TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | February 6 – 8

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Punxsutawney Phil thinks we have six more weeks of winter, but the heat of this weekend’s show calendar might beg to differ.  We have a bevy of sold out shows that a lot of you lucky readers will be checking out, but, for those of you without golden tickets, fear not, your pals at No Country have once again rounded up our picks for another weekend of amazing shows.  Check out all of our staff picks here in this week’s edition of TWiN, and make sure you give a loud cheers on Saturday to celebrate 10 years of The Basement!

FRIDAY

ZACH TORRES
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Indie Americana artist Zach Torres is Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week this week, and it’s for good reason. The singer/songwriter’s easy melodies and soft words put listeners into a dreamy reverie, which is particularly welcomed after a long work week. The Texas native now calls Nashville home, and, while he is proud to say that his voice sounds like James Taylor’s, we think he’s got many qualities that make him fantastic all on his own.  [BM]

BIRDCLOUD w/ WHITE LIGHTERS, STEP SISTERS, SECRET CLUB
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

The obscene folk-punk duo Birdcloud are kind of like what would happen if the chicks from Broad City lived in the rural South and decided to make an almost-parody band instead of a comedy podcast. They’ll be joined by the new garage group Step Sisters, who we told you released a single that caught our attention last month and are prepping to put out an EP soon. Punks White Lighters and Secret Club round out the bill. [JSa]

BROOKE FRASER w/ DARK WAVES
@ Exit/ In | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

New Zealand born, multi-instrumentlist, pop sensation Brooke Fraser‘s Music City stop with LA synth-popsters Dark Waves has sold out, sorry friends. Better luck next time, but for now we leave with this embed. [JR]

COLD WAR KIDS w/ ELLIOT MOSS
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $22-25 | 18+

As we already explained in our full preview, beloved indie rockers Cold War Kids are set to return to Music City, riding high on the buzz of their great new album, Hold My Home. Opener Elliot Moss, who sounds something like a more electronic Bon Iver, is also worth showing up early to see. [PO]

UMPHREY’S MCGEE
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Surprising to no one, improg jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee have filled the Ryman to capacity, but there’s still a chance to catch their official afterparty with Tauk, a dirt jam-funk band from NYC, at Acme Feed & Seed. If you’re going to the show, rush over fast, we have feeling it will be packed. [JR]

THELMA & THE SLEAZE, SNOW WHIE, PERIOD BOMB, DADDY ISSUES, DATE NIGHT
@ The Pussy Palace | 9pm | $5

Alright, so this one’s technically a house show (details here), but we thought you readers should be aware of it due to the fantastic lineup. Playing will be one of our favorite bands, Thelma & the Sleaze, as well as two acts out of LA: Snow Wite and Period Bomb. Kicking things off will be two more local acts, Daddy Issues and Date Night. If you’re looking to get your face blown off by a bunch of really talented underground artists at a house show this weekend, definitely hit up the Pussy Palace. [JS]

THE POSSUM POSSE, ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, NELLIE CLAY, TIM EASTON
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 8pm | FREE | All Ages

Austin and Nashville collide right before our fair city invades their’s for SXSW.  A special showcase brings together some of the best of both towns as No Country Presents Alums Allen Thompson Band and Tim Easton join forces with The Possum Posse and Nellie Clay for what is sure to be a kick ass continuation of free Friday night music at Soulshine Pizza. [MH]

SATURDAY

ALANNA ROYALE, WILD FEATHERS, GRIMEY, JERRY AND FRIENDS, JOHN STROHM, THAT’S MY KID, TOMMYGUN, BACK POCKETS AND SKY TEMPLE BLUE
@ The Basement | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Some of our favorite local acts are playing The Basement’s special 10th anniversary party including Alanna Royale (read this post), That’s My Kid (read this post) and the-pretty-much-broken-it-big Wild Feathers. However, they are just a sample of the shenanigans this show promises to present, so get there early… while there’s still room. [JR]

MUSICIANS CORNER BENEFIT ft. SUGAR & THE HI LOWS, SAM & RUBY, CALE TYSON & PETE LINDBERG, EMERSON HART & ERIN MCCARLEY, HUMMING HOUSE AND MANY MORE…
@ W.O. Smith Music School | 7pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

If you planned on attending tonight’s benefit featuring stripped-down interpretations of classic love songs and originals, hopefully, you got your tickets early because the show is officially SOLD OUT.   If not, you can still support Musicians Corner’s 5th Season in Centennial Park by heading over to Charitybuzz.com to bid on signed guitars from Kenny Rogers, Hunter Hayes, The Milk Carton Kids, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, plus an amazing banjo from Old Crow Medicine Show.  [JMo]

ROOTS OF A REBELLION w/ SUN DRIED VIBES, FLORALORIX, NATURE’S DRUMMERS
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

This Saturday, local reggae acts Roots of a Rebellion will be joined by Sun Dried Vibes, Floralorix, and Nature’s Drummers for the third installment of Jammin on Elliston Island. This quarterly reggae showcase was a huge success the last two times, and there’s no reason to expect this Saturday’s show to be any different. Best of all, proceeds from the show will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.  [JS]

CHERUB w/ MYSTERY SKULLS, FORTEBOWIE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

We hope you bought tickets to see Cherub‘s homecoming performance at Marathon Music Works with Mystery Skulls and Fortebowie when we told you about them months ago, because this one is officially SOLD OUT. If you’re not one of the lucky legions who snagged a spot, we recommend hitting up Acme Feed & Seed for the official after party, featuring DJ sets from the band. It runs 11 p.m. – 2 a.m., and it’s free with a Marathon wristband or $10 without. Also, the next morning, Acme will host a hangover brunch with DJ sets from Cherub’s crew, starting at 12pm.  [PO]

TESLA ROSSA w/ LUELLA AND SOME FELLA, AMERICAN HOTEL
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Site faves Tesla Rossa have been a staple in the local scene for several years running, but, if you’ve somehow managed to miss out on their fantastic live show, or if it’s been a minute, the indie rockers’ headlining outing this weekend at Mercy Lounge, along with locals Luella and Some Fella (formerly Luella and the Sun) and American Hotel should be a killer one! [PO]

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES w/ CHARLIE PARR, THE LOWEST PAIR
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Yet another sold out show this weekend. Music business seems to be doing just fine in Music City. Can you tell things are gearing back up for spring/summer touring season? Don’t fear  Trampled By Turtles fans, you can still catch this summer on The Farm [JR]

SUNDAY

THE LOWER CAVES w/ FUTURE THIEVES
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm$10 | All Ages

Ambient indie rockers The Lower Caves have been getting some love on Lightning 100 and we eager to see what they do live when they play 3rd & Lindsley with fellow local rockers Future Thieves. At only $10, we thinks it’s one of the best ways to liven up your night. [JR]

ANNA HAAS, THE CRUMBS, THE UPPER MIDDLE, THE GG’S, JENNY LEIGH
@ The Basement | 8pm | Free | 21+

Blog fave Anna Haas joins force with a diverse cast of awesome for another edition of The Sunday Post at The Basement.  The cast includes The Crumbs, The Upper Middle, The GG’s and Jenny Leigh.  Per usual, this free event has beer specials to make your Sunday Funday extraordinarily special.  [MH]

[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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