TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/22 – 11/24

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Who’s building an Arc out there?  It feels almost like end-times as we write on this gloomy morning.  If we are gonna call it quits on earth, we should probably go out doing something we love more than anything!!!  No perv, I’m talking about live music.  We have another very solid weekend of shows, and have run down all of our staff picks below.  Get out to see some live music!

FRIDAY

FABRIZIO AND THE FEVER
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

“Feel good” might be the best way to describe twangy pop band, Fabrizio And The Fever, and it is no surprise that our friends at Lightning 100 are all over it.  Join them again on Friday night to get your weekend started at the comfortable confines of Soulshine Pizza around 7pm. [MH]

JOHNNY MARR w/ MEREDITH SHELDON
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $25ADV/$28DOS | 18+

We’ve been telling you about the legendary ex-Smiths guitarists solo Nashville debut all week long with our Johnny Marr-athon. First, we kicked things off with a look back at his band that started it all: The Smiths. Then, we took at look at the relationship between Marr and ex-bandmate Morrissey, as well as brought you news on Johnny’s upcoming autobiography. Next, we gave you the scoop on Marr’s post-Smiths endeavors. Yesterday, we took a break from Johnny to tell you all about opener Meredith Sheldon. Finally, we gave you the scoop on the record that matters most, his solo debut, The Messenger. Don’t miss this one! [PO]

THE WILD FEATHERS
@ 3rd and Linsdley | 8pm (doors at 6pm)| SOLD OUT| 18+

Hopefully you were lucky enough to catch The Wild Feathers at Live On The Green this year because this show is sold out. I won’t brag too much, but, man, do they put on a show. They are simply fun to watch and get moving to. They have a rock sound with a folk twang and its just the right amount of each. So next time they roll into Nashville, get moving and purchase some tickets!  [SM]

THE WINTER SOUNDS w/ STOKESWOOD AND DR. JUNGLE CAT
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $10 (suggested donation) | 18+

Want to feel good about yourself AND catch some great live music? Get to 12th and Porter where the suggested cover/donation of $10 will go to Open Table, Inc. a local non-profit that takes a very hands on approach to helping the local homeless get fed and back on their feet. Let locals, via New Orleans, The Winter Sounds show you their blend of electro-pop, post-punk and indie awesomeness.  Stokeswood will also bring their Low-Endie (that’s a new one even for me)  sounds to table and throw in some Indie Americana Rock courtesy of Dr. Jungle Cat and you have a great evening of music all in the name of a great cause. [JR]

DEEP FRIED FIVE W/ ANNA HAAS AND THE EFFECT, THE BROADCAST, AND VALERIE MIZE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Spice up your Friday night with the funky tones of the Deep Fried Five. This local funk-soul five piece has kicked up a lot of dirt in the Nashville music scene lately, but one listen to the track embedded below should be enough to convince anyone that this band kicks ass. Check them out at the Basement for a 21+ show featuring openers Anna Haas & The Effect, The Broadcast, and Valerie Mize [JS]

CHRIS WILD W/ STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND, TWO BLUSHING PILGRIMS, AND LITTLE MOSES
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Chris Wild lives up to his name, he’s rowdy, loud, and chock full of Rock n’ Roll. Every time we catch him live, it seems like his shows crank up a couple more notches. Joining him on stage are Staying for the Weekend, who absolutely slayed that house show we told you about, and what is the difference really between a house show and The End anyway? Two Blushing Pilgrims and Little Moses round out the bill. [AD]

THE WEEKS W/ SLEEPER AGENT AND CHROME PONY
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 (one night) / $20 (both nights) | 18+

We’ve already told you everything you need to know about this two-day Mercy Lounge takeover in our Weeks’ Week posts. In addition to the Nashville (by way of Mississippi) rockers, find out more about Bowling Green eclectic act Sleeper Agent and local trio Chrome Pony here and here. The Weeks will play totally different sets each night, so take advantage of the two-day price! [PO]

