TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/21 – 11/23

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Happy weekend Nashville!  It’s just another week chock full of music for you to mull over.  We have record releases from one of Nashville’s most up and coming, rock shows, soul shows, and one of the most talented stringed musicians of this generation at City Winery.  Sound like a lot?  It is, but, don’t fret, we’ve broken down all of our staff picks in yet another edition of TWiN!
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Yonder Mountain String Band to Play Cannery Ballroom Jan. 23

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The Bluegrass bending Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) will be hitting the Cannery Ballroom on January 23.  Tickets went on sale today, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and are available for $25.  Yonder Mountain String Band are comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), and Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals).  Special guest artists who will appear with the band include standout musicians Jake Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) and Allie Kral (fiddle, vocals).

YMSB have evolved into something of a phenomenon on the concert and festival circuit. The band have sold out Colorado’s famed Red Rocks several times, and have become a regular performer at major music festivals like the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Summer Camp, and DelFest, as well as massive multi-stage events like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits Festival.  YMSB is currently working on a new full-length studio recording so fans can expect a new album to be released soon. Check out Yonder performing “Franklins Tower” at String Summit with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman and more…

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[PREVIEW] Single Mothers w/ Sheep Shifter & Harper | TONIGHT @ The End

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Canadian punk band Single Mothers are bringing their raucous live show to The End tonight, Nov. 21 with locals Sheep Shifters and Harper. Single Mothers have earned raves for their recent debut, which shows intellectual punk at its angriest and has the band being called one of the best punk acts to come out of the great white north in recent memory. The group’s lyrics rail against drug abuse, small-town inertia, and intellectual snobs, and pull off the difficult task of being too smart to be blown off as being whiny. With all the buzz Single Mothers are gathering, this show is the perfect chance to see an up-and-coming punk band at one of Nashville’s best grungy venues. Also, for a double dose of Single Mothers or just for a bit of free fun, you can catch the group at 6 p.m. for an in-store performance at Grimey’s! Read on for more about The End lineup.

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[Preview] David Grisman’s Sextet | Nov. 21 + 22 @ City Winery

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For nearly half a century, mandolinist-composer-producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions. This week, the good people at City Winery Nashville bring David Grisman’s Sextet to the venue for shows tonight, Nov. 21 and tomorrow, Nov. 22. Tickets are still available to purchase right here, and we have more details below.

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[REVIEW] No Country Presents: Kim Logan & Major and the Monbacks | 11.18.14 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Kim Logan, Major and the Monbacks
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
November 18, 2014

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Mary-Beth Blankenship.

Every single Tuesday, we team up with hip new restaurant and performance space Acme Feed & Seed to host a free showcase of some of our favorite emerging local (and national) talent. For our latest installment, which marked our seventeenth consecutive week at Acme, we hosted one local vocal powerhouse, the soulful Kim Logan, and continued our recent trend of bringing touring bands to Acme, with Virginia r&b/soul rock outfit Major and the Monbacks. Read on for our recap of the evening!

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