October 26, 2011

Plugged In

Live music, comedy, open mic and karaoke listings for 10/26 -11/01

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WED OCT 26
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
BBC, 4th Street: “Songwriters Showcase” with Ashley Burchett; 7 p.m., free, (R)
BBC, St. Matthews: “Bluegrass Anonymous Jam”; 8 p.m., free (R)
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)
Chesnut House: Coliseum, Regents, The New Mexico; 7 p.m., $5
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: Bess Rogers
Douglass Community Center: Louisville Ukulele Club; 6 p.m., free
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)
Hideaway Saloon: 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)
Improv: Louisville All-Stars; 8 p.m., $15
Irish Exit: Adam Green
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews, Dave Wilson & Jenna Mattingly; 7 p.m., free
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: 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)
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)
Rumball’s: Open Mic with Layton Maddox; 7 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Stevie Ray’s: “Joseph Bliss 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)
U of L Bird Hall: Jamey Aebersold & Dave Liebman; 7 p.m., free
U of L Comstock Hall: Kathleen Karr & Stephen Mattingly; 8 p.m., free
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (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 OCT 27
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Louisville Comedy Underground; 8 p.m., $5 (R); Jack Holiday & the Westerners, The Tunesmiths, Ford Theatre Reunion, Deadly Sins Burlesque; 9 p.m., $7
Bearno’s, U of L: Booty Sweat, DJ Goast, Archie; 9 p.m., $3-$5
BJ’s Sports Pub: Late Night Radio; 10 p.m.
Blu Italian Grille: Hickory Vaught; 8:30 p.m. (R)
Brick House Tavern: Neil Champine; 9 p.m., free
Bud’s Tavern: Mike Willett & Friends; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Capitol Plaza Hotel: The Shining; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Ron Shock; 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 & Friends; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: The White Russians; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
4th Street Live: Stealing Angels
Gaslite Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m.
Gerstle’s Place: Rusty Old Crows, The Christian John Band, Lullwater; 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget: Short Bus; 10:30 p.m., free (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Hideaway Saloon: Model Stranger; 10 p.m., $3
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Hotel: Sahara Davenport, Syimone, Dementia; 10 p.m., $5
Improv: Louisville All-Stars; 8 p.m., $15
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free
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)
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Mulligan’s: “Singer/Songwriter Open Mic” (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)
Stevie Ray’s: The Rick Debow Band; 9 p.m., $4
Theater Square: Stein Stoess; 8 p.m., free (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Bird Hall: Mentat Routage, Ut Gret; 7 p.m.
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Jimi V and Screamin’ John; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, New Albany: Aquila (R)
Zanzabar: Army Navy, Santah; 9 p.m.
ZaZoo’s: “Oddsock Unplugged” with Dewey Kinkade; 6 p.m., free (R); Appalatin; 8 p.m., $2 (R); Moon Taxi, The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys; 9 p.m., $8
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 OCT 28
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Keltricity; 7 p.m., $5; Damaged Goods Improv; 7:30 p.m., $5
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: “The Smile Train Benefit” with Nappy Roots, Jefferson Tarc Bus, Stroke Nine; 9 p.m., $35 adv., $40 DOS
BJ’s Sports Pub: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m.
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Bungalow Joe’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Check’s Café: Sean Hickey; 8 p.m., free
Comedy Caravan: Ron Shock; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
The Connection: Mitzi Hampton
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: The Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
11th Frame: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Expo Five: All Time Low, The Ready Set, He Is We; 6:30 p.m., $20
Fiesta Mexicana: Mickey Clark & the Blue Norther; 6 p.m., free
4th Street Live: The Charlie Daniels Band; 8 p.m., free
Gaslite Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Germantown Café: DJ/Karaoke with Traveling Salvation Road Show; 9 p.m. (R)
Gerstle’s Place: Canago, DJ Secret Beats; 10 p.m.
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Mike Doughty, Moon Hooch; 9 p.m., $15
Hideaway Saloon: Oh No No, 1 Through 10’s; 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)
Improv: Louisville All-Stars; 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $15 each
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free
Jeff Ruby’s: Roland Johnson; 9 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
JT’s Variety Club: Karaoke; free (R)
Kentucky Expo: The Davisson Brothers Band
Magnolia Bar & Grill: The Hookers, The Revenants, Voyage of Slaves, Kata Sarka; 9 p.m., $5
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Nachbar: National Hotel, Clark Smithy, Scott Mertz
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Helmet, Stroker, Trophy Wives, Trails; 7:30 p.m., $15
R Place Pub: Jay Stewart
Rudyard Kipling: Kevin J. Thornton; 7 p.m., $5
Rush Inn: Karaoke; 8 p.m. (R)
Saints Skybar: Grimey Rhyme Regime, Bass Drum Aliens, Elephant Room; 9 p.m., $5
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: Little T&A; 7:30 p.m., $5
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Jane Rose & the Deadend Boys, 3GC; 10 p.m., $5
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
WFPK: “Live Lunch” with Mike Doughty; noon, free, first come, first seated; members at $120 level or above receive priority seating
Wyandotte Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Zanzabar: Wax Fang as the Velvet Underground, The Bad Reeds as the Plastic Ono Band; 9 p.m.
ZaZoo’s: Eight Inch Elvis, DJ 7-Footer; $10

