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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
Mad Anthony and Tommy Plural Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 21+, free
Open Mic Night Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m. Hosted by local songwriter Warren Byrom, Al’s open mic features 2-for-1 PBR and well drink specials and an inviting atmosphere for emerging and experienced musicians alike.
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.
Marcus Wilkerson Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. Marcus Wilkerson, a native of Louisville, KY, mixes American roots music with the rhythms of Traditional African and Afro-Latin music and song.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
Red Barn Radio presents Acoustic Burgoo Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St, $8, all ages, 7 p.m.
pH Factor Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. $10
Blues Jam Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside St. Every Wednesday night, Cheapside hosts an open blues jam featuring an open jam with a core house group and guests every week.
Oldsmobile Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $7
Chris Campbell Trio Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m.
The Northside Sheiks Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., free
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
Matt Duncan Album Release Party Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 10 p.m. $5. Lexington’s beloved soul-pop, throwback band Matt Duncan (and company) celebrate the release of Duncan’s full-length record, Soft Times.
The Weeks, Junior Astronomer, Violet Knives Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 10 p.m., $5. The Weeks are an indie rock band from Mississippi with a release on Kings of Leon’s record label “Serpents and Snakes.”
Middle Class Mischeif / The Slams Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 9 p.m., 21+.
Chris Campbell Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 8 p.m., free, all ages.
Lisa Raymond Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 6 p.m.
Bruce Lewis Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $8. 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.
Boogie G & The Titantics Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m.
tadoo lounge session with Warren Byrom Smiley Pete, 434 Old Vine Street, 6 p.m., free, all ages. Smiley Pete Publishing presents the tadoo lounge, an all ages, free monthly community events series in support of Smiley Pete’s Arts & Culture Website tadoo.com. Janruary’s events features Warren Byrom, whose New Orleans-inspired pop ballads create a mythic landscape full of heartache and wonder.
Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., free.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Idiot Glee Four / Murals / Soft Vision / DJ Dave Farris Al’s Sidecar, 607 North Limestone St., 10 p.m., 21+, $5. The dreamy pop project of James Friley, Idiot Glee, has gone from solo live performances to a full-on four-piece band. The “IG4″ are joined by fellow hazy dream poppers Soft Vision and Louisville’s psych-pop outfit, Murals.
I <3 the ’80s Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m., $5. Live ’80s cover set by Sundog Revival, followed by an ’80s DJ set by local DJ Miss Cass. ’80s attire encouraged.