Cary Norton

August 31, 2011

Plugged In

Live music, comedy, open mic and karaoke listings for 8/31 - 9/06

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WED AUG 31
The Bard’s Town: Project Improv; 9 p.m., free
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)
Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Matthews: Emily Clark Band; 8 p.m. (R)
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)
Derby City Espresso: Paul Moffat’s Acoustic Jam; 6 p.m. (R)
11th Frame: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Gilbert’s: Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy G & the Sidewinders; free (R)
Groucho’s: “Comedy in a Fish Bowl”; 10 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: Val Halla; 8 p.m., free; The Pranksters; 10:30 p.m., $3 (R)
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)
Jeff Ruby’s: Pete Peterson; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 9 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R); The Moodswingers; 9 p.m.
Keswick Democratic Club: Venia, Ark of the Convenant, Relentless, Patriarch, This Year’s Finest; 6 p.m., $8
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: Phil Regan; free
Mulligan’s: Mickey Clark; 6 p.m., free (R)
The 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: Esoteric Burial; 10 p.m.
Rocky’s Sub Pub: Joey Constantine; 7 p.m.
Rumball’s: Open Mic with Layton Maddox; 7 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Indie Rock Showcase; 9 p.m., $4
TK’s Pub: Over-reactors; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Pleasant’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R); Open Jam with Rich Haste (R)
Waterfront Park (Big Four Lawn): Sarah Jaffe, Ha Ha Tonka, Katie Herzig; 6 p.m., free
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 SEP 1
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5 (R)
Blu Italian Grille: Hickory Vaught; 8:30 p.m. (R)
Brick House Tavern: Neil Champine; 9 p.m., free
Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville: Josh Glauber; 7 p.m.
Bud’s Tavern: Mike Willett & Friends; 8:30 p.m., free
Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Matthews: Butch Rice; 8 p.m. (R)
Capitol Plaza Hotel: The Shining; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Sarah Hyland, Lindsay Boling, Courtney Kay Meyers; 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: Dorney and Friends; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: The White Russians; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
Derby City Espresso: Plastic Melodies, Safety First,Alex Glasnovic, Yo’ Majesty and the Eracists; 8 p.m.
Diamond Pub and Billiards: Robbie Bartlett & Bernie Lubbers; 10 p.m.
Gerstle’s Place: Rumpke Mountain Boys; 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget: Short Bus; 10:30 p.m., free (R)
Groucho’s: “Comedy Attack”; 9 p.m., free
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Improv: Earthquake; 8 p.m., $20
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. (R)
Molly Malone’s, St. Matthews: Danny Flanigan; 10 p.m., free
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Mulligan’s: Singer/Songwriter Open Mic (R)
The Nachbar: David Grubbs, Twin Sister Radio; 9 p.m., $5
Palace: Gym Class Heroes; 7 p.m., $20-$45
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)
Stevie Ray’s: The Mississippi Adam Riggle Band; 9 p.m., $4, bikers free
Theater Square: Stein Stoess; 8 p.m., free (R)
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)
ZaZoo’s: Oddsock Unplugged with Dewey Kinkade; 6 p.m., free (R)
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 SEP 2
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: “The Young, Dumb and Full of Comedy Show”; 9:30 p.m., $3
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Another Colour; 9:30 p.m., free
The Belvedere: “WorldFest”; 11 a.m., free
Big Blue Country: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Billiards Club of Louisville: Mad Alice; 10:30 p.m., $5
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville: Mike Willett; 8 p.m.
Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Sarah Hyland, Lindsay Boling, Courtney Kay Meyers; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
Corner Door: Tom Boone & the Back Porch Pickers; 7:30 p.m., free
Dat Kjun: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
11th Frame: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Fiesta Mexicana: Mickey Clark & the Blue Norther; 6 p.m., free
Gaslite Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Germantown Café: DJ/Karaoke with Traveling Salvation Road Show; 9 p.m., free
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Jack’s Mannequin
Hideaway Saloon: Boogie Matrix; 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
Horseshoe Casino: Dwight Yoakam; 7:30 p.m.
Improv: Earthquake; 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $20 each
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: The Tee Dee Young Band, The George Bracken Blues Band; 7 p.m., $10 adv., $12 DOS
JT’s Variety Club: Karaoke; free (R)
Mag Bar: Goth Night w/ Rev. Spook, Ct. Grozny; 10 p.m.
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Mulligan’s: Collateral, free
Phoenix Hill Tavern: XS, E-Flat, Krosjoint, Shyaway, Boozer, Pop-Kiss Chainsaw, Sunday Six
Ri Ra: Jefferson Tarc Bus; 10 p.m.
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)
Stevie Ray’s: The Predators; 9:30 p.m., $5
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Last False Hope, Viva Le Vox, Highlonesome, Brian Johnson & the Acquitted; 9 p.m., $7
Uncle Slayton’s: The Great Book of John, Sanders Bohlke; 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 DOS
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Vernon Club: All Became New, Stagecoach Inferno, Johari Window, Straticus, Esoteric Burial, Pazuzu, Demise of the King; 7:15 p.m., $5
WFPK: “Live Lunch” with World Fest Showcase; noon, free, first come, first seated; members at $120 level or above receive priority seating
Wick’s Pizza, Middletown: Villin; 9 p.m., free
Wyandotte Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Zeppelin Café: Little T&A; 9:30 p.m.

