Live Music Listings, November 27-December 3, 2012

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Saraya Brewer

Kenny Vaughan brings his electric country-tinged Americana back to Willie's on Friday.

It is our goal to provide as comprehensive a list as possible. If you have an upcoming show in Lexington that you would like to see mentioned in our weekly listings, e-mail the details to with “LIVE MUSIC LISTING” in the subject line, at least 10 days in prior to the event.

Smiley Pete Publishing can neither confirm nor deny that all of the events mentioned in our listings will go exactly as planned. We recommended confirming these details with the venue in advance.


David Peterson (of 1946) Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m. Traditional bluegrass

Open Mic Night Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.

Electric Jam Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 8 p.m., free, all ages. Weekly open-mic style jam sessions presented by the Lexington Funk Cooperative.

Osland/Dailey Jazztet Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $8, 9 p.m.


Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; Blood Pheasant Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.

Holler Poets Series Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 8 p.m., free. This longstanding monthly spoken word poetry event blends open mic, live music and featured writers. This month’s features Tom Marksbury, Jason Howard (author of “A Few Fine Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music” and singer-songwriter Carla Gover, who was one of the artists featured in Howard’s book.

Underhill Rose 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.

Cope; Frazier BandCosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+.

Christopher Morris Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $8, 9 p.m. From the venue website: “Christopher Morris is a singer, musician, songwriter and novelist born in New York City in 1946. Chris’s debut album, Christopher Morris Band, was hailed by Ken Tucker of Rolling Stone as something new in pop music – fusion – a blend of roots, rock and jazz forms. Chris Morris is known for unique voicings and a tonal and rhythmic vocabulary that incorporates diverse musical styles and idioms, lacing his roots songwriting style with second line grooves and sinewy funk. Christopher Morris’ music propels the listener through tonal and rhythmic and lyric soundscapes unlike any others, songs with tremendous emotional content and appeal.”

Danny Williams Band Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9:30 p.m. Rock/soul

Songwriters in the Round, Pt. 1: Coralee, Robby Cosenza, Ray Smith Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.


Karma to Burn/ Lava/ Blood Pheasants/ Midnight Ghost Train Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+. Legendary stoner rockers Karma to Burn return to Lexington with the support of psychedelic sludge mavens Midnight Ghost Train and local support from Lava (a new project featuring members of Ghost Affirmation and Everyone Lives Everyone Wins) and Blood Pheasant.

George Crooney; Fred Table and The Chairs Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m. George Crooney is a local two-piece specializing in “grungy covers of deep cuts from all your Gen-X favorites. The Ramones, Elvis Costello, The Velvet Underground, Neil Young, The Replacements and many more.”

Mr. Gnome; Wols and Weeps Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+; $7. Mr. Gnome returns to Lexington with their unique brand of strange, psychedelic and melodic pop music. Local fuzz rockers Wols and Weeps open.

Kentucky Environmental Foundation “Yeast Feast” Benefit feat. music by Sue Massek w/ Erin Fitzgerald, Jenrose Fitzgerald and Kate Larken Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $25. The event will also feature local handmade breads and great beer.

Underhill Rose Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8 p.m.. Country Soul from North Carolina.


Alma Gitana Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, $8, 9 p.m. Mediterranean fusion.

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