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Cosmic Charlie's


Nov
24 Sat
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Toubab Krewe

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: October 5, 2018 3:28 AM to November 24, 2018 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.

Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their latest release, STYLO, (March 2nd, 2018). What Justin Perkins (Kora, Kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Terrence Houston (drumset), Drew Heller (guitar, organ), Justin Kimmel (bass, keys), and Luke Quaranta (Djembe, Congas, Dundun, Sangban, Kinkini) have wrought on STYLO reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their last studio album, TK2.

This is a band that actively draws inspiration from whatever source floats into their purview, something they've exhibited in their decade and a half of heavy gigging, including regular appearances at major U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Rothbury and Wakarusa, and abroad at such legendary gatherings as the Festival In The Desert in Essakane, Mali. Whether on their own or collaborating with luminaries like the Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan or Uncle Earl's Rayna Gellert, Toubab Krewe has already earned the attention and respect of a broad musical community.

Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group's travels to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali. But what truly differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they've learned instead of simply recreating tradition. Toubab Krewe carves out a new trail honoring the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary.

Press Quotes:

"Toubab Krewe has such a visceral, ear-yanking quality that in the band's capable hands you just might find your definitions of what is/is not rock n' roll and worldbeat being completely rewritten. This is the sound of liberation." - Blurt

"a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy." - Village Voice

"a new standard for fusions of rock n' roll and West African music." - Afropop Worldwide

"one of the most innovative voices in music today." - Honest Tune

"Their music avoids cliché with authentic extrapolations of traditional Manding beats, percussion, and jam-band flare." - The New Yorker

"...expertly meshed surf guitar with Malian rhythmic patterns, a Dick Dale moves-to-Timbuktu experiment in Afro-California fusion." - The Boston Herald

$12.00 - $15.00
Nov
27 Tue
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Cannibal Corpse

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $28.00
DAY OF: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: November 5, 2018 10:32 AM to November 27, 2018 8:00 PM
$28.00 - $30.00
Nov
29 Thu
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Tengger Cavalry at The Green Lantern

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 29, 2018 12:00 AM to November 29, 2018 7:00 PM
ADULT Public Onsale: October 20, 2018 11:12 PM to November 28, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event is 21+ with valid photo ID.

Tengger Cavalry, or "the army of sky god", is not only a Billboard-featured metal band, but also a symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. With a mix of throat singing, Mongolian fiddle and Central Asian instruments, the band performed a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall and featured in CNN, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Dec
1 Sat
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Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Performs Suspiria

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $30.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: September 26, 2018 10:00 AM to November 30, 2018 11:00 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 1, 2018 12:00 AM to December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event is ALL AGES.
Dec
6 Thu
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Ghost Light at Cosmic Charlie's

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $12.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 6, 2018 12:00 AM to December 6, 2018 7:00 PM
ADULT Public Onsale: August 17, 2018 12:00 PM to December 5, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event is 18+ with a valid photo ID.

Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.

Foregoing current traditions, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang - the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take...” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs”

While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.”

The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour. In 2018 you will get to know Ghost Light, and the future could not be brighter.
Dec
8 Sat
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Vectortone Presents WHY? PLAYS ALOPECIA

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: June 26, 2018 8:30 AM to December 8, 2018 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THIS IS AN 18+ SHOW
Dec
11 Tue
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Cult Leader at The Green Lantern

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 11, 2018 12:00 AM to December 11, 2018 7:00 PM
ADULT Public Onsale: September 17, 2018 10:00 AM to December 10, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event is 21+
Dec
14 Fri
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Lexington Habitat For Humanity Benefit Featuring Music From Pink Floyd and Big Star

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: October 23, 2018 10:20 PM to December 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Jan
17 Thu
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The Werks

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: November 15, 2018 6:34 PM to January 17, 2019 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event is 18+

On their latest LP Magic, melodic visionaries The Werks transcend their funk rock roots while never losing their identity. Poignant songwriting and engaging improvisation come together on a record that showcases their maturation as a multidimensional group of uniquely creative musicians. The virtuosic rhythm junkies of The Werks have released four highly acclaimed studio albums over the past ten years - Synapse (2009), The Werks (2012), Mr. Smalls Sessions EP (2014), and Inside a Dream (2015) - performed well over one thousand shows (including launching their own multi-day music festival The Werk Out), and released countless live recordings including last year’s Live at The Werk Out live album. In that time they’ve earned a devoted fan base across the world and reputation as one of the most energetic, compelling, and downright entertaining live acts in the business. They’ve developed a hard won confidence, and a willingness to fearlessly chart new sonic territory on Magic. “This is our first truly multi-genre album” says Chris Houser. “Each track has its own unique vibe and sound. We didn’t write these songs to please people, we wrote them because this is what we hear when we turn off the outside and let the creativity flow.”The songs on Magic started as sketches the band members crafted independently. Coming together in their sonic dojo The Werkspace, those seeds of groove were nurtured by the group, growing into fully wrought songs. “Our writing is collaborative,” explains Dan Shaw, “but starting with demos written individually gives each band member a chance to leave their fingerprint on a tune.”The songwriting finished, the band decamped to Sonic Lounge in Grove City, Ohio. There lead engineer and producer Joe Viers (Blues Traveler, Twenty One Pilots) settled down to work with the studio’s legendary Amek/Neve 9098i mixing console. One of only thirteen in the world, Sonic Lounge’s was originally installed in Olympic Studios in London, England, where it served to document the unique creative mojo of Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, and more. Joining Viers were assistant engineers and producers Aaron Oakley and B.J. Davis, and the unstoppable horns of Columbus’ own Hoodoo Soul Band - Chris Young (trumpet), Kevin O’Neil (tenor), and Phil Clark (Baritone) – while Kenny Holmes, tour manager and right hand man, was the gaff tape that held it all together. Finally Columbus native and current Los Angeles, CA resident Brian Lucey (Train, Dr. Dog) mastered the record. From those sessions emerged a rare jewel of a record; Magic is muse put to tape, a direct download of the creative spark. “This is a recording of the music that’s in our souls” explains Rob Chafin. “In a way, the past decade has been leading to this moment. We play and write together so seamlessly now, we’re able to channel the inspiration in our hearts out into our instruments, and come at this from a pure place.”Together, they have crafted a record where melodies take flight, dancing and twisting around the sonorous main of the tune itself. By fusing their spirited inventiveness to a core of immediately engaging songwriting, The Werks have truly performed a feat of modern musical Magic.
$12.00 - $15.00
Feb
22 Fri
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Great Lake Swimmers

