Roots/rockabilliy songwriter Chris Isaak will return to the Singletary Center on Saturday.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Shane Tutmarc and Little Bandit Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade Alley, $6. From the venue website: After two years of establishing Nashville as his new homebase, Seattle native Shane Tutmarc has completed his highly anticipated new album with many of Nashville's premiere players and producers.
Open mic hosted by Warren Byrom Al's Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
Troubadour Concert Series: Glen Campbell Lexington Opera House, 214 East Main St. 7:30 p.m., All Ages, $95.50, $55.50. From the venue website: The legendary Glen Campbell is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated no less than 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Campbell's hits include John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind", Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston", plus "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights".
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Signal Path / Jon Dose / Parliament Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $10.
Bret Mosley Al's Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 10 p.m. Self described as “Bluebilly Funkjam”, this Texan draws influences from Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.
Red Barn Radio presents Hickory Robot 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.
Troubadour Concert Series: Lindsey Buckingham Lexington Opera House, 214 East Main St. 7:30 p.m., All Ages. The lead singer and guitarist for Fleetwood Mac will perform an intimate solo acoustic set in support of his new release "Never Going Back Again Live."
The Farewell Drifters Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade Alley, 9 p.m., $12-$15. From the venue websites: "Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60′s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They have crafted a seamless blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. The Farewell Drifters’ latest album, Echo Boom, has been met with critical praise and finds them growing from young men into thinking men and establishing their considerable place in this world."
King's Ransom Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8 p.m. Classic Rock.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
tadoo lounge session featuring Oh My Me Smiley Pete, 434 Old Vine St., 6 p.m., All Ages, Free. The second of a new series of monthly events in support of Lexington’s newest resource for arts and entertainment news and events. This month, Duane Lundy brings bands and solo artists (including lauded local garage soul-psych maidens Oh My Me) to the offices of Smiley Pete, in conjunction with the November release of the 10 in 20 album. Food truck for the night: Fork in the Road.
Stoop Life Live Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5.
James McMurtry Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $20. From the venue website: "McMurtry has long been lauded by critics, peers and music aficionados as being among the strongest songwriters of his generation. His works, which range from atmospheric ballads to no-holds-barred rockers, are populated by world-weary souls often longing for something different, if no better, than what they’re now enduring. Perhaps in part because of his powerful reputation as a lyricist, coupled with his stirring vocal style, McMurtry is often not given his due as a guitarist. Though not one to stoop to flash just for the sake of effect, he can rip forth with a flurry of fat-toned notes when the material demands it. In the next breath, he’ll frame a tender composition with poignant lead lines. He tends to travel with half a dozen or so guitars, which offers him a wide palate of tones and tunings from which to choose."
Matuto Willie's Locally Known, 805 North Broadway Road, 7 p.m. Employing renowned musicians across NYC’s diverse jazz, roots, and world music scenes, Matuto features violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums, and various Brazilian percussion instruments: the alfaia (a large, wooden, rope-tuned bass drum), the pandeiro (a Brazilian tambourine), the berimbau (a single-string on a bow struck with a small stick), and the agogô (a pair of small, pitched metal bells.)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Wax Fang / Old Baby / The Nativity Singers Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $10. The Lexington album release show for the repeatedly-endorsed-by-My-Morning-Jacket Louisville indie rockers’ most recent EP, “Mirror Mirror,” which has been dubbed a “foray into the darker portals of Wax Fang’s musical imagination, where aural feeds visual and vice versa until the two are intertwined,” out now via Louisville’s formidable label Karate Body records. Effortlessly honoring the time-tested formula of paying tribute to the gods of classic rock while constantly seeking new and higher grounds of aural probing, Wax Fang push the bounds of Kentucky sounds, continuing to surface as one of the region’s premiere live (and recorded) acts.
Devine Carama presents Brown Sugar Hip-Hop Showcase Al's Bar, 601 N. Limestone, 10 p.m.
Benanthrope and To Light A Fire Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
The Johnson Brothers Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, $10, 9 p.m. The one-and-only Johnson Brothers bring their rock n’ roll repertory orchestra back down to the Bistro for a night of “Tablecloth Rock n’ Roll”, playing the best in classic rock hits.
Flashback Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m., no cover.
Rebel Without A Cause and Mark Knight Music Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m., All Ages
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Chris Isaak Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St, 7:30 p.m., All Ages, $37-$55. Isaak returns to Singletary with a new record in his discography – Beyond the Sun, which is truly a labor of love. As a child spinning his parents 45′s in their California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Sun Studios in Memphis and the visionary artists who got their start there – including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Isaak has acted on this lifelong obsession, magically recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun Records druing the 50s, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity.”
Eliot Lipp Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $10. Indie experimental electro-pop artist and DJ.
Beth Bombara and Palisades Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 10 p.m., 21+, $5
David Daniell & Douglas / MV & EE / Jovontaes Land of Tomorrow Gallery, 523 E. 3rd St, 9 p.m., 21+. MV&EE are a Vermont-based folk group centering on the lovely croonings of Matt Valentine and Erika Elder. The list of folks with whom experimental guitarist and composer David Daniell and Douglas McCombs (best known as the bass player of Tortoise) have collectively collaborated and played with is essentially a “who’s who” in the indie rock and experimental music world — Rhys Chatham, Christian Fennesz, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo. On their latest LP, Versions, the duo’s ongoing collaboration has produced sounds that range from “brutally raw to delicate to practically inaudible” according to label Thrill Jockey. Local psychedelic favorites Jovontaes open.
Bridge 19 Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, $10, 10 p.m. From the venue website: Equal parts pop and folk, the arrangements of Amanda Lucas and Audrey Cecil of Bridge 19 creep into Americana as they harmonize like siblings.With songs that expose the twisted, the angry, the desperate, and the paranoid, Bridge 19 transcends genres.
Flashback Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m., no cover.
The Other Brothers Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Corrosion of Conformity / Zoroaster / Royal Thunder Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $10.
Lexington Music Academy: Beyond Doubt & HammerMil Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, $5, 2 p.m. From the venue website: "The Lexington Music Academy proudly presents a future all-stars concert featuring two of Kentucky's hottest youth bands, HammerMil and Beyond Doubt. HammerMil headlines and Beyond Doubt opens the show."
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour presents Caravan of Thieves and Molasses Creek Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., 6:30 p.m., $5-10. This long-running local series is recorded live for the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, a radio program that broadcasts on scores of stations across the world. Each week, the show features a live audience and two different acts from genres spanning from roots to folk to old-timey to bluegrass.
Central Kentucky Guitar Night Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, $6, 8 p.m. This month's guitar night will feature Julia Knight, Tim Fowler, Luke Jackson, and Chris Weiss.