Friday and Saturday Shows in Nashville

There are too many shows this weekend to go through in one fail sweep, so you get one intensive post to give you some stuff to listen to.


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears first came into our attention while previewing Bonnaroo last year, and they have stayed steadily on our radar since then.  You can have a listen to the post we did about them before the Roo last year.  You can check out the track “I’m Broke” below.  If you need these funky grooves in your weekend, grab your tickets here, and get over to Mercy Lounge around 9pm on Friday night.


Baroness we already sent out a post about this one yesterday, so I will just link you back to that.  This is your choice for the night if you need some serious sludge to kick off your weekend.  You can grab your tickets here, and things get started somewhere north of 9pm at The End.

Bloodkin & Friends (featuring Bobby Keys) will be bringing Exile on Main Street & Sticky Fingers era stones for Exile on Elliston Place.  If you are a Stones fan, this is exactly what you need to hit up tonight.  I’m not going to bother posting tracks, because, if you don’t know who the Rolling Stones are, you shouldn’t be reading music blogs.  Things get started around 9pm, and you can grab your tickets here.

The Lumineers w/ Kopecky Family Band brings a bit more chill of a night over at The Basement.  Have a listen to a track from both below, and then figure out how   Tickets are sold out, but were there is a will there is a way.


Endada Festival is this Saturday over at Montgomery Bell Academy.  I don’t know enough about this to know if has happened before, but it looks like a lot fun.  Here is the event’s facebook page that you can check out.  It supposedly runs from 10am until 2pm, and is completely free.  Musical acts include Big Surr, Fox Fun, What Up, English, Stan Vs. Wild, Boy Named Banjo, Trippin’ Snails, Toothpicks, & Abigail Rose.

Apache Relay, Colorfeels, & Nikki Lane are pretty much the top names in Nashville’s Rock scene, and you get all of them at Exit/In on Saturday night.  I’ve attached tracks from each below, and you can grab your tickets here.  Things get started around 9pm over on Elliston Place.

Apache Relay – “American Nomad”

Brendan Benson w/ Young Hines & The Howling Brothers.  Benson is probably best known as a member of The Raconteurs, and he went head to head with his former bandmate, Jack White, this week when he released his own solo record, What Kind Of World.  You can see him and his Readymade label mates Young Hines & The Howling Brothers tonight in celebration of that release.  You can have a listen to Benson’s and Hines full records below, and then grab your tickets for the Mercy Lounge show here.  Things get started around 8pm for this one.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lake w/ Jeremy Lister, and Kelly McFarling are taking over The Basement, and you can actually still get tickets to this one.  Ellsworth and Co. are really fantastic performers.  The others are going to be new to me.  You can check out Ellsworth’s “Warm & Safe” below.  Tickets are $8, and things get started around 9pm.

Ziggy Marley will be your choice if you feel like sneaking hits off your one hitter, and reminiscing when the son of Bob Marley was putting out records on the reg.  If this is what you are looking for with your Saturday night, snack up some tickets for Marathon Music Works, and head over there around 8pm to groove out.

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