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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
Mad Anthony and Tommy Plural Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 21+, free
Open Mic Night Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m. Hosted by local songwriter Warren Byrom, Al’s open mic features 2-for-1 PBR and well drink specials and an inviting atmosphere for emerging and experienced musicians alike.
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.
Marcus Wilkerson Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. Marcus Wilkerson, a native of Louisville, KY, mixes American roots music with the rhythms of Traditional African and Afro-Latin music and song.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
Red Barn Radio presents Acoustic Burgoo Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St, $8, all ages, 7 p.m.
pH Factor Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. $10
Blues Jam Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside St. Every Wednesday night, Cheapside hosts an open blues jam featuring an open jam with a core house group and guests every week.
Oldsmobile Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $7
Chris Campbell Trio Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m.
The Northside Sheiks Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., free
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
Matt Duncan Album Release Party Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 10 p.m. $5. Lexington’s beloved soul-pop, throwback band Matt Duncan (and company) celebrate the release of Duncan’s full-length record, Soft Times.
The Weeks, Junior Astronomer, Violet Knives Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 10 p.m., $5. The Weeks are an indie rock band from Mississippi with a release on Kings of Leon’s record label “Serpents and Snakes.”
Middle Class Mischeif / The Slams Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 9 p.m., 21+.
Chris Campbell Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 8 p.m., free, all ages.
Lisa Raymond Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 6 p.m.
Bruce Lewis Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $8. Bruce’s voice conjures up Kenny Rankin, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Chet Baker–yet manages to connect with a sound all his own. His virtuoso guitar playing ranges from the Django-esque to Americana to post -modern jazz and bossa nova.
Boogie G & The Titantics Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m.
tadoo lounge session with Warren Byrom Smiley Pete, 434 Old Vine Street, 6 p.m., free, all ages. Smiley Pete Publishing presents the tadoo lounge, an all ages, free monthly community events series in support of Smiley Pete’s Arts & Culture Website tadoo.com. Janruary’s events features Warren Byrom, whose New Orleans-inspired pop ballads create a mythic landscape full of heartache and wonder.
Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., free.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Idiot Glee Four / Murals / Soft Vision / DJ Dave Farris Al’s Sidecar, 607 North Limestone St., 10 p.m., 21+, $5. The dreamy pop project of James Friley, Idiot Glee, has gone from solo live performances to a full-on four-piece band. The “IG4″ are joined by fellow hazy dream poppers Soft Vision and Louisville’s psych-pop outfit, Murals.
I <3 the ’80s Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m., $5. Live ’80s cover set by Sundog Revival, followed by an ’80s DJ set by local DJ Miss Cass. ’80s attire encouraged.
The Jompson Brothers / Switchmen Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $12.
Jacob Newsome Georgia’s Kitchen Cafe, 900 N. Broadway. This local restaurant features a full menu and live music each Friday.
The New Bravados / Jovontaes / Blood Pheasant Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 9:30 p.m., 21+.
Third Degree Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 9 p.m., free, all ages
EnVaGe Land of Tomorrow, 527 East 3rd St., 6 p.m., free before 7 / $10 after 7 p.m., all ages. For this performance, EnVaGe will be performing works by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola, joined by dancers from the Lexington Ballet under the direction of Artistic Director Luis Dominguez.
Justin Paul Lewis & Patrick Dethlefs Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m.
Jordan English Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m.
Patrick McNeese Band Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m., $5
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
The Sundresses Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.
Relic Delic / Marbin Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
American Aquarium / The Delta Saints / Blackfoot Gypsy Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+., $7
Third Degree Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 9 p.m.
O-Zone Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $10
Jordan English Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m.
Very Garcia Band Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., $10. A collective of members of Dark Star Orchestra, Born Cross Eyed, and Green Genes make up this Jerry Garcia Tribute band.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Lazy Magnet / Wretched Worst / Live Island / Villages Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m., $5, 18+. 6-piece electro-weirdos Lazy Magnet (North Carolina) headline this line-up of similarly strange, experimental music-makings. Wretched Worst is exactly what they sound like – an exploding, visceral band of rage and fury. Live Island entwines synths and guitar for some seriously ethereal no-wave noises, and Villages (on tour with Lazy Magnet) will bring the drone.
Shelly Ran / Julia Knight Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $10
Chris Campbell & Friends Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m. Americana/Country
Chamber Players of Central Kentucky Singletary Center, 405 Rose Street, 3 p.m.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Woodsongs presents Bobby Rush and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Lyric Theater, 300 E. Third St., 6:30 p.m. $5-10. The first Woodsongs radio broadcast in its new location will feature established soul & blues singer and performer Bobby Rush and renowned bluegrass fiddler Michael Cleveland with his band Flamekeeper.
All The Little Pieces Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $5
Open Mic Night Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8 p.m.