. This good ol’ fashioned RnR party gets swingin’ right around 7 o’clock.


Local act Fender Bender will be rocking Thatcher’s in South Portland this Friday with their energetic blend of classic rock, blues, jazz, country and soul. The four-piece will take to the stage starting right around 7:30 at tonight’s free show.

Get your weekend geared up with some party tunes at RJ’s in South Portland as  local act Captain Ray and the Castaways keep you dancing all night long with some classic rock and roll. This free Friday night shindig gets shaking right at 8 o’clock.

Guthries in Lewiston welcomes back The Portland Rhumba Project to their stage this Friday. Beginning at 8, these fellas will be performing classic radio hits from Zimbabwe and beyond. It’s free, fun and there’s plenty of delicious food and drinks to be had, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.

Four-piece rock n’ roll band Riot Act will be supplying some party music for your finally Friday with a free show at Mr. Goodbars in Old Orchard Beach. Things get cranking’ around 8.

LQH, featuring Chas Lester, Tyler Quist, and Evan Haines, will be bringing their melting pot of sound to the stage of the Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland. Tonight’s free show gets kickin’ right around 8 and showcases such genres as soul, jazz, funk and rock. Stop through and check it out if you’re downtown this Friday.

Dark Follies, Portland’s own award-winning vaudeville troupe, will be performing a fun-filled variety show at Dobra Tea in downtown Portland. Join the group at 8 for an night filled with comedy, dance, shenanigans, fire dancers, and of course, live music.


Legendary folk artist Arlo Guthrie will be performing at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit this Friday. The son of Woody Guthrie, Arlo is a treasured contributor to the Americana genre through his captivating storytelling, which includes his famous Thanksgiving anthem, Alice’s Restaurant. This evening’s show begins at 8 o’clock.

Bayside Bowl gets rocked by 3 female fronted bands this Friday night. Starting at 8, check out Boston garage-pop legends, The Charms alongside folkified, wild fuzz guitar trippers The BANDITAS and Portland’s own Tiger Bomb as they kick this musical Friday night frenzy into high gear!

If you’re kicking around Westbrook tonight, make some moves to The Frog and Turtle on Main Street where local act Downeast Soul Coalition will be bringing the boogie with a Friday night show full of solid soul music. Things get shaking at tonight’s free show beginning at 8 o’clock.


The The Band Band will be paying tribute to, obviously, The Band tonight at One Longfellow Square here in Portland. Despite their silly name, this outfit actually puts on a helluva show for those of you who are fans of the legendary roots rock act. Check it out this evening starting at 8pm.


Frontier in Brunswick welcomes back local back-porch bluegrass band Tricky Britches to the stage this Friday evening. Local acoustic folk artist and captivating soprano, Caroline Cotter will also be on hand as the good times and good tunes get rolling along right around 8.


Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble will be performing a special show at Acoustic Artisans on Congress Street in Portland tonight. Beginning at 8, this captivating act offers up an evening of music from the Middle East and Turkey using  such unique and beautiful instruments as oud (fretless Middle Eastern lute), qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern micro-tonal zither), nay (ancient Middle Eastern reed flute), as well as Middle Eastern percussion.


Dover indie rock act, Brook, Bear & The Elephant will be playing a free show at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this evening. Welcome this talented band to town as their show gets underway right around 9 tonight.

If you’re looking to get down to some good tunes tonight  then makes some plans to head over to the Spring Point Tavern in South Portland to check out Doubting Gravity as they get the party started right around 8:30 with their upbeat and original pop rock jams.


We Were Promised Jetpacks will be making a stop in Portland tonight at Port City Music Hall as they tour in support of their third album, Unravelling. The Scottish indie rockers’ music lands somewhere between Explosions in the Sky’s cinematic storytelling and Mogwai’s no-nonsense roar. WWPJP will be joined by fellow Scots, The Twilight Sad, who will open things up right around 9 o’clock.

Sam Shain and The Scolded Dogs will be bringing the party upstairs to Brian Boru in the Old Port tonight for a free show featuring their blend of original songs and cover tunes that include everything from Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Parliament and more. The good times start rollin’ at 9 o’clock at tonight’s free show.


A gigantic birthday bash will be going down at Geno’s in Portland tonight to celebrate Bob Ulrich’s 4th decade on the planet. Join Bob for this bombastic bash featuring Johnny Cremains, Wild Cat!, The Watchers, Old Etc and a special appearance by Psyclops. Shimmy into your best pair of Party Pants as tonight’s celebration begins at 9 o’clock.

North of Nashville will be rocking up at The Rack at Sugarloaf this finally Friday. Starting at 9 expect lots of pickin’, guitar slingin’, singin’ and boot stompin’ as Jay and Andrew bring their love all of all things twang and country to life on stage during tonight’s party.

If you’re looking to get down to a little Drum & Bass action tonight get down to Flask Lounge in Portland where The Digital Mercenaries along with Psydways, Nocturnal, Elusid and Jonekat will be delivering sounds that are sure to make you shake your groove thing all night long.  Tonight’s event starts at 9 and is absolutely free of charge, so check it out.

Alter Igor will be rocking out at the the Kennebec Wharf in Hallowell tonight with their party mix of classic cover tunes. The band will be playing everything from Nick Lowe to The Who and more as things get cranking at 9pm.


A big ol’ reggae and funk party will be taking over the Empire in Portland tonight as Gorilla Finger Dub Band, A Mighty Lion and The Hornitz team up for a night of original jams. The party gets started right around 9 o’clock.


Things get funky Mainely Brews in Waterville tonight with Portland act Shut Down Brown. These fellas promise to keep you dancing the night away with their blends of progressive-rock, funk, and soul. Things get underway at tonight’s free show right around 9:30.

Don’t miss out on a terrific evening of original Americana, folk and pop-rock tunes as Portland band Gunther Brown takes the stage of Blue on Congress Street for some songs and stories starting at 10 o’clock.

The annual Maine-made scary film showcase Damnationland brings their spooked-out crowd to SPACE Gallery in Portland for the official after-party of their 2014 world premiere over at State Theatre. Mingle with the filmmakers, cast and crew, and party with the lot of them as sinister dance beats will be provided by the up-and-coming Brooklyn collaborative WITCHES. Shake it out at this spooky shindig starting at 10 o’clock.

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