Lake Street Dive w/ The Congress | Tonight @ Cannery Ballroom

Lake Street Dive

This weekend is shaping up to be a great one for music lovers in Nashville. We mentioned them in our TWiN post yesterday, but we’re so stoked about jazz-soul band Lake Street Dive performing tonight with The Congress at the Cannery Ballroom that we decided to expand with a full preview.

There is a lot going on this weekend, and it’s times like this when we feel fortunate to have such a large staff to cover it all. If you haven’t already committed to something else tonight, you should seriously consider checking these bands out. If you still need convincing check out the descriptions and videos below after the jump.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 10/24 – 10/26

Banner by Plan Left
Banner by Plan Left

It seems like this is the weekend of residencies.  We have Jason Isbell who has sold every ticket imagineable to his three night run at The Ryman, and we have local rock heroes JEFF The Brotherhood making an equally awesome statement by pulling off a three night undersell run at The End.  Both of those tickets are proving harder and harder to get, but don’t fret, there are TONS of other shows going on including an all-star lineup at The Basement, a “pumpkin ale patch” party, and free shows galore.  Find your weekend plans here with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!
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[Review + Photos] Julian Casablancas & The Voidz @ Marathon Music Works | Oct. 21st

Julian Casablancas & The Voidz. Photo by Matt Cairns.
Julian Casablancas & The Voidz. Photo by Matt Cairns.

Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, and Mr. Twin Sister 
Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
October 21, 2014
Review by Jake Wyatt
Photos by Matt Cairns

As I laced up my Vans Old Skools Tuesday night, the young skater punk in me was thrashing around in excitement knowing we were about to be in the same room as the voice behind songs like “Juicebox” and “Reptilia” by The Strokes. Julian Casablancas has teamed up with a powerhouse of musicians to form The Voidz, who create a fusion of true punk guitar riffs and synth-heavy electronic beats. These monster musicians brought this young, but thin, crowd into the spirit of halloween with their harmonic discord, deep green stage lights, and eerily distorted vocals. Julian Casablancas is still the living legend he has always been, but see where he is taking his talent after the jump.

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[Review] Lonesome Shack w/ The Bones of J.R. Jones & Candle Kid | Little Lights | October 22, 2014

Lonesome Shack

Lonesome Shack, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Candle Kid
Little Lights, Nashville, TN
October 22, 2014
Review by Beth McAllister

Little Lights, first of all, is not so much a venue as it is a group of people striving to bring live music into the comfort of your own  home – literally. This is a company that puts on shows at people’s homes, and can we just say what a testament to the city of Nashville that someone can open their door to strangers and say “Come on in, have a drink and hear some music” without the fear of getting robbed? Walking into the home where Lonesome ShackThe Bones of J.R. Jones and Candle Kid were set to play was like walking into the center of an energized party. Cans of Pabst lined the fireplace mantle perfectly as if they had been placed there deliberately along with the Halloween decorations. The living room where the show would take place had church-like vaulted ceilings, and the homey atmosphere allowed us to relax. We were told to remain relatively silent – they would be recording this show, and talking would not be permitted. This would be like no other show we had ever been to, and man were we pumped.

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Drop Video For “Kelly” Before 11/4 Date At Cannery Ballroom with The New Pornographers

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We’ve been jabbering plenty about the upcoming Cannery Ballroom show on November 4th with The New Pornographers, but we’ve been mostly focused on the headliners.  Why not take moment to exemplify just how awesome this show is going to be by giving a shout out to “special guest”, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

Riding high off of their 2014 release Days Of Abandonment, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are back in Nashville for the first time since their headlining gig at Exit/In last spring.  The fizzy guitar driven jangly dream pop is infectious, demanding repeat plays, and it’s no wonder that they have continued to see their stock rise on the indie buzz front.

Spend some time with the new video for “Kelly” from their latest release below to see what we are talking about, and, if you haven’t already, enter to win tickets to the show here.  If you aren’t the gambling type, head right here to secure your passage.

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