TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 9/27-9/29

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Fall is in full effect in Middle Tennessee, and we have a soothing weekend of awesome music ahead of us.  Just set aside blog (and international) favorites Sigur Ros making their long awaited return to Nashville.  The rest of this weekend is chock-full, with two or maybe three new favorite bands for you Black Keys fans out there.  We also have dance ready indie rockers, local favorites, and some great national acts passing through that amazingly still have tickets available. Get to planning after the jump!


@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Mingling somewhere in the impressive middle ground that lingers between Coldplay and The National.  You can take that previous statement as you want, but, face it, both of those bands have released at least one song each that you will belt out at the top of your lungs when you are alone in your car.  You never know, you could be checking out the next stadium act at a Pizza joint in Nashville for free tonight.  You gotta eat anyway, right?  Lightning has been all over “Say The Words” all week, but we bring you another angle with “Brooklyn” below.  [MH]

Sigur Ros
@ The Woods at Fontanel | 7:30PM | $48.95
 | All Ages

Want to know something crazy? Icelandic art-rockers Sigur Ros, arguably one of the great live bands on the PLANET are playing in Nashville tonight and you can STILL GET TICKETS. This is the show of the weekend, y’all, and a band that seldom tour- don’t miss it! Juliana Barwick opens. [PO]

Guitar Wolf w/ Coathangers, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, and Coward
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $15 | 18+

Sad you missed Mudhoney last night, or just looking for your next rock n’ roll fix? You can find it at Exit/In tonight where Japanese garage rock power trio Garage Wolf will headline a motley crew of kickass bands  including female punk rockers The  Coathangers, locals Cy Barkley & the Way Outsiders, & instrumental four-piece Coward[LS]

Jacuzzi Boys w/ PUJOL & D Watusi
@ The End| 9pm | $7 | 18+

Buzzy Florida garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys are perhaps the best, low-key alternative to the grandiosity and scope of tonight’s Sigur Ros show. Perfectly paired (like a match made in heaven, in fact) with locals PUJOL and D Watusi, this might just be the best use of $7 in all of Nashville this evening. [PO]

Spanish Gold w/ Bobby Bare Jr. and Strange Vine
@ The Basement | 9pm | Free | 21+

Who’s a fan of The Black Keys here?  Yeah, that gritty ass rock music has captivated millions.  Spanish Gold may be the closest thing that I have heard to a not-knock-off version of some of the solid bad-ass rock that you love.  Head down to The Basement to check them out along with site favorite Bobby Bare Jr. and Strange Vine[MH]

Sick Puppies w/ Redlight King and Charming Liars
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $20 | 18+

Wanna fill your Saturday with some Australian pop friendly alt rock? Of course you do, and that’s why you’re going to Mercy Lounge to check out Sick Puppies with friends Redlight King and Charming Liars. If you enjoy simple, solid tunes in the style of Michael Franti, this is the show for you. Sick Puppies have been pumping out material since all the way back in the 90’s and have somehow managed to only get better since. Their latest album, Connect, dropped last July. [JS]

Low Cut Connie w/ Jim Oblon
@ The Stone Fox | 10pm | $7 | 18+


Bad Cop, Penicillin Baby and Shy Guy
@ The Groove | 5pm | Free | All Ages

Everybody loves free music, and everyone should love Bad Cop, so coming out The Groove to see these guys play on Saturday should be a no brainer. Bad Cop are a one of those bands that seem to have a little bit of everything to their sound; fuzzy, psychedelic verses get cut by straightforward rock and punk choruses. There’s even a good measure of modern indie pop. In short, this is one of those bands you just have to see to understand, so why not see them while it’s free. Super trippy opener Penicillin Baby will also be there adding their own take on that kaleidoscopic distortion music that seems to be so popular these days. [JS]

Juniper Rising w/ Dirty Dreams and Churchyard
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

In the mood for jangly throw back early 60’s rock?  Just on the west side and don’t feel like driving too far?  Oh boy, we have the show for you .  Check out a bit of Juniper Rising below.  If you have been to The Stone Fox, you already know that this is the perfect venue for this music.  If you haven’t been to The Stone Fox, shame on you.  Get over there early enough to check out locals Dirty Dreams and Churchyard[MH]

Cry Baby w/ Thelma & The Sleaze, and No Recess
@ The End | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Much to our dismay, punk music seems to have gained little traction here in music city. Hopefully, that will just make it all the more special when Cry Baby takes the stage at The End this Saturday. The group released an album around this time last year, which is embedded below. The raw guitar and rough drums throughout the album practically ooze the rebelliousness and DIY attitude Cry Baby represents. The show itself will feature Cry Baby and fellow grunge enthusiasts Thelma and the Sleaze  and Nirvana cover act No Recess for a night of covers of Nirvana B-sides.  [JS]

David Cook w/ Amber Carrington and Jule Vera
@ 12th and Porter | 9pm | $5 | 18+


City and Colour w/ Lucy Rose
@ The Ryman | 7:30pm | $27.50 – $ 32.50 | All Ages

Yet another stellar, high-profile show you can STILL GET TICKET FOR. Singer-songwriter City and Colour, stage name of Canadian musician Dallas Green, last passed through Nashville opening for Pink (weird, right?). Before that, he sold out the Cannery Ballroom. Now he’s made the upgrade to The Ryman, and I can’t think of a more perfect setting to experience his raw, emotional, and folk-tinged songs. [PO]

Sarah Jarosz w/ Brian Wright
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Grammy-nominated bluegrass songstress & multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz has quite the impressive musical resume for a freshly graduated 22-year-old, having worked with musicians of the likes of Ricky Skaggs and David Grisman, and having received national acclaim for her past two albums. This year, she not only completed her final semester at the prestigious New England Conservatory (and graduated with honors), but she also just released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones via Sugar Hill Records. Label-mate Brian Wright joins her for this Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd & Lindsley, which will be broadcast live on Lightning 100. [LS]

Ra Ra Riot w/ Caveman
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 | 18+

The hype surrounding upbeat indie rockers Ra Ra Riot has seemingly waned a bit in recent years, but, still the upstate New York-based group remain one of the most fun, eclectic, and dance-ready rock acts in the indie scene. They put on a hell of a show by themselves and with New York indie rockers Caveman supporting, the Exit/In seems like a pretty unbeatable spot to spend your Sunday night. [PO]

Grandfather Child w/ Jordan Eastman
@ The Basement| 8pm | $5 | 21+

Have you ever seen a blues band just punish a guitar?  Well, then you haven’t ever seen Buddy Guy or BB King… or Grandfather Child.  I mean that’s quite a comparison, but just have a listen below to see why I could conjure up such analogy.  Jordan Eastman gets things going, so go ahead and cancel the Sunday plans with your couch. [MH]

[JS] Jack Smith
[JG] Jared Godar
[JM] Jessika Malone
[LS] Lauren Strange
[MH] Matt Hall
[OF] Olivia Fay
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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