TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 10/11-10/13


It’s another lovely fall weekend, and we have quite a few events going on that will allow you to enjoy the weather.  We also have an in-store from a Ryman performer, a gaggle of local bands, and quite a few killer touring shows coming through this weekend.  It’s not long until these cool fall nights turn into cold, why-the-hell-would-we-want-to-be-outside weather, so, you should make the best of it.  Oh yeah, and there is lots of beer going on around town this weekend, too.  Thanks Germany!

Check out all of our staff’s weekend picks below.  Be safe, have fun, and get out to see some live music.


Zeke Duhon
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Here we go again with another chill evening on another perfect weathered day. Head over to Soulshine tonight to get your weekend started with Lightning’s Local Artist of the Week, Zeke Duhon. You have probably heard a lot of his track “Open Up Your Eyes” this week. Of course, you also may remember his 2012 summer hit, “Loved Me Too” which you can check out below. [MH]

The Lonely Wild w/ The Lower Caves and Honey Locust
@ Exit/In | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Chances are that even if you don’t immediately realize it, you’ve heard The Lonely Wild before. The quickly rising indie rock five piece from Los Angeles have been receiving heavy airplay ever since there hit single, “Buried in the Murder”, broke last January. Since then, things have just kept growing and improving for this stellar act, and it looks like they’ll continue to grow in popularity for some time to come. You can say you saw them in their earlier days by checking them out tonight at Exit/In at 8 pm. [JS]

White Trash Beer Bash w/ Los Colognes, Bree, Frances & The Foundation, Buffalo Clover, Auto Defiance
@ The East Centric Pavillion | 6pm | $25 | 21+

Drink like your trailer park bound uncle Bubba at the East Centric Pavilion this evening (beer included in the ticket price). The bash features a strong local lineup, and a smorgasbord of beers from the coolers that few of us ever enter at the grocery. Use the promo code “CENTRIC” to knock $5 off of the ticket price. [MH]

The Danberrys w/ The Allen Thompson Band
@ The Basement | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 21+

When I listen to The Danberrys, I tend to feel like I should be riding a horse through Dakota Country as the sun fades into the rocky silhouetted horizon.  Listen to “Rain In The Rock” below to see what images it conjures up for you. [MH]

Shy Guy, Churchyard, Josephine and the Wild Front, Penicillin Baby
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Shoegazey, dream pop group Shy Guy are quickly become one of the most buzzworthy bands in the local indie rock scene. Paired with heavy rock girl group Churchyard, synthy, dream pop trio Josephine and the Wild Front, and psyched out indie rockers Penicillin Baby, this might just be the local bill to beat this weekend. [PO]

Danzig w/ Danzig and Doyle, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, and A Pale Horse Named Death
@ Marathon Music Works | 7pm (6pm doors) | $30 | 18+

Horror rock/heavy metal legends Danzig are bringing their 25th anniversary tour to town, and it’s sure to be a hell of a show. Aside from Danzig proper (who are prepping a new album after this tour), Glenn will perform Misfits songs with fellow ex-band member Doyle, and has an impressive array of (Danzig appropriate) opening acts. [PO]

The East Side Gamblers
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm (8pm doors) | Free | 18+

Nashville locals The East Side Gamblers will be rocking out at 12th & Porter tonight, and trust us, this is a show you don’t want to miss. These guys play straight up rock, with absolutely no frills, fluff, or unnecessary nonsense. Expect heavy guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and a hell of a good show (plus it’s free). If you aren’t bobbing you’re head with a stiff upper lip or throwing down in the crowd, you’re not doing it right.  [JS]


Musicians Corner: Caitlin Rose w/ Matthew Perryman Jones, Judah and The Lion, and Rictor
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | Free | All Ages

The weekly, free performances at Musician’s Corner are always a great time, but this weekend’s lineup is extra fantastic. Headlined by one of our favorite up and coming country artists, Caitlin Rose, the bill also includes Matthew Perryman Jones, Judah and the Lion, and Rictor. On top of that, the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage will feature Chelsea Scott, Matt Brown, and Heidi Feek[PO]

