Bruce Lewis Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $8, 9 p.m.From the venue website: “Bruce Lewis will take a brief break from his 20 year sojourn in Europe and get back to the Bluegrass for some great sets of acoustic music– ranging from singer/songwriter originals to jazz, latin, funk and blues. 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. Spontaneous and entertaining– be prepared for the unpredictable. Bruce’s 1988 LP, I and the Village, will be re-released on CD ( and LP) by SHOUT! Records of Japan this spring. This is your chance to get a sneak preview, plus hear some new brand new sounds.”
Slacker Jedi Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m., free.
Frank Rocket, Slagsmiths Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Boomslang presents Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang and Sau Paulo Underground Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St., $10, 7 p.m. “Ahmed Janka Nabay is a Sierra-Leonean musician who has been a major figure in Bubu Music, a traditionally Muslim music which is played by up to 20 musicians blowing into bamboo pipes of different sizes.”
Boomslang presents Cloud Nothings, Futurebirds, Girl in a Coma, Sleeping Bag Bar Lexington, 367 E. Main St., 1 p.m., $15.
Moritat and Ghost Wolves CD Central, 377 S. Limestone, 3 p.m. CD Central will host free shows throughout the weekend in celebration of WRFL’s Boomslang Festival.
Coyotes in Boxes; Sly Roosevelt Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone, 9 p.m.
Plan b Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 9 p.m. free.
The Ghost Wolves, Tallboys, Rakadu Gypsy Dancers Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
Doomslang presents Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Author & Punisher, White Hills and more! Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., $25, 18+, 7:30 p.m.
Queerslang presents LE1F, The Younger Lovers, Skeleton Head Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $15.
Up on Bloks Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m. Free.
Allie & the Gringo Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m. R&B/Dance
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Boomslang presents The Jesus & Mary Chain, Dinosaur Feathers, Gary War Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., 8 p.m., $25.
Doc Feldman, Wooden Wand and Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands CD Central, 377 S. Limestone, 1:30 p.m. CD Central will host free shows throughout the weekend in celebration of WRFL’s Boomslang Festival.
Boomslang presents Negativland and enVaGe Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St., 6 p.m., $10.
Early Show: Mary Gauthier w/ Egon Danielson Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 8 p.m., 18+, $15/18.
Late Show: Boomslang after-party with The Henry Clay People and Palisades Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 11 p.m., 18+, $15.
Yellow Dog Jazz Band Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 7 p.m. free.
Open mic Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 7 p.m. Free.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour presents Pert Near Sandstone and Sarah McQuaidKentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., 6:30 p.m., $5-10.
Bad People Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 21+, $5.