TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/15 – 11/17

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Winter is here! Winter is here! It freakin’ snowed this week!  What was that all about?  Regardless, it’s the weekend, and we know that you are going to get out to enjoy yourselves.  So, we’ve rounded up some of the best music happening this weekend to warm up your souls and ear holes.  Check out all of our staff picks with the our latest edition of This Weekend in Nashville!

FRIDAY

ROOTS OF A REBELLION
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Nashville, we at No Country have noticed a crippling affliction ailing the music scene here for the last couple years: a terminal lack of reggae. Rarely do we get the recommended weekly dosage of vibes, and we believe that to be a direct result of the lack of vitamin R (for reggae) in our musical diet. This makes it more important than ever that you get out to Soulshine Pizza to check out the upbeat, homegrown tunes of local reggae favorites Roots of a Rebellion. Plus, the show’s free, which just leaves you more money for some of that delicious pizza.  [JS]

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
@ Bridgestone Arena | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you are well aware of the fact that superstar artist Justin Timberlake will be at Bridgestone Arena TONIGHT at 8 p.m. We announced this show a few months ago and, honestly, it’s been at the front of our minds ever since. I mean, who would want to miss a show like this?! The past year has been crazy busy for Justin. The Memphis native announced his comeback, leaked album details, dropped a single and David Fincher-directed video, and then released The 20/20 ExperienceThe 20/20 Experience: Part 2, a new movie, played arenas around the country with “Suit & Tie” collaborator Jay-Z, and made his way around the late night and television circuit…all within a matter of months. It goes without saying that Timberlake works hard at what he loves and we’re sure that his live show will be proof of just that. Check out one of his singles “TKO” below, put on your “Suit & Tie”, and get ready for a live show you won’t soon forget. We hope you grabbed your tickets early, otherwise check out the numerous (overpriced) options on StubHub and Craigslist. [KA]

PATRICK SWEANY AND FRIENDS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

When you wanna hear the blues, you don’t go to The Black Keys’ concert at Bridgestone. If you can’t see the blues then you can’t feel the blues, and if you can’t feel the blues then what’s the point? You go to a place like The Basement, and you go to see a guy like Patrick Sweany. Been at it since ’99, Sweany’s got (what us young assholes who think they know music, say is) that OG Ohio blues sound. That is to say, it might remind you of The Black Keys’ first three albums, namely, Thickfreakness. But in this case, the chicken definitely came before the egg. Dan Auerbach played guitar in his band before starting The Black Keys, and he’s produced a couple of Sweany’s albums. Tonight, the blues man will perform with “friends,” which means we might see some familiar faces up on stage. [SS]

NIGHT BEATS W/ WESTERN MEDICATION AND WEEKEND BABES
@ The End | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Seattle garage rockers Night Beats are sure to satisfy fans of fuzzed-up, psychedelic,  soulful retro rock. The trio’s latest LP, Sonic Bloom, is out now, and locals Western Medication and Weekend Babes will support. Get ready to get down! [PO]

THE WHISKEY GENTRY AND HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL w/ THE LONELY H AND GARRETT KLAHN
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $8 | 18+

If you ever wondered the first songs that acts like The Lumineers or Edward Sharpe ever learned to play, then look no further than acts like The Whiskey Gentry. In the words of Paste Magazine, who called them the best of what’s next… “The Whiskey Gentry is a toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass, feet stomping in line with a punk-inspired kick drum”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we didn’t.  [MH]

PUJOL, THELMA AND THE SLEAZE (album release), LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES, REID MAGETTE (solo)
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Looking for a badass local bill this weekend? The Stone Fox has you covered. Prolific, energetic punk-tinged garage rocker Pujol will headline, while hard rock, female, power trio Thelma and the Sleaze will celebrate the release of their new album, These Boots Won’t Lick Themselves. Rounding things out are Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires and a solo set from Reid Magette. This is going to be a killer night! [PO]

THE STEEPWATER BAND w/ 68-75 AND JOSH FARROW
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10ADV/$12DOS | 18+

I think this is actually a code name for The Black Keys. Channeling some of the classics from their hometown of Chicago, The Steepwater Band are about as smooth as white boys playing the blues without the assistance of Danger Mouse can be. Just check the video below to see what I am talking about. [MH]

STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND w/ SUN CLUB AND THE ASTROCHIMPS
@ 2613 West Linden Avenue  | 9pm | FREE | All Ages

Are you one of the many, many people who prefer a house show to an actual venue? Well, just this one time, we’re with you. This Friday, you can catch local indie favorites Staying for the Weekend play their first show supporting their upcoming 4 track EP, logically titled S F T W. You can pick up a physical 7″ of the record at the show, or download a digital copy starting November 19. Opening for the group will be Baltimore rockers Sun Club and Nashville locals The Astrochimps. Rumor is a free keg will be floating around, so get there early for some free beer. [JS]

SATURDAY

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES W/ THE APACHE RELAY
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $20ADV/$22DOS | 18+

Formed in Duluth, Minnesota over a decade ago, these turtles aren’t teenage anymore (or mutant ninjas, sadly). Trampled By Turtles are, however, pretty keen harmonizers and apparent fans of alliteration (brush up with our previous feature from a past appearance right here). You can catch them this weekend with local folks, Apache Relay. Doors at 7, show’s at 8 — it’s 18+ but with a few stipulations minors can attend [JM]

