TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/14 – 11/16

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I’m pretty sure we must have hibernated for three months earlier this week, because it definitely feels like the middle of winter right now.  That is probably not what organizers of the Saturday afternoon events had in mind when they set this stuff up months ago, but it’s a proven fact, dancing (and booze) will warm you up.  So, make sure you try to get out to some of those events.  If you just can’t do it, fear not, we have a bunch more indoor fun happening around town, including three unique events with Fly Golden Eagle, a party at Anthem, and one of our faves at Marathon!  Find out the best way to warm your weekend with all of our staff picks in another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

BEARHEART
@ 12th & Porter | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Out promoting their latest EP, Glass Half Full, are local group Bearheart. The six-member americana/folk band have already gained attention from all corners of the music world after releasing their first self-titled EP just a little over a year ago, and they show no signs of slowing down as they gear up to play at 12th & Porter. [BM]

BIG K.R.I.T. w/ TWO-9
@ Anthem | 8pm | $35 | 18+

We spotlighted Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. when he performed at an especially hip hop heavy Bonnaroo in 2013. Since then, his hype has only grown, and is latest studio release, Cadillactica, is one of the fall’s best rap albums. His show tonight at Anthem with Two-9 is nearly sold out, with only 75 tickets available at the door. Better get there early, or you’re shit out of luck! [PO]

STAGOLEE, MARINA ORCHESTRA, WATERFALL WASH, DANIEL SIERRA LEONE
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

For just $5, The 5 Spot offers one badass Friday night bill. Bringing together local indie/blues rockers Stagolee, Knoxville 7-piece worldbeat, rhythmically dense collective Marina Orchestra, local indie/folk rockers and site favorites Waterfall Wash, and folky, story-driven solo singer Daniel Sierra Leone, this show definitely offers the most bang for your weekend buck. [PO]

FLY GOLDEN EAGLE
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

We already ran down all this awesomeness, but, in a few words, Fly Golden Eagle dominates the rock landscape this weekend.  So, pick one (or more) of the three chances to catch one of Nashville’s fastest rising acts. [MH]

OAK CREEK BAND (EP RELEASE PARTY) w / CIVILIAN, SCOTT REVEY RETROSPECTIVE
@ Exit/In | 7pm | $5 | 18+

We brought you the complete skinny (and a new single) about the farewell show for Oak Creek Band earlier this week.  While we are certainly bummed about their departure, but we are looking forward to the sendoff party.  Check out the new single again below, in case you missed it before. [MH]

KOA w/ ZEKE DUHON, CHUCK ADAMS
@ Mercy Lounge | 7pm | $5 | 18+

Local jam rockers Koa are at it again, this time with securing an impressive slot as Mercy Lounge’s Friday night headliners. If you’re not familiar with this local act, you ought to be. The group play a unique blend of traditional rock and jam sections, and the result is astoundingly chill and yet somehow still very engaging. These guys are definitely one of Nashville’s most underrated acts. Opening for Koa are Zeke Duhon and Chuck Adams, who will begin playing at 7pm. Check it all out tonight at Mercy for only $5! [JS]

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, PIERCE THE VEIL w/ BEARTOOTH, THIS WILD LIFE
@ Cannery Ballroom | 7pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

An all star pop punk, post-hardcore, and metalcore infused lineup invades the Cannery Ballroom Friday, pairing buzzworthy scene bands Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil with equally as exciting up and comers Beartooth and This Wild Life. Given the hype surrounding these acts, and the fact that it’s an all ages event, it’s no surprise that this one managed to sell out early. We hope you got your tickets, because it promises to be one hell of a night! [PO]

FLY GOLDEN EAGLE SCREENING OF ‘HOLY MOUNTAIN’ & ‘QUARTZ’ LISTENING PARTY
@ The Stone Fox | 10pm | FREE | 18+

The album is supposedly inspired by and lines up with the groundbreaking 1973 film The Holy Mountain, an avant-garde masterpiece directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, produced by The Beatles’ manager Allen Klein, and funded by John Lennon and George Harrison.  Leave it to The Stone Fox to throw the official screening/listening party for you to figure it out.  Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard Of Oz?  Nope, this should be even cooler. [MH]

