Plugged In (Oct. 1 – Oct. 7)

Readers are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify these listings. To get your musical act listed, send email to [email protected] with PLUGGED IN in the subject line, or submit using our online submission form at The deadline is FRIDAY at NOON the week before the show happens. We do not accept listings via social networking sites.


WED Oct 1st

Gerstles – Kimmet & Doug

Headliners Music Hall – Ron Pope, Frances Cone, Von Grey; 8 p.m., $15

Jim Porters – Mixed Bag Wednesday From Dj’s to Country, Rock to Jazz, Comedy to Blues, Rockabilly and everything in between/Brent Johnson & The Call Up; 8 p.m.

The New Vintage – John the Conqueror

Phoenix Hill – Fox Retro Rewind w/Despite the Fallen, Rock Brigade w/the Over-Reactors

The Rudyard Kipling – Rachel Stump, Joe Firstman

Shenanigans – Mickey Clark & Friends; 8 p.m.

Tin Roof – Backroad Anthem; 9 p.m.

Third Street Dive – Open Mic/Band Showcase w/The Fidlam Bends; 8:30 p.m.

Zanzabar – All Them Witches, Across Tundras


THUR Oct 2nd

Bud’s Tavern – Jim Dishman & Rick Robbins – Bongoman; 8 p.m.

Decca – Hip Hop Spot & Taco Shop – DJ Rugger; 10:30 p.m., $3-4 Tacos, $5 Drinks 

Diamonds Pub & Billiards – Derick Howard

Four Pegs Beer Lounge – Open mic hosted by Brent Mathis; 7:30 p.m.

Gerstles – Me & You

Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Country Willie Edwards; 9 p.m.

Headliners Music Hall – Paul Thorn Band; 8 p.m., $20-23

Jim Porters – Thursday U-Call-It Dance Night w/the Derby City Little Big Band; 8 p.m./Karaoke w/Steve in the Melody Bar; 9 p.m.

Manny & Merle – Dallas Moore; 8 p.m.

The Mercury Ballroom – Sigmapalooze w/Josh Thompson and Brinley Addington 

Metro Hall – The Mayor’s Art & Music Series w/Laurie Jessup and Cort Duggins; 11:30 a.m.

Phoenix Hill – L.A.K Night w/By The Bushel

The Rudyard Kipling – The Whiskey Charmers, The Porch Possums; 10 p.m., $5

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – T.N.T. Thursday night Throwdown; 9 p.m.

Third Street Dive – Karoake; 9 p.m.

Time and Space – Highland’s Beat Club w/Montego; 9 p.m.

Wick’s Pizza New Albany – Open Mic Variety Night

Zanzabar – The David Mayfield Parade, Desert Noises; 8 p.m., $10


FRI Oct 3rd

Amy Z’s – Too Far Gone; 10 p.m.

Gerstles – The Decades, Vendors Unplugged, Strung Out Loud

Haymarket Whiskey Bar –  First Friday Trolley Hop w/Squeezebot, Midnight Hour Sound System (front bar)/Dream Eye Color Wheel, Cliffs, Indigo Wild, Tall Squares (music hall)

Headliners Music Hall – Of Montreal, Pillar Point, The Deloreans; 9 p.m., $17-20

Jim Porter’s – The Brutally Handsome Band; 7 p.m., $10

Magnolia Bar – Black Tar Prophet, Forest of Tygers

Manny & Merle – Ricky Morse; 10 p.m.

Nach Bar – ReSurfaced After Party w/D’Arkestra; 11 p.m., free

Nowhere Bar – Glitter Titz; 10 p.m., $5

Phoenix Hill – Louder Than Life Pre-Party w/Wicked Sinsation, Eddy Metal’s Original Rock Showcase w/Bury the Wicked, Join the Dead, Thread, Redhed, Seasons Decay, and the Over-Reactors; free w/proof of festival ticket purchase

ReSurfaced – Jalin Roze, DJ Sam Sneed; 8 p.m., free 

The Rudyard Kipling – First Friday The Rud Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Seidenfaden’s – Cool Records w/Kevin Coultas; 10 p.m.

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Predators; 9:30 p.m.

Third Street Dive – Lester X. Bolles Birthday Bash (Day 1) featuring: The Jereactors, Tyrants, Spontaneous Internal Combustion; 10 p.m., $5

Tin Roof – Frankie Friday; 6:30 p.m.

Wick’s Pizza Middletown – Karaoke With Lisa

Zanzabar – Il Sogno Del Marinaio (w/Mike Watt); 8 p.m., $15


SAT Oct 4th

Champion’s Park – Louder Than Life Festival featuring Judas Priest, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots, Mastodon, Flaw, and more.

The Cure Lounge – Sherbert

Decca – Rick Rizzo and Paul K; 9 p.m.

Freedom Hall – Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee

Gerstles – Soul Rebel, JJ Wylie Band, Bari Leigh

Haymarket Whiskey Bar –  Not Tonight Josephine, Frailty, City Under Siege, and To Die Alone; 8 p.m.

Jim Porters – Spare Change, Copperfield, Str8 Jakkit

Manny & Merle – George Stearman; 10 p.m.

Meta – The Derby City Soul Club w/Deejays Matt Anthony & Kim Sorise; 10 p.m.

Open Gallery – Cher Von Record Release Show w/tHingsHape, and Shutaro Noguchi

Phoenix Hill – Louder Than Life After Party w/Wicked Sinsation, Van Waylon, and Mooseknuckle; free w/proof of festival ticket purchase

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Soul Circus; 9:30 p.m.

Third Street Dive – Lester X. Bolles Birthday Bash (Day 2) featuring: Gang Green, The Jereactors, Middle Class Mishief, River City Sinners; 10 p.m., $5 or Free w/Louder Than Life Fest Wristband

Zanzabar – J Mascis, Kevin Drew; 8 p.m., $20


SUN Oct 5th

Champion’s Park – Louder Than Life Festival featuring Kid Rock, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Buckcherry, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.

Cherokee Park – Big Rock Jazz & Blues Fest; 2 p.m.

Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Prong; 8 p.m., $12

Gerstles – The Pranksters

Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Bonded Bourbon and Bluegrass Jam w/Hickory Vaught (front bar)/Dent May, Andrew Rinehart, Ted Tyro (music hall); 9 p.m.

Hideaway Saloon – Les Racquet


MON Oct 6th

Decca – The Buzzard; 8 p.m.

Dreamland – Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore/Jeff Zeigler Duo; 7 p.m. $10

Gerstles – Petar Mandic

Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Vinyl Night

The Mercury Ballroom – Coheed and Cambria, Thank you Scientist, Neverender Iksse

Third Street Dive – Karaoke; 9 p.m.


TUES Oct 7th 

Buckhead (Bardstown Road) – Mickey Clark, Dale Perry; 5 p.m.

Gerstles – Tom Weitecha

Jim Porters – Bop Night; 6 p.m.

Nowhere Bar – Tipsy Tuesdays Karaoke w/Lisa; 7 p.m.

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – World Famous Tuesday night Blues Jam; 9 p.m.

Third Street Dive – Sinister Girl Presents: All Request; 11 p.m.

Zanzabar – Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Xerxes; 8 p.m., $10-12