TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/1 – 11/3

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After the Halloween winds, I’m not sure there is a single leaf on a tree in Nashville anymore.  Yes, fall is in full force, and winter is showing it’s chilly head.  While the number of outdoor events are cooling off, the clubs are heating back up with some amazing shows.  We’ve talked quite a bit about Tristen’s Record Release happening over at The Stone Fox tonight.  We also sat down on Lightning 100 to talk about a bunch of new artists, many of whom are playing around town tonight.  There’s lots more going on than that, and you can check it out in another edition of TWiN.

FRIDAY

BUFFALO CLOVER
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Local vintage rock ‘n’ rollers who’ve been pumping life-blood into the  roots-rock scene in Music City since 2009 will be ditching the opening act spot and playing their very own show just in time for happy hour. Get to Soulshine early for a dollar off all drinks and catch a buzz before Buffalo Clover. [JR]

JAY STOLAR W/ NOLAN NEAL
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $8 | 18+

A recent transplant from NYC, Jay Stolar is a musical hurricane who basically does it all by himself on his new album “More Than we Think” (in addition to playing multiple instruments on it he also did the production). Check out his amazing voice in the video below. Throw in the larger than life host of Hotel Indigo’s Saturday Night Songwriter Showcase who plays a mean gitt-fiddlin’ himself and your Friday start lookin’ mighty fine. [JR]

JOSH FARROW W/ JACOB JONES AND THE RENEAUS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Nashville singer/songwriter Josh Farrow is playing at The Basement tonight! He will be joined by other local acts Jacob Jones and The Reneaus. If you haven’t heard any of these talented musicians yet, this is your chance. Don’t miss out!  [KA]

Shlohmo w/ XXYYXX
@ Anthem | 9pm | $13 (adv) / $15 (floor) | 18+

Although Henry Laufer aka Shlohmo has been making music since he was 14, it’s only in the past couple years that hip-hop and electronic enthusiasts have been catching on to the 20-year-old’s sly inventiveness with the release of 2011’s Bad Vibes. He’s part of a new wave of electronic—not of womps or screeches or of lights that are pretty; think experimental, even psychedelic, hip hop-inspired lounge music. XXYYXX, who’s also a part of this young wave of electronic producers (17 years old, to be exact), will be opening, offering an at-times chill yet manic electronica set. And… let’s be real—the weather blew last night. Give the costumes another go-around. [SS]

STATIC REVIVAL W/ NAVA HOTEL, TREETOPS, AND THE SOUL THIEVES
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Local rockers Static Revival join forces with bad ass upstart rockers Nava Hotel tonight at The End.  Knoxville based troubadours Treetops and The Soul Thieves are kicking it with them in support.  This is an awesome opportunity to see some of the best rock in Nashville and beyond. [MH]

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD W/ DELUXIN’ AND RICHIE @ Exit/In | 9pm (8pm doors) | $3 | 18+

We gave you the full rundown when this one was announced. An amazing trio of local rock acts, JEFF the BrotherhoodDeluxin’, and Ri¢hie are playing for ONLY $3 tonight. The catch? It’s first come, first served, so you’d better head to Exit/In early if you want to secure your spot. This show would be one of our top picks of the weekend regardless, but, for the price, it’s unbeatable! [PO]

REVEREND HORTON HEAT & UNKNOWN HINSON W/ HILLBILLY CASINO
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm (doors at 7pm) | $20ADV/$25DOS | 18+

We’ve all seen hillybillys but have any of you actually met a real life pyschobilly in person? Insert The Rev and his minions of country fried speed-metal debauchery. How can these things possibly mix? You’ll have to buy a ticket and see the freak show for yourself. Even more depraved, Unknown Hinson‘s music is … well, I don’t really know what the fuck it is and one show will probably be enough for some of you but as a huge fan of Adult Swims’ Squidbillys I enjoyed every second of my Hinson de-virgining. Hope you do too.   [JR]

 TRISTEN (CAVES RECORD RELEASE) w/ MEADOWNOISE, AND PENICILLIN BABY
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

We gave away tickets to Tristen‘s Caves CD-release show earlier this week, but even if you didn’t win, you can still catch a  great show tonight at Stone Fox, including Lambchop side-project  Meadownoise & psych-rockers Penicillin Baby. Click here to check out previews of all 3 bands, and check out Tristen’s music video for “Baby Drugs” below. Note: her new tracks have more of a synth/electronic feel, but they’re catchy & beautiful when paired with her ethereal voice . [LS]

SATURDAY

MAGNOLIA SONS W/ LITTLE BANDIT AND STELLA LUSS
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $? | 21+

Magnolia Sons have more members than the 5 Spot stage has to offer. It’s no doubt going to be a good show when you’ve got an orchestra of a band belting fun soul and pop music. Little Bandit plays a blend of country and gospel that will remind you you’re in Nashville. Stella Lüss will tear the house down with psychedelic blues rock. Not sure who put this line up together, but I’m into the eclectic mix, 5 spot. [OF]

