TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 3/7 – 3/9

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Wow, what a weird week, right?  I mean, Ellen takes a photograph of America’s prettiest, breaks Twitter, and we get blanketed in ice causing accidents galore.  Coincidence?!?  Well, all of that seems to have come to an end today, because the second we publish TWiN we are gonna play under that mysterious, warm, orange ball outside.  You should do the same as us and get out to see some live music too!  We have a weekend of punk rock shows which will blur day and night, an album release show featuring two Road To Bonnaroo winners opening, a full day worth of music and crawfish at Soulshine, an art-pop queen, a quickly rising psych rock powerhouse, and so much more.  See all of our staff picks with another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

COLONY HOUSE
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Only in a place like Nashville could a station like Lightning 100 choose a different local artist to showcase every single week and never pick one any less than spectacular. Franklin’s Colony House are just the latest band to hold the distinction, and, if you enjoy their dense, melodic, indie rock sound as much as we do, you’d better start your weekend off right with a free performance at Soulshine! [PO]

ST. VINCENT
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $22ADV/$25DOS | 18+

Behold the beauty, brilliance and progressiveness of St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) and you will be stunned. We don’t care if you’ve never heard of her or have been in love with her since first listen because the glaring, undeniable truth is that you must (yes, MUST!) jump at the opportunity experience her live tonight. Indie music’s biggest girl crush is celebrating the release of her brand new, massively critically acclaimed self-titled album. “I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral,” she says of her newest gift to the world. It may be odd but it’s part of her genius and she did just that. The album was produced by John Congleton (who she worked with on her previous album, Strange Mercy) and is the ideal elevation of her inventiveness. Don’t miss your opportunity to marvel in awe!  [LT]

HAYES CARLL
@ The High Watt | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

This gifted singer/song writer from just outside Houston, TX is a little bit Willie (Nelson that is) and a little bit silly. He’s just enough ‘good’ country that we had to mention him. Plus this show sold out, so he must be doing something right, but don’t worry there’s another chance to catch him this weekend! [JR]

4th ANNUAL TOWNES VAN ZANDT TRIBUTE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5  | 18+

Do you guys have that list of musicians that you would love to have had the opportunity to see?  Miles Davis? Yes! Jimi Hendrix? Yes! Townes Van Zandt? Oh HELL YEAH!  The Stone Fox plays host tonight as a slew of talented artists revisit some of the classics of one of America’s most treasured songwriters! [MH]

FREAKIN WEEKEND 5: NIGHT 2 FT. DIARRHEA PLANET, TURBO FRUITS, BARRERACUDAS, CY BARKLEY AND THE WAY OUTSIDERS, FOX FUN AND DELUXIN
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Were you at Freakin’ Weekend‘s Thursday night kickoff? If not, shame on you! The fun continues with, perhaps, the most stacked night of the three-night fest, headlined by epic local garage rockers Diarrhea Planet. There’s also a free day show featuring Tristen and more, for those of you without day jobs, so head over to our full preview for additional details[PO]

THE WOOD BROTHERS W/ BRIGITTE DEMEYER
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $20 | All Ages

You better hop on this show because their second gig of the weekend has already sold out and we LOVE The Wood Brothers blues/Americana sound. Imagine more low key, chilled out Old Crow Medicine show and you can start to have an idea. Their cover of “Midnight Rider” below is epic. Brigitte DeMeyer brings her acoustic soul singing to the party and should fit in right nice with the Wood boys. [JR]

PONYCHASE W/ JASMIN KASET AND PALE POOLS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

We love Ponychase and you will too if you’re just now discovering them. The evening will celebrate the release of their fantastic new LP, Parade of Youth, a effortlessly hip, organic synth-pop sonic landscape of keys, bass and old school electronic drums (SP12 and MPC2000xl for you gear nerds). Jasmin Kaset endorsed the group at her own release party (Quiet Machine) recently following their opening set saying, “I just think they’re so badass.” We couldn’t agree more and have the same thoughts about Jasmin and her artistry. Experimental band Pale Pools will kick off the night. [LT]

SATURDAY

STONE JACK JONES
@ Grimey’s| 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Out and about in support of his third album, Ancestor, local noire folk singer Stone Jack Jones is ready to bring free tunage to your ear holes at everyone’s favorite record shop. Unfortunately the records you will inevitably fall in love with there are NOT free. [JR]

THE WOOD BROTHERS W/ ANGEL SNOW
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Unfortunately this show is sold out and if that bums you out, you probably didn’t hop on board with The Wood Brothers in time. Local ambient/folk opener Angel Snow is pretty amazing as well so check her out next chance you get.  Hopefully you caught the Wood boys at their Friday show, which we hyped just a few scrolls above but if you missed out on both you can just check out another one of their videos below and catch them their next go ‘round. [JR]

