TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 7/11 – 7/13

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The summer weather is supposed to be sweltering this weekend, and that is probably partly due to the sizzling bills going on around town.  If you thought there was a summer lull going on in Nashville, you’ll consider it over after you check out all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

LAUREN FARRAH
@ Pour House | 6pm | Free | All Ages

Here’s a great way to kick off your Friday: see Lauren Farrah at Pour House, which is right next door to Frugal McDoogal. The local singer-songwriter has one of the most pleasant and endearingly charming voices in our town, which is perfectly balanced by her serious and challenging lyrics. The combination is a refreshing breath of fresh air in the crowded singer-songwriter scene here in Nashville, and we definitely recommend checking out Farrah’s set this evening for free.  [JS]

DCXV MURAL PARTY FEAT. VINYL THIEF
@ Center 615 | 7pm | Free | All Ages

We’ve been yammering on about Vinyl Thief quite a bit lately, and that’s because we’re absolutely dying with anticipation for the local electro-rockers’ upcoming debut album, Fathoms. If you haven’t had a chance to catch them yet, tonight you’ll have the opportunity to do so for FREE, thanks to DCXV. It’s the official unveiling party for the local lifestyle brand’s new mural, and the kind folks at Yazoo will even be providing some free beer to those of age. [PO]

PHIN, MY RED & BLUE AND AARON KRAUSE
@ Deavor – 305 Jefferson Street, Suite #125 | 7:30pm | Free | All Ages

The local, gritty five-piece synth-rockers Phin, have been making waves all over Music City. They snagged a write-up by your’s truly in Native last month, they won Lightning 100’s 2014 March Mayhem battle of the bands tourney and their debut EP Those Killers has been stacking up downloads. See what all the hubbub is about for FREE and get there early for pop rockers My Red & Blue and synth-folk singer songwriter Aaron Krause[JR]

GREG CARTWRIGHT
@ Fond Object | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Prolific singer-songwriter Greg Cartwright is taking a break from his tour with Reining Sound to perform tracks from their upcoming full-length, Shattered, for a solo in-store performance at Fond Object. Early copies of the record will be available for purchase, and you can find out more about the show right here[PO]

THE LOW DOWN W/ THAT’S MY KID, KINK ADOR AND TAYLOR SORENSEN & THE TRIGGER CODE
@ 12th & Porter | 8:30pm | $7 | 18+

Blues rockers The Low Down headline an all local bill, featuring another awesome band making news on NCFNN That’s My Kid, as well as rockers Kink Ador who are no strangers to us either. Alt-indie players Taylor Sorensen & The Trigger Code get things started, and, for only $7 dollars, you’d be crazy to miss it. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!!  [JR]

CORY CHISEL’S SOUL OBSCURE, RENO BO AND SARAH POTENZA
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Wisconsin native Cory Chisel’s father was a Baptist preacher, his mother played the organ while he and his sister sang. Chisel went on to become a critically acclaimed recording artist who was deemed one of 2009’s “Best New Artist’s” by Rolling Stone for his RCA release Death Won’t Send A Letter. His latest release Old Believers came out in 2012. Chisel has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Conan and opened for artists such as Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams and more. His latest recording project seeks to unearth rare soul gems from lesser-known performers of the era and revive them with his soul covers project. [JMo]

KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY W/ THE HOT TUB CLUB, DJ JAZZY JAZZ, CASHATT AND FUTURE DAZE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

There are plenty of quality shows going on tonight, but my money says this one will get the weirdest. Kansas Bible Company always blows off the roof with their jammy guitars and dancin’ brass section. Hot Tub Club is either A) the most fun and exclusive way to catch a yeast infection or B) an insane project from party-pop prince Brandon Jazz, who is also DJ’ing as DJ Jazzy Jazz. Maybe both. Cashatt is working up a rep for highly entertaining hip-hop sets. Of course, none of this would be complete without the psychy krautrock of Future Daze. $5 will get you weirder than whatever your neighbor is growing in his secret backyard garden.  [WD]

ANDREW W.K. (SOLO) W/ THE NIGHTBEAST, MUSIC BAND AND PUNANI HUNTAH
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 | 18+

You can find out everything you need to know about party rocker Andrew W.K.‘s solo performance with The Nightbeast and locals Music Band and Punani Huntah right here[PO]

