TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 8/22 – 8/24

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It’s the dog days of summer, but that generally means that we’ll heat ourselves up with outdoor soirees and then cool off in the clubs at night.  This weekend features a little bit of everything from block parties to intimate get togethers in the clubs around town.  You can check out all of our staff picks in yet another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

THE WHISTLES AND THE BELLS
@ Pour House | 6pm | Free | All Ages

The Whistles and the Bells was the salvation for Bryan Simpson, fomerly of Cadillac Sky.  After touring with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Simpson found that he needed something more, and TWATBs were born.  We premiered a single for the track “Transistor Resistor” early this year, and it is great to see that Lightning 100 have now gotten on the bandwagon.  Welcome aboard everyone, it’s a comfortable ride. [MH]

LES CLAYPOOL’S DUO DE TWANG w/ REFORMED WHORES
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18 +

Looks like if you don’t already have a ticket for a ride on Les’ funky bluegrass side project, you’re shit out of luck. The good news is that this is Music City, so, if you know the right people, or if your people know the right people, you might still get in. Whenever the mastermind behind Primus is involved, you know it’s also going to be outlandish and eccentric to say the least, but with Brooklyn comedic country duo Reformed Whores opening, everyone in the audience is for a unique treat.  You can read our full preview here. [JR]

STEVIE BINGE & THE FORK HUNTS, TIPPER WHORE, SHERBERT
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 18+

It’s been ten years since Murfreesboro’s Stevie Binge & The Fork Hunts took the mid-state by storm, but, tonight, at The East Room, all the magic comes back to life.  Throw in current up and comers Tipper Whore and Sherbert, and you are in for the best deal that 5 bucks can get you on the East Side.  Have a taste of what you have been missing below.  [MH]

SATURDAY

METH DAD, DOGTOOTH, CHURCHYARD
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

If you’ve never experienced a Meth Dad performance live, you owe it to yourself to see what all of the fuss is about. Unpredictable, high energy, and endlessly amusing and entertaining, Tyler Walker, the brains behind Meth Dad, always keeps things fresh with new, off-kilter elements of showmanship and the nonstop, positive power of partying. Combined with local faves Dogtooth and Churchyard, the Exit/In might be the spot to beat this Saturday evening. [PO]

CORY BRANAN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Straight out of Memphis, Cory Branan now calls Nashville home. The singer/songwriter’s latest album, No-Hit Wonder, dropped on August 19. His genre is almost undefinable when you hear his music, which makes him easily liked by many kinds of people. He’s got a scratchy, irresistible voice on his album – can you imagine how amazing it will be in person at The High Watt? Read our full preview here, and find out what special guests you might expect to see. [BM]

THE HANDSOME FAMILY w/ RICHARD BUCKNER
@ The Basement | 7pm | $10 | 21+

This Americana, indie folk husband and wife duo, that we told you about earlier this week, has been going strong since the ‘90s, and we’ve enjoyed digging into their ten album catalog, including their 2013 release Wilderness. For all of you fans of HBO’s True Detective (which will be back with an all new cast for a second season) it’s also worth mentioning that The Handsome Family wrote the show’s theme song, which you will find embedded below. Alt-country aficionado Richard Buckner will add another interesting layer to a super cheap night of amazing tunage.  [JR]

RICH MAHAN & THE COCKTAIL HEROES, THEM VIBES, DON GALLARDO, TYLER LOWE, TIM EASTON, MEAGAN PALMER, BEN DANAHER
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 5pm | Free | All Ages

It’s a Texas-sized music takeover at Soulshine Pizza on Saturday evening! Blog favorites like Them Vibes and Don Gallardo will be there along with a host of other talented artists.  What’s even better than beer and pizza while you are rocking out to cool tunes?  The free price tag. [MH]

NASHVILLE OUTLINES: ANDREW LEAHEY AND THE HOMESTEAD, BLANK RANGE, KELSEY WALDON, MUSIC BAND, PAPERHEAD, ELEL, RAYLAND BAXTER, SOL CAT, WILLIAM TYLER, WILD CUB
@ The Stone Fox | 1pm | Free | 18+

Renowned as one of Nashville’s best free, annual events, Nashville Outlines returns this year with its best lineup yet! We were already excited by the initial announcement, and, with the last minute addition of Wild Cub, it’s become the weekend event not to miss! Be sure to get there early and stay all day, to enjoy local artisans and vendors, and to grab drinks and socialize at The Stone Fox. [PO]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW w/ SHOVELS AND ROPE
@ The Woods Amphitheater | 7pm $39.50 | All Ages

Hometown string band favorites Old Crow Medicine Show are playing the Woods Amphitheater on Saturday, so, if you missed the secret shows OCMS played around town when they released their new record, Remedy, earlier this summer, now’s your chance to catch them. The Americana husband-and-wife duo Shovels and Rope are opening, so it’s worth getting there early for a full night of folky fun. Click here to read more about this sure-to-be hootenanny[JSh]

MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY: BIG GIGANTIC, DIPLO, GRIZ, I SEE MONSTAS, PROJECT PAT, RIFF RAFF, TJR, TWO-9, ZEDS DEAD
@  12th Ave North | 2pm $50 (VIP $100) | 18+ (VIP 21+)

As we first announced back in the spring, Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party will hit Nashville this weekend, and, in the months since we first brought you the scoop, it has expanded to include Riff RaffProject Pat, and more! Tickets are still available, but going fast, so, if you’re a fan of EDM and hip hop, and you’re looking for one giant, rowdy party this weekend, you better act fast and grab your spot! [PO]

SUNDAY

THE REVIVALISTS w/ THE BLACK CADILLACS
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7pm | $10 | All Ages

Before you get back into the work-week, finish off your Sunday with some easy-going rock and roll from The Revivalists and The Black Cadillacs at 3rd and Lindsley. The Revivalists released their newest album, City Of Sound, earlier this year. Their mix of funk and rock along with some pretty powerful vocals will be fun to listen to. With The Black Cadillacs bringing a very similar style, it’s sure to be a great night of rock and roll. [JMa]

SHOVELS AND ROPE
@ Grimey’s (In-Store) | 11:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

If you were one of the lucky fans who pre-ordered a copy of Shovels & Rope‘s new album, Swimmin’ Time, then you received a spot to their special intimate midnight record release performance at Grimey’s! Unfortunately, spots are now “sold out,” so you might have to wait until the duo inevitably pass back through town again soon. [PO]

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

[JSh] Jacqui Sahagian
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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