HAYES CARLL W/ PARKER MILLSAP
@ The Basement | 9pm | SOLD OUT 21+

Fresh off his sold out show at The High Watt, one of our favortie Texans Hayes Carll is back for a second Music City engagement … and as of Thursday night, it has also sold out. Not too shabby. Parker Millsap‘s more Americana sounds is a perfect companion piece to Carll’s outlaw-ish country but unless you already scored tickets you’ll just have to hear about it second hand. [JR]

DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES ALBUM RELEASE W/ ALANNA ROYALE AND BLANK RANGE
@ Exit/In | 8pm$10 | 18+

It’s like it has been DE & TGL week around Nashville.  From live streams to in-stores to the release of Kid Tiger, now we all get to celebrate together in style at Exit/In on Saturday night.  I don’t care what you had planned.  This is your new plan.  Throw in Alanna Royale and recent Road To Bonnaroo winners, Blank Range, too? Shit man, I’m just going to go get in line now, so I don’t miss a second of the action!  [MH]

FREAKIN WEEKEND 5: NIGHT 3 FT. NATURAL CHILD, EX-CULT, CHEAP TIME, LEATHER NIGHTMARE, JUAN WAUTERS, THE PAPERHEAD AND WEEKEND BABES
@ The End | 8pm | $15 | 18+

We hope that by Saturday night, your weekend has been particularly freakin’! The fifth annual fest wraps up with yet another stacked night of bands, spearheaded by locals Natural Child and Memphis punk rockers Ex-Cult. We’ve got more on the lineup, free day shows, and preview playlist here[PO]

MOONFACE (SOLO PIANO) W/ SALTLAND
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Spencer Krug and his trusty piano make quite the dapper duo as Moonface. Sonically, the music is a good distance from Krug’s previous projects: Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. It’s mesmerizing stuff, where Krug’s vocals stop the air in your lungs, while his piano melodies help you exhale. Moonface will be joined by Saltland, a minimalist cello project from Montreal’s Rebecca Foon. [WD]

WHITE DENIM w/ THE DISTRICTS
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $15 | 18+

If you haven’t heard of White Denim before, take a listen to the video embedded below. They’re a rather…strange type of music, wouldn’t you agree? Yet somehow, songs like “Shake Shake Shake” are undeniably fun and manage to keep you listening time and again. White Denim solidified their popularity in these parts with a fantastic performance at Bonnaroo two years ago, so you can be sure the show this time around is going to be packed. Opening for White Denim is The Districts, whom will wow you away with their killer harmonica chops and intricate song writing. All in all, we’re willing to offer to No Country stamp of approval to this exciting show.[JS]

MANDO BLUES AND SOULSHINE PIZZA BIRTHDAY BASH
@ Soulshine pizza | 12pm | Free | All Ages

You clearly need to get outside to enjoy this weekend, and your best Saturday option might be the totally FREE Birthday Bash that Soulshine Pizza has going on.  Featuring acts like Charles “Wigg” Walker, Etta Britt, and too many more to count, you’ll be slurping the crawfish off your fingers and tapping your toes with a smile that only springtime can create.  More details on the party are here[MH]

SUNDAY

BEAR’S DEN W/ BIRDS OF TOKYO
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

This bill is an interesting mix considering the boys of Bear’s Den hail from London and Birds of Tokyo flew in from Perth. Australia and Great Britain aren’t exactly chummy and if you paid attention during history class you already knew that. In this case everyone probably gets along and the bands’ sounds complement each other wonderfully. The headliners have uniquely British folk/alt-country thing going on, kiiiinda like Mumford but not as much, well, Muford. The Birds have a ‘downundah’ flavored version of alt-rock. What’s not to love? [JR]

NOAH GUNDERSEN W/ DAVID RAMIREZ AND ARMON JAY
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $10ADV/$12DOS | 18+

Nashville does not stand in shock and awe of songwriters very often, but Noah Gundersen is certainly starting to make Music City take notice.  His lyrics tug at shared memories like the best songs do, while the carefully crafted music perfectly pairs.  This show started out in The High Watt, and, according to that ole grapevine, there aren’t a ton of tickets left since it shifted to Mercy Lounge.  David Ramirez and Armon Jay open things up. [MH]

COM TRUISE W/ THE PHANTOMS AND BLACK CAT SYLVESTER
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $12ADV/$15DOS | 18+

Nashvillians, we’ve come up with the perfect way for you to end this March weekend, and it involves you getting up and driving on over to Exit/In. Why is this? Because this Sunday, the synth-based, 80’s-tinged Com Truise will be playing his killer set over there. Com Truise has been capturing the minds and emotions of audiences with his chilled out electronic tunes for a couple years now, and has built up quite a track record to prove it. Opening for Com Truise is fellow electronic influenced pioneers The Phantoms and Black Cat Sylvester. This seems to be one of the best shows around this weekend, and we highly encourage you to check out these fantastic artists.   [JS]


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

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