TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 1/24 – 1/26

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This weekend is supposed to climb all the way up into the 40’s, and, after a week like this, it is going to feel like the middle of summer.  So, make sure you stay hydrated, and don’t get all hopped up to the point that you cut off body parts on the meow meow. Let’s try the safer option, let’s get out to see some live music.  We have single release shows, cover shows, jam band shows, Daft Punk shows, and pretty much any other show that you can imagine.  Find what’s going to fit your vibe best with our staff picks in another edition of TWiN.

FRIDAY

GOODBYE JUNE
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

This has certainly been a good week, and hopefully a good 2014, for Goodbye June.  You’ve been hearing them all week on Lightning 100, and we just announced that you’ll be seeing them at Mercy Lounge on February 3rd for the first of three Road To Bonnaroo competitions.  Go ahead and get to know them now for free at Soulshine Pizza this evening, because it is looking to be a very big year for Goodbye June. [MH]

MERCY LOUNGE ANNIVERSARY SHOW FEATURING: FLY GOLDEN EAGLE, MAJESTICO, BULLY, CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS, BAD COP, HEYROCCO AND 1933
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | FREE!!!
| 21+

TGIF!!! Mercy Lounge is throwing a FREE party tonight to celebrate its anniversary with some of Nashville’s best rock bands (shout out to Blacktooth Records). The lineup spans from hallucinogenic and bourbon soaked to spirit calling and straight up stimulating. It’s bound to be “one of those nights!” Fly Golden Eagle will perform in anticipation of their upcoming album Quartz (featuring 29 songs!!) and Majestico will perform to celebrate When Kingdom Come (releasing February 11 on ATO Records). Bully will play from their badass self-titled EP and Clear Plastic Masks will perform songs of their superb CPM EP (Serpents & Snakes / Dine Alone), streaming here with the video for single “Baby Come Home.” Bad Cop will play songs from the The Light On EP and Heyrocco stops in from North Carolina. No excuses for missing this night of stellar music! [LT]

COVERFEST FT. LOS COLOGNES, SAM LEWIS, SHANE TUTMARC, JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS, ADRIAN KRYGOWSKI
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $Cheap | 21+

Alright, I’m usually not one for a cover band, but when I get to watch five of my favorite artists cover my favorite artists… shit, that’s like a dream come true. Wander over to the smoky fairyland of The 5 Spot tonight to catch the artists listed above cover Bob Dylan, John Prine, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Ray LaMontagne. Rumor has it the Nashville Horns will be there too… gravy! Get in the mood with the audio of Queens Of The Stone Age covering Tom Waits below. [MH]

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND W/ THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $22.50ADV/$25DOS | 18+

What would happen if you took the live magic of a jam band and infused it into a down-to-earth bluegrass act? Yonder Mountain String Band, that’s what. Yonder (as the kids these days call them) is a four piece act originally from Colorado that plays with a rather modern interpretation of bluegrass. Their unique take on the genre has garnered Yonder quite  a bit of a reputation, and the group has traveled around the world performing. Now, you can catch them at Marathon with opener The Travelin’ McCourys for a fun night of folky goodness. Check out our full preview here[JS]

ALLEN THOMPSON BAND W/ MAGNOLIA SONS AND LITTLE BANDIT
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Ah the intimacy of The Basement. Snuggle up with Allen Thompson Band’s dusty boots roots music that channels Grateful Dead grooves and Allman Brothers melodies. 10 piece (and counting, it seems!) band Magnolia Songs will be sure to light the place up with funky neo-soul and throwback dance grooves. Stream their song “A Piece Worth Picking Up” for a preview. Catch Nashville’s gem Little Bandit while they’re on the rise to stardom with honky tonk gospel. It’s a line up that is sure to warm you up from the cold! [LT]

THE CALVERY w/ BLACK MARKET RESEARCH & JER GREGG
@ 12th & Porter | 8pm | $5 | 18+

LA to Nashville alternative rock band The Calvery has some notable names as supporters: Matchbox 20’s Adam Gaynor, Sevendust’s Clint Lowry, and Lifehouse’s Ben Carey. The Calvery will have strong support with Black Market Research, who were voted 2013’s “Best Pop Rock Band” in the Nashville Independent Music Awards. The show kicks off with Jerr Greg’s Americana sounds. Don’t leave your American flag shirt and trucker hat at home for this one! [WD]