GOLDEN YOUTH W/ FEVER FEVER AND MILLION TRILLION
@ Exit/In | 6pm | $5 | 18+ 

If you aren’t in the mood to get your face rocked, or that isn’t your taste at all, head on over to Exit/In to see the more mellow singer/songwriter based group Golden Youth. Cheerful vocals and foot stomping guitar will have you leaving in a great mood. [SM]

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES W/ BUFFALO CLOVER
@ Mercy Lounge |9pm (doors at 8pm) | $12 | 18+

The best things in life are often those that are the furthest from what they seem.  Case in point: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, in particular frontman Paul Janeway. The band will give you a groove like none other and Paul’s soulful delivery will quickly draw comparisons to greats such as Otis Redding.  If that isn’t convincing enough, kicking off the night is Bowling Green indie act Buffalo Rodeo. [RH]

MOSHE KASHER
@ The High Watt | 9:30pm (doors at 8:30)| $15GA/$20VIP | 18+

Comedian Moshe Kasher comes to High Watt Saturday. In 2009 Kasher won iTunes’ “Best New Comic” and released the memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. Check out his bit below about his rodent arms and loving big women. [OF]

WEEKEND JIMMY AND THE EASY PARTY W/ BEN CASHATT
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Okay, okay. Let’s go ahead and clear something up: yes, Weekend Jimmy and the Easy Party are, in fact, a cover band. We know, we know, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, as this may be one of the better cover groups around Nashville. It their past performances have been any indication, expect this show to be filled with Hawaiian shirts, misplaced nostalgia, and can after can after can of beer.

By the way, we apologize for the poor quality of the video below, but this band literally has no professional videos or recordings. However, the following clip should give you some idea of the type of crazy show this promises to be.  [JS]

TWIGGS W/ OGINALII, CHOLE KAT, AND ROBOTS WITH GAS
@ The End
| 8pm | $5 | 18+

Nashville’s own Twiggs will be playing The End with the collective Oginalii, Chloe Kat, and Robots With Gas. To get a feel for the sound of Twigg’s, let’s do a quick mental recipe: take two pinches of the the atmosphere and general feeling of The XX and mix with a half ounce of the voice of Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. Finally, sprinkle in a dash of indie rock guitar tone. Got that tone in mind? Good, cause that’s all there is to it. Check out the embed below to see how your results compared. [JS]

SACCO W/ KIN SHIP AND SHERBERT
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

All signs point to Sacco being the next big thing.  Transplants to the East Coast originally hailing from California, the band recently signed to Sensibility Music (The Civil Wars, anyone?).  If the tracks Carnival Ghost and Driving are any indication of where this band is headed sonically, then big things truly are in store.  Opening acts include Kin Ship and Sherbert.  [RH]


DEDSA W/ SHY GUY AND PANG
@ Little Harpeth Brewery | 8pm | $? | 21+ [CANCELLED]

This one is a little backwards of how we would have booked it, but that just means that it is a solid lineup from top to bottom.  Desda and Shy Guy are joined by Pang, who were Wells Adams’ favorite band from our recent takeover of The 615 on Lightning 100.  If you missed that show, it is streaming here, and you can check out the track that got us (and Wells) to take notice, “Summer Daze,” below. [MH]

SUNDAY

LUPE FIASCO W/ STALLEY AND THE BOY ILLINOIS
@ War Memorial Auditorium | 8pm | $29.50-$35 | All Ages

I’ve really loved the past several shows I’ve been to at War Memorial. If you haven’t been yet, the venue is the perfect size, lending itself to the intimate feeling and great sound of a theater, but the bigger show feeling of Bridgestone where people are free to stand and party during a show. But, since WM doesn’t hold tens of thousands of people, your favorite performers look like people, not distant toothpicks.

You might remember (or even be mad at) Lupe Fiasco for sampling Modest Mouse in the track that put him on the map (see below), but give him another listen. Lupe is more of an anti-rapper, taking on heavy, political subjects & eschewing female objectification and mindless sleaze. Openers Stalley & Chi-town emcee Boy Illinois round out the socially-conscious rap lineup. [LS]

TERRAPLANE SUN W/ SAINTS OF VALORY
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm (doors at 6pm) | $10 | All Ages

Can you not get enough of that sunny, Moon Taxi-esque indie pop? We can’t blame you, that stuff is surprisingly addictive. Anyways, you can get your fix by heading down to 3rd and Lindsley around 8 pm to catch Saints of Valory and Terraplane Sun. Mmmm. Feels good, doesn’t it? You can get a head start by checking out the following single from Terraplane Sun, which is one of our favorite tracks:  [JS]

[HC] Harvey Coldstone
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JM] Jessika Malone
[KA] Kelsi Alexander
[LS] Lauren Strange
[MH] Matt Hall
[OF] Olivia Fay
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[RH] Ryne Hambright
[SM] Samantha Major
[SS] Sarah Sharp

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