Friday, February 01, 2008


TLP February 1, 2008

A half-finished Lex Pro sans Announcements. I’ll get around to a full issue soon, but I wanted to make sure folks knew about the haps for the weekend. Go see Six Organs of Admittance with Mick Turner and Caves at the Dame tonight (or, if you’re in the mood for a road-trip, bust it to Louisville for an evening of old-school soul with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings). Tomorrow, it’s the return of Hair Police at the Void or rockabilly at the Dame.
Hope all are well.
Luv, Ross


Bike Events
The full bike scoop is at

:: Sundays this Winter :: Bike Polo games are still happening Sunday afternoons weather permitting. Games typically start mid-afternoon ~2-3 @ Woodland Park between the pool and skatepark. Bikes and mallets available if you don't have your own - everyone welcome. Check the forum for weekly details.

:: Tuesday, February 5 :: Mardi Gras Bike Parade. Get festive and have some fun on yer bike! Tuesday Feb 5th is Fat Tuesday. Meet at Thoroughbred Park (Corner of Main and Midland) at 8:15. Ride will be less than 4 miles through and around downtown. Finish at Gumbo YaYa's (Broadway and Virginia Ave). YaYa's will be stocked with plenty of BBC, Abita and King Cake. Decorate your bike, your self, and bring some beads to throw. For those who rallied last year on an impromptu gathering I think we had a great time riding around downtown in UK Basketball game traffic. Go here a few photos of what you missed –

:: Sunday, February 10 :: OPERATION LOVERBOY alleycat race. Sunday, February 10th, Kenwick Park (corner of Owsley and Menifee). Registration:1:30 PM. Racing commences: 2:05 PM. Categories:Male/Female, Male/Male, and Female/Female. You'll need a digital camera (camera phone will work), a cell phone, a pen and a valentine. You must race with a valentine so some of you lonely folk need to start looking now if you expect to find a date in the next 3 weeks! If you arrive alone, you'll be paired with a valentine. For more information, visit

:::::::::::::::::::::: THE PICKS ::::::::::::::::::::::
::::::::: Friday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 5 :::::::::::

:: Friday, February 1 ::
7pm, ages 21+, $8

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE has/have largely been lumped in with the freak-folk camp, but make no mistake: his music is devoid of the faux-rustic, post-ironic, nostalgia-infected posturing that marks their ilk. If such a title existed outside of that video game everyone loves, Chasny would be the Guitar Hero of our generation, a shredder who is less indebted to Fahey and Basho than Mascis and Haino: restrained, seething, searching lines that never forsake melody for technique. Sure, he crafts a hell of an introspective psychedelic lullaby, but that's just icing on the cake, or maybe just another cake stacked on top of the original cake. [Ed. Note: Chasny is joined on this tour by Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers.]

MICK TURNER used to jam with the Dirty Three, which will mean a lot to anyone within that Imagined Golden Isosceles of Post Rock whose points are Chicago, Louisville, and Lexington (less for its contributions--marimbas and tape echo units and people who actually know how to play shit be sparse in these parts--than its zeal for the form).

CAVES play(s) tense, disorienting psych(iatric) noise with a weird grunge/folk vibe. Some of the most intensely personal and beautiful this city has coughed up yet, and well worth sacrificing a number of brain cells for.
- Trevor Tremaine

:: Friday, February 1 ::
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS @ Headliners (Louisville)
9pm, ages 18+, $12

Sharon Jones = funky soul sister number one. Backed by her trusty co-conspirators, the Dap-Kings (you’ve heard them whether you know it or not – they served as Amy Winehouse’s backing band for her jammy jam “Rehab”), Jones is the real deal. Even if you can’t make the show, do yourself a favor this Friday – go to and listen to “100 Days, 100 Nights.” More info at

:: Saturday, February 2 ::
8pm, all ages, $3

First Lexington show by our noisy friends Hair PoPo in more than a year. They’re joined by Handicapper Horns (John Olson of Wolf Eyes/Dead Machines with special guest Sara O’Keefe of Eyes and Arms of Smoke/ARA – described in a recent email from our friend Robert Beatty as “mutant slow horns”) and Tight Leather (the hottest band in Lexington right now – to steal another of Robot Booty’s descriptions, “psyched out skate rock”). Gnarly times indeed. Sites, sounds, info - (Hair Police), (Handicapper Horns),

:: Saturday, February 2 ::
7pm, ages 21+, $10

Rockabilly fun with Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker. Don’t be surprised if Mike Tevis and Lexington rockabilly legends Crown Electric steal the show.

:: Also worthwhile in the February 1 – February 5 timeframe ::
Fri/Feb 1 BIG MARACAS dance party @ Natasha’s Café, 112 Esplanade – all ages
Fri/Feb 1 THE RUDIES @ The Dame – late show, 10pm
Sat/Feb 2 ANNA EGGE w/GRETCHEN PHILLIPS @ Natasha’s Café, 112 Esplanade – all ages
Sat/Feb 2 THE BRASSKNUCKLE BOYS @ The Dame – late
Mon/Feb 4 Mecca Student Dance Night @ Natasha’s Café, 112 Esplanade – all ages