LEAGUES W/ COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY CALEB)
@ The Cannery Ballroom | 8:30pm | $13ADV/$15DOS | 18+

We ran this one down for you already as well.  Jump back here to read all about it, or just head below to enjoy even more good times from Leagues. [KA]

CASPIAN w/ 65DAYSOFSTATIC, THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $14 | 18+

Massachusetts instrumental post-rockers Caspian are one of the most captivating groups to come out of the scene in recent years. Instrumental acts can be something of a mixed bag and, admittedly, can prove harder for casual fans to latch onto, but Caspian’s unique sound, derivative of indie rock, metal (though more in structure than in soundscape), and experimental rock, has found an audience in the punk world. Matched with instrumental post-rock/math rock outfit 65daysofstatic and emo revivalist The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, this might just be the under the radar show of the weekend. [PO]

MISFITS W/ THE ATTACK, CY BARLEY AND THE WAY OUTSIDERS AND ILL PATRIOT
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $22ADV/$25DOS | 18+

Misfits is the hardcore punk band this generation either grew up on or discovered in their early teens. Or, you are just the random chick at a coffee shop sporting their skull shirt without a clue who they are. Even though Jerry Only is the only “original” member left in the band, it should still be as grotesque as they are known to be. Joining Misfits on tour is The Attack, and, for this Friday night, Nashville local Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and Ill Patriot will be starting the show off with a bang. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about bruises you will discover Saturday morning. [AD]

SATURDAY

THE WEEKS W/ TURBO FRUITS AND BUFFALO RODEO
@ The Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 (one night) / $20 (both nights)| 18+

We’ve already told you everything you need to know about this two-day Mercy Lounge takeover in our Weeks’ Week posts. In addition to the Nashville (by way of Mississippi) rockers, find out more about local garage punks Turbo Fruits and breakout Bowling Green act Buffalo Rodeo here and here. The Weeks will play totally different sets each night, so take advantage of the two-day price! [PO]

DAVID NAIL W/ SPECIAL GUEST, BROTHERS OSBORNE
@ The Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $17.50ADV/$20DOS | 18+

I don’t think I’ll ever “get” people who say their favorite artist is Luke Bryan or Florida Georgia Line. However, I do understand people who back David Nail and Brothers Osborne. In Nashville, these artists are part of a select few that make you want to rethink country. Both have managed to gain the respect of those outside the CMT stratosphere and damn well deserve some praise for it. David Nail will play Cannery Ballroom and bring special guests Brothers Osborne. Doors are at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $20 at the door. [SS]

THE TOM PAPPAS COLLECTION W/ HURTS TO LAUGH AND SHANE TUTMARC
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Rock and Roll.  That’s what it’s all about.  That’s what The Tom Pappas Collection is all about.  Led by front man Tom Pappas (formerly of Superdrag), the band brings authentic rock and roll back to Music City.  On Saturday night, they take the stage along with Nashville’s own Hurts to Laugh and Shane Tutmarc opening at the The High Watt.  [RH]

LINES IN THE SKY W/ BLACK SEA ROYALTY AND SPACETRAIN
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $5 | 18+

If you like the sonic capabilities and intense emotions present in heavier ‘metal’ music, but dislike the immaturity that seems to corrupt the metal scene, Lines in the Sky is the band for you. This Nashville based three piece sounds quite a bit like God and the Devil are Raging Inside Me era Brand New with a dash of Muse or Mutemath. Opening for Lines in the Sky is an unusual combination of local indie rockers Black Sea Royalty and electronic three piece Spacetrain. This show really serves to highlight the variety of music available in Nashville. [JS]