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: November 16, 2018 12:00 PM to February 22, 2019 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. Over seven albums, multiple EPs, live broadcasts, and reissues, the Toronto-based project led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker has established itself as a beloved indie folk act in their native Canada and beyond. The CBChas called them “a national treasure”while their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper.It’s this contrast and evolution that brings them to their latest release, The Waves, The Wake–a metaphor for the future ahead, and the past trailing behind. Abandoning the acoustic guitar, this new collection of songs sees the group branching out to include newsounds such as harp, lute, pipe organ, woodwinds, congas and marimbas, alongside the more familiar flecks and chimes of the banjo, piano, and 12-string electric guitar. The stunning acoustics of the historic,145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario lendthe atmospheric touch to the album, underthe guidance of co-producer Chris Stringer (Union Sound). This record is about the songs, first and foremost, and was made with many of Toronto’s most talented players, including arrangementsby Drew Jurecka and electric guitar appearances both atmospheric and spirited by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath). Long time collaborators Erik Arnesen (banjo,guitar), Bret Higgins (bass), and Josh Van Tassel (percussion) also contribute their considerable musicianship.“The Talking Wind”opens the albumsolely with woodwinds and vocals, setting the tone with its scaled back, minimalist approach. Similarly sparse arrangements on “Falling Apart”pair a meditative, layered piano with an appearance by renowned harpist Mary Lattimore alongside Dekker’s haunting, plaintive vocals. Bridging the album to the group’s past work, the lonely jangle of “Alone But Not Alone” is a study in song-craft; “Side Effects”matches lyrical substance to musical motifs with its expressive vibraphone, tempo variations, and vocal effects.But perhaps the album’s centerpiece is the entirely a cappella “Visions Of A Different World”with its ghostly, longing vocals nakedly bearing its message.Great Lake Swimmers have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and won a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group. They have shared the stage as support for such musical luminaries as Robert Plant, Feist, and Calexico, and have appeared as headliners for many of Canada’s major Folk Music festivals. Their relentless touring schedule and countless live shows have helped them develop devoted fan bases
across Canada, the US,Europe, the UK and many points beyond. Mojodubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana”and Exclaimhas describedthem asa“cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.”
$10.00 - $12.00
Feb
23 Sat
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Black Lips at Cosmic Charlie's

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: October 24, 2018 5:54 PM to February 23, 2019 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
For their ninth studio album, the Black Lips have teamed up with Sean Lennon, who got on board to produce Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? in 2016. The Black Lips had formerly worked with Lennon on Arabia Mountain, where Lennon played theramin on several tracks. The band moved up to Lennon’s studio compound on a remote farm in upstate New York, and spent several months living and breathing the new record. This removal from the outside world, plus the return of beloved early guitarist Jack Hines and the exciting addition of new members Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow (the first female Black Lip) on saxophone, infused the project with a focused, intoxicating liveliness, similar to the spirit that had brought the Black Lips to life in the first place, way back in 1999. Only this time, the band is drawing from nearly two decades of experience and musicianship, and the newness is tethered by familiarity: Munson is a longtime friend of the band, and Rosow has been playing live with the Black Lips for several years now. There’s even a dash of kismet: unbeknownst to the band, after being off the grid for some time, Munson had just recently moved to a cabin a short distance away from Lennon’s compound, and the first time his phone ever rang after he plugged into the wall, Alexander was on the other end, asking him to play.

All of this excitement and immersion created the perfect storm for the Black Lips’ most musically evolved album to date. “It was a really beautiful experience. We were very far from civilization, and we were all living at the studio. We weren’t going home to our own beds every night; that was our whole world, 100% of the time,” says Swilley of the experience. “Making this record was the most wonderful few months of my life. It was by far my favorite time recording an album so far...It was just magic.” The Black Lips were joined by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family, who helped co-produce the record with Lennon, plus another rather magical guest: Yoko Ono. “She’s very cosmic,” Swilley says of the celebrated artist and musician, who makes an appearance on a few of the tracks. The final product is urgent and thoughtful, reflecting the growth the Black Lips have experienced since bursting onto the scene (once or twice quite literally on fire), but it’s also true to their original blistering, careening take on rock n’ roll: fuzzy, dirty, and rife with three and four part harmonies. Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? proves that while they may have grown up a bit and changed a few things around, the Black Lips are still as creatively unhinged and exhilarating as ever. Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? is out now on Vice Records.
Mar
29 Fri
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Brent Cobb and Them

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: November 9, 2018 10:00 AM to March 29, 2019 9:00 PM
$15.00 - $18.00
Apr
2 Tue
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Boogie T.our ft. Boogie T.rio + Mersiv

Lexington, KY
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $75.00
ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: November 9, 2018 12:00 PM to April 2, 2019 9:00 PM
$18.00 - $75.00

105 W Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY
United States
Established in 2009, Cosmic Charlie's is a live music venue located in North Lexington.