TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | July 26 – 28

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It’s a relatively quiet weekend, and it took a little bit of extra effort to prowl through all of the listings to help you plan accordingly. We already told you about a couple of great shows, like the Peter Bradley Adams release show over at Exit/In, but, if that doesn’t suit your fancy, there is still a lot more for you to do. Just make sure you save a little bit of that hard earned cash for the benefit next weekend to help out local rockers Luella & The Sun by coming out to see them along with Justin Townes Earle, Altered Statesmen, DUGAS, Los Colognes, Webb Wilder, and James Wallace and The Naked Light. That is happening over at Mercy Lounge next Friday (8/2), and you can show your support by grabbing an advance ticket right here.

FRIDAY

LOS COLOGNES
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7-PM (5-7PM happy hour) | Free | All Ages

Lightning 100 nailed it with this artist of the week.  Local rockers Los Colognes have been longtime favorites over here since they took part in the SXSW Send Off Show with us.  So much so, that we were thrilled to have them come out to support Luella & The Sun in their upcoming benefit concert next Friday at Mercy Lounge.  You can still grab tickets for that one here, but, in the meantime, you can head over to check them out at Soulshine Pizza to get your weekend started.  We can’t think of a better early Friday evening than beer, pizza, and rock music while enjoying the weather on the patio.  You can check out the JJ Cale-ish single “99 Ways” below while you are inviting your friends to join you to this always free event. [MH]

LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS, BANDITOS, RYAN DILLAHA AND THE MIRACLE MEN
@ The Basement | 9:00PM | $10 at the door | 21+

I missed the boat on the last Lost Bayou Ramblers show at The Basement, and I knew I effed up.  Local tastemaker Mike Grimes had, only weeks before, been telling me to check these guys out.  I sat down later that night with their LP Mammoth Waltz, and was immediately enthralled by their cajun influenced rock sounds. You can hear how much fun the show would be by listening to that LP embedded below.  It’s redemption time for me and everyone else who missed their first thrashing of The Basement.  You also get to hang with local rockers, Banditos, and Detroit americana twangsters, Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men.  You’ll drop a worthy $10 at the door when you get there around 9pm. [MH]

THE FRONT BOTTOMS w/ TINY MOVING PARTS & NO REGRETS COYOTE
@ The End | 8PM | $12/$10 | 18+

It’s just been a few months since New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms last played Nashville but, in that time, the group have released not only the best album of their career, but one of the best releases of 2013- Talon of the Hawk. The acoustic, indie, dancey punk group are one of the most promsing and exciting up and coming bands in the scene, and one you should pay attention to now, while you still have a chance to catch them in smaller clubs! Supporting the show are aptly-selected indie/emo rockers Tiny Moving Parts and Nashville’s own No Regrets Coyote. Don’t miss this one! [PO]

GRIZ w/ KILL PARIS & CHANCELLOR WARHOL
@ Marathon Music Works | 9PM (Doors 8pm) | Free (pre-sales sold out, limited walk-up) | 21+

Continuing what appears to be a new trend of free, sponsored, and/or subsidized shows at Marathon Music Works, if you’re looking for a party tonight, this is the place to be. Sponsored by Budweiser, this show offered free sign-ups ahead of time. Invites seem to be over, but if you get there early, you might still be able to get in. Entertainment is provided by two pretty killer electronic artists: Griz and Kill Paris, but the reason we think this is the place to be? Nashville rapper Chancellor Warhol! We’ve never seen Chance play a show where he didn’t absolutely kill it, and tonight will undoubtedly be no exception! [PO]

BRENDAN JAMES w/ BRETT YOUNG & ANDREA NARDELLO
@ The High Watt | 9 PM | $10 | 18+


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SATURDAY

THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, ALANNA ROYALE, & SWAYZE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8PM (7PM doors) | Free (Guest List Closed) | 18+

