7 p.m. April 11. Shangri-la Productions, 745 National Ave. $15. Undertowtickets.myshopify.com.
It's not a living room, the preferred performance setting of Mark Charles Heidinger's current tour. But the soon to be relocated Shangri-la Productions studio will serve as a suitably intimate setting for a Saturday show by Heidinger, better known to indie folk-pop audiences as Vandaveer.
The Lexington native and longtime Washington, D.C., transplant, along with performance mate and harmony singer Rose Guerin, is spending the spring criss-crossing the country with an up-close "living room tour." With only 75 seats available, Shangri-la will maintain the intimacy of the event, a last public hurrah for the studio before it moves to new digs this spring.
Studio chieftain Duane Lundy has recorded scores of local (Coralee and the Townies) and national artists (Austin, Texas, songsmith Joe Pug) at Shangri-la's National Avenue location over the past eight years. Vandeveer should feel quite at home there this weekend, too. He also has recorded at Shangri-la.
The final Fifth
Speaking of last hurrahs, Lexington's Fifth on the Floor bows out this weekend after nearly a decade of very active service with shows Friday and Saturday night at Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Avenue. (10 p.m.; $15 each evening, $20 both nights).
Boasting a new generation guitar-slanted Southern sound somewhat akin to the music of Drive-By Truckers, Fifth on the Floor members Justin Wells, Jason Parsons and Kevin Hogle will be going separate ways. They leave behind a trio of albums, the newest being 2013's Shooter Jennings-produced Ashes & Angels. The band also has shared concert bills with Wanda Jackson, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Jason and the Scorchers and many other notables.
For more info, call (859) 309-9499 or go to Cosmic-charlies.com.
One of the first cities to take serious notice of the expert recordings of Chuck Prophet was Lexington. The recognition quickly extended to immensely spirited shows by the San Francisco songsmith at the long-since defunct Lynagh's Music Club that blended Americana smarts, a dash of psychedelia and multiple blasts of serious pop.
In recent years, though, Lexington appearances have been reduced in favor of shows in Newport, in Northern Kentucky. Such is the case Friday, when Prophet brings the songs of 2014's splendid Night Surfer album to Newport's Southgate House Revival, 111 East Sixth Street (8:30 p.m.; $15). The Ready Stance will open. Call (859) 431-2201 or go to Southgatehouse.com.
■ Only two more shows remain before Meadowgreen Park Music Hall, 303 Bluegrass Lane in Clay City, closes out its current season of weekly bluegrass performances. Saturday brings the return of The Boxcars, the all-star troupe that features mandolinist and Alison Krauss and Mountain Heart alum Adam Steffey; fiddler and multiinstrumentalist Ron Stewart and bassist Harold Nixon, both vets of J.D. Crowe and the New South; guitarist Keith Garrett, formerly of Blue Moon Rising; and the band's newest member, resophonic guitarist Gary Hultman(7 p.m., $15). Custom Made Bluegrass will open.
■ Heading to Cosmic Charlie's on Wednesday is the deliriously indefinable pop army known as Foxygen (10 p.m., $15). Founded and fronted by Olympia, Wash., vocalist Sam France and guitarist-keyboardist Jonathan Rado, Foxygen expands onstage to a nine-member troupe. On record — specifically, the new ... And Star Power album — the band shifts from punk and pop to folk and even a hard-core touch or two. The band views the record as "a cinematic, auditory adventure for the speedy freaks, skull crunchers, abductees and misfits ... the radio station you can only hear if you believe."
Need we say more?