TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 5/30 – 6/1

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Memorial Day is over, and that pretty much means summer fun is in full swing.  Per usual, we have a series of afternoon events that you can jam out to for free, but make sure you save some energy, because there are a load of great shows going on around town all weekend long.  Have a run through all of our staff picks in our latest edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

OLIVER AND THE SPECTACLES
@ Pour House | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Oliver Cassella’s look is clearly influenced by Buddy Holly, but, despite his black, square-framed glasses that are reminiscent of the classic singer’s, Cassella has a sound that is unique and catchy. Taking advantage of sounds that are clearly modeled after the 1950s era of rock n’ roll, Oliver and the Spectacles have adapted their influences to blend in with today’s music world. It’s a refreshing change in the world of live entertainment, and it’s worth checking out at Pour House. Besides, it’s free and all ages. How can you pass that up? Take a listen to Oliver and the Spectacles’ latest single, “Hit the Ground Running.” [BM]

THE KILLS w/ NUNS
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $20ADV/$25DOS | 18+

If you weren’t lucky enough to win tickets to see The Kills‘ return to Nashville along with Nuns, we highly suggest still snagging yours while they last. The indie electro-rock duo are one of the most talented live acts around, and it’s been a few years since they last played a proper full venue show in Music City. They’re reportedly working on a fifth album as we speak, so the odds of hearing some new jams tonight are pretty high. Find out more about ’em right here[PO]

TIPPER WHORE RECORD RELEASE w/ ROMAN POLANSKI’S BABY, BEN SPINKS SUPERMELT
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5-10 | 18+

West siders rejoice, and east siders start lining up the Lyft, because the Tipper Whore record release party is going on at The Stone Fox.  We’ve been jabbering about this record for a minute now, and it’s time to get out see the glam-rock party vibes in person.  Not to mention, we can’t wait to see what they are going to pull off in front of that sparkly gold backdrop.  Roman Polanski’s Baby and Ben Spinks Supermelt open things up, which makes the best named bill of the weekend, hands down. [MH]

LITTLE BANDIT w/ POLY
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local rock-a-billy crooners Little Bandit are part Townes Van Zandt and part Neko Case with just a sprinkle of Willie Nelson on top to take you to that next level. Their wonderful Southern singing drawl blends into honky tonk guitars and, with stage names like Rock Bottom Whiteman (guitar, BGVs), you know they’re legit. Get there early for new-grass inspired trio Poly, who round out an amazing ALL LOCAL bill for just $5!    [JR]

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME
@ Anthem | 10pm | $20 | 18+

Few rappers have seen the success that Atlanta native Waka Flocka Flame has achieved, but there aren’t too many rappers out there who are similar to Waka in style. The guy got his start on 1017 Brick Squad, a Southern rap troupe started by Gucci Mane and featuring a number of a mainstream rappers, including Chief Keef and Young Thug. While Waka has since began a feud with Gucci Mane and parted ways, he’s already become one of the younger stars in the rap game due to the success of tracks like “Hard in Da Paint” and “No Hands.” If you like that dirty, trap style of rap (and really, who doesn’t every now and then?), you know that Anthem’s the place to be tonight. It’s going to be bumping! Find out more here.  [JS]

SATURDAY

EMMYLOU HARRIS, LISA OLIVER GRAY, SURFACE TENSION, KATE LEE & FORREST O’CONNOR, ANDREW LEAHEY AND HOMESTEAD
@ Crossroads Pets | 11-3pm | Free | All Ages

In celebration of their one-year anniversary, Crossroads Pets in Germantown are throwing one epic party. In addition to sales, giveaways, food trucks, and more, an epic lineup of artists are scheduled to perform, all for free! While any chance to catch free music on a beautiful Saturday afternoon will more than satisfy our show cravings, the fact that this shindig will include the legendary Emmylou Harris has our jaws on the floor. Nashville, go support a great business and soak in some great music at the same time! [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER: K.S. RHOADS, LUCIE SILVAS, JASON ESKRIDGE, MUSIC CITY DOUGH BOYS
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | Free | All Ages

Musicians Corner is in it’s fifth year of providing sun-filled afternoons of beer, food, and free music, and this weekend they will be featuring the orchestral, Americana-folk arrangements of K.S. Rhoads (check out his last release The Wilderness, featuring classical fringes with a mix of indie-pop and his signature orchestral style). Also on stage at Centennial Park this Saturday will be the beautiful musings of British singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas, the soulful acoustic pop of Jason Eskridge, and performances from Music City Dough BoysNick FloraKiya Lacey, and Adrianna Archie. The magic happens from 1:30-5:30 p.m., with additional activities kicking off at noon, so come on out and find us by the beer garden as we listen to these exhibitions of supreme Nashville songwriting. [KD]

EAST SIDE HOOTENANNY: THEM VIBES, BREE, KIM LOGAN, LAUREN FARRAH
@ East Park | 4pm | Free / $30 VIP | All Ages

