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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: May 15, 2014

Get down with North of Nashville at Brian Boru


We are drawing nearer and nearer to the freakin’ weekend and this Thursday seems to be getting in on the action with a full night of awesome music. Hopefully your party pants are pressed because tonight is bringing some serious thunder!

Check out acoustic, duet-based act Saved and Sound tonight at Doc’s Cafe located in Cumberland Center. This talented twosome of Maine music makers will be playing tunes starting at 5, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area this evening.

Saved and Sound

Local act Pretty Girls Sing Soprano will be filling the space of Andy’s Old Port Pub in Portland with some sweet songs starting right around 7 this Thursday. If you’re out and about downtown this evening, be sure to check out this free and fun show chock full of tight, clever and original harmonies.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano

Steve Jones and friends will be playing some tasty Thursday night tuneage up at Roosters in Augusta. Jones blends everything from rockabilly, country, old-time rock and roll and more to create some especially well crafted tunes that’ll be sure to make your ear holes happy. If you’re in the area make sure you swing by, as the show starts right around 7.

Steve Jones

Multi-instrumentalist and one-woman-band, Audrey Ryan will be playing a show at Blue on Congress Street in Portland tonight. You can check out Audrey’s unique musical meanderings at this free show which gets started at 7 o’clock. 

Audrey Ryan

A solid shot of metal, metal and more metal will be rattling the stage of The Kave up in Bucksport tonight as Last Chance to Reason, Capture the Sun, Joe Gates and Holy Filth take to the stage for a night of ruckus and rock right around 7.

Last Chance to Reason

New Orleans-based pianist and singer-songwriter Stephanie Nilles and her touring partner Feral Foster will be performing at Guthrie’s in Lewiston tonight. Nilles was originally trained as a classical pianist but is now performing a mix of jazz and folk with a punk, and often politically charged, lyrical sensibility. Feral Foster is on guitar and delivers a folk and blues combination, with echoes of Howlin’ Wolf, among others. Things get underway right around 7 o’clock.

Stephanie Nilles

Handshakes, Songs, and Dances string quartets by John Adas, Dan VIsconti, and Scott Ordway will be live at SPACE Gallery in Portland tonight. Beginning at 7, join the Portland Chamber Music Festival for an evening of chamber music as they pick up where they left off after last year’s wildly successful events, tonight’s concert features an intimate, laid back atmosphere and programming that explores dynamic new music in various forms.


Will Mallett of local alt-country act The Mallett Brothers Band will be performing a special solo acoustic show at The Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth tonight. Will’s set for this all ages show starts at 7:30.

Will Mallett

Down at the Run of the Mill in Saco you can bust a move and have a ton of fun with local alt-rock power trio Walkenhorse as they perform a free show starting at 8 tonight. 


 Portland indie-folk act if and it celebrates the release of their new record Black Camaro with a proper party up on Munjoy Hill at Mama’s Crowbar. Starting at 8, check out a live performance from the fellas and enjoy beverages from Bunker Brewing Company and In’finiti as well as food from Hella Good Taco.

If and It

An amazing triple bill of songwriters  is being presented at Portland’s One Longfellow Square this Thursday evening. Maia Sharp, Garrison Starr & AG (Adrianne Gonzalez) have written songs for and performed separately with many famous artists, from Jackson Browne, Jeff Buckley and Steve Earle to Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge and The Dixie Chicks. Tonight they come together to present their own material alone and as a group beginning at 8. 


Kick up your heels and enjoy some locally grown music tonight at Blue in Portland as Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction gear up for some good times with a show that gets underway at 9. The band will be serving up some rootsy, old time, mountain music for you to stomp your feet to, so be sure to stop  by and give ‘em a listen if you’re in the downtown area tonight.

Matt Meyer

Original avant-folk duo Arborea will be traveling down to Dover, New Hampshire for a live show at The Dover Brickhouse this Thursday evening. The pair are set to perform on stage beginning at 9. 


Another Seacoast show to take in tonight will be happening over at The Red Door in Portsmouth with electro-rock from Portland-based duo Contrapposto, Maine-made instrumental, sci-fi influenced metal from Super Order and experimental electric synth-rock courtesy of Boston’s Full Color. Things get wonderfully weird beginning at 9. 


Local pop-rock act Kilcollins will be partying the night away over at RiRa on Commercial Street in downtown Portland beginning at 9. These dudes will get your booty shaking out on the dance floor with all kinds of songs that you know and love as well as catchy original jams that are sure to keep you moving. Tonight’s show is free and guaranteed to be a fun way to spend a Thirsty Thursday, so check it out.


Seacoast area folk musician Dan Blakeslee will be live in the lounge at Sonny’s in the Old Port tonight. Stop in, enjoy a beverage and hear some fine folk tunes at this free show which gets underway right around 9 o’clock this Thursday.

Dan Blakeslee

Grizfolk will be live on the stage at Empire in Portland this Thursday evening. Check out this act as they mix country music with a bit ofelectro-pop.  American folklore meets four-on-the-floor and tumbleweeds meet turntables starting at 9:30 tonight. 


North of Nashville will be rocking down at Brian Boru in the Old Port starting right around 9:30 this thirsty Thursday. Be sure to stop by and join Jay and Andrew as they bring their love all of all things country, western and twang to life this evening with a free show upstairs that’s always guaranteed to be a ton of fun.

North of Nashville

Hello Newman will be pumping out the jams with a free night of music and fun upstairs at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port. Head down to Fore Street right around 9:30 to watch these guys rock out all of your favorite 90s alternative jams. There is never a cover charge and it’s always a lot of fun, so no excuses for not getting your nostalgia on this Thursday!

Hello Newman

Get on down to Gritty’s in the Old Port to check out Vinyl Tap as they cover hits from Elton John, The Beatles, Cee Lo, The Grateful Dead, Hall & Oates and everything in between. If you’re looking for a non-stop dance party that never charges to get in, you definitely need to swing through Gritty’s as the party gets started at 10 o’clock tonight.

Vinyl Tap

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