SHY GUY W/ JOSEPHINE AND THE WILDFRONTS AND HAUNTED DEVICE
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Ethereal psych-rock four-piece Shy Guy plays at The End with shoegaze power-pop trio Haunted Device, classic-rockers The Dirty Truth, and dream-pop outfit Josephine and the Wildfront. Whereas we normally defer to The End when we’re looking for metal, noise, or booty whop, this night will be all about pretty sounds and nostalgia. Show starts at 9 p.m., tickets are $5 at the door.  [SS]

THE BLACK CADILLACS W/ DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES
@ Exit/In 
| 8pm | $7ADV/$10DOS | 18+

I went to see The Black Cadillacs when they played Mercy Lounge a couple months ago without knowing anything about them. Needless to say, after a night of bluesy, indie rock and foot stomping, I just kept dancing the whole the way home. This show is a sure bet for a good time so don’t miss out. [SM]

MARQUEE MAYFIELD W/ SIDEWALK CHALK AND THE GRIPS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Marquee Mayfield is unlikely the spawn of Curtis Mayfield, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to his smooth blend of pop and R&B sounds.  Expertly straddling the line between recent throw backs like Jamiroquai and 70′s porn inspired vibes that were so prevalent in all those great funky ass soul sounds of the 70′s.  I guess what I’m getting to is, this isn’t like any other show you are going to see in Nashville this weekend, and who knows, you might get laid too. [MH]

SPOON BENDERS W/ MYSTERY TWINS
@ The Basement | 7pm | $5 | 21+

With an ever changing line-up, the Spoon Benders always keep it fresh and have managed to keep a relatively consistent jam rock sound that is best enjoyed live. This band is always a blast and will have you grooving guaranteed. Trust this writer, the Mystery Twins talent is no secret. One half of a now defunct but ever popular local band The Clutters, the Twins have stripped it down and bare it all on their debut full-length Ghost in the Ground. See for yourself what every one else will be talking about later. [JR]

THE WANS W/ ELECTRIC CITIZEN, OXFORD COTTON
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $3 | 18+

We most recently had the opportunity to check out The Wans as the “opener” for Reignwolf and J. Roddy Walston who had to follow up Salvador Dali Parton.  While they held their own that night, we full expect them to OWN FooBAR. [MH]

SUNDAY

ROB ZOMBIE AND KORN
@ The Bridgestone Arena | 7pm | $39.15-$49.50 | All Ages

I’m pretty sure everyone reading this has heard of Rob Zombie and Korn but did you know they’re both back on tour and infesting Bridgestone Arena on “the Lord’s day”?  It’s a reunion tour for the latter, who welcome back guitarist and founding member Brian “Head” Welch who left  the band eight years ago. For Mr. Zombie it’s just another chance to let his freak flag fly high and an opportunity for his cult of die-hard fans to freak the fuck out! Halloween has been over for a month now but ghoul face paint and monster costume are encouraged.  [JR]

TONY JOE WHITE W/ BOBBY BARE JR.
@ 3rd & Linsdley | 8pm | $20 | All Ages

I still remember the first time I heard “Polk Salad Annie”, and, no, it wasn’t the more famous cover by the king of stealing music (err…. rock) Elvis.  Ah, the days of youth and discovery.  I’m sure, the now 70 year old, Tony Joe White knows what I’m talking about.  I’m sure stories will abound from this master of many sub-genres of rock n’ roll when he strolls you through his insanely impressive back catalogue on Sunday evening.  Blog favorite Bobby Bare Jr opening is just the cherry on top of this one. [MH]

WOOLY MAMAS W/ FRIENDSHIP COMMANDERS AND LAUREN WINANS
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Wooly Mamas are one of those rare bands whose music just sounds intellectual. Their tunes aren’t overly complex; there are no unconventional modal changes or unexpected time signatures, but somehow their blend of classic and modern rock instantly reveals to listeners that this Nashville based trio knows exactly what they’re doing. Expect a fun evening filled with Beatles influenced tracks from Wooly Mamas and their friends Friendship Commanders and Lauren Winans.  [JS]

[AD] Amber Davis
[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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