THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
tadoo Lounge session presents Matt Duncan Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine St., 6-8 p.m. Smiley Pete Publishing presents a series of monthly events featuring live music, food and refreshments in support of the upcoming arts and culture website tadoo.com, set to launch in November. Free and open to the public.
Here Come the Mummies! Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., $22-25, 18+, 8 p.m. This Nashville funk and R&B band known for the wit and humor they impart in their live shows, as well as their musicianship.
Bill Kelly (Elvis Tribute) Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8:30-11 p.m.
The Memories, Street Gnar, Jovontaes The Sidecar, 603 N. Limestone, 10 p.m., 21+
Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 21+, $5.
Daniel Martin Moore Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St., 6:30 p.m. A reading by Jason Howard, author of University Press of Kentucky’s new book “A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music,” will be followed by a performance by Daniel Martin Moore.
Cooneagle/Red Measure/Thunderhawk Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+
Thursday Night Live presents The Payback (James Brown Tribute Band) Cheapside Pavilion, 4:30 – 7:30, free.
Hurley Ridge; Lookin’ Mighty Squirrel Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
El Ten Eleven w/ Beacon, C2 Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $10/12. This Los Angeles electronic post-rock duo has drawn comparisons to Tortoise and Sigur Ros.
Corey Smith Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., $20-25, 18+, 8 p.m. Country/blues guitarist and singer Corey Smith returns to Buster’s.
Sunstreet; Driftwood Gypsy Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone, 9 p.m.
Chuck Cannon Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $15, 9 p.m.From the venue website: “Chuck grew up in the South Carolina low country. He’s a Southern boy whose music echoes the R&B, Rock & Roll and Gospel music he heard from the cradle. Chuck’s songs have been recorded by an incredibly diverse array of mega-stars from around the world logging over 20 million airplays. His critically acclaimed solo projects deliver songs that are quite simply stunning. His live performance is funny, thought provoking, riveting.”
Palisades and Big Fresh Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+