SAT SEP 3
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Labor Day Weekend Comedy Jam; 9 p.m., $5
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Another Colour; 9:30 p.m., free
The Belvedere: “WorldFest”; 11 a.m., free
Best Vineyards and Winery: Kevin Rees; 2 p.m.
Billiards Club of Louisville: Mad Alice; 10:30 p.m., $5
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
Chubby Ray’s Louisville Pizza: Kirby’s Dreamland; 8 p.m.
Comedy Caravan: Sarah Hyland, Lindsay Boling, Courtney Kay Meyers; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
Corner Door: Chris Hale; 7:30 p.m., free
Corydon Jamboree: John Conlee
Dark Star Tavern: The Pranksters; 9 p.m. (R)
Derby City Espresso: Kurt Reifler; 8 p.m.
ear X-tacy: Skyscraper Stereo, Late Ones, Uh-huh Baby Yeah, Talk of Spring; 9 p.m., $5
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Nerves Junior, Murals DJ Jason Shelton;
10 p.m., $1
Hideaway Saloon: Mojoflo; 10:30 p.m., $5
Highlands Tap Room: Rifle; 9 p.m., free
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Holiday Inn, Lakeview: Harold Gilbert
Improv: Earthquake; 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $20 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: Bella Blue, Self Inflicted, Clay St. Blues All Stars
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Monkey Wrench: TV Mike & the Scarecrowes, The Fervor (acoustic); 8 p.m.
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Mulligan’s: Gabe Close; 9 p.m., free
Phoenix Hill Tavern: XS, Point1Zero, Sunday Six
Ri Ra: Jefferson Tarc Bus; 10 p.m.
Rocky’s Sub Pub: Dean Heckle; 8 p.m.
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: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Siegs on the River: Billy Goat Gruff; 7 p.m., free
Starbase Q: The Galaxy Girls; 11 p.m., 12:30 a.m. & 2 a.m. (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Big Dogs Bite; 9:30 p.m., $5
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: King Sonic, The Krank Daddies; 10 p.m., $5
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Water Tower: “Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival”; 5 p.m., $7 before 6 p.m., $10 after 6 p.m., kids 10 & under free
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Villin; 10:30 p.m., free
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 7 p.m., free (R)
Zanzabar: Left Lane Cruiser, Cougar Express; 10 p.m., $5
ZaZoo’s: Brian Olive, The Hot Wires, The Blue News; 10 p.m., $8
Zeppelin Café: Little T&A; 9:30 p.m.

SUN SEP 4
The Bard’s Town: Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5 (R)
The Belvedere: “WorldFest”; 11 a.m., free
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)
Comedy Caravan: Sarah Hyland, Lindsay Boling, Courtney Kay Meyers; 8 p.m., $10
Gerstle’s Place: The Pranksters; 11 p.m., $3 (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Hideaway Saloon: Hank Sinatra; 9 p.m., free
Highlands Tap Room: The Karmadons
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Improv: Earthquake; 7 p.m., $20
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Jerry’s on the River: Mickey Clark & the Blue Norther; 8 p.m., free
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
The Nachbar: Squeeze-bot; 8 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Steinert’s: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Comstock Hall: International Horn Competition Finale Concert; 1 p.m., $10
Water Tower: “Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival”; 5 p.m., $7 before 6 p.m., $10 after 6 p.m., kids 10 & under free
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 SEP 5
Cherokee Triangle: Ovation Orchestra; 7 p.m., free
Comedy Caravan: Derby City Magic show; 8 p.m., $10
Corner Door: Open Mic with Alanna Fugate; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Gaslite Tavern: Open Mic Comedy hosted by Lovest Brown; 10 p.m. (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Of Montreal, Yip Deceiver; 9 p.m., $15
Hideaway Saloon: Tom Boone & Friends; 10 p.m., $3 (R)
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Pete Peterson; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; free (R)
Rocky’s Sub Pub: Joey Glauber; 7 p.m.
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)
Water Tower: “Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival”; 1 p.m., $7, kids 10 & under free
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Craig Wagner’s Jazz Night; 8:30 p.m., free (R)

TUE SEP 6
The Bard’s Town: World’s Greatest Open Mic Night; 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)
Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville: Joey Constantine; 7 p.m.
Clifton’s Pizza: Danny Flanigan (R)
Comedy Caravan: Mike Nilsson; 7:30 p.m., $10
Corner Door: Gavin Caster; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: Karaoke (R)
Derby City Espresso: Louisville Gypsy Jazz Jam; 6 p.m.
Escape: Short Bus; 7 p.m., free (R)
Gaslite Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Gerstle’s Place: Matt Phelps Bluegrass (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Pete Peterson; 6:30 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)
U of L Comstock Hall: Lee Luvisi; 8 p.m.