DINNER AND A SUIT w/ BRAVE TOWN, YOUTH
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Looking for something fun to do tonight? How about checking out Dinner and a Suit with Brave Town and Youth at The High Watt? The polished tones of this local rock act are sure to delight fans and newcomers alike, and, for only $10, this could be one of the best shows value-wise going down this weekend. Just over a month ago, the four piece dropped a new EP, which they’re sure to play selected tracks from tonight. Hope all you readers can make it! [JS]

LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
@ The Basement | 7pm | Free | 21+

Austin-based Leopold and his Fiction are hitting Nashville for the second time this week, taking over The Basement for a free 7pm showcase. Four releases deep and counting, the trio specialize in gritty, naked garage rock with just enough wtf? to keep things interesting. Go for the music and stay for the cognitive dissonance: the band looks like walking, rocking Civil War daguerreotypes. Head here for more info. [TJJ]

SATURDAY

LOCAL FEST FT. JACE EVERETT, TRENTON, K.S. RHOADS, SHANE PIASECKI, MARINA ORCHESTRA, THE GET TOGETHERS
@ Riverwood Mansion | 10am | FREE 
| All Ages

There is a FREE festival on the beautiful lawn of historic Riverwood Mansion in East Nashville from 10AM until 4PM on Saturday. The fest will have artisan vendors, local farmers, Nashville brews and live music, provided by the stacked lineup of Jace EverettTrentonK.S. Rhoads, and more! In addition, there is also a ticketed event which includes a cocktail hour in the mansion at 4PM and pop up dinner from 5PM – 9PM.  Music starts bright and early at 10:30AM with The Get Togethers. Bundle up! [JMo]

FALL FEST FEAT. MACHINES ARE PEOPLE TOO, MODOC, THE PRESSURE KIDS, THE GILLS, SAMM & THE GET DOWN
@ Centennial Park Bandshell | 12pm | FREE 
| All Ages

Another outdoor event amidst an unseasonably cold weekend, Fall Fest boasts a lineup that we think might just be worth putting on that scarf and gloves for. Complete with fall activities, food trucks, and vendors, the real draw is the strength of the lineup, which includes recent No Country Acme showcase artists Modoc, as well as fave local indie/synthrock outfit Machines Are People Too, among others! [PO]

FUTURE UNLIMITED, THE LOWER CAVES, MOSELEY, PENICILLIN BABY, BODY OF LIGHT, THEME AND VARIATION, HOLY MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVERS, THE BURPS
@ Eastside Music Supply | 2pm | FREE 
| All Ages

What an incredible lineup celebrating the grand opening of Eastside Music Supply on Fatherland on Saturday. We’ve raved about Future UnlimitedMoseley, and Penicillin Baby (as well as the rest of the lineup) a TON, and any chance to see them for FREE is a no-brainer!  It’ll be fun for the whole fam, so brave the temps and get out to support what supports Nashville! [MH]

KiND MiND: A PARTY TO PROVIDE FT. KiND, PHIN AND MORE
@ 1530 Demonbreun Street | 9pm | Donation 
| 18+

When you finish up your afternoon rumblings, head over to Demonbreun Street to keep the party going with an excellent production featuring sets from Kind, Phin, and plenty more.  This is a benefit to help create a Music Therapy program at the Centerstone non-profit health center and there’s NO COVER, but it’s such a good time and for such a great cause that you’ll surely want to throw some cash in the bucket. [MH]

FLY GOLDEN EAGLE, CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS, PAPERHEAD, CHROME PONY
@ Queen Ave Art Collective | 9pm | $10 | 21+