GRACE AND TONY
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Looking for something cheap and different to do on your Saturday afternoon? Head down to Grimey’s for this in-store performance and you’ll hear something different for sure. Grace and Tony describe themselves as “punkgrass.” What is punkgrass, you ask? It is exactly what you’re thinking. Punk rock and bluegrass. It is easy to tell which of the duo plays each genre. Tony (who is also John Paul White’s, of the Civil Wars, brother), whose voice is rough and guitar playing resembles that of a punk band and Grace, who plays banjo and has a soft gospel-like tone come together to create this new genre. This special in store performance will be unforgettable to say the least. Listen for yourself. What do you think of this super duo?  [SM]

STONEY LaRUE W/ KYLE PARK
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Pack your Saturday full of fun (and weed if you got it) for Stoney LaRue when he brings his red dirt contemporary Texas country to town. The troubadour has worked with country-pop star  Miranda Lambert and even cult favorites Cross Canadian Rag Weed so he’s touched every aspect of “new” country and can even get a country hater like me grooving. Fellow Texas twanger Kyle Park is the perfect accompaniment but a 12-gallon hat isn’t included with the price of admission.  [JR]

ADAM FAUCETT W/ BLACKFOOT GYPSIES AND HONEY LOCUST
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

If the video embedded below doesn’t convince of the merit of Adam Faucett‘s voice, we’re not sure what will. The Little Rock native absolutely destroys the folk tunes he plays over with his gravelly voice and drawn out melodies. As always, we would like our readers to remember that The 5 Spot is, in fact, 21+, so all you youngsters out there be warned. [JS]

GEOGRAPHER W/ ROYAL BANGS
@ One (3rd floor of Mercy Lounge) | 9pm | $10-12ADV/$12DOS | 18+

San Francisco electro-indie rockers Geographer put a refreshing spin on a sound that, in a lesser band’s hands, could get droning and overdone (like the whole chillwave scene of a couple years ago). Endlessly hypnotic, perfectly balanced between rock and electronic, layered, and pulling from elements of dream pop, they’re a real treat of a band, and a fantastic live show. Opening act Royal Bangs have passed through quite a bit lately, supporting both Jimmy Eat World and Phoenix, and have been nothing less than fantastic each time. [PO]

MONA AND THE LIMOUSINES W/ DRESSES
@ Mercy Lounge 
| 9pm | $12ADV/$14DOS | 18+

What a lineup. Between local alt-rockers Mona, who are seemingly poised to EXPLODE into the mainstream radar at any moment, San Francisco’s The Limousines, whose electro-tinged indie sound makes them one of the most fun and underrated bands around, and delightful indie pop duo Dresses, hailing from Portland, this could be the coolest bill of the weekend! [PO]

SCOTT H. BIRAM
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Channeling the power of the delta blues with a solid shellacking of rockabilly, Scott H. Biram has quite the resume.  The award winning musician and producer is known for mastering multiple genres, but none are quite as famous as that of “one man band.”  If you don’t like this show, we’ll give you your money back. [MH]

SUNDAY

ARMY OF ME W/ WALDRON ROWE AND WILL HASTINGS
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

If power chords and 90s alternative sounds are your thing then Army of Me is just for you! Not to be confused with the Björk song of the same name, this band hails from Washington DC, not Iceland and is a chip off the second wave alternative block. Will Hasting is a New Orleans born but Nashville bred singer-song writer now calling Charleston SC home, so his influences are all over the place. As for Waldron Rowe, well your guess is as good as mine, I couldn’t find info about him/her anywhere so we’ll all have to see for ourselves in person! [JR]

JANELLE MONAE W/ ROMAN GIANARTHUR
@ The Ryman | 7:30pm | $27.50 | All Ages

J. Mo. (that’s what I call her) was just another Kansas City songbird until Big Boi discovered her, moved her to Atlanta, and brought her music into the mainstream consciousness by introducing her Sean “Puffy” Combs.  Throw in the numerous collaborations that she has with some of the top artists in the world, and it is no wonder that she is performing at a venue like the Ryman. [MH]

MY RED AND BLUE (CD RELEASE SHOW)
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $8 | 18+

Nashville-transplant Ben Eggebrecht will be having the CD release show for his pop/rock project My Red and Blue on Sunday at The High Watt, hosted by Cause A Scene! Earlier this week, Buzznet premiered the track “Never Gonna Be Mine” from My Red & Blue’s EP The Start, which can be heard below. The song rules, and we can’t wait to hear the whole album! Belmont University student Liza Anne will be the opening act. Liza has an incredible voice and will be releasing her own debut album The Colder Months (track streaming here) this February, so be sure to get there early and check her out! Liza also has a Kickstarter to help fund her full-length, and we know she would love your support! [KA]

GUNGOR W/ K.S. RHOADS
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $15ADV/$18DOS | 18+

On the heels of the release of their third studio album, I Am MountainGungor comes to Nashville this Sunday night at Marathon Music Works.  From their humble beginnings playing churches and other religious events, the band has consistently expanded their sound and reach to claim their spot in the alternative/indie universe. With a blend of haunting lyrics and ethereal melodies, the sound of Gungor continues to evolve into bigger and more beautiful things.  Kicking off the night is Nashville based artist and composer, K.S. Rhoads. [RH]

QUINTON AND MISS PUSSYCAT W/ NATURAL CHILD AND TRAMPOLINE TEAM
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10ADV/$12DOS | 18+

Of course this show is at The Stone Fox. Where else would you see indie-noise, dirt party music accompanied by a technicolor puppet show? The New Orleans-based Quintron and Miss Pussycat consists of Quintron, acclaimed organ player, multi-instrumentalist, and inventor (i.e. The Drum Buddy), and his wife, Miss Pussycat, a puppeteer who sings and plays maracas. Regulars in the NOLA scene, this duo knows how to get weird with some trash swamp beats, murky distortion, flamboyant attire, and puppet theatre. It will be a show. [SS]

[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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