Ace Picks: Lexington Calendar for Sep 20 thru Sep 27, 2012

Ace Picks: Lexington Calendar for Sep 20 thru Sep 27, 2012


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This weekend offers an absolute embarrassment of riches for things to do in Lexington, Kentucky. Boomslang, Gallery Hop, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, and Oktoberfest are all happening at the same time, but if you plan judiciously and consult the calendar regularly, you should be able to make a substantial dent in Lexington’s cultural landscape this weekend.

In the quiet moments, if you can find any, you will also want to pause and read the new book, Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy; check out the new CD from veteran Lexington songwriter Paul K; have a donut at the Saturday Grand Opening of North Lime Coffee and Donuts; and drop in to the Kentucky Theatre to see Killer Joe The Master or Sleepwalk with Me.


WRFL and UK present Boomslang, kicking off Thursday with Jeff Mangum at the Kentucky Theatre. Boomslang’s late show will be Das Racist at Cosmic Charlie’s. Raj Ranade has previewed this year’s lineup on page 12 in print, and here. Check back often for his Live Coverage. (You can read more of Raj’s Summer 2012 Pitchfork Festival coverage here, including his interview with the late Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control.)

The great thing about Gallery Hop? So much incredible art to see in a few hours in Lexington. The nightmare thing about Gallery Hop? So much incredible art to see in a two-hour span! It’s a tough field to choose from this Friday, but we hope you’ll kick off the Hop with the Ace crew and Rideout Photography at West Sixth Brewing, at the corner of Jefferson and West Sixth, for the Second Shot: Cameras for a Cause one-night-only pop up gallery. Every donor to this campaign will get their photo snapped by the incredible Rideout Photography duo, so make this your first stop — when you still look all fresh and sparkly. Conveniently located next door (also in the Bread Box building), Cricket Press is curating a poster show that’s also a Must See, No Greater Task: Art and Activism for Appalachia. And downtown, the Art League is having an Art pARTy at Cheapside Square.

by John Vogl (Art and Activism for Appalachia, Gallery Hop)

It will be hard to find a prettier fall afternoon than Oktoberfest on the Christ the King campus. Walk off the brats and dogs by heading over to Chevy Chase for the Empty Bowls project benefiting Moveable Feast. (Your donation gets you a one-of-a-kind bowl, so even if you’re not hungry, stop in for the Art and a good cause.)

Also in the great-eating-for-a-great-cause category is HarvestFest, benefiting Seedleaf.

Saturday evening, one of the first ladies of food, Ruth Reichl, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

And while Boomslang is definitely the big music news this weekend, Jim Lauderdale will wrap up Oktoberfest at 9:30 Saturday night, and is a longtime Ace favorite. (If you like Elvis Costello with a dash of George Jones — or vice versa — you will love Jim Lauderdale.)

The Jesus and Mary Chain wrap up Boomslang.

Tremé‘s third season premieres Sunday, September 23 on HBO. Keep an eye on the credits this season. Kentucky native and author Chris Offutt has penned Episode 6 (following up successful turns on HBO’s True Blood and Showtime’s Weeds).


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Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings

Small Batch | The Low Down Dirty Hustlers 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Avery Crabtree Band 9.30 pm, Austin City Saloon
Big Maracas 5 pm Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park
BOOMSLANG: Das Racist | Apollo Brown 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Relic Delic 10 pm , Green Lantern
Chris Campbell 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
BOOMSLANG: Jeff Mangum | The Music Tapes | William Tyler 7 pm, KY Theatre
Will Solomon 8 pm, Natasha’s
The Throwback 8.30 pm, Parlay Social
Ronn Crowder 7 pm, The Secret Bar & Grill
Brian “BC” Carrion 10 pm, Tin Roof
Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Devine Carama presents Brown Sugar Hip Hop Showcase 9 pm, Al’s Bar
The Edifice Complex | Arizona Bay 8 pm, The Attic Bar
Avery Crabtree Band 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
Owen Grise 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Hayner & Smiley 10.30 pm, Cocktails Bar and Grill
Boomslang: Deerhoof | Apache Relay | Buke & Gase | Five Knives 8 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Al Green 8 pm, EKU Center
Plan B 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Boomslang: Oneohtrix Point Never w/ XAMBUCA 11 pm, Land of Tomorrow
The Mercy Beat, Lynagh’s Pub
Bruce Lewis 9 pm, Natasha’s
Still Kickin’ 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Slacker Jedi 9 pm, The Secret Bar & Grill
Brian “BC” Carrion 10 pm, Tin Roof
Downtown County Band | Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Coyotes In Boxes | We Play Music | Sly Roosevelt 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Avery Crabtree Band 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
Boomslang: Cloud Nothings | Futurebirds | Sleeping Bag | Girl in a Coma 1 pm, Bar Lexington
Ben Lacy 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Boomslang’s Doomslang: Saint Vitus | Weedeater | White Hills 8 pm, Buster’s
Boomslang’s Queerslang: L1EF | Skeleton Head | The Younger Lovers 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
The Ghost Wolves 9 pm, Green Lantern
Plan B 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
The Eric Cummins Band, Lynagh’s Pub
Alma Gitana 9 pm, Natasha’s
Ali & The Gringo 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Up on Bloks 9 pm, The Secret Bar & Grill
Velvet Water | The Swells 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Boomslang: Negativland | EnVaGe | DAC 6 pm, Black Box Theatre
Mary Gauthier | Egon Danielson 8 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Boomslang: The Jesus & Mary Chain | Dinosaur Feathers | Gary War 8 pm, Buster’s
After hours with Embrace 6.30 pm, Al’s Bar
Kentucky Hoss Cats 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
The Henry Clay People | Palisades 11 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s

