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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
A Cage Cabaret: A celebration of the life and art of John Cage Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $10. From the venue website: “John Cage was one of the most important American cultural figures of the twentieth century. A composer, writer, artist, and social philosopher, Cage is best known for incorporating chance operations into his work in order to remove the ‘ego of the composer’ from the product. His tireless explorations of all media has inspired several generations of composers, artists, theater performers, and dancers.
To celebrate the centennial of Cage’s birth (September 5, 1912), faculty and students of the UK School of Music will present a varied program of music by Cage and Erik Satie, involving voice, electronics, percussion, toy pianos, and more. In the spirit of Cage’s belief that ‘everything we do is music, and everywhere is the best seat, the program will be presented in an informal cabaret-style setting, with strolling performers in addition to those on the stage. … Net proceeds from this event will benefit the University of Kentucky School of Music.”
Bitch Please w. Jon Dose, Meiosis, L.M.C. Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $8.
Southland Jamboree presents Bluegrass Collective Southland Bowling Alley, Collins Bowling Center, 205 Southland Dr. 7 p.m., free, all ages.
Open Mic hosted by Warren Byrom Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Danielia CottonNatasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $10. From the venue website: “Blues-inflected guitars, a thick rock groove, and a big, gorgeous howl. Danielia Cotton’s sound is a savory dig in the early ’70s, when the twin powers of rock and soul came together to form a harmonious funk that satisfied the spirit as it thrilled with slashing electric guitars. As a singer and arranger, Cotton has a refreshingly uncluttered style. Cotton brings a freshness to the soul-rock formula, not to mention a contagious fever that is near irresistible.”
The Living Deads w/ Shozo The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Zach Deputy w/ Driftwood Gypsy Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $10.
Red Barn Radio presents Sam Gleaves 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, hosted by bluegrass picker Arthur Hancock of Willie’s Locally Known.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Ford Theatre Reunion; This Way to the Egress; Dirty River Bourbon Show Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.
Songwriter’s Night w/ Derek Spencer, Josh Nolan, Geordan Brewer The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Vagabond Swing Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 21+, 10 p.m., $5.
Julia KnightNatasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “With Hannah Mae Rector & special guest Blakeley Burger
Julia’s music career started at the young age of 12 when she began playing guitar and writing songs. Currently 15, Julia loves performing and enjoys the impact her songs have on others. In November 2011, Julia was awarded Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year and her CD “Just Live ” was awarded CD of The Year at the TCGMA (Tennessee Country & Gospel Music Association) and GCGMA (Georgia Country & Gospel Music Association) 2011 Music Awards Show.”
Honky Tonk Night: The Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 8 p.m., free.