TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/21 – 11/23

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Happy weekend Nashville!  It’s just another week chock full of music for you to mull over.  We have record releases from one of Nashville’s most up and coming, rock shows, soul shows, and one of the most talented stringed musicians of this generation at City Winery.  Sound like a lot?  It is, but, don’t fret, we’ve broken down all of our staff picks in yet another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

STEVE MOAKLER
@ 12th & Porter | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Local via Pittsburg, singer songwriter Steve Moakler will be showcasing some of his newest work from his latest release, Wide Open, 100% for free! In addition to releasing three albums of his own, Steve has written songs for the likes of Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen, so you know he’s got the goods. Be sure to bring whoever you want, because this performance is for all ages [JR]

SINGLE MOTHERS
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | Free | All Ages
 w/ SHEEP SHIFT, HARPER

@ The End | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Single Mothers are earning praise for their ability to balance intellectual wordiness with punk music at its most abrasive, making for one of the best punk bands to come out of Canada in recent memory. Given the buzz surrounding these guys, checking them out at The End is the perfect chance to see an under-the-radar punk act in one of Nashville’s best venues for the genre for next to nothing, and, if you’re looking for some free fun or an extra helping, you can catch them beforehand at Grimey’s! Find out more in our extended preview[JSa]

SAME AS IT EVER WAS: A TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE w/ FLOW TRIBE
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

So, short of headlining Bonnaroo, or something of the ilk, we probably won’t ever see a Talking Heads reunion, but lucky for us all, the BEST Talking Heads cover band ever, Same As It Ever Was, are in town, and ready to rock your socks off. Get there early for New Orleans funk band Flow Tribe and stretch that ten-spot cover to the max. [JR]

THE CUNNING, HEATHEN SONS, MODERN ROYALS, THE WILD JAYS
@ FooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

If you didn’t get a chance to check out local rockers The Cunning when they played at our weekly Acme showcase awhile back, tonight you’ve got another chance to catch this emerging act. The group play straight rock and roll with a sense of humor, and their strong suit is definitely crowd interaction. It’s a really fun performance, and the other acts are just as worthy of your time. Check it all out at FooBar for only $5! [JS]

SHANNON LABRIE w/ JOSEPH AARON, KYSHONA ARMSTRONG, MATTHEW THOMAS
@ Mercy Lounge | 8:30pm | $7 | 18+

Mercy Lounge and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® team up to bring you a different kind of Nashville show featuring R&B pop-folk artist Shannon LaBrie with the roaring keys of Joseph Aaron. Adding newcomers Kyshona Armstrong and Matthew Thomas to the bill, this is not your average singer/songwriter night.  We did a full preview of this one yesterday, but, in a nutshell, with only a $10 ticket price and beer specials all night, do yourself a favor and make it to Mercy Lounge on Friday night. [JL]

DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET
@ City Winery | 8pm | $48-$60 | All Ages

David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions.  The good people at City Winery Nashville bring David Grisman’s Sextet to the venue for shows tonight and tomorrow night, and we detailed the whole thing here.  [JMo]

STILL THERE: A TRIBUTE TO THE BAND and THEIR LAST WALTZ FT. THE ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, BRIAN WRIGHT, RICH MAHAN, DON GALLARDO, MAGNOLIA SONS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

A whole bunch of great Americana influenced acts are participating in a tribute to Martin Scorsese’s iconic documentary about The Band, The Last Waltz, with proceeds going to charity. The Band are one of the biggest influences on the new Americana revival, and this show will be a great chance to see these acts perform some of the music that inspired their sound and have fun with covers of their favorite music.  [JSa]

PHUNKY REGGAE PARTY FT. ROOTS OF A REBELLION, RASHAD THA POET, SOUL MECHANIC, THE GET RIGHT BAND
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Regarded across the world as a top party genre, reggae is largely underrepresented in Nashville.  Don’t tell that to Roots Of A Rebellion.  These guys have been carrying the groove torch for a few years now, and their hard work is being recognized more and more.  Lightning 100 always give these guys a shot, and you’ll also get to catch them open for legendary horn-man Trombone Shorty at Marathon on Friday the 28th[MH]

SATURDAY

RIFF RAFF w/ HEROBUST, MANIC FOCUS
@ Anthem | 10pm | $20 
| 18+

A larger than life nostalgic loveletter to ’90s culture and the epitome of modern hip hop decadence, Riff Raff has had one hell of a year since the release of his latest album, Neon Icon. He’s weird, he’s wild, and he’s actually got some solid chops (just ask his mentor, Diplo). Returning to Nashville for a headlining late night performance with electronic artists Herobust and Manic Focus, this is sure to be the wildest show of the weekend, and one you won’t physically be able to not enjoy. [PO]

