Wick’s Picks: January 14-20

By Matt Wickstrom

Missed the Jan. 10 radio broadcast of Wick’s Picks? Listen to an archive of last week’s episode below, which features music from John Moreland, Grayson Jenkins, Turkuaz and more.

Read on for a live menu for next week in Central Kentucky that includes Freekbass, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, Magnolia Boulevard and more. Tune into Wick’s Picks radio hour on 93.9 WLXU Lexington Community Radio next Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9-10 a.m. as I chat with Tiffany Bourne with Somerset’s Master Musicians Festival about the festival’s 25 year anniversary in 2018, favorite moments at the festival over the years, special events for this year’s gathering and more ahead of the festival’s lineup announcement later Wednesday evening.

Stay tuned for more details and insight on the Master Musicians Festival lineup announcement along with the first lineup reveal for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, also next Wednesday, as they’re revealed here on Big Blue Tunes.



Sunday, January 14

11 a.m. – Jazz Brunch featuring Lee Carroll’s Soul Jazz Quartette at Willie’s Locally Known

4 p.m. – The Origins Jazz Series presents “Dialogue: Women in Jazz – Understanding our Journey” at The Lyric Theatre

6 p.m. – Red Barn Radio Open Mic at The Twisted Cork

6 p.m. – Johnny Roy & The Rubtones at Lynagh’s Irish Pub

6:30 p.m. – The Chung Yeng Band w/ Southern Daze, Five Minutes Left at The Burl

7p.m. – Micadelic Comedy & Music Open Mic at Al’s Bar

8 p.m. – The Tall Boys at Chevy Chase Inn

8:30 p.m. – Taylor Kropp at Willie’s Locally Known

9 p.m. – “Grateful Sunday” w/ Lee Owen and friends at Cosmic Charlie’s

Monday, January 15

6:30 p.m. – Old-Time Jam w/ Stephanie Jeter at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes

7 p.m. – “Lexington Musicians Showcase” w/ Matt Ward, Angie Willcutt, Kyle Youngs, Emily Forti, Tom Blakenship, Matthew Pinnalto at Al’s Bar

8 p.m. – Tee Dee Young at TeeDee’s Bluegrass Progressive Club

Tuesday, January 16

8 p.m. – Northside Sheiks at Henry Clay’s Public House

Wednesday, January 17

5 p.m. – Well Traveled Band at Lynagh’s Irish Pub

6:30 p.m. – Joslyn & The Sweet Compression at Jayfly Brewing Company (Somerset, Ky.) for the lineup announcement party for the 25th Master Musicians Festival

7 p.m. – Saving Abel w/ Waiting West, Gotcha at Manchester Music Hall

8 p.m. – Red Barn Radio presents Kyle Fields at The Performance Hall at Arts Place

8 p.m. – Abby Hamilton w/ Half Gringa, Bea Troxel at The Burl

8:30 p.m. – Ben Lacy and Corey Cross at Willie’s Locally Known

Thursday, January 18

6 p.m. – The Revival present “Star City Circus” w/ If Birds Could Fly, Trippin Roots, Tony Mullins at The Burl

8 p.m. – 98.1 The Bull presents Cody Johnson w/ James Carothers at Manchester Music Hall

8 p.m. – Joslyn & The Sweet Compression w/ The Baja Yetis at Cosmic Charlie’s

8:30 p.m. – Cedric Burnside Project w/ Robert Frahm at Willie’s Locally Known

9 p.m. – Trunkweed w/ FuzzCuzz, Jerk String, Anti-Pressure at Al’s Bar

Friday, January 19

5 p.m. – Tyler Booth at Austin City Sound Stage at Rupp Arena (Prior to Alan Jackson at Rupp Arena)

5:30 p.m. – Al’s Bar Children’s Series: Lexington Music Education Rock Bands at Al’s Bar

6 p.m. – Robert Frahm at Lynagh’s Irish Pub

6 p.m. – Derek Spencer at Brasabana 

7 p.m. – DJ Rice at J. Render’s

7 p.m. – Eric bolander at AZUR

7 p.m. – WRFL presents Sissy-Spacek w/ Robert Beatty, Daryl Cook at The University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies

7:30 p.m. – Alan Jackson w/ Lauren Alaina at Rupp Arena

8 p.m. – If Birds Could Fly at Chevy Chase Inn

8 p.m. – Laid Back Country Picker w/ Nicholas Jamerson at Willie’s Locally Known

9 p.m. – Helicoid w/ Sofia Stone, BTY SLP at Best Friend Bar

9 p.m. – Former Friends of Young Americans w/Ravine, Nicholas Penn, Seth Murphy at Al’s Bar

9 p.m. – Dad Shorts w/ Bi, Anti-Pressure at The Green Lantern

9 p.m. – Matty Rodgers and Vincent Grino at Lynagh’s Irish Pub

9 p.m. – Magnolia Boulevard w/ Sean Whiting, Bryan Minks, The Josephines at The Burl

10 p.m. – Rob Dread & The KMA at Patchen Pub

10 p.m. – Freekbass w/ Luthi at Cosmic Charlie’s

Saturday, January 20

6 p.m. – Charlie Johnson at Lynagh’s Irish Pub

6 p.m. – Adam Fister at Brasabana

6:30 p.m. – Chris and Jenn Shouse at The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery (Corbin, Ky.)

7 p.m. – Derek Spencer at AZUR

7 p.m. – Compass Roses at Slainte Public House (Georgetown, Ky.)

8 p.m. – Andrew Duckworth and Stephanie Jeter at Common Grounds

8 p.m. – Northside Sheiks at Creaux

8 p.m. – Grayson Jenkins at Chevy Chase Inn

9 p.m. – “Fida’s Reggae Night” at Al’s Bar – Beer Garden

9 p.m. – No Witness w/ Damned African Descendants, Dad Shorts at Best Friend Bar

9 p.m. – Frankenchud w/ Indigo Storm, Kung Fu Lips at Al’s Bar

9 p.m. – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts at The Green Lantern

9 p.m. – Ellie Herring w/ RIIITES, TERROM, Futurebum at Cosmic Charlie’s

9 p.m. – Cash Unchained (Johnny Cash Tribute) at The Burl

9:30 p.m. – Vinyl Richie at O’Neill’s

10 p.m. – Alma Gitana at Willie’s Locally Known

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