:: Soon Soon ::
Fri/Feb 8 BIG MARACAS @ The Dame
Sat/Feb 9 SPORTS @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Sat/Feb 9 Nate FX anniversary party w/TREVOR LAMONT, HALO, DJ BOOTH, more @ The Dame
Sun/Feb 10 THE INFECTED w/RIOT BEFORE @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Mon/Feb 11 JASON ISBELL @ Southgate House (Newport, KY) – ages 18+
Wed/Feb 13 VAMPIRE WEEKEND @ Gypsy Hut (Cincinnati)
Sat/Feb 16 HEADLIGHTS w/EVANGELICALS @ The Icehouse, 412 Cross St – all ages, sponsored by
Wed/Feb 20 SHOOTING SPIRES (mems of Parts & Labor) w/FDU @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Thurs/Feb 21 SAM ROSEN w/BEDTIME, and ZAVALA @ The Icehouse, 412 Cross St – all ages
Sat/Feb 23 SHANNON WRIGHT w/KING’S DAUGHTER & SONS @ 930 Listening Room (Louisville) – all ages
Tues/Feb 26 BABY DEE (Drag City records) w/ATTEMPT and NOISYCRANE @ The Icehouse, 412 Cross St – all ages, sponsored by WRFL 88.1FM
Thurs/Feb 28 ISWHAT?! w/NOISEJOI, BLACK FALCON, and NAM @ The Dame
Fri/Feb 29 G FUNK ALLSTARS (final show) @ The Dame
Fri/Feb 29 HOTPIPES cd release party @ Southgate House (Newport, KY)
Sat/Mar 1 WAX FANG w/THE WHIGS, and SPINTO BAND @ The Dame
Sat/Mar 1 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS w/THE FELICE BROTHERS @ Headliners (Louisville)
Fri/Mar 7 BLACK MOUNTAIN w/BON IVER, and PHANTOM FAMILY HALO @ Headliners (Louisville) – ages 18+
Sat/Mar 8 FOLKLORE @ The Icehouse, 412 Cross St – all ages
Sat/Mar 8 BLACK MOUNTAIN w/BON IVER @ Southgate House (Louisville) – ages 18+
Mon/Mar 10 ISLANDS @ Southgate House (Newport, KY) – ages 18+
Thurs/Mar 14 BUILT TO SPILL w/THE MEAT PUPPETS @ Headliners (Louisville)
Sat/Mar 16 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS @ Southgate House (Newport, KY)
Tues/Mar 18 THESE ARE POWERS w/TIGHT LEATHER @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Thurs/Mar 20 MAN MAN w/THE EXTRAORDINAIRES, and LUCKY PINEAPPLE @ Headliners (Louisville) – ages 18+
Fri/Mar 21 ALL THE SAINTS @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Sun/Mar 23 HUMAN BELL @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Tues/Mar 25 DAVE FISCHOFF @ The Dame
Wed/Mar 26 FDU @ The Void, 518 E. High St – all ages
Wed/Mar 26 STARS @ Bomhard Theater (Louisville) – all ages
Sat/Mar 29 XIU XIU w/WHY?, and MEADOE
Mon/Mar 31 THROW ME THE STATUE @ The Icehouse, 412 Cross St – all ages, sponsored by
Fri/Apr 4 BITCH AND THE EXCITING CONCLUSION @ The Dame – early show
Tues/Apr 15 GALACTIC @ Headliners (Louisville) – ages 18+
Thurs/Apr 17 KATHLEEN EDWARDS w/DAN WILSON@ Headliners (Louisville) – ages 18+
Thurs/Apr 24 ENON @ Gypsy Hut (Cincinnati)
Sat/Apr 26 FreeKY Fest - WRFL’s 20th Anniversary Celebration/Festival – downtown Lexington – all ages

:: Pertinent Resources ::

THE DAME, 156 W.Main St, Lexington -
THE ICEHOUSE, 412 Cross St (off W.Maxwell), Lexington -
THE VOID, 518 E. High St, Lexington –
CHARLES MANSION (a venue no longer, but the website's a good spot to find out about shows) -
MECCA dance studio/gallery, 451 Chair Avenue, off S.Broadway near Bolivar -
FROWNY BEAR, 208 Forest Park
THIRD STREET STUFF COFFEE, corner of Limestone and 3rd Street - ph. 859/255-5301
THE FISHTANK, corner of Woodland and Euclid Ave -
NATASHA'S CAFE, 112 Esplanade -
DOWNTOWN ARTS CENTER, 141 E. Main St, Lexington -
ARTSPLACE, 161 N.Mill St, Lexington
SINGLETARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, corner of Euclid and Rose Sts -
CRICKET PRESS (amazing local poster art) -
WRFL 88.1FM (UK's student-run radio station) -
YOU AIN’T NO PICASSO (great locally-produced music blog) -

LAVA (Louisville Assembly of Vanguard Artists) HOUSE - R.I.P.
HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL, Louisville - 1386 Lexington Road, ph. 502/584-8088 -
UNCLE PLEASANTS, 2126 S. Preston, Louisville - p.502/634-4147
THE POUR HAUS, 1481 S. Shelby Street (corner of Shelby and Burnett), Louisville
THE RUDYARD KIPLING, 422 West Oak Street, Louisville -
OLD LOUISVILLE COFFEHOUSE, 1489 S. Fourth St, Louisville - ph. 502/635-6660
PRODUCTION SIMPLE (produce many of the events at Headliners and Uncle Pleasants) -
BACKSEAT SANDBAR (good blog spreading the word about regional events) –

__Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky__
ALCHEMIZE, 3929 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH -
THE COMET, 4579 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH -
BOGART'S, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH -
NORTHSIDE TAVERN, 4163 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH -

Know of an upcoming event that others should get hip to? Let us know - email All Picks by Ross Compton unless otherwise noted.

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