TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 10/10 – 10/12

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As we near the halfway point of October (already?!?), this rainy, overcast weekend is finally starting to feel like fall. Don’t let the weather keep you stuck at home though; use it as an excuse to go spend some time indoors while taking in some live music! This weekend boasts everything from reunited indie rock bands to reality show contestants to country legends, and, per usual, our staff had rounded up the best of best. Keep reading for This Weekend in Nashville!

FRIDAY

KINK ADOR
@ 12th & Porter | 6:30pm | Free | All Ages

Lightning 100’s local Artist of the Week showcase is always an excellent choice in kicking off your weekend, but, this week in particular, we’re excited to see a band we’ve been covering for quite sometime on the bill: Kink Ador. Their funky, punk-tinged indie rock sound never disappoints, and for the price of free, this one should be a no-brainer. [PO]

THE DEAD DEADS w/ THE UNSATISFIED
@ The Basement | 9pm | 21+

Eccentric rock/metal/dance band The Dead Deads have already sold out shows around the United States on their fall tour, and this is the one time they’re scheduled to come home to Nashville. The group promise an exciting show no matter where they play (and if the venue allows, pink smoke is guaranteed to be part of the display), and a vow that while not everyone will love them, not a soul will dislike them. With promises this great, this is a show worth checking out. [BM]

MATRIMONY
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $8ADV/$10DOS | 18+

We’ve been hypnotized by the stylings of North Carolina alt-folk outfit Matrimony since first catching them at Bonnaroo last summmer, and have been exhaustively proactive in letting you know about all of their Music City appearances since- of which their have been many. If, somehow, you still haven’t caught the excellent band live, we couldn’t think of a better place to do so than in intimate show space The High Watt. [PO]

DAVID COOK w/ THE GET TOGETHERS, CHUCK ADAMS
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm $15 | 18+

Former American Idol winner (’08), chart topping single hit maker, rocker, and current Music City resident David Cook is playing an intimate show at Mercy Lounge for all of us to enjoy. Look for local indie popsters The  Get Togethers and Chuck Adams to livin’ up an already great night of music! [JR]

LORETTA LYNN w/ BRANDY CLARK
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

We hope you bought tickets to see legendary country star Loretta Lynn when this show was first announced, because, unsurprisingly, this one is now completely sold out. Sorry! [PO]

SAD BAXTER, SHARKWEEK, JUSTIN AND THE COSMICS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Local grunge power pop trio Sad Baxter headline an eclectic night of music also featuring Austin, TX, DJ Sharkweek and fellow Nashvillian country, surf-grunge rockers Justin and The Cosmics. All this for just $5 at the door! [JR]

THE DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE
@ Third Man Records | 8pm | $10 | 18+

After some time off, campfire punk rockers, and Seattle boy/girl duo The Dutchess and The Duke are back, and ready to play an awesomely intimate show in The Blue Room at Third Man Records. As is Blue Room custom, the live performance will be recorded directly to acetate for limited edition record pressings later. Get to Third Man early, around 6:30, to enjoy some cookout festivities as well. Head here for a full preview. [JR]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: DAVE BARNES, JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND, THE SOIL & THE SUN, THE IMER SANTIAGO QUARTET
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm| Free | All Ages

We may be dodging rain showers, but it looks to be another great lineup at this Saturday’s Musicians Corner featuring Dave Barnes, The Soil & the Sun, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and the Imer Santiago Quartet on the Main Stage.  The Acoustic Stage has Boom Forest, Tim Bruns, and Joshual Fletcher.  Check out the Soil & the Sun performing a live rendition of “Leviathan,” off of their new album Meridian, which was shot and recorded on their tour bus during SXSW 2014. [JMo]

THE TRINITY SCHILL KILL w/ INDIA RAMEY, NIC NELL
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Local indie electronica duo The Trinity Schill Kill put on a fun show that makes you want to whip out your best Michael Jackson-inspired dance moves. They’re being joined at The High Watt by alternative country singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama India Ramey and Nic Nell[JSa]

HONEY LOCUST w/ PETER STRINGER-HYE, POLY
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Some of the most successful acts to come out of Nashville are those that draw upon their Southern roots, which is exactly the tactic local folk act Honey Locust has chosen to take. Utilizing a variety of orchestral instruments, lyricism, and of course deep, growling vocals, Honey Locust manages to paint a picture of a gothic, lost Southern era. This is music that requires a certain depth of thought, but for those of you readers who are willing to make the journey, Honey Locust provide a very enriching musical experience. Opening for the act are Peter Stringer-Hye and Poly; be sure to catch all three bands this Saturday at The Stone Fox. [JS]

LORETTA LYNN w/ PATSY LYNN
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Night two of Loretta Lynn‘s Ryman residency is sold out as well. You could always try Craigslist or Stubhub? [PO]

SUNDAY

THE WIND AND THE WAVE w/ FIREKID
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | | $10 | All Ages

The latest installment of Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night should be an all-ages doozey, with Texas alt-country folkster The Wind and The Wave headlining. Get there early to enjoy Alabama to Nashville transplant, and talented singer songwriter Firekid to get things cooking straight from the jump. [JR]

BRAVE BABY w/ SUSTO, GUTHRIE BROWN
@ The Stone Fox
| 9pm | Free | 18+

Are you a part of the Nashville underground music scene and into party rock? Don’t answer that, we already know that the answer is yes. In that case, you probably already know all about upcoming Brave Baby show at The Stone Fox on Sunday. On the off chance you haven’t heard of them, Brave Baby are a Charleston based rock act known for their loud, raucous live shows. This free performance at The Stone Fox will be opened by Susto and Guthrie Brown, so be sure to get out and see all these acts this Sunday! [JS]

CALLIOPE MUSICALS, METH DAD, BODY OF LIGHT, ECLECTIC TUBA
@ The Basement
| 8pm | Free | 21+

To put it in their own words, Austin based band Calliope Musicals is a “cheerful psychedelic party folk” act. If that sounds like an incredibly specific classification, you’re right, but go ahead and take a listen to their music and you’ll see exactly what the band means. Regardless, their music is fantastic and engaging; with Meth Dad, Body of Light, and Eclectic Tuba opening, there’s no better place to get your party on for free than The Basement this Sunday.  [JS]

[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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