TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 12/6 – 12/8

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With the weather like this, you plan to stay inside…. a local venue!  There is a lot of music that is worthy of braving the elements this weekend.  Lots of free stuff to keep that loot in your pocket for the holidays, and a few shows that’ll cost you a small pittance.  Check below to get a rundown of all the shows that we recommend for this weekend in our latest edition of TWiN, and STAY SAFE OUT THERE THIS WEEKEND!

FRIDAY

MODOC
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

These local shredders are pushing their self-titled LP that is pretty much badass. See them for free while you still can, because the prices are only going up. We told you all about MODOC in this post, so read on for more info ,or just check out the vid for their song “Coward.” [JR]

LYFT NASHVILLE LAUNCH PARTY
@ One (above Mercy Lounge) | 6pm | Free w/ RSVP | 21+

Lyft is a new service that has taken the country by storm, and is now expanding to Nashville.  The mobile app driven car service is perfect for toting your tipsy ass around, or helping you to navigate the slushy streets this weekend.  Expect tunes from Buffalo Clover and bumpin’ beats from the likes of DJ Jacob Jones and Tom Melchior!  You can check out a Buffalo Clover track to get you more inspired than FREE already made you. [MH]

GOODBYE JUNE w/ FEEDBACK REVIVAL
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local ballad indie rockers Goodbye June are coming up in Music City and have topped the bill for The Basement this fine Friday night. Helping to make your evening even mightier Feedback Revival (also local) bring their riff rock and powerful vocal to the party as well. See what I mean below. [JR]

SCALE MODEL w/ THE SWIFTLETS AND BIG HORN
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Scale Model yet, let us be the first to tell you: you’re in for a treat. The Nashville four-piece plays an infectious blend of synth melodies and danceable drum beats, and tops it all of with some of the best female vocals Music City has to offer. Check out Scale Model with fellow lo-fi rockers The Swiftlets and Big Horn tonight at The End.  [JS]

HOOTS AND HELLMOUTH w/ HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL AND BUFFALO CLOVER
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

When the weather gets this cold, you need some musical soup for the soul.  That’s exactly what Hoots And Hellmouth will be bringing.  For those of you that started the night upstairs at the Lyft kickoff, you can check out Buffalo Clover again along with Holy Ghost Tent Revival when you amble down one floor to The High Watt.  Check out Hoots & Hellmouth below. [MH]

MACHINES ARE PEOPLE TOO w/ THE LONELY BISCUITS AND FUTURE UNLIMITED
@ 12th and Porter | 9pm | $6 | 18+

It’s taken the determination of a few to establish Nashville as a safe haven for genres other than country, Americana, rock, and garage. Semi-recent Chattanooga transplants Machines Are People Too bring feel-good synth pop as well as a massive student/recent-grad following; The Lonely Biscuits have that indie-funk-hip hop thing going for them, kind of like G. Love & Special Sauce; Future Unlimited does new wave shoegazer pop, which garnered attention from Shia Labeouf (he directed their video for “Haunted Love”). So get you some of that new new this Friday at 12th and Porter, where all of these guys will be performing. Show starts at 9 p.m., $6. [SS]

DAX RIGGS w/ PATRICK SWEANY
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $12 | 18+

Ever since his days with Acid Bath, Dax Riggs has been known for three things: huge guitars, gravelly vocals, and killer shows. His most recent musical efforts see Riggs playing a gritty blues rock combo. Opening for Riggs is Patrick Sweany, who recently received a bit of notoriety for his track “Them Shoes”. All in all, this night promises to be exactly the sort of heavy blues that Nashville digs.   [JS]

SATURDAY

JESSICA HERNANDEZ AND THE DELTAS w/ THE SILVER PALMS AND THE ELECTRIC HEARTS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10| 18+

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas give truth to the Kiss anthem ‘Detroit Rock City’.  Hailing from Motor City, these rock ‘n’ roll prodigies channel the greats with lead front woman Jessica Hernandez carrying the spirit of a younger Amy Winehouse.  Kicking off the night at The High Watt are Georgia boys The Silver Palms and Nashville’s own The Electric Hearts. [RH]

CHRIS CROFTON AND THE ALCOHOL STUNT BAND
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | Free | All Ages
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

We’ve had starts and stops with CC & TASB in the past few months, but it looks like everything is finally coming together for us twice in one night.  Things get started for free over at Grimeys for an all-ages in-store, and then the real alcoholic stunts get crackin’ at The Stone Fox around 9pm.  If you get snowed in somewhere, you can just check out this set from last summer. [MH]

