TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 10/18-10/20

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While quite a few local bands and a couple of us are up in New York this weekend for the CMJ Music Conference, there is still a ton going on around town. We have a block party, a three venue single bill, pop, rock, blues, and more. It’s the weekend in Nashville, and it’s time for you to get out and enjoy some live music.

You can check out our staff picks of what you should head out to see below. All you have to do after that is make some decisions.

FRIDAY

DIAMOND CARTER
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

After relocating to Nashville in November 2012, Diamond Carter became one of the most talked about acts in Nashville during the past year.  Their mixed genre (soul/electronic-infused rock/singer-songwriter) live performances are nothing short of incredible.  This week they will bring that energy to the always free Soulshine stage as Lightning 100’s artist of the week. [MH]

MARATHON VILLAGE ENGINE BLOCK PARTY: VINTAGE TROUBLE W/ FUTUREBIRDS, KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY, DEROBERT AND THE HALF-TRUTHS, NOISE FLOOR, FUTURE UNLIMITED, HEROES & VILLAINS, FIVE KNIVES
@ Marathon Village/Music Works | 5pm | $20 | 18+

We gave you the full rundown on the musical lineup for the first ever Marathon Village Engine Block Party earlier this week. Vintage Trouble, Futurebirds, Kansas Bible Company, and DeRobert & The Half-Truths will perform outside, while Noise FloorFuture Unlimited, Heroes & Villains, and Five Knives will  perform inside Marathon Music Works for the after-party. In addition to music, there will be craft beer and spirits, food trucks, local artists and vendors, and more! [PO]

RANCH GHOST W/ BOWS & ARROWS AND GHOST DANCE
@ The Basment | 9pm | $15 | 21+

Tonight’s show at The Basement is a perfect lineup of the best of modern rock and roll with Ranch Ghost and Bows and Arrows with Chicagoans Ghost Dance. Despite only releasing two 7″ and a live album on their website, Ranch Ghost has been picking up serious momentum. Check out their most recent release of psychedelic blues rock on DaytrotterBows and Arrows are quickly becoming a force in the local scene opening for acts like Weekend at The High Watt and playing shows at Boheme Collectif. Ghost Dance is scarily under the radar for a band that hits me right in my lo-fi indie feels. Tonight is for the memory banks so you can say “holy shit I saw them play for $5.” [OF]

CAVEMAN THE WISE W/ JOTA ESE, TREEKEEPER AND TRUTH CLIPSY
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

There’s a weird stigma about electronic music here in Nashville. One one hand, we label ourselves as “Music City” and seem to put forth a legitimate effort to promote all types and styles of music. On the other hand, electronic music simply hasn’t taken off here. Perhaps that’s why it’s so refreshing to hear about downtempo acts like Caveman the Wise. The tunes are electronic, to be sure, but have a raw, organic feeling that fits right in to the Nashville scene. This could be one of the better shows The End puts on this month, and at only $5, it’s definitely worth the trip. [JS]

RUN WITH BULLS W/ CALL ME SAVAGE AND THE WHIPPOORWILLS
@ Exit/In | 9pm (doors at 8pm) | $7 | 18+

Rarely does a band have as fitting of a name as Run With BullsTheir music is frantic, driving, and overly entertaining, which astute readers may recognize as the perfect combination for a killer rock group. Fellow local rockers Call Me Savage and The Whippoorwills will be opening; basically this is going to be a hell of a night over at Exit/In.  [JS]

THIS IS NASHVILLE: HUSTLE IV, PEELANDER-Z, THE KICKS, MODOC, BRANDON JAZZ & HIS ARMED FORCES AND MORE
@ Cannery Ballroom/Mercy Lounge/The High Watt | 9pm | $15 | 18+

The biggest dance party of the year – HUSTLE! Volume IV — features 3 stages, live bands, and DJs all for one $15 ticket! This is the official Nashville Comic Con kickoff party, brought to you by the only other station in Nashville that I dig other than Lightning 100: 102.9 the Buzz.  It’s worth the ticket price alone to check out two of our favorite indie rock acts – The KicksModoc, but there’s plenty of other trouble to get into for non-rock fans too. [LS]

