TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 9/26– 9/28

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Everyone is vying for your attention these days.  U2 force fed their new album to everyone via iTunes, and, just today, Thom Yorke shocked the world with a new album that is exclusively (for now) available via BitTorrent.  Concerts are the same, with everyone trying to convince you to come to their show, but chosing the correct show can be a daunting task here in Music City.  Fear not, lovers of the weekend, we’ve run down our top staff picks to make the process easier on you.  Check out our best of the weekend in another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

VINYL THIEF
@ 12th & Porter | 6:30pm | Free | All Ages

We’ve raved about local electropop outfit Vinyl Thief time and time again, so we’ll spare you all of the redundant details, except to say that we simply can’t get enough of their amazing live show, and, if you haven’t seen it for yourself yet, you have no excuse not to catch the group tonight for FREE! Thanks Lightning 100! [PO]

FAUX FEROCIOUS, LYLAS, SAM AND AUSTIN, DELI
@ 30 Oldham St | 7 pm | Free | All Ages

Little Harpeth Brewing is throwing a little party down near the river on Friday night.  It’s free to get in, Little Harpeth Lagers will be flowing, and the jams will be provided by Faux Ferocious, Lylas, Sam and Austin, and Deli.  Let’s face it: everyone likes either beer or music, and most are fans of both.  This is post happy hour hang is a no brainer. [MH]

ALABAMA SHAKES, VINCE GILL, MAC WISEMAN, RAELYNN, EXILE, STRICKING MATCHES, DRAKE WHITE, CONNIE SMITH
@ Grand Ole Opry | 7pm | $36.50-69.50 | All Ages

The Grand Ole Opry is a unique and unusual venue in the sense that every night, regardless of who is playing, you are guaranteed to get far more than your money’s worth of music. The Alabama Shakes are already great headliners, but they’ve also added the ever talented Vince Gill to the lineup for no extra charge, not to mention all of the other artists you’ll get to see grace the famous stage…  [BM]

SHY GUY, BODY OF LIGHT, PENICILLIN BABY, DOGTOOTH
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $cheap | 21+

This performance will be the swan song for one of our favorite local psychedelic dream-pop ensembles, Shy Guy, but fear not readers, they will all still in town making music. This all-local bill also features space-psych rockers Penicillin Baby, dream-synth masters Body of Light, and shoe gazers Dogtooth. We previewed this one earlier today if you need further convincing.  [JR]

KYGO w/ AMTRAC
@ Exit/In | 8pm $15 | 18+

Making the long trip all the way from Norway, remix DJ impresario Kygo will be putting down tonight at Exit/In, and, if you’re even a mild fan of the artists he mixes (The Weeknd, Marvin Gaye, Ed Sheeran), you’re in for a special treat. Louisville, KY house DJ Amtrac brings a more dance influenced flare, but together they will everyone grooving. [JR]

THE FUTURE AND YUMI & THE SYSTEM (DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY) w/ GUTHRIE BROWN & THE FAMILY TREE AND OLIVER & THE SPECTACLES
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $7 | 18+

We told you about this when we dropped that new video from The Future a couple of weeks ago to hype their new album Blood Moon.  Well, this show is also an album release for Yumi & The System’s Wonders Of Origin.  You can check out the first single, “Day Of The Tiger” below.  Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree and Oliver & The Spectacles round out a very solid bill that rises to the top of a very crowded Friday night slate. [MH]

HEAVEN’S JAIL, THE CUNNING AND THEM VIBES
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

We already ran down this killer bill hosted by our pal, Lockeland Springsteen.  Head here for more info on the bands, or just listen to Heaven’s Jail below, to get a taste of what quality songwriting sounds like. [MH]

GOODNIGHT, TEXAS w/ GO DOWN MOSES
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Based solely on the name Goodnight, Texas, one can probably formulate an idea of how this group might sound, and you’re probably not too far off. Goodnight, Texas play an Appalachain tinged folk hinged largely on their lyricism and relaxed vibes. The group are another rendition of that classic combination of acoustic instruments and phenomenal voices, and their upcoming show at The High Watt is sure to be a spectacular display of both those skills in a warm, intimate environment. Be sure to check this group out, and maybe even see their show tonight!  [JS]

SEYGO w/ LAZERSNAKE, PIZZA RIOT
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local ensemble Seygo is part big band, part- performance art, and have a little bit of everything going on from classical string instruments, to looping tracks and raps. Nashville, by way of Clarksville alt-rockers Lazersnake and Bowling Green, KY, post dudecore punks Pizza Riot fill out a not to be missed bill that is anything but ordinary. Go see for yourself for only five bucks. [JR]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: JOSH ROUSE, GABE DIXON, MIKE HICKS & THE FUNK PUNCS, KEELAN DONOVAN
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm| Free | All Ages

It looks like it is setting up to be another perfect weekend for Musicians Corner featuring Josh Rouse, Gabe Dixon, Mike Hicks & the Funk Puncs and Keelan Donavan on the Main Stage with more great artists on the Acoustic Stage.  Oh, and there is a beer garden!  [JMo]

