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February 2, 2015

Groundhog Day Celebration w/ Bear Medicine/ Chris Bathgate/ Molly Sullivan at Al’s Bar

Lexington’s Bear Medicine is an organic indie-folk outfit led by the soft falsetto vocals of Josh Wright.  Tipping their ballcaps to the psychedelic sounds of the sixties and beyond, the quartet, consisting of Josh Wright, Kim Smith, Seth Murphy and Severn Edmonson, combines mellow acoustic guitar, cello, flute, and light percussion to make a pensive, dreamy, and sometimes rousing melodic …

Start: February 2, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

February 3, 2015

Evan Dando at Cosmic Charlie’s

Musician Evan Dando is best known for fronting the iconic alternative rock band The Lemonheads, which formed in 1986. His most recent solo album, “Baby I’m Bored,” has been called an “eclectic and affecting collection of songs, which ranges from bittersweet country rock to pure pop pleasure, dashed with a little indie-rock noise.” www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: February 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: February 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

February 4, 2015

Selwyn Birchwood at Willie’s Locally Known

Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing singer/songwriter. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues – at once deeply rooted, and funky and up-to-the-minute. www.willieslex.com

Start: February 4, 2015 8:00 pm
End: February 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $10

February 7, 2015

Break Your Resolutions 2 at Al’s Bar

IdolEyes & VanGO is a Lexington rap and hip-hop act, Chadillac Dundee is a gritty Louisville rock group. PVF is an Akron, OH rapper and acoustic artist. Also appearing: SWSHR Eric White Matt Mohr Dylan Fulkerson and a special appearance by DJ KGee and OddManOut with a face-melting metal opening by Lexington’s own Las Vicious Music.

Start: February 7, 2015 9:00 pm
End: February 7, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5 - $10

Period Bomb/ Snow Wite/ Dr. Paul at Best Friend Bar

  Period Bomb is a all-girl punk rock band from L.A.  Dr. Paul, aka Paul Eldred, a solo  is rock ‘psuedokaraoke’ act from Lexington. Snow Wite brings creates a heady brand of club grunge from L.A.  

Start: February 7, 2015 10:30 pm
End: February 7, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

February 8, 2015

Zen Highway at Natasha’s Bistro

Zen Highway’s live show features a wildly diverse blend of some of the best songs in contemporary music, ranging from 60s and 70s folk and rock classics, to 90s favorites from grunge and alternative greats. www.beetnik.com

Start: February 8, 2015 9:00 pm
End: February 8, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

February 12, 2015

The Apache Relay at Cosmic Charlie’s

The Apache Relay  began in a Belmont University dorm. They were already deep into a very Americana, very rootsy sound, and before long the band was backing up lead singer Michael Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else.  While touring in support of the album The Apache Relay found themselves opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as …

Start: February 12, 2015 10:00 pm
End: February 12, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10 - $12

February 13, 2015

Avery Crabtree at Austin City Saloon

Avery Crabtree is a local artist with a rock sensibility and a soulful voice. www.austincitysaloon.com

Start: February 13, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Austin City Saloon
Address:
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY, United States

February 14, 2015

All The Little Pieces at Willie’s Locally Known

All the Little Pieces is an eclectic, multi-generational band from Central Kentucky. They play a wide variety of music ranging from roots country, jazz and blues to modern rock. www.willieslex.com    

Start: February 14, 2015 7:00 pm
End: February 14, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $5

February 17, 2015

‘Rain: A Tribute To the Beatles’ at the Lexington Opera House

Rain follows the career of The Beatles from the British invasion and their landmark performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and at Shea Stadium through their final albums Abbey Road and Let it Be. The mood is set with original film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s and over the course of show, the musicians who play John, Paul, …

Start: February 17, 2015 7:30 pm
End: February 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $30 - $70

February 26, 2015

Moon Taxi at Cosmic Charlie’s

Moon Taxi is one of those rare bands that unites musical ingenuity with thoughtful lyrics and still somehow manages to wildly entertain and thrill a crowd. Their new record, Cabaret, is a layered, multi-dimensional endeavor that displays the band’s maturing sense of their own musical identity. Evoking the musical revolution of the sixties and seventies, Moon Taxi ignites their eclectic …

Start: February 26, 2015 10:00 pm
End: February 26, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $18- $20

