TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 8/15 – 8/17

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Live On The Green began last night, which means that we are well on our way into summer, and fall is right around the corner.  This usually means that touring schedules burst back into full force, and the venues will be packed with must see shows multiple nights of the week.  This weekend, however, is chock full of local standouts, and that usually means that they are gearing up to hit the road.  Get out to support them, and put a little gas money in their pockets.  See which ones made our cut in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

FAREWELL FLIGHT
@ Pour House | 6pm |Free | All Ages

Indie rock transplants Farewell Flight have been a favorite of ours for quite awhile, so it’s great to see them getting some love as Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week this week! Combining layered, poppy indie influences with folky tendencies, the group have an incredible knack for melody. They also have a seriously loyal fan base; their latest, I Was a Ghost, was funded entirely though Kickstarter! [PO]

BENT VENT, TYLER TALKS TO DOORS, POSH HAMMER AND FLAWLESS PERSUIT
@ Daisy Dukes | 8pm | Free | 21+

Rock music is on the bill tonight at Daisy Dukes, and you can check all of it out for free.  The evening features local progressive metal rockers Bent Vent, Georgia based indie rockers Tyler Talks To Doors, up and coming Asheville outfit Posh Hammer, and hard alternative rockers Flawless Pursuit.  We would say the band our money would go on  Posh Hammer, but, since this gig is free it won’t cost you any money to get your rock fill tonight.  [MH]

NASHVILLE PUSSY W/ FIFTH ON THE FLOOR
@ Exit/In | 8pm |$15 | 18+

Roots based cow punksters Nashville Pussy are no strangers to playing loud abrasive rock and roll that is guaranteed to keep your ass moving.  Frontman Blaine Cartwright first put this act together in 1997 following the demise of his previous group, Nine Pound Hammer, and what it lacks in prettily crafted lyrics, it certainly makes up for in energetic, in-your-face playing… and, in t-shirt sales.  Openers Fifth On The Floor would be equally comfortable at a biker rally or on Broadway in Nashville (they’re kinda the same thing, right?)   [MH]

WANDERING EYE (Ween Tribute) & SHERBERT (Guided By Voices Tribute)
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm| $5 | 18+

Covers are a pretty big deal here in Nashville, as you likely found out last time you spent more than 10 minutes on Broadway. However, not all of the cover performances that Nashville has to offer fall into the country genre. For instance, tonight you could catch Wandering Eye headlining the Stone Fox. This local act plays covers by underground experimental rock legends Ween. Of course, Wandering Eye won’t be the only cover band performing this evening. Our pals Sherbert are opening things up by playing the music of Guided By Voices. The whole shebang goes down at 9 pm for only $5 bucks tonight at the Stone Fox! [JS]

LINEAR DOWNFALL W/ R. STEVIE MOORE AND ROMAN POLANSKI’S BABY
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Although it might not be the first music scene people think of as associated with Nashville, there’s actually a pretty strong psychedelic rock scene here in Music City. One of the stars of that scene are four-piece Linear Downfall. This interesting act seeks to explore realms of the human experience that few other bands dare touch upon, and frankly they are one of the more original acts we’ve heard in awhile. Opening for Linear Downfall is a true psychedelic rock legend, R. Stevie Moore. This veteran rocker has been blowing minds for ages, and we’re sure tonight will be no exception. Rounding out the evening is another local three piece, punk rockers Roman Polanski’s Baby. Clearly, this is a pretty strong offering of local acts, and we definitely encourage readers to get out The High Watt tonight by 9 pm. [JS]

SATURDAY

GABE DIXON W/ SHANNON LABRIE AND KORBY LENKER
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 7:30pm | $10 | All Ages

With a solo album featuring collaborations with members of Snow Patrol and a duet with the legendary Alsion Krauss, pop rock piano man Gabe Dixon must be doing something right, but you can judge for yourself at 3rd & Lindsley. R&B, pop-folk singer Shannon Labrie and fellow folkster Korby Lenker fill out the bill for this all ages show, so feel free to bring the kids, but you might want to cover their ears for this cover of Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” embeded below. [JR]

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, OIL BOOM, GREG GARING AND HOTEL WAR
@  The 5 Spot | 9pm | $cheap | 21+

Get ready for a PACKED night of straight up rock ’n’ rock at The 5 Spot friends because this bill is a humdinger. By now, you should have heard of the amazing Blackfoot Gypsies, a blues inspired Nashville rock band who have amassed four albums and countless gigs, as they build a name for themselves in Music City. Texas rockers Oil Boom, local country/Americana legend Greg Garing, and hard rockers Hotel War fill out possibly the best bill of the weekend, so don’t miss a second! [JR]

CHEETAH CHROME W/ KINGS OF THE F**KING SEA, SEXX
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Punk legend Cheetah Chrome might not be a household name, but the Nashville transplant’s impact on the scene, especially in New York’s seminal punk years, as well as his underground following, are incomparable. Set to rock The Basement, a perfect setting for a grungy, garage punk show, the rocker will be joined by Kings of the F**king Sea and Sexx. All for just $7. How can you pass that up? [PO]

WHITE REAPER
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | Free | All Ages

Four piece band White Reaper have been rocking the fertile DIY stages in their hometown of Louisville for a while now, but they’re on the road now and making an appearance at Grimey’s on Saturday. These rockers are known for their raucous live shows that leave the pores pouring with sweat and ear plugs are highly recommended.  Per usual, these in-stores are FREE, all ages, and BEERfreshments are available to those 21 and older. [BM]

JONNY FRITZ W/ ROGER ALAN WADE AND BIRDCLOUD
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10/12DOS | 18+

One of our favorite local singer-songwriters and country/folk performers, Jonny Fritz is never anything less than incredible live, channeling a worldly insight and road-worn composure to accompany his diverse, relatable musical style. Joining the former Mr. Jonny Corndawg are Roger Alan Wade and Birdcloud, so you know you’re in for a good night. [PO]

BOSTON W/ JOSHUA SCOTT JONES
@ The Woods Amphitheater  | 7:30pm | $35.50-89.50 | All Ages

Get ready to get your dad rock on Nashville, because Boston is coming to town with Joshua Scott Jones singing all the classic songs you love like “More Than A Feeling,” “Rock ’n’ Roll Band,” and “Don’t Look Back.” After the tragic suicide of original lead singer Brad Delp in 2007, the band came back together and have shuffled lineups several times over the years, but still feature original guitarist Tom Scholz, who was also the main songwriter. This most recent incarnation of the band have also released a new album called Life, Love and Hope, their first in a decade, which has spawned this latest tour. See for yourselves what these classic rockers can do, and have a taste of one of the most legendary songs from the late ’70s and early ‘80s below.  [JR]

SUNDAY

THOSE DARLINS W/ TRISTEN AND ADIA VICTORIA
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7pm | $10 | All Ages

Local bills don’t get much stronger than this.  Local rockers Those Darlins and singer-songwriter turned synth rock goddess Tristen have been household names for those that have kept up with the local scene for any amount of time.  Adia Victoria is relatively new to the scene.  She’s been popping up with background vocals in some cool stuff of late, but we’ve been digging her first official single “Stuck In The South.”  It’s a bluesy burner that really showcases Adia’s tremendous vocal tambor.  Have a listen to it below, and plan to get out to 3rd and Lindsley on Sunday to see this femme-fronted powerhouse of a show.  If you can’t make it, make sure to dial the radio up to Lightning 100 to listen from the comfort of your couch.  [MH]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JMa] John Masserini
[MH] Matt Hall
[JS] Jack Smith
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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