Woodsongs Radio: Pert Near Sandstone | Sarah McQuaid 6.45 pm, Kentucky Theatre
Jerome Scott | Roger Hardin 8 pm, Natasha’s

Off With Their Heads | TBA 9 pm, Buster’s
Jason Tyler Burton 9 pm, Natasha’s
Florida Georgia Line 7.30 pm, Tin Roof

Red Barn Radio: The Velvet Blue 7 pm, ArtsPlace
The Rooster’s Crow 9 pm, Natasha’s

Big Maracas | Yellow Dog Jazz Band | Big Swells 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Scott Said & Backroads 9.30 pm, Austin City Saloon
Coralee and the Townies 5 pm Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park
Cadillac Church 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Lipbone Redding 9 pm, Natasha’s
Ronn Crowder 7 pm, The Secret Bar & Grill
Barefoot Renegades 10 pm, Tin Roof


Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St  859.252.9104
ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street
The Attic Bar   2628 Richmond Rd.  859.268.0332
Atomic Café 265 Limestone St.  859-254-1969
Austin City Saloon 2350 Woodhill Drive  859.266.6891
Bar Lexington: 373 East Main St.  859-523-7694
Bigg Blue Martini 369 W. Vine St.  859.231.9000
Black Box Theater 141 E. Main St.  859.225.0370
Bogart`s at Crowne Plaza 1375 S. Broadway  859.255.4281
Buster`s Billiards & Backroom 899 Manchester St.  859.368.8871
Campus Pub 393 Waller Ave  859.231.0957
The Cellar 3256 Lansdowne Drive  859.317.8301
Cheapside 131 Cheapside  859.254.0046
Chevy Chase Inn 833 East Euclid Ave.  859.266.9422
Common Grounds 343 E. High St.  859.233.9761
Coffee Times Coffee House: 2571 Regency Rd.

Cosmic Charlie`s 388 Woodland Ave.  859.309.9499
Giuseppe`s: 4456 Nicholasville Rd. 859-272-4269
Grapevine 4101 Tates Creek Rd.  859.273.7788
Green Lantern 497 W. Third St.  859.252.9539
Henry Clay’s Public House 112 N. Upper Street
Horse and Barrel at DeSha`s 101 N. Broadway  859.259.3771
The Julep Cup 111 Woodland Ave 859-226-0300
Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street 859.231.6997

Land of Tomorrow 527 E. Third Street
Lynagh`s Irish Pub 384 Woodland Ave.  859.255.1292
Malibu Pub and Grill 239 Surfside Dr. 859.278.9003
Natasha`s 112 Esplanade  859.259.2754
O`Neill`s Irish Pub  2051 Richmond Rd.  859.266.4488
Parlay Social 257 W. Short Street
The Secret Bar and Grill 841 Lane Allen Road

Shamrocks Bar and Grill154 N. Patchen Dr.  859.269.7621
ShowMe’s Restaurant: 1973 Bryant Rd. – 859-317-8625
Southside Pub  3650 Boston Rd.  859.223.4775
Squires Tavern  3429 Buckhorn Dr.  859.317.8887
Tee Dee’s Club  266 E Second St  859.335.8440
Tin Roof 303 S. Limestone St. 859.317.9111
Two Keys Tavern 333 S. Limestone St.  859.254.5000
Vue 201 E. Main Street, 15th Floor
Willie’s Locally Known 805 N. Broadway