Wednesday, December 11, 2013
And just like that it's Thanksgiving Week 2012. Not quite sure how it snuck up on us like this but here we are. So yeah. Make your plans, stuff your turkey, do your thing (whatever that may be) and above all, have an entirely enjoyable time.
I'll be spending a lot of time in my basement "workshop" this week making stuff for some upcoming craft fairs while listening to old records and rocking out. I also hope to sneak out here and there, especially since there's some sneak-out worthy live music happening this week.
Here's a sample. Take note and get out there. Three words, people: SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!
MONDAY (As in TONIGHT! November 19) 6 to 8 p.m. at Flatbread Pizza on 72 Commercial St. in Portland. Eat some pizza, have some beverages and listen to Sara Hallie Richardson shrichardson.bandcamp.com
TUESDAY November 20 at 8 p.m. ($5 cover) at The Local Buzz on 327 Ocean House Road (Route 77) in Cape Elizabeth. Eat, drink and be merry with Anna & The Diggs annaandthediggs.com
WEDNESDAY November 21 Doors at 9 p.m. ( $6 cover, 21-plus) it's local music madness at The Clash of The Titans: The Monkees vs. The Beach Boys. It goes down at Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St. in Portland. portlandempire.com
THURSDAY November 22 (Thanksgiving!) The Barn Swallows at 6 p.m. at BLUE on 650A Congress St. in Portland portcityblue.com. The Barn Swallows are Emily Marcus (mandolin and vocals) and Rebecca Minnick (guitar and vocals). Hear 'em here: thebarnswallows.bandcamp.com/
FRIDAY November 23 Jonah Wisneski plays Americana and Blues at 9 p.m. over at Andy's Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. in Portland andysoldportpub.comTweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.