TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Jan. 13-15

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Who says January is a slow month for music? Ok, we’ve probably said that before; however, this weekend begs to differ, with plenty of options ranging from intimate, DIY punk and metal, established rock legends, local favorites, indie acts, and everything in between. Per usual, we’ve done our best to round up our top picks, in a variety of size and price ranges, so start planning your musical weekend with This Weekend in Nashville!

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[REMINDER] Catch Big Thief w/ Sam Evian | Saturday, Jan. 14 @ The High Watt

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Both New York based, Saddle Creek signed acts celebrating fantastic (and somewhat under the radar) debut albums, Big Thief and opener Sam Evian are set to bring their folk rock and glistening indie pop stylings to The High Watt on Jan. 14. We focus on a wide range of shows, and though it’s sometimes easy to overlook up and coming touring acts in favor of bigger names (or emerging locals), it’s important to keep an eye on the best of what’s next, and there’s certainly no better way to get a new year started than by taking in some fresh music. Tickets to the show are available for just $10 right here, so grab ’em while they’re hot and read on for more about the lineup,!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Alejandro Escovedo w/ The Minus 5 | Saturday, Jan. 14 @ City Winery

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Punk veteran turned alt-country singer-songwriter extraordinaire Alejandro Escovedo has been crafting amazing and diverse music since the ’70s, and throughout his many years and projects, has become something of a modern legend. Celebrating his latest solo release, Burn Something Beautiful, Escovedo is set to return to Music City for the first time in several years Jan. 14, for a performance at intimate, upscale show space City Winery, along with The Minus 5, featuring Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck, who produced and collaborated on Alejandro’s latest. Tickets are still available right here, so secure your spot, and read on for more about the lineup!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Molly Rocket Unveils Video for Feminist Party Anthem “Friction (Dat Booty Doh)”

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Made up of singer Molly Rocket and drummer Atticus Swartwood, a pair of Wesleyan University graduates who relocated to Nashville to pursue music, Molly Rocket is a project on the rise you should definitely have an eye on. The group are set to play The Cobra this Monday, Jan. 16, along with The Medium and Creature Comfort, in celebration of the official release of their new music video for “Friction (Dat Booty Doh).” We’re thrilled to bring you a surprise premiere just a few days early, however, so you can see what’s in store for what’s sure to be a wild show.

Dubbed a “feminist party anthem,” the track is an unabashed celebration of sexuality, and decked out in pot leaf pasties, fierce frontwoman Molly Rocket balances a tongue-in-cheeck sense of humor with a strong social dialogue. Describing the song, she tells us “Don’t know about you, but most of the women we know want to have sex just as much as the men, if not more. The desire for sexual contact is an innately human thing – we all want it – we all NEED it sometimes – why create all these stereotypes around what sexual desire means? All that does is make it harder for EVERYONE TO GET LAID!!! We’re pretty sure no one wants that. We know this is not a new idea, but as long as it’s still a problem, we’re going to to keep screaming about it.”

Watch the video below, which was directed by Mike McGraw and Derek Batt, and shot in at least one location that should be very familiar to all east siders.

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Catch Liz Cooper & The Stampede w/ Lasso Spells & Sad Baxter | TONIGHT @ The Cobra

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If you’re looking to rock out tonight for Friday the 13th, then we have the show for you, friends! A trio of local bands we are very, very familiar with will be blowing the roof off The Cobra (formerly fooBAR) tonight, and for just $5 at the door, you’d be hard pressed to find more rock for less. Headlining this gem are psychedelic jammers Liz Cooper & The Stampede, with western flavored psych/indie outfit Lasso Spells, and grunge alt rockers Sad Baxter. Fans of the site should know these bands wail, becuase we’ve written about them many times before, but if for some reason you’re not up to speed in the local indie scene, please read on after the jump for more info. See you there!

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