Round two of the East Side Hootenanny ramps up on Saturday around 4pm.  This week’s edition features the southern tinged rock jams of Them Vibes, the femme fronted wrecking machine of Bree, the ever soulful Kim Logan, and relative scene new cover Lauren Farrah!  As always, this family & pet event is free, but, those of you wanting to live it up a bit, can upgrade to VIP (Edley’s catering, drinks, and private restrooms). Highly recommended!  [MH]

CAITLIN ROSE w/ HAUNTED WINDCHIMES, PETE LINDBERG
@ The 5 Spot 
| 9pm | $10 | 21+

Those of you stumbling out of East Park won’t have to stumble far, because this is quite possibly the perfect after party.  Caitlin Rose is an artist that is deserving of far bigger venues, but that is part of the reason that we love Nashville.  If you can handle the smoke, you’re in for a total treat! Tickets are only being sold at the door, and this one’s sure to sell out, so get there early or risk missing out! [MH]

MOON AGE (EP RELEASE SHOW) w/ FAREWELL FLIGHT, WARREN PASH, JORDAN JONES
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 18+

This Saturday make sure to head on over to The Basement to catch Moon Age’s EP Release show. If you are looking for soulful rock with a simple Americana touch, then you have come to the right place. We at No Country are pretty excited about this night also featuring guest artists; the melodic, alternative, indie-pop, fused bliss of Farewell Flight, the sharp early rock of Warren Pash, and the singer-songwriter Jordan Jones. The tickets are only $5, doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9 PM. Perfect time to grab a beer and enjoy what Nashville has to offer. [KD]

BLACK MARKET RESEARCH w/ THE GREAT AFFAIRS, YENISLEY, THE LARANGOS
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $7 | 18+

Alt rock and indie pop locals Black Market Research hope to build on the success of winning best pop rock and best live rock performance at 2013 Nashville Independent Music Awards and possibly even get themselves signed to a label, even though, according to their bio, monetary gain has NEVER been what they are about at all. See them for yourself live and enjoy The Great Affairs version of pop rock sounds (little bit like Ryan Adams + Tom Petty + Stereophonics), Cuban born pop-punk songstress Yenisley and Louisiana natives The Larangos southern tinged rock. Massive bill for a very little price, you gotta love this town! [JR]

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA W/ BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, KEVIN DEVINE & THE GODDAMN BAND
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

We hope you snagged tickets to see Manchester Orchestra back when we first told you about the show five months ago, because this one is totally sold out. The indie rockers, who recently dropped an amazing new album, Cope, are out with two of our other scene faves: post-hardcore group Balance & Composure and prolific singer-songwriter Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band. You can find out more about all three bands right here[PO]

TURBO FRUITS & TESLA ROSSA w/ LEOPOLD & HIS FICTION, COMMITMENT BELLS
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $10ADV/$12DOS | 18+

Those of you not lucky enough to grab tickets to the sold out Manchester Orchestra show have another excellent option on Cannery Row on Saturday night.  Blog favorites Turbo Fruits & Tesla Rossa are taking over the intimate High Watt stage.  This bill also features Leopold & His Fiction, Commitment Bells, and a kick ass good time. [MH]

SUNDAY

*REPEAT REPEAT, MYSTERY TWINS, INTL, BEECH BENDERS, BUFFALO RODEO
@ The Basement | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Sometimes we go out for great music. Sometimes we go out to get wasted. This Sunday Post showcase at The Basement has you covered for both. For free admission, you can see five of Nashville’s best locals and kick back $1 well drinks and $2 craft beers. *repeat repeat will bring the beach to Nashville with surf-rock vibes, and The Beech Benders’ Ventures-style surf melodies should be the perfect compliment. Minimalist rock band Mystery Twins will roll out the mean/lean tracks from 2013’s Ghost in the Ground full-length. Top it all off with INTL’s new and more experimental indie sound alongside Bowling Green’s Buffalo Rodeo, who feel like locals to us. [WD]

HOWLIN’ BROTHERS w/ NIKKI LANE
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Local stringed trio Howlin’ Brothers play amazing soul and Americana inspired Bluegrass that will leave any purist or casual fan of Appalachian music thoroughly impressed. Head there early with the kids (all ages show) or just your drinking buddies, so you can enjoy South Carolina transplanted singer-songwriter Nikki Lane, who will get you warmed up [JR]

YONATAN GAT, FAUX  FEROCIOUS, ROADBLOCK
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

You might be familiar with the guitarist Yonatan Gat from his work with legendary garage rock act Monotonix, but did you know that he also recently put out a solo album? Since the band finished playing together back in 2011, Gat has written and recorded a new album, Iberian Passage, that attempts to find the middle ground between his usual punk garage roots and a more refined psychedelic sound. By his own admission, the album has been heavily influenced by the life of Os Mutantes. Regardless of the influence, it’s quite obvious that Gat really let his remarkable guitar skills shine on Iberian Passage. Although the album won’t be officially released till 6/3, you can catch Gat playing it live at the Stone Fox with  Faux Ferocious and Roadblock this Sunday and check out the new material early. [JS]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[KD] Kurtis Dickerson
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport
 

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