SCHEMATIC
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | Free | All Ages

Remember Mae? You’d be forgiven if you didn’t, as the act responsible for Destination:Beautiful has kind of fallen out of the spotlight recently, but that doesn’t mean the members have been inactive. In fact, Dave Elkins of Mae has been hard at work on his own project, Schematic. Note that we called this a project and not a band; Schematic is positioned as a creative social network that fosters the sharing and growing of ideas. Of course, Schematic also released a record, Color (n.) Inside the Line. The album provides a fresh take on Elkins typically emotional tracks, but don’t just take it from us: go check him out yourself, for free, at Grimey’s this Friday. [JS]

COIN W/ SOL CAT AND PHIN
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

We’ve already told you everything you need to know about this show in our extended preview. Local synthpoppers Coin, who are poised to be Nashville’s next breakout act, will play their first Music City show of 2014, backed by the always incredible Sol Cat and Phin. This is one of the coolest lineups of the weekend, and, for just $10, one of the best deals! Coin’s last show sold out, so don’t wait to buy tickets! [PO]

SATURDAY

ALANNA ROYALE SINGLE RELEASE SHOW FEATURING BUFFALO CLOVER, THE FUTURE, AND MILKTOOTH
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

We told you all about Alanna Royale’s new single “Phantom Limb” on Friday morning, so let’s focus a little bit more time on the supporting acts for this one.  Buffalo Clover, The Future, and Milktooth are all No Country favorites.  Milktooth will actually be opening this show up, so make sure you get there early enough to see the band that first met Alanna the day they recorded “Eyes That Say I Love You” from the Beck Song Reader. [MH]

AFI W/ YOUTH CODE, COMING
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $26ADV/$28DOS | 18+

Our excitement for this show has been building for months! Punk turned industrial alt-rock act AFI made a comeback last year, with the release of their latest, Burials. The second leg of their first tour in over four years lands in Music City, and, with the edition of stellar and diverse headliners Youth Code and Coming, this will be one hell of a show! [PO]

GRACE AND TONY W/ CHRISTINA LOPEZ
@ The Basement | 7pm | $10 | 21+

Grace and Tony are like something you’ve probably never heard. Punk rock meets bluegrass. Yep, you read that right. Grace played bluegrass and gospel while Tony was originally in a punk rock band. This duo definitly bring something different to the table and if you are looking for a cheap and early show, head over to The Basement at 7. [SM]

EARPHUNK PERFORMS DAFT PUNK
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $15 | 18+

New Orleans musicians could easily rival Nashville musicians in their abilities. Whoa, whoa, whoa now. Before you get all huffy-puffy-Nashville proud… have you ever thought about “prog-funk”? Yeah, I didn’t think so. After you check that out tonight, you’ll see this troupe of talented players make you feel like you are wearing a robot mask at a Daft Punk show. Confused? That’s because you can’t comprehend. Don’t judge until you’ve seen. Witness! [MH]

DUQUETTE JOHNSTON w/ BRYAN CATES
@ The Basement | 9:30pm | $5 at the door| 21+

A fixture in the Birmingham, Alabama for over twenty years, Duquette Johnston is taking his balanced roots rock/soul infused tunage on the road. For those of you familiar with his older work the up newest record Rabbit Runs A Destiny is a bit of a departure but still full of amazing music (and some Nashville based players backing him up). At only $5 this show is the steal of the weekend if you ask this writer. Local singer-songwriter Bryan Cates opens things up, and he’s worth getting to The Basement early for.  [JR]

SUNDAY

BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS w/ RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | pm (doors at 6pm) | $20 | All Ages

If you’re at all active in the music festival scene, chances are you’ve had an opportunity to see Big Head Todd and the Monsters. These guys play literally everywhere. Anyways, if you haven’t gotten a chance to explore this stellar act, this Colorado based four piece has been together since 1986. That’s nearly 30 years of experience playing together, and one can easily tell. Their rhythms are tight, their melodies are balanced, and it’s just so obvious these guys know exactly what they’re doing. Check them out this Sunday at 3rd & Lindsley.  [JS]

[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JM] Jessika Malone
[KA] Kelsi Alexander
[LT] Lindsey Thompson
[WD]Wes Davenport
[SM] Samantha Major
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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