SATURDAY

DIAMOND CARTER, KINK ADOR, ALLEN THOMPSON, TIN FIST PONY, THE DEAD DEADS
@ East Park | 4pm | FREE | All Ages

We thought the East Side Hootenanny had shut it down for the summer, but Facebook suggests otherwise.  No telling the actual order of billing, but, with a lineup like this, you can’t really go wrong.  Check out one of our favorite summer jams by Kink Ador. [MH]

GUTHRIE TRAPP
@ Acme Feed & Seed | 9pm | FREE | 21+

Acme Feed & Seed is one of the most anticipated openings downtown in quite sometime.  They are determined to provide a downtown atmosphere that will bring the locals back, and they are also committed to showcasing non-country music to the tourists that flood our streets on a nightly basis.  Tonight, Acme is having a soft opening, and is featuring a performance from guitar virtuoso, Guthrie Trapp.  This free event is an opportunity for you to get a sneak peak into what we hope will be a long and fruitful existence for Acme. [MH]

FEEDBACK REVIVAL W/ THE PEDAL STILLS, HOT MESS LOVES YOU AND NAVEAH
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $10 | 18+

It’s quite easy to see that no matter what genre you enjoy, Nashville has some great local bands that will suit your tastes one way or the other. That’s what Feedback Revival, The Pedal Stills, Hot Mess Loves You, and Naveah all have in common; each and every one of them are great, local indie rock bands. If you’re looking to dance a bit and have a good time on a Saturday night, this show is for you. And for just $10, it’s impossible to go wrong. [JMa]

THE KATIES W/ EARL BURROWS AND YOUNG HINES
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

AWESOME ALERT: The Katies are BACK (hell yeah!) and if that doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time you learned yourself a little music history and paid some respect to these true pioneers of the local rock scene. Nostalgia aside, it’s gonna’ be one hell of a good time many years in the making w/ Earl Burrows and Young Hines offering support on this special evening in The Basement for just 5 bucks! Roll in early because it’s gonna’ get full, things start getting rowdy around 9pm. Actually, go ahead and jump start your rockin’ weekend with the song that got many a night going in this city back before some of you little zygotes were sentient. [JEM]

SUNDAY

MAJESTICO W/ JARED & THE MILL
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Born out of a desire to rock, local garage rock act Majestico has caused quite a stir in the house party scene here in Nashville, but you don’t always have to seem them in a cramped, sweaty basement, as this Sunday will see Majestico take the 3rd and Lindsley stage with Jared & The Mill. For a band that knows how to rock, 3rd and Lindsley is the perfect venue, so expect things to be turned out full blast. It’ll be a lot of fun, and we hope to see some of your readers out there! [JS]

KIERNAN MCMULLAN W/ HOUSE OF WHALES, DANI ELLIOT AND HELENE MICHELLE
@ 12th and Porter | 8pm | $5 | 18+

You know those slow weekend mornings where you wake up in a half daze, hungover from the previous night’s activities, and you simply need to chill? Kiernan McMullan should be your soundtrack for those types of mornings. The singer-songwriter plays a minimalistic, easily palatable acoustic guitar riff and sings with a pleasant voice that’s filled with energy, but isn’t too abrasive about it. McMullan also employs a full band to highlight his songwriting ability. All in all, he’s a great play, so be expecting this evening at 12th and Porter will be one of superior musicality. [JS]

PHOX W/ TRAILS & WAYS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

Growing up in a town with a ride-your-tractor-to-school-day, it was only natural that the six members of Phox would eventually come together to make a band worthy of catching the eye of Brian Joseph, recording engineer for Bon Iver and The Fray. With the help of Joseph, Phox released their debut self-titled album on June 24th and now they’re on tour to promote it. Catch their latest music video for their song “Kingfisher” and then head on out to the show!  [BM]

FALL OUT BOY W/ NEW POLITICS
@ The Woods at Fontanel | 8pm | $45 | 18+

Emo kings turned alt rock superstars Fall Out Boy are taking a break from their co-headling tour with Paramore to headline a slightly more intimate Nashville outing at Fontanel. We loved the rockers’ Ryman show last summer, we had a blast at their CMT Crossroads taping, and we’re looking forward to this being one of the best performances of the weekend. Keep an eye out for an extended preview on Sunday! [PO]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[JEM] Jessika Malone
[JMo] Jeff Moody

[JMa] John Masserini
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport

1 comment

  1. There’s a great show at Foobar tonight.

    Quiet Entertainer (Orchestra) w/ Undiscover, Hobbledeions, & Rain.

    http://www.quietentertainer.com/orchestra-foobar-undiscover-hobbledeions-rain/

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