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August 17, 2011

Plugged In

Live music, comedy, open mic and karaoke listings for 8/17 - 8/23

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WED AUG 17
The Bard’s Town: Observation Deck; 8 p.m., free
BBC, 4th Street: Songwriters Showcase with Ashley Burchett; 7 p.m., free, (R)
BBC, St. Matthews: Derick Howard; 7 p.m., free
Bearno’s by the Bridge: Calen and Clay; 9 p.m.
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: Mike Brody, Shannon Thompson, Chris Crowder; 8 p.m., $10
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)
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: Pranksters; 10:30 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)
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); Jimmy Davis Band; 9 p.m.
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
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)
Palace Theater: Steely Dan; 8 p.m., sold out
Papa Borromeo’s: Short Bus; 7 p.m., free (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Missled, Sexy Love Punch, Cameron Jayne & 86 Black; 10 p.m.
Rumball’s: Open Mic with Layton Maddox; 7 p.m., free (R)
627 Brandeis: On My Honor, Aim for the Skies, This Year’s Finest; 7:30 p.m.
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Stevie Ray’s: Jenn Coffman, Jess Langer, Emily Caudill; 9 p.m., $4
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Jason & the Punknecks; 9 p.m., $5
TK’s Pub: Over-reactors; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Uncle Pleasant’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: Heypenny, Kelcy Mae & Geoff Koch; 8:30 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R); Open Jam with Rich Haste (R)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Duo; 6 p.m., free (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 18
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
The Bard’s Town: Louisville Comedy Underground; 9 p.m., $5
BJ’s Sports Pub: Late Night Radio; 10 p.m., free
Blu Italian Grille: Hickory Vaught (R)
Brick House Tavern: Neil Champine; 9 p.m., free
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)
Cardinal Stadium: Ted Nugent; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Mike Brody, Shannon Thompson, Chris Crowder; 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)
Derby City Espresso: “Third Thursday Experimental Music Night”; 8 p.m.
Freedom Hall: Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice; 8 p.m., $40-$50
Gerstle’s Place: Stormy Mondayz; 10 p.m., $3
Golden Nugget: Short Bus; 10:30 p.m., free (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Hideaway Saloon: Great Barrier Reefs; 10:30 p.m., $3
Highlands Tap Room: Karaoke (R)
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Improv: Michael Ian Black; 8 p.m., $17
Jack Fry’s: Ray Johnson; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jack’s Lounge: Scott Henderson Duo; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Pete Peterson’s Trio; 9 p.m. (R)
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Molly Malone’s, St. Matthews: Danny Flanigan
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Audition Night (R); Kittie, Dirge Within, Diamond Plate, Poetry of the Dead, Stallpoint; 7:30 p.m., $12
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: St. John’s Wort; 9 p.m., $4
Theater Square: Stein Stoess; 8 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: Kara Clark, Scott Mertz; 9 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Duo; 6 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Jimi V. and Screamin’ John; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, New Albany: Aquila (R)
Yew Dell Gardens: Bourbon Baroque; 7 p.m., $15 members, $20 public
Zanzabar: Jacuzzihidive, OKDeejays, Jason Shelton; 9 p.m., $3
ZaZoo’s: Oddsock Unplugged with Dewey Kinkade; 6 p.m., free (R); Appalatin, Bibelhauser Brothers; 8 p.m., $5
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 19
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., free; Jake Parker Band; 10 p.m., $3
BBC, Main St.: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Bearno’s by the Bridge: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Big Blue Country: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Billiards Club of Louisville: Idle Mindz; 10:30 p.m., $5
BJ’s Sports Pub: The Flying Martinis; 10 p.m., free
Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Cardinal Stadium: Boyz II Men; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Check’s Café: Pat Younger; 8 p.m.
Comedy Caravan: Mike Brody, Shannon Thompson, Chris Crowder; 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)
Derby City Espresso: Beady, Daniel Lobb, Supple Station Trio; 7 p.m.
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
Fourth Street Live: Erica Martin and Kickstart; 8 p.m., free
Freedom Hall: Def Leppard, Heart; 8 p.m., $42-$52
Gerstle’s Place: Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits; 10 p.m., $5
Glassworks: Scott Carney, The Deloreans; 9 p.m., $8/$10
The Green Building: “Summer Salsa Night” with Cosa Seria, Appalatin; 7 p.m., $25 adv., $30 DOS
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Harley’s Main Street Tavern: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Headliners Music Hall: The Broken Spurs, Zoo Kings, Vice Tricks; 9 p.m., $10
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
Impellizzeri’s, Downtown: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Improv: Michael Ian Black; 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $20 each
Jack Fry’s: Steve Crews; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jeff Ruby’s: Pete Peterson; 6:30 p.m. (R); PC & the Final Verdict; 9 p.m.
Jeffersonville Riverstage: Over Gloria, Lefty and the Lunatics; 7 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Webb Wilder; 7 p.m.
JT’s Variety Club: “Freak Central Free Fridays”; free (R)
Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge: Old Man; 9 p.m.
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater: Confederate Railroad; 7 p.m.
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Motograter, Day of Ruin, Gutting Conway, Project Heavy Death; 8 p.m., $10 adv.,
$12 DOS
Rudyard Kipling: Greys; 9 p.m., $5
Rush Inn: Karaoke; 8 p.m. (R)
Rustic Frog: David Allan Coe, Vintage Voodoo; 7 p.m., $10
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: Big Rock Show, Clark Band; 7:30 p.m., $5
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Sunday Valley, Thee Japanese Schoolgirls; 10 p.m., $5
Uncle Slayton’s: Lee MacDougall, Justin Lewis; 7:30 p.m., $10
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Trio; 6 p.m., free (R)
Vernon Lanes: PBR Bingo featuring DJ Matt Anthony, Viva Valezz and the Velvet Hearts Burlesque, Rebel Riot Revue; 9 p.m.
Westport Village: Dem Reggae Bon; 7 p.m., free
WFPK: “Live Lunch” with Appalatin; noon, free, first come, first seated; members at $120 level or above receive priority seating
Wyandotte Tavern: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Zanzabar: “Colon Cancer Benefit” with The Pass; 9:30 p.m., $10 donation
ZaZoo’s: Cougar Express, Broadfield Marchers, Gully, Stallions; 9 p.m., $5

