It’s another weekend in Nashville, and we’ve decided to mix it up a bit for you this time. Instead of one lame voice (yeah, that’s me) booking your weekend plans, we decided to mix it up, and give some other writers the chance to offer up suggestions of what to see this weekend. So, without further ado, here’s where you can get out to see some live music this weekend.
Matt’s weekend pick
We literally haven’t shut up about East Nashville Underground going on this weekend, and this is my highlight of the weekend. How can you go wrong with free beer, 18 bands, and 2 DJs? You can’t! On each day’s link, you can revisit the preview posts that we did for this show throughout the last week with tons of embedded players to check out. Friday night includes Feedback Revival, Caleb Owens, Thee Japanese Schoolgirls, The Bridges, Wild Cub, Heypenny, DJ KDSML. The Saturday afternoon session features Lauren Strange & The Pretty Killers, Isaac Hayden, Panfish, Korby Lenker, Grass Root Kids, Alanna Royale. Things finish off on Saturday night with Buffalo Clover, Heavy Sole, Sol Cat, Billy Swayze, Kansas Bible Co.. Ravello, DJ Jazzy Jazz “Brandon Jazz”. The night shows get started at 9pm, and the day session runs from 1pm until 7pm. You’ve missed the presale, but you can still get all of this, with gratis tasty libations, for only $25 for the whole weekend at the door. Single session tickets are $12 for the night shows, and $10 for the day show at the door. Here’s a map to the venue.
Philip’s weekend picks
On Friday night, I think you should check out indie rockers Pinback at Exit/In. Their new album Information Retrieved (their first in 5 years) is awesome and their live show never disappoints. They don’t tour as much as they used to, so don’t miss out! The show’s at 8PM, Solos are opening, and tickets are still available here.
Then on Saturday night, my recommendation is heading over to Marathon Music Works for Dr. Dog. Their newest album Be the Void was a significant return to form and they’re known for the strength of their performances. Come dance to some feel-good psychedelic indie rock! Opening the show are Cotton Jones and Richie, tickets are still available here, and the show kicks off at 8PM.
Jessika’s weekend pick
Yelawolf is set to rap and rhyme at Cannery Ballroom on Friday night and he’s bringing his Alabama brand of hip-hop to the table. He’s certainly proud of his roots, as is evident in his music video for the song “Let’s Roll” off his latest album Radioactive, which features a guest performance from Kid Rock. He signed to Eminem’s label Shady Records in January of 2011, an artist who he has drawn many comparisons to. Watch the video below:
Space Capone is a band I’ve seen grow for a long time, going through many lineup changes. But they seem to have hit their stride as far as the live show goes. They are tighter than black leather on a dominatrix. Seriously, they’ve got the funky music sound down. Check out the latest video for their classic song “I Just Wanna Dance” below.
Once upon a time, I wrote about Two Bit Charlie when they played a Thirsty Thursday at The Attic in August. Their sound is raw, relying on the simple interaction between vocals, guitar and drums. That raw sound will be highly accessible at The Basement on Sunday night, where you can almost grab the acoustics out of the air. Check out TBC’s music here: