TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 6/27 – 6/29

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Here we go again.  It’s seem like this week just flew by, but, hey, we’re not complaining.  It’s party time, and this weekend we have another chock full slate of shows, most of which you can see for free! Let us help you plan your weekend music fix with our staff picks in another edition of TWiN below!

FRIDAY

AFTERLIFE PARADE
@ The Pour House | 6:30pm | Free | All Ages

Afterlife Parade have been popping up a lot in the No Country feed,  and with good reason. This week, Afterlife Parade is Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week, which is no small accomplishment – especially for a band that has more than 9 members. If you’ve missed any of their previous shows, now is your chance to get caught up with the phenomenon. [BM]

LANGHORNE SLIM W/ BOOM FOREST AND BUFFALO RODEO
@ The Basement | 8pm | $3 | 21+

Pennsylvania born, modern day troubadour Langhorne Slim is bringing his alt-country, garage Americana to The Basement tonight and we couldn’t be more excited. He now calls Nashville home, so make sure you get out to support the latest and one of the greatsts transplants to hit our streets. East Nashvillian experimental folksters Boom Forest and Bowling Green, KY, indie progressive rockers Buffalo Rodeo fill out an amazing bill that is only $3!!! However, bring some extra dough for drinks because it will definitely get rowdy.  [JR]

KATY PERRY W/ CAPITAL CITIES
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30pm | $29.50-$130 | All Ages

California pop princess, Katy Perry, reigns over Nashville tonight, with her Prismatic World Tour stopping in at Bridgestone Arena. Look for a highly intricate stage production with no shortage of dancers, effects, lights and costume changes. LA indietronica, synthpopers Capital Cities will kick things off for this all ages, glitter infested affair, so get there early, you know, if this is your short of thing.  [JR]

ELEL W/ THE BEECH BENDERS AND EXPLORER’S CLUB
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

This show was originally dubbed as the release show for the debut ELEL album Geode, but rumor has it that the impressive local indie-pop sensations may have some interested labels poking around that is going to keep that album in the vault for a bit longer.  Jokingly, the band tells us that they may release a dove named “Album” into the night sky to live up to the name.  Guess you will just have to show up to see what sort of shenanigans they pull off.  The Beech Benders and Explorer’s Club start thing off for what should be a sure fire Friday night good time! [MH]

SHIH TZU NAMI, SWITCHMEN, BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS, CHAZ MCKINNEY
@ fooBar | 8pm | $5 | 21+

The award for best band name on Friday night goes to Bowling Green KY rockers Shih Tzu Nami, and the best image of 2014 may be the cover photo on their Facebook page.  They’ll be joined by local rockers Switchmen, Black Diamond Strings, and Chaz McKinney.  For a mere $5, this one will not only rock you, but leave a bit of scratch in your pocket from some cheap beers!  [MH]

BLACK FLAG W/ ROYAL WE AND CINEMA CINEMA
@ Exit/In | 7pm | $15 | 18+

We already gave you the full rundown on punk legends Black Flag‘s current incarnation, which features only original guitarist Greg Ginn, is this previous announcement post. Ginn’s own solo/side project The Royal We are set to open, as is New York duo Cinema Cinema. While it’s not quite as exciting as seeing the Henry Rollins flavor of the group, it’s technically still Black Flag’s first Nashville show in 30 years, and is sure to be a rowdy fun time. [PO]

DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | $30-35 | All Ages

Legendary blue grass, old-time Americana folkster Dave Rawlings and his backing band The Machine bring their brand of finger pickin’ to Ryman Auditorium for a show we are shocked hasn’t sold out. His mellow string arrangements and his trademark 1935 Epiphone Olympic Guitar are a nice fit for the Mother Church Of Country Music and it’s pitch perfect acoustics. Look for him to pull out all the stops at what is sure to be a memorable show at possibly our favorite venue in town.  [JR]

SATURDAY

TENNESSEE BREW WORKS BLOCK PARTY: GUTHRIE BROWN & THE FAMILY TREE, LULU MAE, AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS AND DEROBERT & THE HALF-TRUTHS.
@ Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave | 12pm | Free | All Ages

Sometimes Nashville Saturday’s are overly packed with opportunity, and, as this city continues to grow, we continue to explore new streets and new vibes.  Check out one of our favorite local brews, Tennessee Brew Works, as they kick off their block party right across the tracks from Cannery Row.  Friends Third Man and Lightning 100 are on board with this, which adds an extra layer of awesome to this event of incredible local acts!   [MH]

PHIN, MILKTOOTH AND ARC & STONES
@ 12th & Porter | 8pm | Free | 18+

When summer hits Nashville, our cups overrunneth with free shows. 12th and Porter and Lightning 100 know this, so they aren’t pouring any of that bottom shelf shit. Catch Music City Mayhem champs Phin before they take the Live on the Green stage later this summer. Milktooth will prep new music on Lightning 100 on Friday to tease their next release. Arc & Stones have been hustlin’ on the road lately, so a local set will be a breath of fresh air. [WD]

THE GRAYCES W/ OMEGA SWAN, PEACEFUL WARRIOR AND CHRIS WILD
@ The Basement | 9pm | Free | 21+

Local rockers The Grayces have kicked up a lot of dirt with their energetic sound and well-produced music videos, but they’re about to kick things up another notch with their newest release, Westing. This show is actually the prerelease party for that record, but the record won’t officially drop until next fall. If you’re a fan, we definitely recommend checking out this show so that you can get your paws on the new tunes. Plus, the always-enjoyable Omega Swan, the refreshing string-fronted reggae group Peaceful  Warrior, and of course the esteemed Chris Wild. This promises to be a great night, plus it’s free, so get on out to the Basement and check out some real local music. [JS]

SAME AS IT EVER WAS: A TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Who doesn’t like the Talking Heads? No one, that’s who. Led by David Byrne, the group produced some of the most memorable tunes of the 80’s and were so popular that a Knoxville based tribute group, Same As It Ever Was: A Talking Heads Tribute, formed in an effort to keep playing the band’s tunes alive. While some cover acts border on cheesy, Same As It Ever Was is actually a pretty faithful representation of the original act, and bring much of the same energy and engaging attitude in their live show. Check them out at Exit/In this Saturday! [JS]

EASTSIDE HOOTENANNY: OLIVER AND THE SPECTACLES, ELEL, THE FUTURE, AND MAGNOLIA SONS
@ East Park | 4pm | Free/$30 | All Ages

It’s another edition of Eastside Hootenanny over at East Park, and this one will be full of fun pop vibes.  Up and comers Oliver And The Spectacles have been making waves around town lately, and, throw in local faves like ELEL, The Future, and Magnolia Sons, and this may just be the best Hoot lineup of the summer! [MH]

MUSICIANS CORNER: GABE DIXON, HONEY HONEY, AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS, W.O. SMITH CAMP BACKBEAT BANDS
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | Free | All Ages

The spring season of Musicians Corner is coming to an end, but it’s not going out quietly. Fresh off of a live EP release, Gabe Dixon will take the main stage before hitting the road with Delta Rae. LA-based/Nashville-bred duo Honey Honey will grace us with their infectious alt-folk vibes. We always expect AJ & The Jiggawatts to bring it with their gin-soaked soul. Making a special appearance, W.O. Smith Camp Backbeat Bands will show off what they learned from this year’s music program. See you in the fall, Musicians Corner!  [WD]

NASHVILLE SCENE 25 BIRTHDAY BASH W/ MY SO CALLED BAND AND ALANNA ROYALE
@ The Gulch | 6pm | Free/$45VIP | All Ages

The Nashville Scene has been a source of free entertainment news for 25 years now, and they’re having a big ole celebration for their quarter century birthday.  Nineties all-star cover band, My So Called Band, is set to headline, and Alanna Royale will surely bring you some new tracks from their upcoming full length release!  It’s free for all, or act like you can afford to live in The Gulch with VIP upgrades. [MH]

SUNDAY

JOHNNYSWIM W/ LIZ LONGLEY
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

If you haven’t gotten on the JOHNNYSWIM wagon already, then it looks like you a) haven’t been paying attention to this blog, and b) you are out of luck because this one is sold out.  Check out their video for “Heart Beats” below to see what all the buzz is about. [MH]

ODDISEE W/ MOUNTAINWALKER, AMERIGO GAZAWAY AND COLD FINGERS
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm$8 | 18+

Amir Mohammed aka Oddisee calls it “one of the best Hip Hop shows around.” and he is bringing it to 12th & Porter this Sunday at 8 PM. Joining the eclectic producer and rapper are none other than the Nashville based Aaron Berg under the emcee alias Mountainwalker, DJ/Producer and dream team collaborator Amerigo Gazaway, and the down-tempo chill experimental beats of Cold Fingers. This will be a night of soulful boom-bap, inventive collaborations, and experimental vibes so get out to 12th & Porter to witness something new. Check out this track “Ready to Rock” off of Oddisee’s latest release People Hear What They See.
[KD]

THE BLOW JAYS, SLICK, BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, FEEDBACK REVIVAL AND MOON AGE
@ The Basement | 8pm | Free | 21+

Rock & Roll rules the roost at The Basement for this week’s edition of The Sunday Post.  The Blow Jays headline, but the riffs run strong all the way down the lineup.  Get there early, soak in the vibes, and enjoy the beer specials at this free Sunday funday event. [MH]

TELEGRAPH, JORDAN GABLE, RYAN BARKER
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | All Ages

Local upstart pop group Telegraph has been releasing some pretty funny videos of late, and their latest, “Rhinestone Chapel”, has a fun Hangover themed romp.  Jordan Gable and Ryan Barker open in this all ages Sunday night show! [MH]

[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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