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New Lexington Music Venue to open in former Buster’s location

Manchester Music Hall is scheduled to open in the former Buster’s location at 899 Manchester, in Lexington’s Distillery District, in the historic Old Tarr Distillery location. The venue has been purchased by Pikeville’s Mitch Potter, Adam Hatton, and Ryan Schwartz, […]

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Sturgill Simpson and Jim James highlights of Forecastle 2015

The Kentucky Connection: Native Sons Bring Down The House at Forecastle 2015 by Melissa Ratliff The Forecastle Festival has established itself as Kentucky’s own bourbon-soaked version of Woodstock. Forecastle is a


Ace Summer Guide: Lexington Music Series, 2015

Summer Music Series If free live music is on your summer to-do list, there is something nearly every night of the week this summer. Don’t forget your picnic basket


Forecastle 2014: the Wrapup

Forecastle founder JK McKnight quoted Hunter S. Thompson "buy the ticket, take the ride" when he announced Forecastle 2014's lineup, and the 2014 festival happened to coincide with


WRFL’s Matt’s Metal Mortuary Remembers Casey Kasem

By Matt Dacey I never met Casey Kasem, but now that I think about it, he's probably influenced my life just as much as anybody who ever walked the face


Punk’s Not Dead: X’s John Doe stars in Pleased to Meet Me

By Kakie Urch The director who says he went to film school at the Kentucky Theatre is bringing it home to roost. On February 16, he’ll sit in Lexington's 


Live and Local: Lexington Music Picks For October

Kentucky bands on top of Kentucky bands. The powerful fist of Kentucky music has been pumping harder than ever. Bands from Louisville and Lexington are hitting the road,


Woodsongs Engineer Kevin Johnson dies; Memorial Fund established

In Memory: Kevin “Darth Fader” Johnson BY MICHAEL JOHNATHON My friend Kevin Johnson was a big and friendly man, very round in spirit and girth. He had a heart as

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Sunday’s Monsoon at Forecastle 2013: Purity Ring, The Forecastle Incident and Robert Plant

Forecastle: Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters Best of Forecastle 2013 Related Posts Opening Day Saturday at

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Times Have Changed for Me and the Flaming Lips. Forecastle 2013.

BY TREAD I know it’s been said a ton, but today’s Flaming Lips aren’t 1983’s, 93’s or 2003’s Flaming Lips. Gone are the days of trading a few hits

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