March 4, 2015

The Dawn Drapes at Willie’s Locally Known

The Dawn Drapes are an alternative indie rock trio based in Harrisonburg VA. After playing together in various projects in both the Washington DC and Harrisonburg, VA music scenes, friends Michael Sanzo, Daniel Rice and Eggy Gorman formed the group in late 2012. The band are self-described as: “Lyrically conscience shimmering rock and roll with a devastating groove.” www.willieslex.com

Start: March 4, 2015 8:00 pm
End: March 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

March 6, 2015

Scott Carney/ Niles Foley/ Nativity Singers at Al’s Bar

Scott Carney is the front man of the popular group Wax Fang. Niles Foley is a fiddler from rural Kentucky who cut his teeth on learning old fiddle tunes and branching out into classical works as well. He has built a formidable reputation for “skillful and inventive fiddle playing” and a “stand-out” approach to a variety of genres—both alone and …

Start: March 6, 2015 9:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

March 7, 2015

Ned Van Go / Sonic Deville at Willie’s Locally Known

The simple, poignant, blue collar music and lyrics of Ned Hill take on topics of drunkenness and redemption, crystal meth, murder and busted relationships, NVG again bridges the gap between rock, country, bluegrass, and punk. Held down by the hard working, powerful rhythm section of brothers Reggie and Viva Becker (drums and bass respectively), the NVG ride stays steady and …

Start: March 7, 2015 8:00 pm
End: March 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

March 20, 2015

The Sisters/ Sun Street/ Damage Therapy at Al’s Bar

Sun Street is a psychedelic rock band from Morehead, Ky.  Damage Therapy is a deep psychedelic rock & roll group from Lexington. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: March 20, 2015 9:00 pm
End: March 20, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

March 21, 2015

ZZ Top at Norton Center for The Arts

  The sharp-dressed men of legendary rock band ZZ Top are bringing their signature mix of Southern rock, blues and boogie, to the Norton Center this fall.  Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are currently touring the country in support of their first studio album in nine years, La Futura.  ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly …

Start: March 21, 2015 8:00 pm
End: March 21, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

March 24, 2015

Lexington Lexington presents Juan Wauters/ The Butchers/ Shawnthony Calypso/ the Lemons

Juan Wauters is a New York indie/folk singer songwriter.  The Butchers have been a longtime Lexington staple in the dive bar/ skater party scene and feature members of the Thirties, Dr. Paul, and Candy. Shawnthony Calypso is a Lexington collaborative project between members of local bands Jovontaes, Hair things and Thirties. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: March 24, 2015 9:00 pm
End: March 24, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

March 26, 2015

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience at EKU Center for the Arts

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience reinvents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan. A rock ‘n’ roll tour-de-force including such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” and,   of course, “Rave On.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 26, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 26, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $16-$29

Radar Vs. Wolf/ Blindside Drop/ Trending Now at Al’s Bar Lexington

Radar Vs. Wolf is a Nashville, TN-based rock trio.  Blindside Drop is a pop metal band from Winchester, Kentucky fusing alternative and pop stylings with metal into a cyclone of eerie high-octane fueled rock.  www.alsbarlexington.com 

Start: March 26, 2015 9:00 pm
End: March 26, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

March 27, 2015

The Black Cadillacs at Cosmic Charlie’s

The Black Cadillacs are a 6-piece rock and roll band, featuring 2 guitar players, bass, drums, keyboards and organ, and a stand-alone frontman. The Black Cadillacs have a diverse array of influences from classic bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Pink Floyd to more modern bands like My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, and Jack White. www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: March 27, 2015 10:00 pm
End: March 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8-$10

March 28, 2015

Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular at Rupp Arena

One of the nation’s biggest Christian music events featuring: Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, For King & Country, NewSong, Family Force 5, Blanca, About A Mile, Veridia and Speaker: Tony Nolan. www.rupparena.com

Start: March 28, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

The Rough Customers/ I Like You/ Good English at Al’s Bar

Rough Customers: A high energy ska/punk band from Lexington that incorporates almost every genre of music including “Bach like” chorales to romanic period tone poems to 1980′s punk, to third wave ska. I Like You weave a tapestry of rich, beautiful harmonies with an eclectic blend of ukulele, trumpet, violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion. Delivering an energetic sound …

Start: March 28, 2015 9:00 pm
End: March 28, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

April 15, 2015

Foxygen/ Alex Cameron at Cosmic Charlie’s

Foxygen is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar, 2012) to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. Foxygen holed up for a week-long recording session at …

Start: April 15, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 15, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

April 28, 2015

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Cosmic Charlie’s

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire.  www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: April 28, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 28, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12 - $15