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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Off With Their Heads Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St., 8 p.m., $8/10, 18+
Big Daddy Love Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave., 21+, 10 p.m., $5. Appalachian sounds out of Asheville, NC.
Open Mic Night with Warren Byrom Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 9 p.m.
Jason Tyler Burton Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “Jason Tyler Burton is a singer-songwriter who grew up in central Kentucky and currently lives in Berea. He recently spent the better part of five years traveling and working seasonal jobs in Utah, California, Colorado, and settling for a while in Wyoming. His songwriting is steeped in the traditions of Springsteen and John Prine and he weaves stories that cover a surprisingly wide territory, reflecting his travels and experiences. Burton's simple melodies, warm voice, honest storytelling, and lyrical depth invite you to lean in a little, and really listen.”
Gabe Hensley and Kyle Keith (of The Other Brothers) Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 7 p.m., free.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Red Barn Radio presents The Velvet Blue Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St, $8, all ages, 7 p.m. Each week, Rad Barn radio showcases bluegrass and old-time musicians in a live radio taping open to the public, hosted by bluegrass picker Arthur Hancock of Willie's Locally Known.
Magic Beans w/ Barry Mando Project Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $5.
Custom Made Bluegrass Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 7 p.m., free.
Holler Poets Series #52 w/Egon Danielson Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 7:30 p.m. Featuring readings by writers Lynnell Edwards and Kasia Pater
The Rooster’s Crow Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “The Rooster's Crow is a folk/rock band based out of Lexington, KY. Their repertoire consists of original songs written by frontman Derek Spencer. The 5-piece ensemble embellishes traditional forms with influences ranging from bluegrass to blues.”
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Lipbone Redding Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $8. From the venue website: “Inventive voicestrumentalist and Southern Gentleman, Lipbone Redding, creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves and New York City style. Though his songs stand alone, his entire show is greased with uncanny riffs of vocal trumpeting (AKA THE LIP-BONE), booming mouth percussion, hilarious side moments and esoteric lyrics. Witty, soulful, and sincere, this freespirit has caught fire in Manhattan's downtown scene.”
All American Werewolves/ I Like You The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Arpetrio Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $8.
Honky Tonk Night: The Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 7 p.m., free.
The Swells Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 9 p.m.
Thursday Night Live presents Coralee and the Townies
Cadillac Church Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 8 p.m., free.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Machines Are People TooBuster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St., 8 p.m., $5, 18+
Same As It Ever Was Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5.
Studio 300 Digital Art & Music Festival Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 11 p.m.
The Chaotic Good, Sterilize, Delimiter, Ninja Lowe, Kings of the Court, Modern Bandits Student Center Ballroom, University of Kentucky Campus. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Yellow Dog Jazz Band (8 p.m.) and Rebel Without a Cause (10 p.m.) Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 8 p.m., free.
John Curtis and Lauren Wilson Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 9 p.m., free.
Legna Tocado and Yoisel Concepcion Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “LEGNA and YOISEL are bringing to Natasha's the rhythm of Cuban and Caribbean music in an intimate setting that will feature the sounds of their world. Now in Lexington after two years of artistic performances in Mexico, they will move you with their voices and their artistry. She is a lyric soprano who has sung the music of great composers with symphonies and string orchestras in many cultural settings. He is a singer-songwriter who weaves music with his voice and his masterful guitar. Come, and enjoy a romantic evening.”
The Famous Deceptors Malabu Pub, 239 Surfside Dr., 9:30 p.m., 21+, free. The veteran weekend warriors come back to their long-time South Lexington home base, bringing some songs from the TFD vault, a couple from the groups wish list and the newest original songs.
Fanged Robot/ J. Marinelli/ The Phantom 6 The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Rockit (formerly Flashback) Secret Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., $3.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Lexington Lexington presents Turbo Fruits, Cross, Best Friend Band Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 10 p.m., $5. High energy Nashville garage rockers Turbo Fruits (founded by guitarist Jonas Stein of Be Your Own Pet) will join a bill with local favorites Cross and Best Friend Band.
Benanthrope, Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands, Onward Pilgrim Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 21+, $5
The Abrams Brothers w/ Ann Frances Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 8 p.m., free.
Open Mic Night Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St., $1, 18+
Dressy Bessy/ Indoorfins The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Rockit (formerly Flashback) Secret Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., $3.
Chris Campbell Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 9 p.m., free.
Leon Redbone Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $38-45. From the venue website: “For more than 30 years and over 15 albums, Leon Redbone has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn-of-the-century (as in the second-to-last century), flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz. And if there is one common element to Redbone's diverse music it's his mastery of his acoustic guitar. Discover what a truly fine player he is -- fingerpicking with a ragtime bounce or jumping between chords with the grace of a hurdler.”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
The Whiskey of the Damned Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 7:30 p.m., $8. From the venue website: “The Whiskey of the Damned is a five piece Celtic influenced rock group put together by Ireland native Eoin McCarthy. Located in Milwaukee WI, The Whiskey of the Damned are a group of talented musicians dedicated to playing high energy, raucous concerts filled with an unmistakable mixture of American and Irish rock. The band is currently recording their 2nd album to be released tentatively this winter and booking a full winter and spring tour. The band has already landed prime spots in festivals such as Milwaukee's Summerfest, Manhattan Illinois Irish fest, and Milwaukee Irish Fest to name a few. Described as a mix of The pogues, Dropkick Murphy's, and Flogging Molly you do not want to miss this act perform live.”
Open Jam Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 6 p.m., free.
Two Man Gentleman Band w/ Drunk & Sailor Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 9 p.m.
Open Mic Secret Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., $3.
Yellow Dog Jazz Band Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 7 p.m., free.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Arrested Development Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $15/20. The alternative hip hop group celebrates their 20th anniversary and 10th album ("Standing at the Crossroads," released this August). While the line-up has seen some changes since the original formation, founding member Speech is still at the helm.
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Presents Della Mae and Pearl and the Beard Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., 6:30 p.m., $5-10. From the venue website: "Della Mae is five women that are are turning heads, winning hearts, and quickly becoming a household name in acoustic, folk, roots, and bluegrass music. The band is a who's-who of promising young pickers and are all seasoned performers who have won countless contests and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, Leon Russell, and Laurie Lewis. With a new album in the works-produced by Bryan Sutton, a 2012 IBMA nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year and their first label release-it's clear that Della Mae is just getting started...Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul. The band's genre-bending and expectation-defying sound has since burst the trio out of the confines of the New York music scene, allowing them to traipse the United States on a multitude of national tours including opening for Ani DiFranco and Dar Willliams. The band's current release is 'Killing the Darlings.'"