It’s pretty fashionable to hate on L.A. rockers The Airborne Toxic Event, but I don’t really understand why. Essentially, they’re The National with a bit more production sheen, and despite what other music tastemakers will tell you, listening to music that doesn’t sound like it was recorded in your bedroom is OKAY. Even if you’re not about to budge on your opinions of ATE, though, the supporting cast on this bill is more than enough reason to make it out. Alanna Royale and Swayze, with their distinctive brands of rowdy, joyful soul/pop,  are the perfect choice to balance the melancholy stylings of ATE. With these three acts sharing the stage, Marathon Music Works is set to host one emotional roller coaster of a night this Saturday. [AC]

GUTHRIE BROWN, GAVIN SHEA , THE FUTURE, BEAR CUB, LEVI WEAVER , AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS, THE GILLS, & BLACKFOOT GYPSIES
@ Mercy Lounge | 8PM | FREE | 21+

PETER BRADLEY ADAMS w/ ANGEL SNOW
@ Exit/In | 8PM | $12 | 21+

Folk/pop songwriter Peter Bradley Adams returns to Nashville to release his latest solo album (which he recorded in town at historic RCA studio B). You might know Adams from his numerous song placements in film (Elizabethtown) and TV (One Tree Hill, Smallville, The Mentalist), or from his work as part of the duo Eastmountainsouth. Accompanying Adams on the bill is singer/songwriter Angel Snow, whose meeting with Alison Krauss at the house of a mutual friend led to a musical partnership with Krauss’s brother Viktor, as well as enthusiastic support from the legendary singer herself. We already notified the winner of our ticket giveaway that we posted earlier this week, but you can still grab tickets online for what’s sure to be an incredible show. [LS]

MACHINES ARE PEOPLE TOO w/ KINK ADOR & BUFFALO RODEO
@ The Basement | 9PM | $7 (at the door) | 21+ 

Here we have another awesome local bill over at The Basement featuring relatively new to Nashville good times electro-popsters Machines Are People Too.  We sat down with them late last year to chat about their move and welcome them to town, and you can check that out here.  You also get to party with Kink Ador who put out the perfect summer pop anthem, “Sunshine” a couple of weeks ago.  Buffalo Rodeo gets things started around 9 pm.  [MH]

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SUNDAY

SAN CISCO, SMALLPOOLS, & THE GET TOGETHERS
@ Exit/In | 8PM (7PM doors) | $10/$12| 18+

Sunday’s? They suck.  Infectious pop music on a Sunday?  It makes it all a little bit better.  Bring in the soothing and uplifting four piece, San Cisco, out of Western Australia, and you are sure to realize that your Sunday blues have faded away.  You also get the insanely poppy sounds of Los Angelinos Smallpools, and you should just go ahead and have a listen to the next song you will hear in a Honda commercial, “Dreaming”.  Local pop newbies, The Get Togethers, start things off.  This is going to be a hell of a show for a Sunday night, and you can have a listen to San Cisco’s hit “Awkward” below, and you can listen to their pretty interesting cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” right here[MH]

TED NUGENT w/ … does it even matter?
@ The Ryman | 7:30 PM (6 PM doors) | $60/$50/$40 | All Ages

When he’s not firing flaming arrows into crowds, starring in his own reality TV shows, or divulging his ridiculously ill-informed views on gun-control, Ted Nugent can actually be pretty entertaining. On second thought, he’s pretty entertaining even when he’s doing those things, because whether intentionally or not, the ‘Nuge has become more of character than a real person. It’s almost like reality TV — you know you shouldn’t keep watching, but out of sheer “what’s he going to do next” curiosity, you can’t look away. Anyway, if you need to hear “Cat-Scratch Fever,” head on down to the Ryman on Sunday. Just be prepared to wade through cans of Busch Light — they’ll come out of the woodwork for this one. [AC]

Ted Nugent

DAVID RYAN HARRIS w/ KAT EDMONSON & AUDRA MAE
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7PM (6PM doors) | $12 | All Ages

[AC] Adam Cowden
[JM] Jessika Malone
[LS] Lauren Strange
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TT] Tia Thomason

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