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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Jake Ousley Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $7, 8 p.m. The Nashville singer/songwriter will be celebrating his new CD release. Matt Wright opens.
Open Mic Night Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
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.
Art Mize and Bruce Lewis Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m., free.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Adam Arcuragi Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. Arcuragi is often credited with being a pioneer of a genre known as “Death Gospel,” which combines elements of outlaw country, folk and gospel. With local support from The Fabled Canelands Dave Cave (Viva Viva).
Grits & Soul Band Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m., $5. This Asheville-based duo with Kentucky roots has been described as “roots country, honky tonk stomp, a little Memphis Soul and some throwback rock and roll for good measure.” They’ll follow up their early evening Red Barn Radio appearance with a gig at Al’s.
Municipal Waste and Napalm Death Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., $12-15, 18+, 8 p.m.
Grits & Soul 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.
Patrick McNeese Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $7, 9 p.m. From the venue website: “Lexington based singer-songwriter Patrick McNeese possesses a unique musical energy that combines an edgy, percussive guitar style with an original and introspective approach to lyrical storytelling . The result in an evocative and highly listenable style of Americana styled jazz.”
Domino Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m. Rock/soul
Gabe Hensley’s Thanksgiving Eve Jam Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m., free. Featuring Gabe Hensley of The Other Brothers.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Sundown Service Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Ben Lacy Georgia’s Kitchen Cafe, 131 Cheapside St. Local restaurant featuring live music each Friday night. This week’s installment features local guitar virtuoso Ben Lacy.
Oh My Me; Cross Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m., $5.
Houndmouth Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., $17-20, 18+, 8 p.m. This stripped down, straightforward roots rock 4-piece from the Louisville/New Albany, IN area has rightfully been garnering increasing attention for their eponymous debut EP, released in August via London’s Rough Trade records (Alabama Shakes, The Strokes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros).
Big Maracas Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5. Local Latin American rhythms.
Crushing Cancer Benefit Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+. All proceeds from the show will go to The American Cancer Society. Featuring All American Werewolves, Blood Pheasant, Sonic Deville, The Infected, Xelas & Below (in that order). A local showcase featuring a variety of punk, 50′s style rock ‘n’ roll, apocalyptic Bluegrass & metal.
Mitch Barrett Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $8, 9 p.m.From the venue website: “Mitch takes his audience on an engaging journey, channeling the inner voice of a truck-stop waitress, a mountain boy seeking spirituality or a socially and environmentally-charged activist. Opening this performance will be Mitch’s daughter, Zoey Barrett, with Arlo Barnett.”
Still Kickin’ Band Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30. Classic Rock/ Dance.
‘Til October Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 8:30 p.m. – close. No cover.
The Parliament TBAR, 500 Euclid Ave. Weekly electronic dance music event.
Early Show: Custom Made Bluegrass Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m., $5
Late Show: Black Lillies Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 10 p.m., $5
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Blackfoot Gypsies and J. Marinelli Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
Matt Duncan Band w/ Fanged Robot and Street Gnar Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+.
Tall, Dark and Handsome Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $8. From the venue website:“Tall, Dark and Handsome is an acoustic folk quartet based in Lexington, Kentucky. This show’s lineup is Karen Jones on fiddle, Bev Futrell, on guitar and harmonica, George Neel on mandolin and Ricky Baldwin on bass. Karen and Bev, also members of the Reel World String Band, team up with long-time friends George Neel, an accomplished jazz musician, and Ricky Baldwin, a well-known bass player (currently with Nick Stump’s Blues All-stars). The songwriting and country-inspired singing of Bev Futrell gives this quartet its grounding and its expression of place, while the musical prowess of Karen, George and Ricky connects us to the rich repertoire of hot fiddle/mandolin traditional tunes and jazz standards.”
The ReZonators Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m. No cover.
DJ Travisty TBAR, 500 Euclid Ave. Weekly electronic dance music event.
Neil Young Hootenanny Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., $10. A tribute to Neil Young, featuring Ancient Warfare, The Swells, Killer Meteor, The Other Brothers, Kentucky Hoss Cats and more.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Roomrunner; 30th Century Men Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone, 10 p.m., $5. Grunge/garage punk from Baltimore and Lexington.
The Baja Yetis Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $3.
Kennedy Dane Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $5, 18 p.m.From the venue website: “Entertaining audiences since she was 16, Kennedy Dane has become a favorite in Lexington KY. She is known for her versatility and eclectic blend of influences. On any given night you will hear classic rock, indie rock, country, alternative country, blues and Appalachian heritage music. She is a talented and thoughtful songwriter and former recipient of the Governors School of the Arts. Kennedy Dane’s original music captures her Native American and Eastern Kentucky heritage and blends them in a soulful mix of emotions. Sometimes playful, sometimes dead serious, her rich voice and “down home” style always moves audiences and leaves them with a smile.”
Open Mic Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 7 p.m.
Yellow Dog Jazz Band Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 6 p.m., $5.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Blakeley Burger Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $5, 9 p.m.From the venue website: “Blakeley Burger is a singer-songwriter and fiddler, who is currently a strings major at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) at Lafayette High School. She plays with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, as well as performing in various venues throughout the area as a solo musician both on fiddle and on guitar. Additionally, she recently won Entertainer of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, CD of the year, Most Promising Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year at the Tennessee and Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association Awards…Blakeley has a unique musical style that combines bluegrass sounds with those of contemporary independent melodies. Known as “That Little Fiddler”, Blakeley amazes audiences with her musical ability and stage appeal.”