TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 3/14 – 3/16

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While most of Nashville has seemingly made their annual pilgrimage to Austin for SXSW, we still have a handful of shows to pique your interest here in town. We run down our weekly picks in a another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

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

Formerly of Peter Terry & The City Profits, the duo now known as LEWIS have embraced a fresh new afro beat-influenced synth pop sound on their recently released debut EP. Lightning 100 sure knows how to pick ’em, and this Artist of the Week is another win! [PO]

BILLY JOEL
@ Bridgestone Arena | 8pm | $43.85-$123.50 | All Ages

We’re pretty sure that if you’re even a little bit of music fan you know who Billy Joel and even though he hasn’t released much new material in a decade we all know and love his catalogue. Don’t miss your chance to see the Piano Man live and in person, tickets are still available!  [JR]

UNKNOWN HINSON
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $20 | All Ages

We told you a little bit about Unknown Hinson and his hilarious pyschobilly cohorts in this post and guess what guys and ghouls, he’s back for a headliner show!  Be prepared to be amazed, horrified and most of all entertained. [JR]

LERA LYNN w/ BEN CAMERON
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $20 early admission/ $10 GA | All Ages

If you’ve heard of Lera Lynn, it’s probably because you’ve been exposed to her awesome “Wolf Like Me” cover. However, this talented songstress has a number of other tricks up her sleeve, and we’re sure her powerful voice and warm acoustic instrumentals will keep your interest throughout the night. Lynn will be joined by Ben Cameron at the High Watt tonight, so if you’re a fan of good music, go ahead and plan on being there.  [JS]

WIDESPREAD PANIC
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Where there is a will, there is a way. I’ve seen more than one person get “miracle’d” into sold out jam band shows! Just sayin’. [MH]

D. CHARLES SPEER w/ DEREK HOKE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7  | 18+

D. Charles Speer was part of the ‘infamous’ No-Neck Blues Band from Brooklyn and is now touring with his back-up band The Helix in support of their latest LP Doubled Exposer and let us tell you; they rock! Opener Derek Hoke brings his local Americana sounds to warm you up and don’t forget to grab a bit, the food at The Fox is amazing!  [JR]

ADAM FAUCETT w/ ALL THEM WITCHES, MEADOWNOISE, DIG DEEP LIGHT SHOW
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 9:30pm | $10 | All Ages

There’s something to be said about the power of the electric guitar, and few acts embrace this power as well as Adam Faucett. This awesome bluesy garage rock act comes to us from Arkansas, but you’ll find it blends in nicely with the scene here in Nashville. Opening for Faucett is one of our personal favorite acts, All Them Witches. Plus, you’ll get to the captivating sounds of Meadownoise and the intensely awesome audio-visual project Dig Deep Light Show. This all goes down at 3rd and Lindsley this Saturday. Be there! [JS]

JUSTIN AND THE COSMICS w/ THE LOW DOWN, JAMES AND THE ULTRASOUNDS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local psyched-out garage rockers Justin and the Cosmics bring their retro-influenced sound back the The Basement with an awesome opening bill of  The Low Down and James and the Ultrasounds. [PO]

BEN FOLDS w/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Piano man Ben Folds premieres his debut piano concerto, accompanied (and co-comissioned) by the Nashville Symphony, over three nights of sold out shows. If that sounds like your cup of tea, you can see the concerto performed again in May, with the added accompaniment of the Nashville ballet. Find out more here[PO]

SATURDAY

THE LUCKY ‘STACHE BASH 2: A GOOD TIME FESTIVAL:
JUVENILE, FIVE KNIVES (DJ SET), COACH/RATE, CASHATT, AL-D WORDS, BUCKEYE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST
@ The Greenhouse | 3pm (12pm doors) | $12-35 | 21+

South by so what? Nashville’s hosting a 3-day fest of its own this weekend, taking place at The Greenhouse Bar in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and boasting a pretty kickass lineup! Day one is headlined by none other than  Juvenile, and features a DJ set from Fives Knives and more! A variety of single day and weekend rates are offered for regular and VIP tickets, all for great prices, and the event includes drink specials, free rides from Uber, a cornhole tournament, and more! [PO]

SIMO
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 9:30pm | $10 | All Ages

We’ve gone on and on about SIMO. This blues rock powerhouse leaves nothing other than your jaw behind in their performances. They are virtuosic players with enough innate soul to overpower even the mightiest of amps. It truly amazes me that these guys aren’t a household name yet. [MH]

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS w/ WOOD & WIRE
@ Exit/In | 9:00pm | $15 | All Ages

Last summer, Greensky Bluegrass overwhelmed the middle of the day Forecastle Festival into a stompin’, swayin’ party of up-tempo pickin’ and pluckin’.  Not that big of a fan of bluegrass?  I wasn’t either until those guys smacked me up-side the head with the good times stick.  Expect a party! [MH]

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BOB WEIR AND RAT DOG
@ Ryman Auditorium| 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

While hipsters around the world are rounded up like cattle in Texas this weekend, Nashville has apparently recruited the rolling hippie commune to replace them.  It’s like we have our own little three day jam-band fest going on at our very own Ryman auditorium.  Bob Weir & Rat Dog are certain to delve into a ton of your favorite Dead tunes. Good luck keep the dank smoke down ushers, and good luck getting in if you don’t have a ticket.  [MH]

WINDHAND w/ ACROSS TUNDRAS, SEASON OF ARROWS
@ The End| 8pm | $10 | 18+

Richmond, VA sludge/doom/psychedelic/stoner metal act Windhand recently dropped their new full-length, Soma, on Relapse Records, and it’s killer! If you’re looking for a heavy escape this weekend, look no further! Across Tundras and Season of Arrows support. [PO]

BEN FOLDS w/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Though the third and final night of Ben Fold‘s debut piano concerto, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony, is sold out, we’ll be there to live-tweet and to give you a recap, thanks to Acura! [PO]

SUNDAY

THE LUCKY ‘STACHE BASH 2: A GOOD TIME FESTIVAL:
COACH/RATE, NAPPY ROOTS, MINDUB, ALANNA ROYALE, THE ELECTRIC HEARTS, AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS, BONES OWENS, DJ CHOZEN
@ The Greenhouse | 3:30pm (2pm doors) | $12-35 | 21+

The Lucky ‘Stache Bash continues with a lineup headed by Nappy Roots, and featuring some of our local faves like Alanna Royale and The Electric Hearts! Head here for a rundown on day three (Monday), which features  Chancellor WarholMachines Are People Too, and more! [PO]

GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE w/ ELENOWEN AND EMILY HEARN
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 7pm | $10 | All Ages

A lot of times, you go to shows to dance, meet people, and maybe drink a bit. However, on occasion, you’ll attend an entirely different type of show. One that makes you want to stand there quietly and be utterly captivated by the performance at hand. Green River Ordinance puts on exactly this kind of show. We don’t mean to imply that this show won’t be fun (by all means, it’ll be a blast). However, don’t be surprised if you find your attention is firmly fixed on the band this Sunday at 3rd and Lindsley. [JS]

[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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