TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | January 23 – 25, 2015

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It’s another full slate of shows going on in Music City this weekend.  We have a special birthday celebration for one of our favorite venues, and another for Bloodshot Records.  We also have some killer punk shows, twang, jams, howling, dancing, and pretty much everything in between.  Let us help you plan your weekend with our staff picks in another edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

THE DAILY HOWL
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Looking to start the weekend off right? That’s a noble goal, and there could be no better way to achieve it than with a slice of pizza and some beer while listening to local rock group The Daily Howl over at Soulshine. This four piece utilizes influences from both classic rock and the modern garage rock scene to create an engaging, commercially-viable sound. The group are actually being honored all this week on Lightning 100; at least one of their songs will play every hour as the radio station celebrates Nashville’s up and coming artists. If you’d prefer to hear these stellar artists play live for free, be at Soulshine tonight at 7! [JS]

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND w/ HORSE FEATHERS
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $25 | 18+

Yonder Mountain String Band kicked off their Winter Tour 2015 in Raleigh earlier this week and are stopping by The Cannery Ballroom. A few tickets are still available.  American Indie Folk Band, Horse Feathers, open the show.  Check out Yonder Mountain String Band’s acoustic version of “All The Time” from the Gondola Sessions in Telluride, and find out more here[JMo]

HANS CONDOR w/ SLONK DONKERSON, SHOCKING BOOBS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

This one is going to win the contest for the best band names on a bill hands down, but it will be one of the most raucous and rowdy events of the weekend.  The bill features local punksters Hans Condor, Brooklyn based rockers Slonk Donkerson, and newcomers Shocking Boobs (featuring Jordan and Evan of Diarrhea Planet).  No matter what planet you are living on, it would be worth your while to check this one out at The Stone Fox tonight.  [MH]

THE HIMMS w/ THE WAILIN’ CANES
@ The Family Wash | 9pm | FREE | All Ages

One of Nashville’s greatest gifts are the plethora of musicians living here who’s job is to make the stars look good, and local east side watering hole The Family Wash is THE SPOT in Nashville to see some of the city’s best talent playing their original tunes.  Tonight features The HiMMs (who back Rodney Atkins) and The Wailin’ Canes (James Otto & others) who will bring you rock jams that’ll show you these fellas are far more than accompaniment. [MH]

WILLIE AND THE GIANT
@ The 5 Spot | 8:30pm | $cheap | 21+

No Country Presents alum Willie and the Giant (see this post) will be bring their smooth jam band and southern rock ’n’ vibes to The 5 Spot for you all to groove to, and you don’t have to spend a ton of dough to do it! [JR]

40 OZ BORRITO: A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME w/ THE LTG
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Good tunes is what we all got, if we’re heading to Exit/In for an amazing tribute to one of Long Beach California’s greatest contributions to music; Sublime. Let The LTG take you there with all the hits like “Santeria,” “Two Joints,” “Bad Fish,” and on, and on and on… [JR]

OF MONTREAL w/ NEDELLE TORRISI
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | Sold Out | 18+

We hope you snagged tickets to see experimental indie pop rockers of Montreal when this one was announced, because the Athens group, who are set to release their thirteenth full-length this March, have completely sold out their Mercy Lounge show with Nedelle Torrisi. Better luck next time! [PO]

SATURDAY

BLOODSHOT RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW w/ ROBBIE FULKS, BOBBY BARE JR., CORY BRANAN
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Bloodshot Records is a Chicago-based record label that has served as home to great independent artists since 1994.  The Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Blowout is this Saturday, January 24 at City Winery. The celebration will include performances by Robbie Fulks, Bobby Bare Jr., and Cory Branan.  Check out Bobby Bare Jr. featuring Cory Branan on a cover of The Smith’s “What Difference Does It Make?” before their show at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. [JMo]

G-EAZY w/ KEHLANI, KOOL JOHN, JAY ANT
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | Sold Out | 18+

The ascent of Oakland rapper G-Eazy over the past few years has been a marvelous thing to watch. At just 25, the MC flirts with cloud rap aesthetics (slower, more ambient production), and draws lyrical inspiration and aesthetics from his internet-generation peer group, and his major label debut, These Things Happen, cracked the Billboard top 10 last summer. Joining him at Marathon are Kehlani, Kool John, and Jay Ant, for more purist hip hop meets modern electronic goodness. [PO]

MERCY LOUNGE ANNIVERSARY PARTY W/ MUSIC BAND, SEXX, *REPEAT REPEAT, THE FEATURES, ESCONDIDO, AND MORE!
@ Mercy Lounge/High Watt | 8pm | FREE | 21+

With easily the best FREE bill of the weekend, Mercy lounge is bringing the party, you just need to bring yourself. The crazy big lineup includes No Country Presents alum *Repeat Repeat (see this post), Live On The Green vets The Features (see this post), and other blog favorites like jam masters Music Band, Americana indie-folk darlings Escondido, plus many more! Did we mention it’s 100% free?! We’ll see you there. [JR]

GIRAFFAGE w/ METH DAD, GOLD DASH
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $12 | 18+

San Francisco’s Giraffeage, the DJ/production alias of electronic artist Charlie Yin, has been generating buzz in the blogosphere for awhile now, known for his ability to balance pop accessibility and ambient, infectious beats. Joining him at Exit/In are Meth Dad, who we’ve raved about numerous times in the past and highly recommend live, as well as Gold Dash. [PO]

BORGORE w/ OOKAY, JAUZ
@ Anthem | 9pm | Sold Out | 18+

Israeli dubstep DJ Borgore returns to Anthem this weekend for a sold out performance with Ookay and Jauz. His last Nashville outing was off the hook, featuring some improved and death metal-inspired remixes, and, with dubstep’s continued domination of the EDM world, we’re sure this show will be just as fun and rowdy. [PO]

SUNDAY

ANGALEENA PRESLEY w/ KRISTIN DIABLE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $12.50 | All Ages

Angaleena Presley is an American country music singer-songwriter, a member of the country trio Pistol Annies, and a true coal miner’s daughter. She co-produced her debut album, American Middle Class, which was released last fall. Opening the show is Louisiana singer-songwriter Kristin Diable, whose upcoming album, Create Your Own Mythology,was produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), and who is set to play our Acme showcase this Tuesday.. Check out Angaleena Presley performing the title song on Letterman a few months ago. [JMo]

CAPTAIN IVORY, HEAR HEAR, DON COYOTE, SECRET CLUB
@ The Basement | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Rock and rollers Captain Ivory are gearing up for a big European tour starting Feb. 11 to promote their self titled debut album, but, before they head across the pond, they want to give their hometown of Nashville an intimate show at The Basement. The show is free for those who can buy themselves a beer, and with a total of four bands on the bill there’s no reason to not come down and wish Captain Ivory a successful European venture. [BM]

BABES IN BOYLAND: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD feat. CORY CHISEL AND ADRIEL DENAE, THELMA AND THE SLEAZE, AND MORE!
@ The Stone Fox | 7pm (doors) | $15 (at the door) | 18 +

You read that right friends, The Stone Fox is throwing a benefit show for Planned Parenthood and they have an amazingly heady lineup to help entice your dollars and support. Look for Americana folk singer Cory Chisel, singer songwriter Adriel Denae, blog favorites Thelma and the Sleaze (read this post), and many more to make your Sunday funday something special. There will also be a speaker from planned parenthood and other special guests there to make it a night to remember. Equally important to remember; always practice safe sex. [JR]

[BM] Beth McAllister
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[JS] Jack Smith
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MC] Matt Cairns
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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