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July 25, 2014

WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays: Saintseneca/ Small Batch at Phoenix Park

This inaugural free music series organized by local NPR affiliate WUKY 91.3 will take place at Phoenix Park on the following dates: June 27: Dawn Landes and Simone Felice July 25: Small Batch and Saintseneca August 22: Coralee & The Townies and Ben Sollee September 26:  The Northside Sheiks and TBA Saintseneca is a four-piece alt indie band from Columbus, OH. Their new …

Start: July 25, 2014 5:00 pm
End: July 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Park
Address:
1 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

July 26, 2014

Ha Ha Tonka at Willie’s Locally Known

  Their record label. Bloodshot Records describes them as “…the crossroads of Americana and indie, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire.” www.willieslex.com

Start: July 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Moontower Music Festival After-Party: Machines Are People Too/ Fanged Robot/ Bear Medicine at Cosmic Charlie’s

  The official after-party for the inaugural Moontower Music Festival. Machines Are People Too formed during the summer months of ’09 in Chattanooga, TN when lead singer Brian Sylvester began writing vocals over producer JJ Clark’s infectiously catchy dream-pop tracks. 5 years later they continue to tour with a rock pop quintet. The Fanged Robot is the brainchild of Lexington …

Start: July 26, 2014 9:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

August 1, 2014

Cory Chisel at Willie’s Locally Known

Cory Chisel is a Wisconsin-native singer and guitarist with a rootsy/contemporary indie sound. www.willieslex.com 

Start: August 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

August 8, 2014 – August 9, 2014

Well Crafted Festival at Shaker Village

The inaugural Well Crafted Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Shaker Steps Productions, a reliable taste-maker for music audiences in Kentuck, has lined up an eclectic mix of Americana music that includes folk, …

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $30-80

August 12, 2014

Mikaela Davis at Natasha’s Bistro

Mikaela Davis is a harpist/singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York who burst onto the scene following her amazing YouTube covers of Sufjan Stevens’ “Casimir Pulaski Day,” which has received over 130,000 hits, and Elliott Smith’s “Twilight,” which has received close to 75,000 hits. Since releasing her latest EP Fortune Teller in January of this year, Mikaela has showcased at SXSW and …

Start: August 12, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 12, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

August 14, 2014

Kentucky Knife Fight/ Ancient Warfare at Al’s Bar

 St. Louis band Kentucky Knife Fight reach for the strange and quirky, with elements of dark rock.   Born a raw two-piece in the deep South, Ancient Warfare is now a multi-membered, multi-layered psych-folk-goth group led by singer and guitarist Echo Wilcox.   Ancient Warfare has shared the stage with national acts such as Richard Buckner, Mr. Gnome, Lucius, Chelsea Wolfe, Scout …

Start: August 14, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

August 22, 2014

WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays: Ben Sollee/ Coralee & The Townies at Phoenix Park

Ben Sollee is a cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, and mandolin along with percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique sound. His songs exhibit a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B elements. Coralee and the Townies are a …

Start: August 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Park
Address:
1 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

August 29, 2014

Sonny and The Sunsets at Cosmic Charlie’s

  Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, the kitchen sink savoir faire of The Raincoats, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman, with and without The Modern Lovers. Helmed by the acclaimed singer-songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour pianoman Sonny Smith.  www.cosmic-charlies.com 

Start: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
End: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

September 25, 2014

Shivering Timbers at Willie’s Locally Known

   Shivering Timbers, began with the husband-and-wife team of Jayson and Sarah Benn writing and performing songs to entertain their infant daughter. The Benns wound up playing some of those songs at Dan Auerbach’s 30th birthday party, and The Black Keys guitarist ended up producing 2010′s “We All Started In The Same Place”, the couple’s debut album as Shivering Timbers. …

Start: September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Lexington, KY

October 16, 2014

Ben Sollee at EKU Center for The Arts

Lexington native Ben Sollee was weaned on vintage soul, a musical disposition still clearly heard in his rough, smooth, smoky vocals. With cello in hand he engages his legion of fans to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships. An intimate concert set entirely on the EKU Center stage, you can sit back and …

Start: October 16, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 16, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $20

November 15, 2014

Diego Garcia at Singletary Center for The Arts

Diego Garcia knows how to mine romantic yearning in his work. His acclaimed 2011 solo debut Laura was the ultimate bedroom recording, an intensely focused and utterly entrancing chamber-pop song cycle about unrequited love, his own. The titular Laura was a woman he fell for in college but lost during a hectic period a decade ago when he was fronting …

Start: November 15, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $26