Elisa Ambrogio

August 24, 2011

Plugged In

Live music, comedy, open mic and karaoke listings for 8/24 - 8/30

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WED AUG 24
The Bard’s Town: St. James Hotel; 8 p.m., $3
BBC, 4th Street: Songwriters Showcase with Ashley Burchett; 7 p.m., free, (R)
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Calen and Clay; 9 p.m., free
Billiards Club of Louisville: Short Bus; 11 p.m., free (R)
Blu Italian Grille: Craig Wagner & Carly Johnson; 7 p.m., free (R)
Bone Headz Pub: Hired Gun; 7 p.m.
Brown Theater: Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer
Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Matthews: Emily Clark Band; 8 p.m. (R)
Cardinal Stadium: “The Happy Together Tour” with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Mark Lindsay, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Chick Inn: Erin; 6 p.m. (R)
Comedy Caravan: “Raw” hosted by Jay Cox; 8 p.m., $3 (R)
Corner Door: Big Booty Swing; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Dat Kjun: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
11th Frame: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Gerstle’s Place: JWAIL; 9 p.m.
Gilbert’s: Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy G & the Sidewinders; free (R)
Groucho’s: “Comedy in a Fish Bowl”; 9 p.m., free (R); Karaoke; 11:30 p.m., free (R)
Harley’s Main Street Tavern: Open Mic hosted by Flood Water; 8 p.m. (R)
Hideaway Saloon: Pranksters, Abbi Rajasekhar; 9 p.m., $3
Highlands Tap Room: Open Stage hosted by the Fuck Munkys; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Jack Fry’s: Ray Johnson, Jenna Mattingly & Dave Wilson; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jack’s: Slinky Jenkins; 9 p.m., free (R)
JazzyBlu: “Mix Wednesdays” with Maestro J.; 8 p.m. (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 9 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Front Porch Prophets; 8:30 p.m.; Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Limestone Bay: Jim Dishman; 9 p.m., free (R)
Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge: Muji Fuji; 7 p.m., free (R)
Molly Malone’s, St. Matthews: Tristen Brooke
Mulligan’s: Mickey Clark; 6 p.m., free (R)
Nachbar: VAMP; 10 p.m., free (R)
Onizim’s Barn: Phil Kelly; 7 p.m., free (R)
Papa Borromeo’s: Short Bus; 7 p.m., free (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Rock Brigade, Eclipce, Centerfold; 10 p.m.
Rumball’s: Open Mic with Layton Maddox; 7 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
TK’s Pub: Over-reactors; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: The Dewtons; 9 p.m., $5
Uncle Pleasant’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R); Open Jam with Rich Haste (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Boombox Saints (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Middletown: Karaoke (R)
ZaZoo’s: Dev & Doug; 10 p.m., $2 (R)
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 5:30 p.m., free (R)

THU AUG 25
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5 (R)
BJ’s Sports Pub: Dallas Cole Band, 10 p.m., free
Blu Italian Grille: Hickory Vaught (R)
Brick House Tavern: Neil Champine; 9 p.m., free
Bud’s Tavern: Mike Willett and Friends; 8:30 p.m., free
Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Matthews: Butch Rice; 8 p.m. (R)
Cahoots: Trap Them, Late Ones, Harlem, Neighbor; 10 p.m., $5
Capitol Plaza Hotel: The Shining; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Cardinal Stadium: John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Josh Copen, Tim Dimond, Mark Parris; 8 p.m., $10; “The List” open mic; 10:15 p.m., $1(R)
The Connection: “Absolut Talent Night” with Terri Vanessa Coleman & DJ Dale; 11 p.m. (R)
Corner Door: Lewis Mathis; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: The White Russians; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
Derby City Espresso: Shovel Bums, Chip Roop, Tender Mercy; 8 p.m.
Gerstle’s: AFRO & Louisville Groove; 9 p.m.
Golden Nugget: Short Bus; 10:30 p.m., free (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Floored, Edgewood, Clay Harned; 7:30 p.m.
Hideaway Saloon: Alex Anderson; 10:30 p.m., $3
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Horseshoe Casino: “Bier Prost 2011” with Dwight Lenox; 6 p.m., $25
Improv: Ryan Stout, Nate Bargatze; 8 p.m., $15
Jack Fry’s: Ray Johnson; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jack’s Lounge: Scott Henderson Duo; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m.
Molly Malone’s, St.Matthews: High Fivin’ White Guys
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Audition Night (R)
Saints: Cosa Seria; 9 p.m. (R)
Senor Iguana’s, Shelbyville Road: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Theater Square: Stein Stoess; 8 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: Six Organs of Admittance, Donovan Quinn, Band of Carnies; 8:30 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Jimi V and Screamin’ John; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, New Albany: Aquila (R)
Zanzabar: The Features, The County Line; 9 p.m., $8
ZaZoo’s: Oddsock Unplugged with Dewey Kinkade; 6 p.m., free (R); Danny Flanigan, Alex Wright; 6:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Café: Blues Jam with Lamont Gillespie & 100 Proof; 9 p.m., free (R)
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 5:30 p.m., free (R)

FRI AUG 26
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Jessup and the Get Downs; 8 p.m., free
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Screamin’ John and Jimi V; 9:30 p.m., free
Big Blue Country: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Billiards Club of Louisville: Scary Uncle; 10:30 p.m., $5
BJ’s Sports Pub: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville: Mike Willett and Friends; 8 p.m., free
Bullitt County Fairgrounds: “Bluegrass 101 Festival”; 6 p.m., $10
Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Cardinal Stadium: “Carnival of Madness” with Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, Emphatic; 6:30 p.m.
Comedy Caravan: Josh Copen, Tim Dimond, Mark Parris; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
Corner Door: Dave Young; 7:30 p.m., free
Corydon Square: 113th Army Band; 7:30 p.m., free
Dat Kjun: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
ear X-tacy: Connie Smith; 6 p.m., free
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
11th Frame: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Fourth Street Live: Rachel Timberlake; 8 p.m., free
Gerstle’s Place: The Swindlers; 10 p.m., $5
Glassworks: The Tunesmiths, The Instruction, Come On Pilgrim; 9 p.m.
Golden Nugget: XS
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Harley’s Main Street Tavern: The Mississippi Adam Riggle Band, She Might Bite; 10:30 p.m., free
Headliners Music Hall: Honeymoon Babies, Danny Flanigan, Butch Rice; 9 p.m.
Hideaway Saloon: Andy Shaw Band; 10:30 p.m., $5
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Holiday Inn, Hurstbourne: Karaoke; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Holiday Inn, Lakeview: Harold Gilbert
Improv: Ryan Stout, Nate Bargatze; 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $15 each
Irish Exit: Sub-Urban Situation, Beaz Trio, Diverbird; 9 p.m., $5
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Robbie Bartlett; 9 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Jonell Mosser; 7 p.m.
JT’s Variety Club: Karaoke; free (R)
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Monkey Wrench: Brigid Kaelin; 7 p.m., $5
Mr. G’s Lounge: Caylen and Clay
Mulligan’s: Mickey Ckark & Blue Norther; 8 p.m., free
Norm’s Club 21: “Darkside of the Boom” with AsylumJ; 9 p.m., $10
Patrick O’Shea’s: WEBER, Leigh Ann Yost, Jaykub Douglas; 9 p.m., $5
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Jefferson Tarc Bus, Shatterstone; 10 p.m.
Rudyard Kipling: Blue Zoo Reunion; 7 p.m.; The Swells, Troubadours of Divine Bliss; 8 p.m., $5
Rush Inn: Karaoke; 8 p.m. (R)
Seelbach Bar: Dick Sisto Trio; 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., free (R)
Senor Iguana’s, Shelbyville Road: Salsa Night; 10 p.m. (R)
Smoketown USA: Billy Hower; 6 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: The Galaxy Girls; 11 p.m. (R)
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Cheetah Palomina, Johnny Berry & the Outliers; 10 p.m., $6
Uncle Slayton’s: MORGLBL; 9 p.m., $10
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Cardinal Towne: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Dave Moisan; 8 p.m., free
U of L Comstock Hall: “19th Annual Faculty Gala”; 8 p.m., donation suggested
Vernon Club: NRBQ, Little T&A; 9 p.m.
WFPK: “Live Lunch” with Kopecky Family Band; noon, free, first come, first seated; members at $120 level or above receive priority seating
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: BoogieJuice Funk’N Horn Band; 10 p.m., $5
Wyandotte Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Zanzabar: Kopecky Family Band
ZaZoo’s: Wax Fang, Lydia Burrell, Anwar Sadat; 9 p.m., $10

SAT AUG 27
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
Bank Street Brewhouse: Aquariums; 8 p.m.
The Bard’s Town: Best of the Bottom; 11 p.m., $5-$7
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Brendan K; 9:30 p.m., free
Bernheim Arboretum: “Connect at Bernheim” with The Phantom Family Halo, Elephant Micah, Cheyenne Marie Mize, Joe Manning, Jason Ajemian, Fielded; 6:30 p.m., $5
Billiards Club of Louisville: Scary Uncle; 10:30 p.m., $5
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Bullitt County Fairgrounds: “Bluegrass 101 Festival”; 12 p.m., $15
Cardinal Stadium: Luke Bryan, Candy Coburn; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Josh Copen, Tim Dimond, Mark Parris; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
Corner Door: Blue Zen Grass; 7:30 p.m., free
Corydon Square: Storefront Congregation, The High Rollers; 4 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: The Prankster Trio; 9 p.m. (R)
Derby City Espresso: Happy Maladies, Brent Mathis, Half Mile Millionaires; 8 p.m.
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
Gerstle’s Place: Kudmani; 10 p.m., $5
Golden Nugget: XS; 10 p.m.
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Harley’s Main Street Tavern: Some Day Soon, Beeler Attic; 9 p.m., free
Headliners Music Hall: Government Cheese; 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 DOS
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Holiday Inn, Lakeview: Harold Gilbert
Improv: Ryan Stout, Nate Bargatze; 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $15 each
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jack’s Lounge: Scott Henderson Duo; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jazzyblu: “Neo-Soul Saturdays” with Maestro J.; 8 p.m., $10 (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Robbie Bartlett; 9 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Lindsey Lane & Axis, The Hitmen, The Boogie Men
Kentucky Center: Vanessa Rubin, River City Drum Corps; 5:30 p.m., $50
Kingfish, River Road: Billy Goat Gruff; 7 p.m., free
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Bolt Action Thrill, Season At Sea, Mustache Divided; 8 p.m.; Jefferson Tarc Bus, Sparechange Millionaires, RTO; 10 p.m.
R Place Pub: Villin; 10:30 p.m., free
Rush Inn: Karaoke; 8 p.m. (R)
Sam’s Food & Spirits: Eight Inch Elvis; 9 p.m.
Sanctuary: I Am the Messenger, Fractures, My Heart May Fail, I Centurion, Patriarch; 7 p.m., $5
Seelbach Bar: Dick Sisto Trio; 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., free (R)
Senor Iguana’s, Shelbyville Road: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Siegs on the River: Little T&A; 7 p.m.
Starbase Q: The Galaxy Girls; 11 p.m., 12:30 a.m. & 2 a.m. (R)
Stevie Ray’s: She Groove; 10 p.m.
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Those Crosstown Rivals, Ned Van Go, The Black Tie Operation; 10 p.m., $5
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
The Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia: Tim Regan; 8 p.m.
Zanzabar: We Are Hex, Natives, Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line; 9 p.m., $5
ZaZoo’s: Edgehill Avenue, Slithering Beast, The Wheel; 9 p.m., $5
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 7 p.m., free (R)

SUN AUG 28
The Bard’s Town: Keltricity; 7 p.m., $5; Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5
Bearno’s, Highlands: Jenna Epkey, Vance Lambert; 8 p.m.
Blu Italian Grille: Dave Clark Trio; 11 a.m., free (R)
Bourbons Bistro: Ron Jones & Sonny Stephens; 7 p.m., free (R)
Brown Hotel: Nada Loutfi; 4 p.m., $18 (R)
BJ’s Sports Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free
Comedy Caravan: Josh Copen, Tim Dimond, Mark Parris; 8 p.m., $10
Freedom Hall: Maroon 5, Train, Matt Nathanson; 8 p.m., $40-$50
Gerstle’s Place: The Pranksters; 11 p.m., $3 (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: The Hold Steady, The Donkeys, Cougar Express; 9 p.m., $17 adv., $19 DOS
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Improv: Ryan Stout, Nate Bargatze; 7 p.m., $15
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Le Relais: Pat Lentz & Dave Wilson; 6 p.m., free (R)
Limestone Bay: Jim Dishman; 9 p.m., free (R)
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Monkey Wrench: “Church on the Rocks” Open Stage; 8 p.m., free
Nachbar: Squeeze-bot; 8 p.m., free (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: “No Kill Louisville Benefit”; 2 p.m.
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Steinert’s: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
St. Paul UMC: The Penny Loafers; 7 p.m., free
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Joe Hanna; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, New Albany: Jodioke (R)
ZaZoo’s: Chop Shop Open Mic with The Choppers; 7 p.m., free (R)

MON AUG 29
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Hideaway Saloon: Tom Boone & Friends, New City Lions; 10 p.m., $3
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; free (R)
Steinert’s: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Open Mic Jam and Karaoke with Larryoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Craig Wagner’s Jazz Night; 8:30 p.m., free (R)

TUE AUG 30
The Bard’s Town: World’s Greatest Open Mic Night hosted by Robert Morgan; 8 p.m. (R)
BBC, 4th St.: Rachel Stump; 8 p.m., free (R)
Blu Italian Grille: Dave Clark Trio; 6 p.m., free (R)
Brown Theater: Gillian Welch; 7:30 p.m., $29.50
Clifton’s Pizza: Danny Flanigan (R)
Dark Star Tavern: Karaoke (R)
Escape: Short Bus; 7 p.m., free
Gerstle’s Place: Matt Phelps Bluegrass (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope; 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 DOS
Hideaway Saloon: Dustin Burley; 9 p.m., free
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Kingfish, River Road: “Blues With a View” hosted by Big Poppa Stampley; 7 p.m. (R)
Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge: Bluegrass Jam; 7 p.m., free (R)
Mozz: “Take Five Tuesdays Open Jazz Jam”; 9:30 p.m. (R)
Mulligan’s: Open Stage Jam with Amos Hopkins & Friends; 9 p.m., free (R)
Onizim’s Barn: Big Pappa; 7 p.m., free (R)
R Place Pub: Dev & Doug (R)
Rumball’s: Open Mic with Layton Maddox; 7 p.m., free (R)
Saints Skybar: Open stage; 9 p.m., free (R)
Sake Blue: Craig Wagner, Todd Hildreth, Mike Hyman; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Steinert’s: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Open Blues Band Jam; 9 p.m., free (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)