Just a reminder that if your Memorial Day weekend is still one cookout away from being complete, then head over to CD Central at 377 S. Limestone where Steve Baron and crew will serve up another holiday of free music, cheap eats and a few bargains on assorted musical goodies.
As to the former, the lineup is thus:
Noon: Up first is the homegrown indie folk/pop of The Rainjunkies. Sparse but spacious melodies with a modest country strut and the similarly light vocal fabric of singer Abby Lane make up the band’s attractive, atmospheric Americana mix.
1 p.m.: Things get electric with the big jangly guitars and very Morrissey-like vocal melodrama that make up the music of fellow localites Varsovia. Touches of reverb and percussive frenzy flesh out the band’s overall ‘80s ambience.
2 p.m.: Time to wake up the neighbors with Lexington hardcore band Through Trials. The quintet sports a massively crunchy sound, lyrics that are as positive as the music is pensive and, if you take a peak at its MySpace page, a record label logo to die for.
3 p.m. – The lone out-of-town guest is 2 Foot Yard, a bi-coastal trio made up of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum/Tin Hat Trio violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, Charming Hostess/Vienna Teng cellist Marika Hughes and drummer Shahzad Ismaily. The latter will be featured next month on the much anticipated (by me, at least) debut disc from Marc Ribot’s monster funk trio Ceramic Dog.
4 p.m. – Winding things up is The Middle Fork, an inventive local trio that blends avant-funk, metal-charged guitar blasts, a generous dose of unobvious pop and a wicked sense of humor.
Call (859) 233-3472 for more information.