SAT OCT 29
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
American Legion Hall: “Dance on the Dark Side” with Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys, Divinity Rose, Va Va Vixens, Belly Dancers, Shawna the Dead; 7 p.m., $15
The Bard’s Town: “Louisville Pod Halloween Bash” featuring Mr. Blonde, JK Mabry, Alanna & the Minors, Joey Blue, Amazon Pilot, Hookerface, Bluegrass Messengers, Kris King, plus comedy by Prime Time Players, Tyler Jackson, CJ Harlow, Stewart Askew, Patrick Passafiume, Teressa McCammon; 7 p.m., $5
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Three on the Tree; 9:30 p.m., free
Best Vineyards and Winery: Full House Band; 2 p.m.
Bone Headz Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Brown Theatre: “Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam”
Central Presbyterian Church: Konevets Quartet; 7 p.m., donations accepted
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
Clifton Center: Tim O’Brien & Bryan Sutton; 8 p.m., $21-$23
Clifton’s Pizza: Mickey Clark & the Blue Norther; 8 p.m., free
Comedy Caravan: Ron Shock; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
The Connection: Mitzi Hampton
Corner Door: BlueZenGrass; 7:30 p.m., free
Corydon Jamboree: Dr. George Shee, Dr. John Melton, Dr. Gary Thompson; 7:30 p.m.
Dark Star Tavern: The Pranksters; 9 p.m. (R)
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: The Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
Gerstle’s Place: Rocktimus Prime; 1 p.m.
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Devil Inside: A Salute to INXS; 9 p.m., $10
Hideaway Saloon: Several Hundred People; 10:30 p.m., $5
Highlands Tap Room: Fuck Munkys
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Huber’s Winery: Joe Dotson & Sam Powers
Improv: Louisville All-Stars; 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $15 each
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free
Jack’s Lounge: The Scott Henderson Duo; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jazzyblu: “Neo-Soul Saturdays” with Maestro J.; 8 p.m., $10 (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Roland Johnson; 9 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Kentucky Center for the Arts: Britishmania
Louisville Nature Center: “Mighty Kindness Hootenanny” with Keltricity; Noon, free
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Patrick O’Shea’s: Dead Irish Blues; 10 p.m.
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Scary Uncle, Jefferson Tarc Bus, King Sonic; 10:30 p.m., $15
Recovery Room: Slithering Beast; 9 p.m., $5
R Place Pub: Robbie Bartlett
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)
Starbase Q: The Galaxy Girls; 11 p.m., 12:30 a.m. & 2 a.m. (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Pork Pie James, Self Inflicted; 9 p.m., $4
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Dead Dick Hammer, Paper Hearts, Professor Proton & His Robots of Death; 10 p.m., $5
Tink’s Pub: She Groove; 10:30 p.m.
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Zanzabar: Trophy Wives
ZaZoo’s: “Jams for Cans Benefit” with Bad Blood, The Bad Reeds, Dirty Church Revival, The Instruction; 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 DOS ($2 off with canned food or costume)
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 7 p.m., free (R)

SUN OCT 30
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Conjuring and Comedy Cabaret Halloween Vaudeville; 3 p.m., $20; National Hotel, Clark Smithy; 9 p.m., $3; Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5 (R)
BJ’s Sports Pub: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Blu Italian Grille: The 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: Ron Shock; 8 p.m., $10
Gerstle’s Place: The Pranksters; 10 p.m., $3 (R)
Groucho’s: “GLBT Night”; 9 p.m., free (R)
Highlands Tap Room: Greg Sanders
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Huber’s Winery: Joe Dotson & Sam Powers
Improv: Louisville All-Stars; 7 p.m., $15
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (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
Ogle Center at IUS: Commonwealth Brass Band; 3 p.m.
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: HURT (acoustic)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Comstock Hall: University Chorus, Collegiate Chorale, Cardinal Singers; 3 p.m., free
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Waverly Sanatorium: Villebillies, Elephant Room; 10 p.m., $50
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Joe Hanna; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, New Albany: Jodioke (R)

MON OCT 31
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
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)
Headliners Music Hall: “Louisville Is for Covers” with Nerves Junior as Radiohead, Cheyenne Marie Mize as PJ Harvey, The Tunesmiths as The White Stripes; 9 p.m., $10
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
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; free (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Mushroomhead, Psychostick
Stevie Ray’s: “Open Mic Jam” hosted by Larryoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Comstock Hall: University Student Orchestra; 8 p.m., free
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Vernon Club: Rebel Riot Revue, DJ Matt Anthony, DJ Duffy; 8 p.m., $5
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Craig Wagner; 8:30 p.m., free (R)

TUE NOV 1
Akiko’s: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Back Door: “Open Mic” with Jerry Cardin; 7:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: ”Variety Shack” with De Blenniss; 8 p.m. (R)
BBC, 4th St.: Rachel Stump; 8 p.m., free (R)
Blu Italian Grille: The Dave Clark Trio; 6 p.m., free (R)
Brown Theater: The Musical Box; 8 p.m., $35-$42
Clifton’s Pizza: Danny Flanigan (R)
Dark Star Tavern: Karaoke (R)
Fat Daddy’s Pizza: Short Bus; 7:30 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)
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews, Dave Wilson & Jenna Mattingly; 7 p.m., free
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; 9 p.m., free (R)
Onizim’s Barn: Big Pappa; 7 p.m., free (R)
R Place Pub: Dev & Doug; 10:30 p.m., free (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)
Stevie Ray’s: “Open Blues Band Jam”; 9 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: Balthrop Alabama, The Slow Charleston, The Sandpaper Dolls; 8 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
U of L Comstock Hall: University Brass Ensemble; 8 p.m., free
Varanese: The Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)