TESLA ROSSA (LP RELEASE SHOW) w/ BUFFALO RODEO, PLASTIC VISIONS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 
| 21+

A longtime favorite of the site, local rockers Tesla Rossa are gearing up to celebrate the release of their long awaited, much anticipated, and totally fantastic self-titled debut full-length. For only $5, you can see the boys play the album in full at one of Nashville’s best show spaces, The Basement, and, to sweeten the deal, locals Buffalo Rodeo and Plastic Visions will be there to get the place warmed up. Best value of the weekend, guaranteed! [PO]

DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET
@ City Winery | 8pm | $48-$60 | All Ages

If you didn’t make it to the show on Friday, you have one more chance to catch the David Grisman Sextet at City Winery Nashville.  Odds are you won’t get another chance for a while.  [JMo]

THE PAPERHEAD
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | Free | All Ages
w/ D. WATUSI & DELUXIN’

@ Bali Hai (1319 Lischey Ave) | 9pm | Free 
| All Ages

Local pop act The Paperhead have designated this Saturday as a celebration for their recent record release, titled Africa Avenue. The band have two shows slated for the day; the first of which is a free performance at beloved record shop Grimey’s. If you haven’t heard the group’s latest effort, it’s really a well put together project, and we’re sure their performance will be spectacular. Check this band out for free at 5 p.m., then catch their evening show with locals D. Watusi and Deluxin’ for the perfect chance to hang with yet another of Nashville’s fastest risers! [JS+MH]

STREETS OF LAREDO w/ MAX JURY
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 
| 18+

Any Lonesome Dove fans? Streets of Laredo were most probably named after the acclaimed western novel series’ final edition. The Brooklyn indie-folk band lasso brass arrangements with galloping guitar lines. It’s an ideal soundtrack to ride off into the sunset. Max Jury, a young songwriter heralded as the missing link between Gram Parsons and George Harrison, will open. [WD]

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS w/ FENCES, JUNIOR PROM
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT 
| All Ages

Former Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon is back with a brand new project (and killer EP to boot), Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, and will return to 3rd & Lindsley (for the first time under his new moniker) to showcase some tunes. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, this one is already sold out, so we hope you grabbed tickets when we first announced the show a few months back[PO]

TODAY IS THE DAY, TIJUANA GOAT RIDE, SEAWITCH, GREYWOODS
@ The End | 9pm | $5 
| 18+

Look, we get it. Not everyone digs the country and indie scenes that thrive around here. What about the metal? The End certainly seems to have taken a stand on this, as the venue has slated four metal bands to perform this Saturday. Today is the Day were added as a last minute headliner, and will play along with Tijuana Goat Ride, Seawitch, and Greywoods. It’s going to be brutal, to say the least.  [JS]

DON GALLARDO AND HOW FAR WEST
@ Acme Feed & Seed | 11pm | Free 
| 21+

Big time fans of Don Gallardo over here.  We had him out for one of our Tuesday night gigs not too long ago, and he impressed so much that he is now Saturday’s finale at Acme.  If you happen to be roaming around downtown as the witching hour approaches, you’d be a fool not to be at Acme.  [MH]

SUNDAY

ELENOWEN w/ JOSEPH LEMAY
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | | $10 | All Ages

Elenowen are wrapping up their fall tour right here in their hometown of Nashville in support of their upcoming album, For the Taking. The album will be released in January, and the show will be an excellent sneak preview of what’s to come. Joining Elenowen is Tennessee native Joseph Lemay, who is out promoting his debut album, Seventeen Acres[BM]

DADS w/ TINY MOVING PARTS, CHOIR VANDALS, THE STAR KILLERS
@ The End | 7pm | | $10 | 18+

You know that new, revivalist, higher art wave of emo and pop punk bands we’re always yammering on about? Well, this lineup of DadsTiny Moving PartsChoir Vandals, and The Star Killers pretty much showcases all of the best of it in a nutshell. NJ duo Dads are fiercely beloved, and that’s because they take a straightforward, indie infused and gut-wrenchingly honest approach to songwriting, boasting a a noodle-y, lofi, melodically dense, and emotionally resonant sound. One of the best underground acts in the nation, you’d be crazy not to end your weekend with this show. [PO]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JL] Jake Lanier
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TJJ] Terra James-Jura
[WD] Wes Davenport

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