TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 9/5 – 9/7

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This weekend is clearly all about the three day Live On The Green festival, but there are other shows out there for those of you that don’t like the heat, crowds, outdoors, bugs, or whatever else repels you from being a festival goer.  We have the return of Musician’s Corner and club shows all over town featuring a wide variety of genres.  Have a look below to see all of our staff picks for this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

LIVE ON THE GREEN: THE WILD FEATHERS, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, AUGUSTANA, DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES
@ Public Square Park | 5pm | Free | All Ages

We’re gearing up for the last weekend of Live on the Green, and the festival is not holding back on entertainment. Indie rock/pop group Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes open at 5PM, followed by Augustana and G. Love & Special Sauce. The night will conclude with The Wild Feathers, a five-piece rock band that have already gained a substantial following given that they only released their debut self-titled album last year. You’re not going to want to miss this final weekend of Live on the Green for the year. Head here for a full preview of tonight’s artists[BM]

SHANNON LaBRIE w/ PILOT ROUGE, JILLIAN JACQUELINE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local blues, R&B pop-folk singer songwriter Shannon LaBrie will headline a Live on the Green alternative if the masses aren’t your thing. Also calling Music City home, alternative rockers Pilot Rouge and local (via Chester Springs, PA) country singer Jillian Jacqueline fill out a low dough night of show that will not be thousands of people deep.  [JR]

PARACHUTE w/ MATT WERTZ
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $17ADV/$20DOS | All Ages

School is back in swing, summer is coming to a close, and that means that tonight, there should only be two goals in mind: drink beer and shake your thang. If that’s a sentiment you agree with, there might be no better place to find yourself tonight than Cannery Ballroom, as pop-rock sensation Parachute will be taking the stage with the one and only Matt Wertz starting at 8 pm. It’s going to be an absolute blast, so if pop music is your thing, you know where to be. [JS]

BREE w/ ASHEIRA, HEATHEN INDIAN, RATTLE, FAUNA HALO
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Rock and roll will rule at The East Room tonight with sets by some local up and comers including Bree, Heathen Indian, and Fauna Halo.  The others are new to us, but that’s part of the excitement of shows like this.  You may just find your favorite new band for a mere $5! [MH]

SATURDAY

LIVE ON THE GREEN: JAKE BUGG, INGRID MICHAELSON, THE LONE BELLOW, LP, SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS, PHIN
@ Public Square Park | 1:45pm | Free | All Ages

If you didn’t make it out to last night’s killer Live on the Green show featuring Cage the Elephant, no worries: this week is the 3 day long festival! Saturday will be the third and final day of the festival, but fear not, as Lightning 100 did a great job saving some of the best talent for last. Check out the likes of Jake Bugg, Ingrid Michaelson, The Lone Bellow, and several other acts, all for free. Be sure to come on out and check out Nashville’s premier free music showcase.  [JS]

TRINITY SCHILL KILL w/ HEAVY HINGES, KINK ADOR, WHOA DAKOTA
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Get ready to dance on Saturday night.  We recently discovered Trinity Schill Kill and have been long time fans of the effervescent summery pop-tasm of Kink Ador.  Those looking to avoid the heat, will certainly find refuge at The Basement. [MH]

WHITE VIOLET, PENICILLIN BABY, BELLE ADAIR
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Between Athens indie rockers White Violet, Nashville psych rockers Penicillin Baby, and eclectic Alabama indie/folk rock outfit Belle Adair, The Stone Fox is the place to be to get your indie fix this weekend.  [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER FALL KICK OFF
@ Centennial Park | 12 – 5pm | FREE| All Ages

Musicians Corner’s Fall Season kicks off this weekend at Centennial Park and features Robert Earl Keen, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Roots of Rebellion on the Main Stage. Smooth Hound Smith plays the Acoustic Showcase and the Acoustic Stage has Ivory Lane, Brandon Baily and Jacob Thomas Jr.  Musicians Corner is a FREE family and dog friendly event and a great way to spend your Saturday. In addition to the great music, there are Food Trucks, Kidsville and Dogville Activities, a Local Artisan Marketplace, and a Beer & Wine Garden with happy hour that runs from 12 – 1:30PM.  Musicians Corner’s is located on the lawn adjacent to the bandshell for the season. [JMo]

SECRETCLUB, CUSSES, WOOLY MAMAS, BRIAN ALLEN THOMPSON
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

One of our new favorite punk bands SECRETCLUB, the Savannah, Georgia-based female-fronted hard rockers CUSSES, rapper Brian Allen Thompson, and the eclectic former cover band The Wooly Mamas make for a lineup that will have something for everyone, all without being at the mercy of the crowds and the weather of Live on the Green.  Head here for a full preview [JSa]

SUNDAY

SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS w/ KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Brooklyn based Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds are taking their seven piece neo rock show on the road for a extensive tour this fall, and will be perching in Nashville on Sunday for your enjoyment. Equally awesome, locals Kansas Bible Company will be opening, and we’ve told you before how awesome they are live. For only $10 you’d be hard pressed to find a better show, if you still got some party left in you that is.  [JR]

THE WANS, SLICK, POLY, EARL BURROWS, THE HEATHENS, WEREWULF
@ The Basement | 8pm | Free | 21+

Nashville’s The Wans are set to drop their highly anticipated and long-awaited debut full-length, He Said, She Said, this Tuesday, Sept. 9, and this weekend at The Basement, they’re set to perform a free show in celebration. Between that, a lineup which also includes Slick, Poly, Earl Burrows, The Heathens, and Werewulf, plus $2 craft beer pints, we can’t think of a better way to finish out your weekend. [PO]

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

[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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