TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | February 13 – 15

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As we roll into Valentine’s Day weekend (groan all you want, fellas), there are a lot of artists and venues that are giving the love to YOU!  This weekend is absolutely packed with events for couples or stags, men or women, young or old, there is a little something for everyone!  Head below to see the LOVEly shows our staff has chosen in this V-Day edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

LIZ LONGLEY
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | Free | All Ages

Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week is Nashville native Liz Longley. The pop/adult contemporary singer went to the Berklee College of Music, and has won awards for her songs. Now, she’s gearing up to release her newest album on March 17; here’s your chance to hear some new songs at no cost!  [BM]

THE BLACK CADILLACS w/ SOL CAT
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Looking for a taste of Tennessee’s best rock? Knoxville based act The Black Cadillacs will join local rockers Sol Cat over at 3rd and Lindsley for a performance that is sure to be utterly awesome. The Black Cadillacs are known for their high energy performances and thoughtful songwriting, and thisshow is meant to hype up Nashville for their new EP (which comes out Feb. 24). Read more about it here. [JS]

RANCH GHOST w/ WESTERN MEDICATION, CHROME PONY
@ The Basement| 9pm | $5 | 21+

No strangers to No Country coverage (see this post), locals Ranch Ghost are ready to melt skulls at the The Basement with their indie folk/rock tunes. Post-punks Western Medication and full-throttle rock ’n’ rollers Chrome Pony fill out possibly the best all-local bill of the weekend. [JR]

SHE’S A REBEL GIRL GROUP TRIBUTE CONCERT ft. ALANNA ROYALE, CAITLIN ROSE, LUELLA, TRISTEN, ADIA VICTORIA, AND MORE
@ Mercy Lounge| 9pm | SOLD OUT| 18+

Mercy Lounge hosts the “She’s A Rebel: A Girl Group Tribute” concert. Inspired by the significant roles women played during the ’50s and ’60s, the show will feature the music of The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las, The Crystals, and others that defined the sound of popular music at the time. There will be a rotating cast of lead singers, horn and string players; and a three-part harmony section. Special guest singers include Caitlin Rose, Alanna Royale, Tristen, Jasmin Kaset, Luella, Adia Victoria and more. The house band will include Jessi Zazu (guitar), Nikki Kvarnes (guitar), Laura Taylor (bass), Tiffany Minton (drums), Ruby Rogers (percussion), and Heather Moulder (piano). Since we started writing this bit, the show has sold out.  If you didn’t grab your tickets in advance, you can check out Alanna Royale performing “Last To Know” at Music City Roots Live From The Factory as a consolation prize. [JMo]

TUMBLEWEED COMPANY, NATURAL FORCES, MY POLITIC
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Music City resident folksters Tumbleweed Company headline a super low-dough show with raw two piece rockers Natural Forces and American/folk roots rockers My Politic. Get your ass to fooBar, and with all that money you save on cover, just think of how many PBRs you can order! [JR]

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND w/ PARKER MILLSAP
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Tedeschi Trucks Band consists of husband and wife duo Derek Trucks, who’s been ranked one of the greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and has played with the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, and Santana, and blues vocalist Susan Tedeschi, who’s had her own esteemed career as a vocalist that’s resulted in six Grammy nominations. They’ve pulled together an 11-piece world-class band to play blues and Americana music with them and with all those credentials, it’s no wonder that their second night in a row at The Ryman is sold out. [JSa]

COLIN HAY
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

For the second night in a row, former Men at Work frontman turned acclaimed folky rock solo singer and songwriter Colin Hay will perform at intimate Nashville show space City Winery, a perfect spot to soak up his varied and personal tunes. Unfortunately, space is limited and this one is sold out. If you want to try your luck, put your name on the waiting list here. [PO]

