We are truly almost there, my babies! We are drawing in on the freakin’ weekend and thankfully this Thursday seems to be the true kick-off to another event-filled few days. Hopefully your party pants are pressed because this Thursday is bringing some serious thunder to your nightlife. Check it out!
The Institute of Contemporary Art, located on Congress Street in downtown Portland, presents an evening of music and art dedicated to freedom and the future. Tonight’s inspiring event dubbed Ruffneck is based upon a 90s era dance anthem by the band of the same name called “Everybody Be Somebody,” which evokes a sense of resilience, individualism and freedom. This all ages, free event gets started at 7 with music by Hi Tiger, 32french, and LONZO and visuals courtesy of Radon Chong and Punk Sugar Burn Lab. Anticipate lots of music, art, dancing and people from many different backgrounds coming together to celebrate individualism and creativity at what is certain to be a one-of-a-kind Thursday night party.
Acoustic duo Uke n’ Smile will be bringing the good vibes up to Hallowell this evening for a free show at The Liberal Cup. The fellas will be joined by their good pal Steve Dunphy on guitar and vocals for a special night of friends and fun as things get underway right around 7 o’clock.
It should be a pretty nice night for some awesome outdoor tuneage over at Slab on Preble Street in Portland as this tasty Sicilian-styled eatery welcomes back their resident, raging house band, Monarck Lisa to the stage for a set of good tunes. Tonight’s free patio party gets underway right around 7.
Nashville’s indie electro pop funk dance act Cherub will be bringing their dance love-child of 80’s funk, and pop-music from the future to the stage of Port City Music Hall in Portland this Thursday. They’ll be joined by NY-pop duo Ghost Beach and Gibbz as things get cranking right around 8 o’clock.
Since its inception, electronic music has been a largely male-dominated genre, but Paris-based Lentonia Records aims to change all of that with 3 female electronic acts who’ve landed stateside to shake things up tonight at SPACE Gallery on Congress Street in Portland. France’s EDH will join Canadian act Camilla Sparksss and Chilean galactic pop-princess Alex June for a night of fun. Portland’s own girlcore act Babe will bring the fun and feistiness with an opening set as things get underway right around 8:30.
Sonny’s in the Old Port hosts the ultra-swanky musical duo Humperdinck Humperdink and Glass Joe (aka local musicians, Corey Gagne and Pete Dugas) once again as the pair serve up an entire evening of old school tunes live in the lounge. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this terrific twosome who blend equal parts Bowie with Radiohead for a sound…and style…that is truly all their own. Check it out for yourself as things get rollin’ right around 9 o’clock.
Local cover band crowd favorites, Kilcollins, will be pop-rockin’ and rollin’ at RiRa in the Old Port this Thursday evening. This troupe of talented dudes will be serving up some serious good times with their own original songs as well as anthemic cover tunes starting right around 9 at tonight’s free show.
Local artist Zeile August will be performing a special intimate, solo set at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this Thursday evening. Beginning at 9 check out Zeile’s original psychedelic torch folk sounds at tonight’s free show.
Gorilla Finger Dub Band pumps out the roots, reggae, and dub-step jams over at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this Thursday. These dudes will be taking to the stage at 9:30 to kick out some extremely danceable party anthems for those who love and appreciate all things reggae and dub.
It’s been a while since Portland indie rock duo Worried Well has performed around town. Tonight they change all of that with a show at Empire in Portland. The pair will be premiering new material alongside opening acts, Seacoast indie folk-rockers Tan Vampires and Boston rock n’ roll act Goddamn Draculas. The good times start rollin’ right around 9:30 tonight.
Vinyl Tap brings the Thursday night to Gritty’s in the Old Port this evening as the present another show chock full of raging cover tunes from such artists as Huey Lewis, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, The Band, Elton John and more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer, so check it out starting right around 10 o ‘clock.