SAT AUG 20
America’s Best Inn: Karaoke; 9:30 p.m., free (R)
BBC, Main St.: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Bearno’s by the Bridge: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Best Vineyards and Winery: Arcade 3PCs Jazz Ensemble; 2 p.m.
Billiards Club of Louisville: 99 MPH; 10:30 p.m., $5
Cardinal Stadium: Candlebox, Cowboy Mouth; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Check’s Café: Karaoke; 8 p.m., free (R)
Comedy Caravan: Mike Brody, Shannon Thompson, Chris Crowder; 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m., $15 each
Corner Door: Nick Nichols; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: The Prankster Trio; 9 p.m. (R)
Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse: Bobby Falk Group; 7 p.m., free (R)
Freedom Hall: Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Thompson Square; 8 p.m., $30-$47
Gerstle’s Place: New Minglewood Ramblers; 10 p.m., $5
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Harley’s Main Street Tavern: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Hideaway Saloon: Kayce Leonard; 10:30 p.m., $5
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Holiday Inn, Lakeview: Harold Gilbert
Impellizzeri’s, Downtown: “Peak Summit Groove & Dance Festival”
Improv: Michael Ian Black; 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: Pete Peterson; 6:30 p.m. (R); PC & the Final Verdict; 9 p.m.
Jerry Green & Friends: Freddie George, Jerry Green & Friends; 7 p.m., free (R)
Jim Porter’s: Spare Change, Bag of Hammers, Doc & the Holidays
Longshot Tavern: Johnny Berry and the Outliers, The Kitty Slickers; 9 p.m., $5; Open Jam; 1 a.m., free
Magnolia Bar & Grill: Bosco, Shadwick Wilde; 9 p.m., free
Majid’s: Bobby J with Michael Roy (R)
Maple Inn: Matt Phelps Trio; 9 p.m., free
Monkey Wrench: King Sonic, Ron Whitehead and Eye of the Fucking Storm, Pink Ladies Cabaret, Rebel Riot Revue, Bamboozle Breakdance Crew; 10 p.m., $6
Mr. G’s Lounge: Karaoke; 10 p.m. (R)
Phoenix Hill Tavern: Goldy Locks, Naked Garden, Common Ground
Rudyard Kipling: Hootenanny hosted by Ray Rizzo & Reggie Von Stockum; 7 p.m., free
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: Tattoo Babylon, Pork Pie James; 7 p.m., $5
Theater Square: VoJazz Trio with Megan Gebert; 6:30 p.m., free (R)
Third Street Dive: Hal Dolls, The Teeth, Madame Machine; 10 p.m., $5
Tink’s Pub: She Groove; 10 p.m.
Uncle Slayton’s: The Vespers, Elenowen; 9 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Trio; 6:30 p.m. (R)
Vernon Club: Scarlet Smile, Remember Me Always, Aesthetic Versus Architecture, When Planes Meet Towers; 7:30 p.m., $10
Zanzabar: The Fervor, The Smug Brothers, Good Girl; 9 p.m., $5
ZaZoo’s: Big Hang, Johnny “Cash” Asher; 10 p.m., $5
Z’s Fusion: Fuze; 7 p.m., free (R)

