Boomslang presents Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), The Music Tapes, William Tyler The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. 7:30, $25, all ages. The frontman for defunct cult indie group Neutral Milk Hotel makes a rare live appearance at the historic Kentucky Theatre as part of WRFL’s fourth annual multi-venue festival Boomslang.
Honky Tonk Night: The Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known, 805 North Broadway, 8 p.m., free.
Will Solomon Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $5, 8 p.m.From the venue website: “When Will Solomon isn’t rodeo clowning or crawdad catching he’s songwriting. After a six year Nashville stay, this Lexington native is now back to the Bluegrass embracing his Kentucky roots as he writes for his forthcoming album to be released later this year. Combining folk and soul, Will’s songs sing of life, love and love lost. For fans of: Otis Redding, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Gavin DeGraw.”
Boomslang presents Das Racist and Apollo BrownCosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $15. The Brooklyn alternative hip hop group Das Racist is perhaps best known for their humorous song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.”
The Throwbacks Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8:30-11 p.m. 90′s covers.
Relic Delic with Sundown Service Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
The Big Maracas Cheapside Pavilion, 4:30 – 7:30, free.
Small Batch; The Lowdown Dirty Hustlers Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 10 p.m.
Chris Campbell Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 8 p.m., free.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Al Green EKU Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, 8 p.m. $90.50+.
Divine Carama presents Brown Sugar Hip Hop Showcase Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone, 9 p.m.
Boomslang presents Deerhoof, The Apache Relay, Buke & Gase Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $15.
Plan b Henry Clay Public House, 112 N. Upper St. 21+, 9 p.m. free.
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.”