The official release party turns the east side warehouse space into a giant dance party at Queen Ave Art Collective featuring performances from Fly Golden Eagle, Clear Plastic Masks, and Chrome Pony.  However, it also doubles as a release party for Paperhead, who just dropped their new record, Africa Avenue, on Tuesday Nov. 12.  You better get there early to ensure your spot in what should be the party of the weekend. [MH]

THEE OH SEES w/ JACK NAME, D WATUSI
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 
| 18+

Frenetic, California rock ’n’ rollers Thee Oh Sees are bringing their high octane, high powered live show through Music City to melt some fucking skulls in one of the buzziest shows of the weekend. John Dwyer has an all new touring lineup that we are excited to see on a rare, Nashville stop. Look for Jack Name to bring his Brian Eno inspired indie to rock to the party along with local garage rockers D. Watusi, who fill out this epic bill. Don’t miss it! [JR]

JENNY LEWIS w/ WAXAHATCHEE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $23-25 | 18+

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely seen us raving about Jenny Lewis. Between her amazing new album, The Voyager, her stellar Forecastle Festival set which we caught over the summer, and her admirable choice to take a few Nashville ladies out on the road as part of her backing band, Lewis has had us under her spell all year, and this weekend’s Marathon Music Works show has easily been one of our most-anticipated events of the fall. Head here for a full preview. [PO]

ANDY DOZIER & HEAVY SOUL w/ FAREWELL FLIGHT, FRIENDSHIP, FLORALORIX, MAY HWEN
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $5 | 18+

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Andy Dozier & Heavy Soul at our weekly showcase over at Acme, and suffice it to say, they absolutely killed. It’s little wonder that the group managed to score a Saturday night headliner spot at one of the Nashville’s best venues. Between the low cost of tickets and plethora of openers, there’s little doubt that Mercy Lounge will be were the party’s at Saturday night. Remember to get there by 8pm if you want to see all the bands. [JS]

HALFNOISE (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) w/ BOYS ON THE RADIO, KID RUNNER
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Keep an eye out for an extended show preview for this one, but, in short, Nashville’s HalfNoise is the ambient, indie pop solo outlet of former Paramore drummer Zac Farro. One of our favorite, criminally underrated local artists for quite some time, Farro is celebrating the release of his debut full-length, the haunting, etherial Volcano Crowe, and, if you dig local acts like Paper Route and Canon Blue (who not only share sonic similarities, but frequently collaborate with HalfNoise), you seriously will not want to miss out on this one. We hear it’s going to sell out, so don’t procrastinate! [PO]

SUNDAY

BEAR’S DEN w/ DAN MANGAN, BLACKSMITH
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 7pm | | $15 | All Ages

Acclaimed UK trio Bear’s Den are celebrating the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Islands, at 3rd & Lindsley for this week’s Nashville Sunday Night as part of their North American tour.  Dan Mangan and Blacksmith are the openers. [JMo]

B.O.B w/ KEVIN GATES
@ Anthem | 8pm | | $35 | 18+

Dirty South rap phenom B.o.B, who rose to acclaim a few years back with a stream of radio hits, and has been steadily pumping out underground bangers ever since, is invading Music City for a special Sunday night showcase, featuring New Orleans mix tape master Kevin Gates, and tickets are going fast! Two amazing rappers in an intimate room? Can’t beat it! [JR]

STARS w/ HEY ROSETTA!
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | | $16/20 | 18+

We were obsessed with Canadian electro-pop/indie band Stars back in the mid ’00s, when they released the critical one-two punch of 2004’s Set Yourself on Fire and 2007’s In Our Bedroom After the War. Admittedly, they’ve fallen off of our radar a bit since, but it’s nice to see that they’ve stayed busy, releasing consistently good albums at a steady clip, and continuing to tour for their loyal, widespread fanbase. Getting to see the group play their beautiful, sweeping tunes in a space like Mercy Lounge is sure to be a real treat, and should be at the top of your weekend considerations. [PO]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TJJ] Terra James-Jura

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