LOS COLOGNES AND FRIENDS w/ STEELISM AND BELLE ADAIR
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

You know ’em, you love ’em. Local blues rockers Los Colognes just keep getting better and better with every passing appearance, and are always a treat for us to catch. Paired with instrumental country-folk duo Steelism and eclectic Alabama indie rockers Belle Adair, in one of our favorite haunts, The Basement, no less, this is perhaps the best way to spend $5 all weekend. [PO]

PENICILLIN BABY, WESTERN MEDICATION, RAJHI GAHLER, PLASTIC VISIONS
@ Springwater Supper Club | 10pm | $? | 21+

How’s that for a sweet lineup? Between the psyched out sounds of Penicillin Baby, the post-punk stylings of Western Medication, the hypnotic surf-tinged Rajhi Gahler, and the always incredible alt-rockers Plastic Visions, Spingwater’s Saturday night show gives the rest of the weekend a run for its money. [PO]

TOM WAITS TRIBUTE & BENEFIT
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $10 (suggested donation) | 21+

This is the 8th Annual Tom Waits Tribute, and expect big crowds for this wildly popular event. All proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank, and you can expect interpretations of Waits by Tommy Womack & The Rush To Judgment, Ballhog!, David Olney, Afton Wolfe & the Crest Fallen Sidekicks, Jamison Sevits, Tony McLoughlin & The Hard Hearts, Ryan B. Case, Joshua Black Wilkins, Jhesi Boyer and the Lickity Splitlies, Caleb Owens & the Bones, Brian Ritchey, and Wess Floyd. Side note: This event happens to fall on Mr. Waits actual birthday, so that’s some trivia. [MH]

SUNDAY

MATT WERTZ w/ EMILY WEST
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm (doors at 6pm) | $20 | All Ages

The only Christmas tradition better than watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Jingle All The Way is Matt Wertz’ annual holiday show.  On Sunday night, Nashville’s own takes the stage at 3rd & Lindsley to play music from his holiday-themed Snowglobe album.  Joining in on the festivities are locals K.S. Rhoads and Emily West. [RH]

THE DEAD TOWNS w/ THE SILVER PALMS AND THEM VIBES
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $5 | 18+

If you didn’t get over to see The Silver Palms on Saturday night, they are making the most of their visit and giving you one more chance at Exit/In on Sunday.  These Georgia kids are really making waves with a lot of national hype on ze old interwebs, and it’s for good reason.  Their incredibly catchy sound is one that you will have in your head for the rest of the night.  Just check out “Georgia Boy” to understand.  This round they are playing in support of The Dead Towns and the bill also features blog favorite, Them Vibes[MH]

CROW MOSES w/ BEECH BENDERS AND BEARHEART
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

The thing you have to understand about Crow Moses is that the man is a songwriting genius. Take a listen to the track embedded below, and tell us the subtle interplay between melody and harmony and the way Moses blends his voice into the mix like it’s just another instrument is frankly inspiration. That being said, to get the full Crow Moses effect, one must see him live. Luckily for you, Moses will be joined by the Beech Benders and Bearheart this Sunday at the Basement. [JS]

CASS MCCOMBS w/ ARBOURETUM
@ The High Watt | 8:30pm | $10 | 21+

Cass McCombs makes another trip through Music City to flaunt his impeccable songwriting skills.  With songs that will tear your heart right open, and then tend to their healing, McCombs is consistently at the top of the internet buzzometer as a not to miss show.  You should also pick up a copy of his stellar new album, Big Wheel & Others, from the merch table, if you don’t already have it. [MH]

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE w/ BEEDEEGEE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm (7pm doors) | $25/27 | 18+

Take three. After first postponing a planned show in March, then bailing on their rescheduled July date as well, indie rockers Animal Collective are finally set to make a Nashville appearance before 2013 runs out. They impressed us this year at Bonnaroo, and their Marathon show will hopefully be killer enough to make up for the nine month delay! [PO]

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
@ Bridgestone Arena | 3pm & 7:30pm | $30.60-65.50 | All Ages

What’s that you say, you like your Christmas music with a dose of prog rock and classic metal? Well, you’ve got not one, but TWO, chances to catch the planet’s premiere symphonic hard rock holiday-themed act, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, this weekend at Bridgestone. Prices start a pretty reasonable $30.60, great seats are still available, and this one’s fun for all ages. Get into the holiday spirit! [PO]

[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
[WD] Wes Davenport

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