Thursday Night Live presents Sixtyfourwest Cheapside Pavilion, 4:30 – 7:30, free.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes w/ Neulore Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 10:30 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “Coming back after a great opening set for Carbon Leaf, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes bring their Americana, folk, jazz, and soul-influenced pop music back with fellow Nashville band, Neulore! A live show that not only entertains, but affects, leaving the audience with a sense that anything is possible, Neulore is captivating the hearts of all who draw near.”
Black Swans w/ Jason Zavala and Cooneagle Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5.
Chris Knight Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St., 8 p.m., $20, 18+
Julia Knight Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “Julia’s music career started at the young age of 12 when she began playing guitar and writing songs. … In addition to her original songs, Julia puts an acoustic spin on a number of covers ranging from Elvis and Beatles tunes to current artists like Adele, Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and more. Julia received the 2012 Rising Star and Entertainer of the Year Award from NACMAI & Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year in 2011.”
Crosstown Rivals, All American Werewolves, Fistful of Beard, Alone at 3 AM The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St.
Rock Steady Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m., free.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Chuck Mead (of Br549) Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 9 p.m., 18+, $8/10
Halestorm Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester St., 7 p.m., $15/20, 18+
LexJam Acoustic Cafe Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 11 a.m., Free. From the venue website: “Open jam session with Brunch. Rock, blues, pop, country, jazz, ambient. Basics provided (drum kit, congas, keyboard, guitar and bass amps, sound system.) On-stage group evolves as players/vocalists are invited to sign-in and sit in. If you have charts, bring them. Acoustic set from 11am-3pm.”
The Bats Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 10 p.m., $10 (tickets must be purchased through the Natasha’s Box Office, M-F 10 a.m – 4 p.m., 859-259-2754. From the venue website: “Bringing together the eight diverse talents known as The Bats has netted a genre that can best be described as cabaret meets rock and roll. .. and everything in between. The five feisty women and three very brave men of this distinctive group embrace many musical styles with the material ranging from comical to poignant. They sing of love lost and found, the joys and stings of growing older, and of life’s best and worst moments. Whether covering other artists’ songs or singing their own original tunes, the common denominator is tight vocal harmonies, skillful musicianship, wit and sophistication, energy and creativity … with props and choreography thrown in for good measure.”
Slacker Jedi Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 9 p.m., free.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience w/ Relic Delic Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $12/15.
Open Mic with Joey Keith Secret Bar & Grill, 841 Lane Allen Rd., 7 p.m., free.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Lexington Lexington presents Fielded, Trailblazer, Head/Head and Rob Theakston Al’s Bar, 699 N. Limestone St., 10 p.m., $5. The solo project of Lindsey Powell, vocalist of Ga’an, Fielded uses minimal instrumentation to draw much deserved attention to Powell’s moody and arresting vocals.
WRFL and Outside the Spotlight Present Peter Brotzmann and Jason Adasiewicz Duo Embrace Church, 1015 N. Limestone St., 8 p.m., all ages. The acclaimed experimental free jazz duo returns to Lexington.