TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 3/21 – 3/23

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Spring has sprung, or has it?  The weather is supposed to dip back into the land of chilly this weekend, so why not cram into a venue with a few hundred of your besties to see some music.  We have another great weekend full of blues, pop, rock, dance, and punk! Sounds like another edition of TWiN to help you figure out your weekend plans is just what the doctor ordered.  See all our staff picks below!

FRIDAY

JILLIAN EDWARDS
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Texas transplant Jillian Edwards brings her old soul indie folk singer-songwriter stylings to Soulshine Pizza as Lightning 100’s latest local Artist of the Week. Lightning’s picks never disappoint, and Jillian’s sound is downright enchanting, so start your weekend off right by catching her for free! [PO]

STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND w/ KEEPS, THE ASTROCHIMPS
@ Exit/In | 7pm | $5 | 18+

A lineup filled with veteran Belmont University bands, Staying for the Weekend, Keeps and, The Astrochimps are bound to keep you on your feet and dancing around. The alternative and indie styles of Staying for the Weekend gained them a spot on Bonnaroo’s line-up last summer, and all three bands have been featured in Belmont’s Showcase series, with the psychedelic and dreamy Keeps being crowned the winners of the Rock Showcase, which gives them the opportunity to play once again, next weekend in Belmont’s Best of the Best Showcase. New music, good vibes, 18+, and only $5! [EZ]

1 BIG SOUL PARTY: SPACE CAPONE, SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS, THE BROADCAST
@ The High Watt & Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Brothers & Sisters, spring is finally here so get your funky asses out to celebrate! Nashville’s own Space Capone has played Hangout Fest, Live on the Green, and Rombello Cruise, and will hit Wakarusa this summer, so catch them while they are hot amidst a U.S. tour. Their debut, self-titled album has been well-received and lucky for us, they are in the process of a new album! We can only hope it’s filled with more lyrics like “I don’t wanna love you baby / I just wanna dance!” Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds blew the roof off of Holy Mountain during their last performance at SXSW. The Brooklyn- based road warriors know how to bring a party that leaves audiences sweaty and stunned. Their newest Randy Jackson LP Fight is a glimpse into their ability to massively dominate airwaves and live audiences. Travel back to 2012’s Pound Of Dirt with songs “Lasso,” “Dirt,” “Make It Rain,” “Too Much,” and  “Hollow Bones,” and you’ll find the origin of Bonnaroo: live talent, crafted musicianship, dance / get lost in grooves and good vibes. The Broadcast will round out the evening, all the way from UK. [LT]

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

TACOCAT w/ IDLE BLOOM, FOX FUN
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

You had us at Taco, then you put a Cat on it, now we’re f*cking intrigued. How perfect that this band is from Seattle, punksters with hooky melodies that make you wanna push people around and break records? But don’t you dare break anything in Grimey’s! They just played SXSW and are on their way to play Sasquatch so catch them while you can now! Beer:30 for 21+ and free to all! [LT]

For a the full Tacocat experience, head to The Stone Fox for a lineup that reads like a list of our favorite things: tacos, cats, blooms, foxes, and fun. And the bands all sound as good as they look! On top of a sunny surf-rock and 60’s girl group sheen, Tacocat has some serious wit propelling their songs. Idle Bloom, formerly Fancytramp, will psych us up with their riffy rock and roll. If you went to Freakin Weekend, you probably got your face destroyed by the garage-punk power of Fox Fun. So arteries be damned; drop by The Stone Fox and order a Bloomin’ Fox n’ Tacocat. [WD]

THE HEAVY HEAVY HEARTS w/ LOST TAPES, POWERS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

The Heavy Heavy Hearts are pretty much exactly what you want in a Nashville blues act: they’re dirty, high energy, and seem to genuinely enjoy the music they put out. Throw in the fact that these guys are actually quite musically talented, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome Southern influenced blues act. Check it out for yourself when the Heavy Heavy Hearts play with Lost Tapes and Powers at The Basement tonight! [JS]

DYNAMO (ALBUM RELEASE) w/ 20 MINUTE TANGO, MIKE HICKS AND THE FUNK PUNCS
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $7/10 | 18+

Dynamo has been turning some heads around town, and it’s not hard to hear why. Within a few seconds of listening to this seven piece funk-jazz fusion project, it’s immediately obvious that this band plays music for musicians. No, the playful intricacies between the melody and countermelody nor the utterly delightful synth lines will ever be fit for widespread radio consumption, but for those with knowledge of the subtleties of music, few bands are as satisfying as Dynamo. As part of their album release show at 12th and Porter, the group will be joined by a slew of other musicians, so be sure to get out there and enjoy some talent this weekend. [JS]

THE GILLS, MOSELEY, THE JAG
@  725 Yoest Circle, Antioch | 9pm | donations

Who doesn’t love a house show? Some of my fondest memories are of punk shows in basements in the suburbs. This one’s not quite the ‘burbs, but it is in Antioch, so close enough, right? And it’s not exactly punk, but garage/indie/alt/surf/retro rock in the form of a talented local trio of The GillsMoseley, and The Jag. Bring a few bucks to donate, and respect the space. [PO]

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA w/ THE GHOST INSIDE, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, DANGERKIDS
@  Rocketown | 6pm | $20 | All Ages

If metalcore is what you’re in the mood for, then Rocketown is where you’ll want to be. Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada certainly didn’t reinvent the wheel, but over 10 years and five releases, they’ve become one of the most polished, consistent heavy acts in the scene. Backed by a beefed-up lineup of The Ghost InsideI Killed the Prom Queen, and Dangerkids, this show should be more than enough to give you your hardcore fix. [PO]

SATURDAY

PENTATONIX
@ The Ryman | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Hoping to hear the a cappella awesomeness that is Pentatonix at THE BEST venue in Music City? We you’ll probably have to keep waiting because this show is sold out but there’s always a chance you could get in last minute. If not, just enjoy their pretty wicked cover of Lorde’s “Royals” video below. [JR]

JONNY FRITZ w/ STEELISM, ISAAC OPTAZ
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

One of the best examples of Nashville country music done right, singer-songwriter Jonny Fritz has had our attention since back when he went by Jonny Corndawg. Last year’s Dad Country was out of this world good, and he’s impressed us left and right with his engaging live show and earnest style. Coupled with the immensely talented Steelism and Isaac Opatz? And for just $5? You’d be out of your mind to miss this one. [PO]

THE KICKS
@ Exit/In | 8pm | Free | 18+

Guys, we’ve got some pretty awful news to pass along to you: The Kicks are breaking up. As one of Nashville’s premier indie rock quartets, this greatly saddens us, but at least you’ll have one more chance to see them. The Kicks will be hosting their farewell show at Exit/In at 8 pm this Saturday, and they’ve made it free. That way, everyone has a chance to see this spectacular act one last time. [JS]

KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY w/ WHY SO WHITE
@ The End| 9pm | $6 | 18+

The genre bending local twelve musician ensemble is gaining steam as of a late and should be a must for any music fan found of being able to say “I saw them before they’re big” because it won’t be too long before The End won’t be able to hold their crowds. Throw in the funky Chicagoans Why So White and you’ll be guaranteed to have a pretty groovy night. [JR]

SUNDAY

JUICY J w/ TRAVI$ SCOTT, PROJECT PAT
@ Marathon Music Works| 7pm | $29.50ADV/$32DOS | 18+

As we told you back in January, former/pseudo-current Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, who’s been having one hell of a career resurgence over the past few years, is set to rock Marathon Music Works this weekend. Since then, the bill has also added Juicy’s older brother, and frequent Three 6 collaborator, Project Pat as an opener, joining up and comer Travi$ Scott, which should be extra good news for all of you longtime fans. [PO]

LINDI ORTEGA w/ GREAT PEACOCK
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $12 | All Ages

It goes without saying that we have an existential type crush on master songstreesses like Patti Griffin and Tori Amos. Well, our artistic ardor has a new muse. Independent with a strong dose of Texas meets David Lynch movie, we’re sold on Lindi Ortega.  Throw in fast-rising Nashville act, Great Peacock, and this is a solid bill that warrants your Sunday evening attention. [MH]

HOUNDMOUTH w/ ANDREW COMBS, BLANK RANGE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $3ADV/$15DOS | 18+

We loved ’em at last year’s Bonnaroo, Forescastle, and Americana fests, and we raved about their performance last fall at Mercy Lounge. Now, Houndmouth return for an even more intimate Music City performance, sponsored by Red Bull, this time at The Stone Fox. Backed by local singer-songwriter Andrew Combs and recent Road to Bonnaroo winners Blank Range, this is a show you really don’t want to miss! [PO]

[EZ] Erin Zins
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[LT] Lindsey Thompson
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport

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