D. STRIKER, QUICHENIGHT, OLE MOSSY FACE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Since 1998, one D. Striker has celebrated every Friday the 13th the same way – by publishing his RR zine and a throwing a show full of good music, good humor, and good fun.  The tradition continues tonight (and next month for that matter) as he takes over The Stone Fox with Quichenight and Ole Mossy Face.  Looking to find a similar minded date for Saturday?  This would be a good place to start.  Check out a previous Friday the 13th edition from The Basement below to get an idea of what you are in store for. [MH]

THE JAG, TTOTALS, THE MUMZEES, PENICILLIN BABY, HARPOONER
@ The East Room | 9:30pm | $5 | 18+

Billed as “PSYCHEDELRICK BENEFIT,” this hum-dinger at The East Room is packed with awesome bands, including cellphone free concert headliners Penicillin Baby, The Jag and Ttotals to name a few. There will also be a light display courtesy of Dig Deep Light Show and a ton of raffles, where you can win things from local East Nashville businesses like 5 Points Pizza, Fanny’s House of Music, The Groove Record Shop, and Nashville Ink. The bands are enough of seller, but throw in the chance to win some awesome prizes?! You’d be crazy to miss it. [JR]

SUPER SHAKER w/ CANOPY, THE MODERN ROYALS, THE COSMIC BROTHERHOOD
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

The End is always a great place to catch performances by talented artists before they explode, and tonight appears to be no exception. Local electro-rock performers Super Shaker will be the night’s headliners, and they’ll be joined by a plethora of other dance-friendly bands. If you’re looking for a show that’s both cheap and actually going to be good, look no further than The End tonight at 9. [JS]

SINATRA FOREVER w/ RICK MICHEL
@ War Memorial | 8pm | $45+ | 18+

Every generation boasts a handful of artists that transcend pop culture and become timeless musical figures. In the mid-20th century, Frank Sinatra accomplished this. Though Sinatra passed away in 1998, his backing band and a few newer musicians now perform with Las Vegas entertainer Rick Michel (who sounds remarkably like Sinatra) as Sinatra Forever. The group plays both original Sinatra tunes and music from Frank’s contemporaries. Michel heavily stresses on his website that Sinatra Forever isn’t a cover band, but rather a homage to the man. Regardless, this is going to be one classy performance, and it’ll take place in the suitable upscale War Memorial Auditorium. [JS]

ABBEY ROAD LIVE: A VALENTINE’S BEATLES TRIBUTE
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $15 | 18+

This is year number thirteen for Abbey Road LIVE, the group that has, since 2002, been bringing The Beatles’ music to you personally. So here’s an opportunity to classics by the Beatles  (which in and of itself is awesome) performed by guys who have been playing for over a decade. And seriously, just for $15? This is a bargain if we ever saw one.  [BM]

RICK SPRINGFIELD
@ Wildhorse Saloon | 7:30pm | $47-$190 | 18+

Famed Australian songwriter Rick Springfield will be performing two back to back shows at the Wildhorse Saloon Friday and Saturday evening. Though Springfield’s musical career undoubtedly peaked during the 1980s, he’s remained relevant due to two key reasons: his acting role in both runs of General Hospital and America’s complete inability to get over the song “Jessie’s Girl.” Regardless, this is going to be a fun performance, especially for attendees old enough to have liked Springfield back when he first broke. [JS]

SATURDAY

RED VIOLET VALENTINE ft. CAITLIN ROSE, TRISTEN, DEREK HOKE, COURTNEY JAYE, LUELLA & MORE)
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm | $15 | 18+

Hosted by local country crooner Caitlin Rose, Cannery Ballroom is hosting a great Valentine’s Day option for music lovers (and lovers of love, as it were). Boasting a full orchestra, food supplied by the Grilled Cheeserie (not included in the ticket price), seating, and plenty of room for dancing, Rose will be joined by an impressive slate of guest singers, including Tristen, Derek Hoke, Courtney Jaye, Justin Collins, Reno Bo, Luella Wood, and more, and backed by a full orchestra, to cover classic love songs from the ’30s to ’50s. Not a bad, classy way to spend an otherwise overly-commercialized holiday. [PO]