SUN AUG 21
Bearno’s, Highlands: Ryan Conroy; free
BJ’s Sports Pub: Karaoke Factory; 9 p.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)
Cardinal Stadium: The Oak Ridge Boys, The Grascals; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Comedy Caravan: Mike Brody, Shannon Thompson, Chris Crowder; 8 p.m., $10
Gerstle’s Place: The Pranksters; 11 p.m., $3 (R)
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Headliners Music Hall: Vessel, Thirteenth Sun, The Soul Proprietors, Digmond; 9 p.m., $7
Hit The Door: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Improv: Michael Ian Black; 7 p.m., $17
Jerry Green & Friends: Karaoke; 9 p.m. (R)
Jim Porter’s: Cosmo and the Counts, Doo Wop All Stars, Sherri Edwards and the Rage, The Epics, Wayne Young; 5 p.m., $10 donation
Joe Huber’s: The Marlins; 2 p.m.; $20 suggested donation
Le Relais: Pat Lentz & Dave Wilson; 6 p.m., free (R)
Limestone Bay: Jim Dishman; 9 p.m., free (R)
Magnolia Bar & Grill: Ellie Herring, The Librarian, Skeleton Hands
Martin’s Tavern: Karaoke; 6 p.m., free (R)
Nachbar: Squeeze-bot; 8 p.m., free (R)
Starbase Q: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
Steinert’s: Karaoke; 10 p.m., free (R)
Uncle Slayton’s: Santah; 8:30 p.m., $8
Union Station: Karaoke (R)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Duo; 6 p.m., free (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 22
Cardinal Stadium: Tenth Avenue North, Francesca Battistelli; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Groucho’s: Karaoke; 9 p.m., free (R)
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)
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)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Duo; 6 p.m., free (R)
Wick’s Pizza, Highlands: Craig Wagner’s Jazz Night; 8:30 p.m., free (R)
Zanzabar: Kyle Andrews; 10 p.m.

TUE AUG 23
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)
Cardinal Stadium: Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar; 8 p.m., free with fair admission
Clifton’s Pizza: Danny Flanigan (R)
Corner Door: Blouville; 7:30 p.m., free
Dark Star Tavern: Karaoke (R)
Derby City Espresso: Advance Base, Concern; 8 p.m., $5
Escape: Short Bus; 7 p.m., free
Expo Five: Amon Amarth; 7:30 p.m., $20
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)
Varanese: Jeff Sherman Duo; 6 p.m., free (R)