Idiot Glee’s Paddywhack LP release show is Friday!

I kind of feel bad using these photos to represent Idiot Glee. He doesn’t usually dress like he’s ready to do a Fleetwood Mac covers show. But you can see for yourself how he dresses this Friday when he plays his album release show at Cosmic Charlies.

Idiot Glee
w/Matt Duncan, Butchers and Attempt
Friday, June 3
at Cosmic Charlies
9:00pm | $5 | 21+

And since it’s the album release, you can pick up the full length Paddywhack LP that’s out on Hop Hop.

These United States playing Sunday at Cosmic

These United States with Palisades… in one photo!

Super fun times at Cosmic Charlie’s this Sunday: These United States are returning to Lexington! Come catch what is sure to be a fantastic show!

These United States
w/ Onward Pilgrim and Palisades
Sunday 5/29
at Cosmic Charlie’s
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm
$10 | 18+

The Black Lips coming to Buster’s this summer!

Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
Tuesday, August 2nd
$15 adv/$17 at the door
8pm Doors/9pm Bands

It’s almost too good to be true. Come August, Lexingtonians will be able to catch not just Deerhunter but also The Black Lips, and for a reasonable price at that (given the indie “cred” and popularity both acts carry). It will be interesting to see how the boys play a venue such as Buster’s, given that their live performances have a tendency to turn quite raucous. You can buy tickets online here. Below is the first live video that I found of The Black Lips and it has Bradford Cox AND fireworks in it. Magic.

The Black Lips at Criminal Records

CD Central locks down Memorial Day bands

CD Central has announced the lineup for their annual Memorial Day party/cookout. This year is an even split between bands I know are good (Trailblazer and All-American Werewolves) and bands I suspect will be good (Blist Bop and Last Duo). It is, of course, all ages, free and will happen no matter what the weather.

Noon: Blist Bop
1 pm: All-American Werewolves
2 pm: Trailblazer
3 pm: Last Duo

There a lot of other stuff going on as well: parking lot sale full of $1 CDs, vinyl and other stuff, dogs both hot and veggie will be grilled up and probably some sort of sale going on. The whole thing goes down from 11am-5pm. See you there!

Gotta get down on Friday: 3 great shows tonight!

Matt duncan
Matt Duncan (Photo by Jaime Lazich)

If indecision is your strong suit (like me) then you may just want to stay in tonight to avoid having to choose between the three stellar shows going on this eve. Local legend Matt Duncan and indie rock troupe Santah (Champaign, IL) will get down at Cosmic Charlie’s, followed by Bumpin’ (Cosmic’s free weekly dance party hosted by DJ John the Baptist).

The north side will be host to a gaggle of electro enthusiasts with Skeleton Hands (Cincinnati, OH) and Ellie Herring (Lex, KY) serving up a bevy of ambient / house goodness at Al’s Bar. DJ Templeton will be spinning some “minimal techno, deep house, and other sorts of music for robots” according to the facebook event for the show.

And as you already know (because Matt dropped the knowledge on yo’ ass) Oh My Me, Palisades, and Nativity Singers will be lighting up The Green Lantern.


Matt Duncan
w/ Santah
at Cosmic Charlie’s
Friday, May 20th
9:30pm | 21+


Skeleton Hands
Ellie Herring
at Al’s Bar
Friday, May 20th
10pm | 18+ | $5

Deerhunter coming to Cosmic in August!

Cosmic Charlie’s
Thursday, August 25
$15 adv/$18 at the door. On sale Monday, May 23.

I won’t go into the number of backstage attempts and frustrating (borderline heartbreaking) misfires that have occurred in attempt to bring Deerhunter to Lexington over the past couple of years. Let’s focus instead on the fact that it’s actually happening; that their live show is even better than their increasingly amazing albums; and that getting to see these dudes in an intimate, accessible and kickass local venue such as Cosmic Chuck’s at this point in their career will be undoubtedly be one of our fair city’s biggest treats this fall. Halcyon Digest continues to get better with each listen, in case ya didn’t know. And if you sleep on this one, we’re not friends anymore.

Deerhunter: “Revival”

MAN MAN at Cosmic, June 9

Cosmic Charlie’s
Thursday, June 9
$12 adv | $15 d.o.s.

(Buy tickets here)

If you’ve ever read this blog, chances are you’re familiar with Man Man, so I won’t waste anyone’s time trying to describe the high energy, gypsy-pirate-punk-cabaret spectacle that is a Man Man show. Just know that it’s thoroughly entertaining, and while I haven’t heard the new album, the handful of new songs I heard previewed at South by Southwest this year were some of the most complex and fleshed out songs I’ve heard from the group.