DEEPER & DEEPER ft. AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS, THE DEEP FRIED FIVE, AMANDA BROADWAY
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Need a place to groove with your guy/gal on Valentine’s Day?  Look no further than Mercy Lounge, where for a mere ten bones, you’ll be jumping and jiving to AJ & The Jiggawatts, The Deep Fried Five, and Amanda Broadway with your sweaty sweetie allllll niiiiiite looooong.  [MH]

THE GRAYCES w/ KATY GUILLEN & THE GIRLS, PHIL HUMMER AND THE WHITE FALCONS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Female-fronted local hard rockers The Grayces sound like a cross between Black Sabbath and Bleach-era Nirvana with a girl in the lead. They’ll be joined by the hard all-girl blues trio Katy Guillen & the Girls and retro rock group Phil Hummer and the White Falcons, who play rock influenced by that music in its original state from artists like Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, and Jerry Lee Lewis. If you want a rock & roll Valentine’s Day, this is the show to be at. [JSa]

HILLBILLY CASINO w/ THE TIP, BAILEY DEE
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Bringing their trademark, totally unique brand of Rockabilly, some dub psychobilly, locals Hillbilly Casino are known to show out (read this post). Alt-rockers The Tip and Chicago R&B, rock ’n’ roller Bailey Dee fill out a diverse bill of music that can’t be passed up for just $8. So if you’re single, or you can’t get a V-Day dat … or just think it’s a stupid holiday to begin with, get your ass to Exit/In for more fun than a lifetime supply of those shitty little heart candies. [JR]

SHOVELS & ROPE w/ CAROLINE ROSE
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

We’ve been obsessing over alt-countru/folk duo Shovels & Rope for several years now, and have made a point to document their Nashville performances, each slightly bigger (and always sold out). This time around, the talented group have graduated to the stage they most deserve: The Ryman. We hope you snagged your tickets when we first announced this one months ago, but it’s long been sold out. [PO]

LYDIA LOVELESS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Lydia Loveless was named as one of 2014’s “artists you need to know” by several folks, including Rolling Stone, who went on to say she sounds like Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith slamming shots at a Midwestern dive bar while cowboys and punks brawl out back.” Which, to us, makes this Saturday’s show at The High Watt the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Check out Lydia performing “Come Over” at Bloodshot HQ, from her 2014 album Somewhere Else. [JMo]

RICK SPRINGFIELD
@ Wildhorse Saloon | 7:30pm | $47-$190 | 18+

This show is the second of two performances by famoed Australian songwriter Rick Springfield. While we won’t go into too much detail on the show (see the Friday entry for more info), we will leave you a Springfield song that isn’t “Jessie’s Girl.” Enjoy the video “Love Somebody” below, and its amusing shots of Springfield acting in the cheesiest, most 1980s way possible. Be sure to check out the heated phone slam around the 1:00 minute mark. [JS]

SUNDAY

TURBO FRUITS w/ IDLE BLOOM
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

With a Patrick Carney produced new album around the corner (No Control, out April 20), a killer new single and accompanying video (“The Way I Want You,” see below), and a renewed crop of media buzz, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for Nashville garage rockers Turbo Fruits. We suspect that their 3rd & Lindsey Nashville Sunday Night show with Idle Bloom, at only $10, is a sure-thing to sell out, so grab your tickets while they last! [PO]

THE TOM PAPPAS COLLECTION, BOOTLEG, GLORY, THE EASTERLIES, WAKE THE SUN
@ The Basement | 8pm | Free | 21+

It’s another edition of The Basement’s Sunday funday bonanza called The Sunday Post, which means five bands, no cover, and craft beer for $2.50, and we can taste them already. This week features indie rockers The Tom Pappas Collection, Bootleg, Glory, The Easterlies and Wake The Sun, so make sure you get there early to get as much free music in as possible!  [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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