TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 7/18 – 7/20

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A crew of us here are spending the weekend at Forecastle Festival in Louisville this weekend, but Nashville will be equally full of exciting shows surrounding the industry folks milling about for NAMM week.  Show ops include a couple of great bets under the stars at Fontanel, a free ride with Lightning 100, tons of guitar slingers, or… it’s just another summer weekend here in Nashville.  Make your weekend plans with a little help from our staff in our latest edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES w/  MARIE HINES, TOM BRISLIN
@ Pour House | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Lightning 100’s local artist event takes as NAMM takes over Nashville this weekend.  Same locale at The Pour House, but this event features sponsor Casio bringing in some top talent.  Blog faves Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes are worth the trip alone. [MH]

SIMO W/ JACK PEARSON
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Fans of blues-rock guitar virtuosos are in for a treat tonight at The Mercy Lounge. Not only will power trio SIMO be melting our faces off in a deluge of rock intensity, but they somehow got the legendary Jack Pearson to open the night. [SJ]

MAGNOLIA SONS W/ THE NOBILITY AND BASEBALL BAT
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

The more the merrier, right? And never has this colloquialism been more true than when it comes to music. Enter rock ’n’ soul big band Magnolia Sons and their killer 12 deep line up of stellar musicians, whom we can guarantee will rock your face off. If they weren’t enough, get their early for local indie rock vets The Nobility and slacker rockers Baseball Bat. For only $5, you’d be crazy to miss out! [JR]

DWIGHT YOAKAM W/ JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE AND KRISTIN DIABLE & THE CITY
@ Woods at Fontanel Amphitheater | 6:30pm | $29.50-79.50 | All Ages

We already ran down all the reasons that you need to be at this show earlier today.  If you need immediate conviction, hit play below. [MH]

AND THE GIRAFFE, BEAR IN THE CAMPSITE AND MOE’S ANTHILL
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

We already ran down this show in full today, but it’s a must consider… especially if you are an east sider who’s too drunk to travel!  [JSh]

DANA ROBBINS RELEASE SHOW FT. DELBERT MCCLINTON & JIMMY HALL
@ Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar | 7pm | $10 | 21+

This is slightly out of our normal wheelhouse, but let me just rattle off some names that this Saxophonist has performed with: Roger Daltrey, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Steve Cropper, Barry Manilow. And, given that long time collaborators, Delbert McClinton & Jimmy Hall will be taking the stage with her, we whole heartedly suggest you parlay happy hour with some fresh new music off of Dana Robbins’ second solo record which the show celebrates. Get a taste of her chops below. [MH]

SATURDAY

MODOC
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Alternative/rock trio MODOC is a Nashville-based band originally from Indiana on a determined path to bring rock and roll to the ears of anyone and everyone who will listen. Grimey’s is always an excellent location to hear some live music, so it’s definitely worth checking out an epic band like MODOC there.  [BM]

RUN RIVER NORTH W/ THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

If the name Run River North sounds familiar, it’s because we caught up with the LA alt/indie rockers ahead of their supporting slot with the Goo Goo Dolls back in the spring. Don’t let that billing fool you, however; RRN don’t sound anything like the ’90s rockers they were on tour with. We dug ’em live last time around, and we can’t wait to see what they do in a more intimate space. The Lighthouse and The Whaler support. [PO]

THE FRAY W/ BARCELONA AND OH HONEY
@ Woods at Fontanel Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $30-59.50 | All Ages

That’s right! The Fray are stopping in on music city and believe it or not, they other songs besides “Cable Car” and “How To Save A Life”. In fact, they have an all new album that they’re touring in support called Helios, which can sample below. Seattle based indie synth-pop rockers Barcelona and folky Brooklynites Oh Honey sweeten the deal, so don’t miss even a second of amazing music.   [JR]

SECRET CLUB, THE TRINITY SCHILL KILL AND FRENCH LIPS
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Expect a full preview on this underground show.  The best part of this one?  Every band is headlining quality.  Have a listen to French Lips below to get a little taste of what’s in store at The East Room on Saturday night. [JSh]

SUNDAY

ISAAC HAYDEN W/ ZEKE DUHON AND SPECIAL GUEST SAM BROOKER
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Want to spend your Sunday night listening to some really touching singer-songwriter music? If so, head on out to 3rd and Lindsley to catch songwriter Isaac Hayden. As a songwriter who made a name for himself with his live shows, Hayden has proven time and again his unique ability to engage whole audiences, yet the personal nature of his lyrics and approach to music will make it feel as if this performer is playing specifically to you. Opening for Hayden is Zeke Duhon and Sam Brooker, so be sure to get their early enough to catch all the sets.  [JS]

THE GRAYCES, HEAVY HEAVY HEARTS, THE SINGLES, THE PLASTIC BAGS AND AMY DARLING
@ The Basement | 8pm | FREE  | 21+

In the latest edition of The Sunday Post, the fine folks at The Basement are planning to rock the eff out for Sunday Funday.  We brought you the new video from The Grayces earlier this week, which should be all you need to know to blow off responsibility on the last night of your weekend. [JSh]

MELTED TOYS W/ STREET GNAR AND FAUX FEROCIOUS
@ Betty’s | 9pm | $cheap | +18?

Mixing pop, electronic, and psychedelia, San Francisco’s Melted Toys are an exciting band on the rise, and their self-titled debut full-length, which just dropped this week, has already earned a prominent place on our summer playlist. Paired with Street Gnar and Faux Ferocious and at dive bar Betty’s, we can’t think of a better way to finish out your weekend while finding out what all of the fuss is about. [PO]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSh] Jacqui Sahagian
[JEM] Jessika Malone
[JMo] Jeff Moody

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

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