Live Menu: Nov. 4-10

By Matt Wickstrom and Nate O’Donnell

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Esme Patterson returns to The Burl on Nov. 9. Photo by Simon Moore

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The soulful dream rock of Esme Patterson, jazz fusion of Coleslaw and Driftwood Gypsy’s concoction of funk rock top the live menu for Nov. 4-10. View all of my top picks for the week below and the entire live menu here.

Tune in live to Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio every Monday from 9-11 a.m. on the dial at 93.9 FM and online at lexingtoncommunityradio.org. Next week, Nov. 5, I’ll be joined by rock n rollers NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon and Louisville jam/funk/rock outfit Big Atomic.


Ghostland Observatory, Gibbz (9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Burl)

“After hearing years ago that they were going on hiatus, I thought I’d never get to see Ghostland again. Their performance at Wakarusa in 2012 was one of the most impressive and memorable shows for me in all of my festival attendance. The band is very high energy with Aaron Behrens marching all around stage while Thomas Turner creates soundscapes behind him like some sort of sonic superhero wearing a cape. Beyond that, their laser show is one of the more unexpected, amazing additions to their entire production. A must see.”
– Nate O’Donnell

Driftwood Gypsy (8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Red Barn Live)

“Making their Red Barn Radio debut on Wednesday is Lexington funk rockers Driftwood Gypsy. Fresh off the release of their self-titled debut album in the spring the group will bring a firecracker-like energy to the program that it has never seen before. Driftwood Gypsy excels with powerhouse vocals from Dereck Oldham (guitar), David “Chill” Napier (guitar) and occasionally Conrad Dillinger (drums) meshed with catchy riffs and insane jams from Jason Adams (guitar), Creek Sayles (bass) and Severn Edmondson (keys).”
– Matt Wickstrom

Joni Mitchell Tribute (7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington)

“Some of Lexington’s finest musicians will gather to pay tribute to iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell including Doc Feldman and Cntry Alt Del, Jim Gleason, Kevin Holm-Hudson, JoAnna James Trio, The North Americans, One Lane Bridge, The Partisans, Julia Purcell, Mandy Ray and Friends, Beth Scherfee, Melissa Snow-Groves, Sarah Smitha, Starlings Curve and Marilyn Robie and Friends. The show is a part of First Presbyterian Church of Lexington’s Music for Mission series, which last year hosted a similar tribute remembering the music of Leonard Cohen.”
Matt Wickstrom

Esmé Patterson, Wonky Tonk (9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at The Burl)

“Making her return to The Burl following a previous performance in Oct. 2017 is Colorado-based songbird Esmé Patterson, who pulls from influences in soul, pop and rock music to create dreamy soundscapes. Live Patterson occasionally picks up more punk-infused undertones as well, setting the stage for what’s sure to be and energetic and unpredictable show come Friday night.”
– Matt Wickstrom

Coleslaw (9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Minglewood)

“Following a year of shows few and far between, youthful jazz fusion troupe Coleslaw returns to town for a show at Minglewood. Comprised of Jacob O’Donnell and Kirby Davis on saxophones; Nolan Brelsford on guitar, Simon Long on bass and James Gooding on drums, Coleslaw combine top-notch musicianship and precision with impeccable improvisation to deliver a combination of jazz, funk, soul and rock that will have you out of your seat dancing to the beat in no time!”
– Matt Wickstrom

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