WEBB WILDER W/ THE DAN TYLER BAND
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Local rock and blues veteran, Wilder takes his jam over to the west side for a night of bad ass tunes.  If you didn’t catch him at the Luella and the Sun benefit, you definitely shouldn’t miss him on Friday night. [MH]

SATURDAY

WILD BELLE W/ SNOWMINE AND BUFFALO RODEO
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Three solid acts headlined by one of our standouts artists of last year, Wild Belle. This one should have a little something for everyone.  Head over there hungry because Music City Pizza just opened up in the former lounge. [MH]

VANESSA CARLTON W/ PATRICK SWEANY (RESCHEDULED)
@ 3rd & Lindsley| 7pm (doors at 6pm) | $20 | All Ages

You remember Vanessa Carlton from the old TRL days where she was floating through the streets behind her piano like a neo-Tori Amos harboring what seemed like a possible renaissance for the female singer-songwriter. Carlton is still pounding the keys these days and you can bear witness this weekend in the intimate space at 3rd and Lindsley. Catch up with her via a more recent track below. Patrick Sweany does the opening honors.  [JM]

BUFFALO CLOVER W/ COOPER AND THE JAM
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local favorite Buffalo Clover bring their heterogeneous garage roots rock and soul sounds to The Basement. Through in new kids on the block, via Oregon, Cooper and The Jam (who did an amazing Led Zeppelin cover here) and you have more than a just some bang for your buck.  [JR]

JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS W/ JASON EADY
@ Exit/In | 9pm (doors at 8pm) | $10 | 18+

Okie new age honky-tonker Jason Boland and his Stragglers roll into town like tumble-weeds in an old-west salon and are known to get just as rowdy as the cowboys they are decedents of. Opener (and US Air Force veteran) Jason Eady is the perfect companion with his Mississippi bred, Texas-transplant outlaw country. Bring your boots and hats. [JR]

MARC SCIBILIA
@ The High Watt | 9pm (doors at 8pm) | $10 | 18+

Proud East Nashvillian and talented songwriter, Marc Scibilia takes his unique brand of folk rock to the stage. Come support him and buy his new EP “The Shape I’m In” here now.   [JR]

SUNDAY

HEY MARSEILLES W/ LUCIUS AND JAMES BAY
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7pm (doors at 6pm) | $10 | All Ages

We caught Seattle indie folk group Hey Marseilles when they last passed through Nashville, earlier this year at The High Watt, then again at Lollapalooza. There’s a reason these guys have been picking up a lot of traction lately. Their mellow, northwest sound is not unlike The Decemberists, but, still wholly original and dynamic and they have the live performance chops to match. [PO]

CHIC GAMINE W/ BRYAN GRAYSON AND GABRIEL MINTZ & ADAM KLEIN
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Finally Motown I can listen to out in the real world and not at my computer while reminiscing how I wish I grew up in the 60’s. Chic Gamine brings a millennial twist on the classic genre. Fun, poppy harmonies support rotating lead singers with voices like angels. Listen to their title track from their debut full length album “Closer” available on iTunes and everywhere else. Twangy pop singer-songwriter Bryan Grayson, soul rock singer Gabriel Mintz and  rustic country folk singer Adam Klein support. [OF]

TODD FARRELL JR. & THE DIRTY BIRDS W/ ANDREW LEAHEY AND THE HOMESTEAD, ARLISS NANCY AND PJ BOND
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Nashville rockers Todd Farrell Jr. & The Dirty Birds will be having their album release party Sunday at Mercy Lounge and giving out free advanced copies of their new album “All Our Heroes Live in Vans” to all in attendance! They will be joined by Nashville’s retro-tinged rockers Andrew Leahey and the Homestead, Colorado rock n’ rollers Arliss Nancy, and New Jersey singer/songwriter PJ Bond. If you’re looking to finish out your weekend with some good ole’ American rock n’ roll, this is the show to be at!! [KA]

[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan

[JM] Jessika Malone
[KA] Kelsi Alexander

[LS] Lauren Strange
[MH] Matt Hall
[OF] Olivia Fay
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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