Apr 222010

Shows at Green Lantern and the Hive

By Danny Mayer

In a couple of weeks, Lexington will lose a vital component of its peace and justice community when Jerry Moody relocates north to Canada.

Moody, a social activist and rabble-rouser since his high school days in Ohio during the late Sixties, has been a tireless campaigner, organizer and contributor to a number of social justice causes since his arrival in Lexington two decades ago. He’s worked for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth fighting against big business coal practices and nefarious anti-felon voting laws; he helped start the now-defunct New Morning World Coffee House on Euclid Ave to provide a space for activists to gather to protest the first Iraq War, and has continued to organize protests against the most recent wars in the Middle East; he’s been active in the Central Kentucky Council for Peace; he’s worked to create a free university for the community; he’s advocated for Hispanic outreach groups, re-introduced CentrePointe to live guerilla theatre, and campaigned for local and national politicians. And he’s done all this while playing drums for peace and guitar for fun. Continue reading »

Mar 272010

Tuesday, March 30

Fair Heron w/ Technoir MA

The Hive Salon (156 Deweese St.), 9 P.M. $5. 18+

Given that Spring is the time of blooming flowers and new beginnings, it seems appropriate the Hive will host the debut of Lexington’s newest electronic music act on March 30th. Fair Heron, the brainchild of local musician Ellie Herring, crafts beat-oriented electronic music soundscapes by splicing dreamy synths and soothing vocals overtop hip-hop bounce. Fans of Warp Records superstars Boards of Canada and Prefuse 73 will feel right at home. While most of Fair Heron’s recorded output is composed digitally, the group will be playing with a full band for their Lexington debut.

Following Fair Heron will be Massachusetts-based industrial shoegazers Technoir MA. Their sound channels both the dreamy space rock of groups like My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3, while delving into the deeper rhythmic territory of bands like Joy Division and Can. A DJ set will follow the entire affair, ensuring that many attendees will call in sick to work the next day suffering from “dance exhaustion.”—Patrick Smith