Beaux Arts Ball 4-19-2014 with Salva, Ana Sia, Ellie Herring. Pure onslaught of insane dance vibes from some super talented folks. I feel lucky to have been witness. It almost seems too good to be true. Lexington needs more nights like this. 

From the last JACT at Al’s, featuring Ed Sunspot, Auto Delta Time, Mark Lazar, and Rob Theakston - 4/12/14

JJ's KORNER

JJ’s Korner, originally “Giglist”, was started by one James Friley (aka Idiot Glee) a few years ago. It is a single blog post that was once edited and updated by him, then I joined in, and now I’m the sole updater. (James is busy getting married and taking over the world and stuff.) It started as a consolidated list of mostly friends’ shows around Lexington but it has grown to be more inclusive. Still, you won’t find EVERY show in Lexington listed on JJ’s, and that’s the point. It’s a catered list of gigs that I think are exceptional, different, weird, note-worthy. It spans genres but remains exclusive to a degree. If you would like to submit a show to be listed then feel free to contact me. Now go out and experience some live music already.

This a mix I made of a bunch of things I’ve been jamming recently. Rap, r&b, trap, video game music, bass music, jersey club music, music music. Good summary of what to expect from me on Friday at the Official Beaux Arts Ball Pre-Party at Al’s Bar. Come on down and shake it.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / October 08 2011

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / October 08 2011

I encourage you to come to this not because this an event that I am putting on and promoting but because this is a display of some seriously fantastic music that you will not find lurking very frequently in the bars and venues of Lexington, KY. It’s really wonderful to be apart of something that can bring these things to light in a way that was brought to me years ago when I was a UK student that just wanted to experience some live music in the town that I lived in. The individuals playing this show are so incredibly talented in their own respects and I can’t wait to experience whatever they have in store for us on this night. The fact that they are all local makes my heart pitter patter most intensely. Sometimes we don’t realize how great we have it in our own backyard.

I encourage you to come to this not because this an event that I am putting on and promoting but because this is a display of some seriously fantastic music that you will not find lurking very frequently in the bars and venues of Lexington, KY. It’s really wonderful to be apart of something that can bring these things to light in a way that was brought to me years ago when I was a UK student that just wanted to experience some live music in the town that I lived in. The individuals playing this show are so incredibly talented in their own respects and I can’t wait to experience whatever they have in store for us on this night. The fact that they are all local makes my heart pitter patter most intensely. Sometimes we don’t realize how great we have it in our own backyard.

Ellie Herring - Chipped EP

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Aside from being a good friend and all-around quality human being, Ellie Herring also makes some fantastically entrancing music. I get excited whenever Ellie sends me a new demo or song she has been working on because she is one that constantly works at her craft, whether it be through producing her own music, remixing songs, or collaborating. She is always tweaking something, flipping it around, adding this in, taking it out, scraping it completely, rediscovering a discarded track, refixing that, incessant combing and fine tuning of all sounds and sequences. Nothing is safe under the Herring microscope. Perhaps this is familiar territory and process for those that make music and I’m simply showing my ignorance, but I feel like Ellie has developed a keen production sensibility all her own. These new tracks contain a sort of hypnotic depth, something that pulls you in under an enveloping current. Samples fall and flow delicately in place within Herring’s craftwork, a vibrant, overflowing soundscape of clicks and whistles, snaps, claps, undulating hi-hats, pitches and pulses that simmer and ruminate.  You never know what’s around the next turn with this one.

You can get her new Chipped EP, out on Racecar Productions,digitally and on cassette right here.

 Of Montreal - Sold Out Show - Cosmic Charlie’s - Lexington, KY - 4-1-2014

Hi again. Sameer Reddy “Apokalypsis Now” exhibit at Institute 193.

Hi again. Sameer Reddy “Apokalypsis Now” exhibit at Institute 193.