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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Koffin Kats; The All-American Werewolves; Ratbatradio Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. $10/12
Open Mic Night Al's Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
Kenny Rogers EKU Performing Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, Ky., 8 p.m., all ages.
Electric Jam Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 8 p.m., free, all ages. Weekly open-mic style jam sessions presented by the Lexington Funk Cooperative.
Hot Sauce Holiday Hugo's on Main, 206 W. Main St., 9 p.m. Benefit for Give in the Groove, featuring ellee ven, Prodeje, Antony Lee, followed by DJ Davinci Squared.
Jessie Laine Powell Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m.
Haroon Ali, solo Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m. (after UK game).
Robby Cosenza, Willie Eames, Roddy Puckett, Ray Smith Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m. Retro R&B/blues
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Red Barn Radio presents An Appalachian Christmas IV feat. Larry Cordle Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St, free, all ages, 7:30 p.m. Each week, Rad Barn radio showcases bluegrass and old-time musicians in a live radio taping open to the public. This week's event breaks outside the traditional venue (downtown's Artsplace) in lieu of UK Hospital's Pavilion A. The show will feature Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Larry Cordle.
Bad People; Guapo Joe; CAVES Al's Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
Soul Funkin' Dangerous Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. $5
Oldsmobile Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m.
University of Kentucky World Music Concert Singletary Center, 405 Rose St. 7:30 p.m.
Songwriters in the Round, Pt. 2: Justin Wells and Warren Byrom Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
The Dirty Guv'nahs Cosmic Charlie’s 388 Woodland Ave., 10 p.m. $10
The Edifice Complex Al's Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
Brown Recluse Alpha, Live Island, Toe Ring, Spiritual Recess Al's Sidecar, 603 North Limestone Street (next door to Al's Bar), 10 p.m. Quadruple bill of experimental drones and beats from Lexington and from Providence, RI; Brown Recluse Alpha is the new project from CF (Kites/ Mark Lord).
Driftwood Gypsy; Red Measure Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.
The Velvet Blue Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m.
Boogie G. and the Titanics Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8:30 p.m. Rock/Soul.
Tom McBride Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m.
Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
Brian Setzer Orchestra Singletary Center, 405 Rose St., $45-65. 7:30 p.m.
Absalom, Absalom; Bluejay Al's Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
The Other Brothers CD Release w/ Dylan LeBlanc Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $8. Long-running local band The Other Brothers celebrate the release of their new album "High Life 'n' Leisure Class."
Debraun (Acoustic) Georgia’s Kitchen Cafe, 900 N. Broadway.
Loaded Nuns/ THEM/ Jivehounds Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.
Legna and Yoisel Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m.
Ali & The Gringo Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m.
Brick House Blend Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m. No cover.
The Kentucky Hoss Cats play a tribute to Flying Burrito Brothers and Gram Parsons Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Exile EKU Performing Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, Ky., 8 p.m., all ages. In 2013, Exile will be inducted in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This weekend, they play a hometown show in Richmond at the EKU Performing Arts Center. Read tadoo.com's interview with Exile founder J.P. Pennington here.
Jollet Hollow; Triceratops Jackson; Straw & Hay Al's Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m. Huntington-based power-pop quintet AC30 join Morehead psych rockers Sun Street.
The Nativity Singers, Cross, Cooneagle Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5.
R. Ring (featuring Kelly Deal of the Breeders)/ Dunebuggy Attack Battalion Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
LexJam Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 11 a.m.
The Bats Natasha's, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m.
The Reminders Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8 p.m.
Skinny Buddha Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m. No cover.
Bethesda Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.
Coralee and the Townies Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 10 p.m., $5.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
What Made Milwaukee Famous Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+.
The American Trio Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8 p.m. Bluegrass/Americana.
Open Mic Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 7 p.m. No cover.
Yellow Dog Jazz Band Willie's Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 6 p.m.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour presents Wanda Jackson and Shemekia Copleand Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., 6:30 p.m., $5-10. From the Woodsongs website: "Wanda Jackson is widely known and respected as 'The Queen of Rockabilly.' Jackson is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song—"Let's Have a Party" in 1958. In 2009, Jackson was inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" and, in 2010, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards. Wanda returns to the WoodSongs Stage to celebrate the release of her 31st studio album 'Unfinished Business' produced by Justin Townes Earle on Sugar Hill Records. Shemekia Copland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared 'Queen of the Blues' at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule including a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats. Her latest is '33 1/3' on Telarc International."
WRFL's Outisde the Spotlight presents Frode Gjerstad Trio Mecca, 958 Manchester St.From the venue website: "The Yellow Dog Jazz Band offers a unique flavor of American Dixieland "traditional" jazz from the 20's in New Orleans, heard these days only on the streets of New Orleans itself. The band is a Dixieland revivalist group, keeping the spirit of Dixieland alive through the generations since its birth. Complete with the King Oliver Creole style of two trumpets, right down to the banjo in the rhythm section, the Yellow Dogs present the real feel of traditional New Orleans jazz."