Ponychase w/ El El and The Non-Commissioned Officers
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Ponychase is Jordan Caress, Beth Cameron, Alex Caress, & Brian Siskind — and if you don’t know that yet, you better get yourself to the Stone Fox and introduce yourself because their powers combined create some seriously dreamy pop. You may remember that back in September, El El (who are also on the bill this Saturday) played an awesome little single-dropping-celebration also with Ponychase (don’t recall? Relax, refresh here!). Throw in those fun-loving Non-Commissioned Officers and this a sampler of some of the city’s finest indie acts at one of the best local bars, a perfect Nashville night.  [JM]

Green River Ordinance w/ Matthew Mayfield and Honor by August
@ Exit/In | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $15 | 18+

Just a few dozen pixels below this sentence is a video for Green River Ordinance‘s stellar track “Dancing Shoes”, but we wholeheartedly recommend you actually visit YouTube to listen to this song. The sheer number of people who chose this as their wedding song or as the one song they would be fine listening to for the rest of their lives is staggering. Also, this video is largely immune to the usual stupidity of YouTube commenters. It stands to reason then that these acoustic folky rockers would be even more passionate and moving live and in person, but you can test that hypothesis yourself by checking them out at Exit/In. [JS]

The Lumineers w/ Dr. Dog and Nathaniel Rateliff
@ The Ryman | 7:30pm | Sold Out | All Ages

We almost didn’t want to tell you about this one, since it sold out seemingly instantly. The first of a three-night stand, featuring indie folk rockers The Lumineers and killer openers Dr. Dog and Nathaniel Rateliff, this Ryman show will be an amazing night, but one that’s going to cost a fortune if you can even find any third-party tickets. [PO]


Dr. Dog
@ Grimey’s | 1pm | Free | All Ages

Dr. Dog is back in town opening for the utterly sold-out Lumineers stand at The Ryman this weekend and the good folks at Grimey’s have snagged ’em for a special treat! While it’s probably unlikely that they’ll play this awesome cover of Shel Silverstein’s “The Unicorn” that they recorded for the 2010 tribute album – a girl can dream, right? Get there early ‘cuz you know how those in-stores fill up fast! [JM]

Lord Huron w/ Phin
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

What started as songwriter Ben Schneider’s solo project has erupted into a full-fledged indie/folk phenomenon that is Lord Huron. The group, which originated in Michigan, has moved along quickly since the release of their first EP in 2010, considering they just recently supported alt-J at The Ryman.  Local ambient-rockers Phin kick off this Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd & Lindsley at 8pm sharp.   [LS]

Marmalakes w/ Spicy Turkey Melt and Like Swimming
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Marmalakes last came through town with Shaky Graves at that awesome sold out show at The High Watt over the summer. The band returns on Sunday as they trek up north for CMJ festival in NY next week. Needless to say, this will be a strong folk-pop show for those of you that are inclined. [MH]

Mayday Parade w/ Man Overboard, Cartel, Stages and Stereos
@ Rocketown | 6pm | $20 | All Ages

Pop punk/pop rock act Mayday Parade have proven a consistent ability to push the limits of their sound over the years, without straying from their core appeal, and have stayed throughly enjoyable and one of the strongest live bands in the scene. If they’re not enough of a reason to make the trek to Rocketown, pop punk revivalists Man Overboard should seal the deal (check ’em out below). Combined with pop punk legacy act (and totally underrated and impressive songwriters) Cartel and poppy up and comers Stages and Stereos, this is the most exciting Rocketown bill we’ve seen in awhile! [PO]

Kid Cudi w/ Big Sean and Logic
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30pm | $35 – $45 | All Ages

It doesn’t seem as though enough rappers come to Nashville; so, if that’s your jam, you should head to Bridgestone this Sunday night. Kid Cudi definitely has some indie cred, considering he’s had great collabs with both MGMT & Father John Misty, and is there anyone Big Sean hasn’t worked with? Maryland-based rapper Logic, who draws heavily from both old and new school rap, rounds out the bill. [LS]

The Lumineers w/ Dr. Dog and Nathaniel Rateliff
@ The Ryman | 7:30pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Second of a sold out three night stand. See the above description for Saturday night. [PO]

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

Have your say