By Michael Hannon Tierney
Your heart beats faster and faster, bouncing around like an orangutan as you anticipate that final exhale of the work-week … but soak in that fresh air, honey, because it’s the weekend:
- Langhorne Slim and the Law at Headliners Music Hall on Friday, August 17
Langhorne Slim’s live party captures and conquers everyone’s desire to live in the moment, to escape.
It is folk-rock in all its excellence, and where many folk artists fall victim to the lame game, Slim prevails.
A nationally known act is Slim.
But you get the feeling this guy is just having the time of his life, and he encourages you to do the same.
Slim and the Law have a heavy punch of western fun in their sound. It’s the type of music you’d imagine Americans singing together, in cheer, at a bar on some wild night.
If such miracles did happen, Slim’s sound would be the true embodiment of the best qualities of early American Rock-n-Roll.
It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s real ….
Jessica Lea Mayfield will get the night going with soft ballads about the pains and gains of love, and love not yet explored for the young female solo act.
Headliners is at 1386 Lexington Rd.
- The Troubadours of Divine Bless at Decca on Friday, Aug. 17
If you are looking to have one, maybe two, good beers and get soaked into a good intimate show … head to Decca on Friday.
The amusing band, The Troubadours of Divine Bliss, will be waiting to capture you. Decca is the perfect spot to experience the band: It’s like having the band play in your grandparent’s living room.
Like that won’t cause sparks in your night.
The harmonies are rich and haunting: The girls do an excellent job of using drama in song.
The Troubadours are cinematic and narrative in their songwriting, and it puts the listener on the edge of the seat.
If you calm your nerves and just listen to the ladies sing, I do believe they will show you the way to a night of tremendous emotional fire.
Decca is at 812 E. Market St. in NuLu.
- Hell’s Belles fundraiser at Cosmic Charlie’s (Lexington) on Saturday, Aug. 18
Now, this show just sounds awesome. It’s billed as “A Benefit for Women, by Women.”
A show for and by women, great music and donations go to aiding those in need.
The night will feature some great local Lexington bands such as Ancient Warfare and the ever-so-fun Shemale Fiesta (who promises to be in drag).
Shemale Fiesta is fronted by Cosmic Charlie’s promoter Mark Evans, and is a staple of the Lexington music scene, so this show will be wild.
Now that the University of Kentucky is gearing up for fall semester, a plethora of students and young adults traveling to and from Louisville and Lexington, and many who choose to avoid Top 40 DJ’s will land themselves at this sure party, one that promotes positive and respectable social interactions between ladies and gentleman.
Be there by 10.
Cosmic Charlie’s is at 388 Woodland Ave. in Lexington. More more info, call 859-309-9499.
Proceeds go to:
The Chiara Maria Levin Charitable Trust
Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program