CASSETTE STORE DAY: R. STEVIE MOORE AND MYSTERY TWINS
@ Grimey’s | 12pm| Free | All Ages

In addition to their massive collection of records, CDs, and tapes, locals also know Grimey’s as a fantastic spot to catch some really unique in-store performances, including the one this Saturday featuring local psychedelic legend R. Stevie Moore. If you’ve never gotten a chance to see Moore before, you’re in for a treat: having played in the experimental psychedelic scene since the ’60s, Moore has had plenty of experience to hone his live show. We don’t want to give away too much, but it’s going to be one hell of a show, especially considering the fact that it’s free.  [JS]

HEAVEN’S JAIL
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | Free | All Ages

The Brooklyn-based indie folk rock band Heaven’s Jail is playing a free set at Grimey’s to promote their new album Ace Called Zero, which was produced by Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck. This comes just after the band opens for The Cunning and Them Vibes at the Stone Fox on Friday, so if you like the group a lot you can catch them twice this weekend. [JSa]

EXIT/IN 43RD ANNIVERSAY PARTY w/ JIM LAUDERDALE’S ELECTRIC RETROSPECTIVE, NIKKI LANE, LUCETTE
@ Exit/In | 7pm | $1518+

Exit/In has a generation-spanning night of alternative country planned to celebrate the venue’s 43rd birthday, with venerable Nashville session player and songwriter Jim Lauderdale, East Nashville’s stoner version of Loretta Lynn Nikki Lane, and the Canadian melancholy country singer Lucette[JSa]

CASSETTE STORE DAY: MYSTERY TWINS w/ Ri¢hie & THE SUEZ
@ Fond Object | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Keep the Cassette Store Day madness going with a stop at Fond Object for a special performance from local favorites Mystery Twins, in honor of their second cassette EP release, I’m Not Like Everybody Else. Another local who’s built quite rep for rowdy rock ’n’ roll, Ri¢hie will be there to throw down as well. Murfreesboro garage surf rockers The Suez fill out the amazing bill. The show is free, the cassettes are not. [JR]

FUTURE UNLIMITED w/ SOL CAT AND OCTAJOHN
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Perhaps the best under the radar show of the weekend, post-punk rockers Future Unlimited are teaming with local garage act Sol Cat and pop rockers Octajohn for an eclectic show in one of Music City’s best intimate spaces: The Basement. Best part? It’s only seven bones. You don’t want to miss it! [PO]

COLONY HOUSE AND KNOX HAMILTON w/ FIREKID
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $10ADV/$15DOS | 18+

Alternative rock band Colony House has exploded onto the music scene with vibrant, catchy tunes that will have anyone dancing along. The trio have found a way to make innovative music without being straight up weird. Originally from Franklin, TN, the band named themselves after a home that all three members spent time in at one point or another and it’s they’re way of paying homage to their hometown. Colony House‘s debut album, When I Was Younger, is available for purchase here.  [BM]

SUNDAY

NEULORE w/ JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 |  All Ages

Local modern folksters Neulore headline this all ages low-dough show. Fellow Music City residents and big sound, rock ’n’ roll, hip hop explosion Justin Kalk Orchestra opens things up on your perfect Sunday fun day destination.   [JR]

MAGNOLIA SONS, I AM JOHNNY P, ALICIA MICHILLI, ZACH LONGORIA PROJECT, VALERIE MIZE
@ The Basement
 | 8pm | FREE | 21+

The massive old timey, jazz, rock ’n’ soul outfit called Magnolia Sons has little bit of everything, including vibe, energy and excitement to spare. Watch them tear it up live at The Basements special Sunday Post show. Basically that means there’s five bands, no cover, and $2 craft draft pints. Got all that? Look for I Am Johnny P, Alicia Michilli, Zach Longoria Project and Valerie Mize to all kick the party into high gear as well!  [JR]

BONOBO & JUNGLE w/ JIM-E STACK, BEATY HEART
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm$20ADV/$23DOS | 18+

There’s a lot of shows going down this weekend, but one of the best ones is the combined Bonobo and Jungle show at Marathon Music Works. The show also features Jim-E Stack and Beaty Heart as openers. Bonobo is an electronic DJ that masterfully incorporates acoustic elements and samples into his tunes; conversely, Jungle uses disco elements in a modern context to create a fun, danceable musical product. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of music, and for only $20, we can’t really think of a better way to finish out the weekend.  [JS]

MARC BROUSSARD, MINGO FISHTRAP, AND ANDY SUZUKI
@ The City Winery | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All ages

The first “official” show at the new City Winery will feature Marc Broussard, Mingo Fishtrap, and Andy Suzuki.  It is sold out but there is a waiting list[JMo]


[BM] Beth McAllister
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[JEM] Jessika Malone
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[MC] Matt Cairns
[MH] Matt Hall

[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport
[SJ] Shawn Jackson

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