TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | February 27 – March 1

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It just might feel almost spring-ish this weekend, which is surely going to drive most of us out of our houses.  Take advantage of safe driving conditions, and get out to see a weekend that is chock full of great shows from blog favorites.  We have all of your weekend plans right here in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

WATERFALL WASH
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

We’re longtime fans of Waterfall Wash, and are glad to see that other outlets are starting to latch on to one of the tightest indie rock outfits in town.  Lightning 100 has pegged Waterfall Wash as their local artist of the week, and that means a free show at Soulshine Pizza.  We’ll be there starting our weekend off with some brews, grub, and jams, you should join us! [MH]

ALANNA ROYALE w/ MAGNOLIA SONS, ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, SHANNON LABRIE
@ Mercy Lounge | 8:30pm | $10 | 18+

As we already announced, local soul/r&b/rock outfit and site faves Alanna Royale are set to make a return to Mercy Lounge with a stacked local support bill, featuring Magnolia SonsAllen Thompson Band, and Shannon LaBrie. We’ve been singing Alanna’s praises for years now, but, if you somehow still haven’t got their unbelievable live show (and even if you have), this is one unbeatable way to kick your weekend off right. [PO]

KONGOS w/ SIR SLY, COLONY HOUSE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $10-$20 | 18+

The multi-instrumentalist brothers that are Kongos will be invading Marathon Music Works tonight to play an 18+ show that should get rowdy. Their Epic Records debut Lunatic has been burning up the airwaves thanks to the hit single “Come With Me Now,” and now you can hear it performed live. LA synth-rockers Sir Sly and local indie rock three-piece Colony House fill out the bill. [JR]

SADLER VADEN w/ RENO BO, GREAT PEACOCK
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Guitar slinger Sadler Vaden has been busy of late on the road with Jason Isbell and Drivin’ and Cryin’, but he’s settling in to The 5 Spot tonight for a show that should garner your attention.  He’ll be joined by Reno Bo and Great Peacock.  The kids in the know will be there… will you? [MH]

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES w/ KORBY LENKER, KELLY RUTH, TWIGGS
@ The Lucky Bamboo (5655 Charlotte Pike) | 8pm | $10 | 18+

It’s another BYOB pop-up show, thanks to southern rockers, and No Country Presents alum, Blackfoot Gypsies. The all local bill is rounded out by folk-pop singer Korby Lenker, indie popstress Kelly Ruth, and blues rockers Twiggs (who you can read more about here). Be there! [JR]

CHROMATIQ, SHMUCK THE LOYAL, GATES, KDSML, REX2 PAINTING LIVE
@ Exit/In | 10pm | $5| 18+

Producer/DJ Chromatiq is sure to put on one awesome show at Exit/In this weekend. This skilled female artist out of Atlanta plays dance friendly tunes with a generous helping of bass, and she’s made a name for herself with a  few high-profile remixes and originals. Check out the track below, “Fitness”, as a sort of pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day before the party starts.  [JS]

PUNCH BROTHERS w/ MICHAEL DAVES
@ The Ryman | 10pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Legendary bluegrass pickers, featuring arguably the best mandolin player in the world (Chris Thile), Punch Brothers have SOLD OUT the Ryman, so unless you’ve already got tickets, you’re probably SOL. We hope you did, but, if not, enjoy this embed and get on it quicker next time. [JR]

MAROON 5 w/ MAGIC!, ROZZI CRANE
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30pm | $29.50-125 | All Ages

Given pop rockers Maroon 5‘s superstar status, it’s no surprise that their Bridgestone Arena show is essentially sold out. Still, we’ve noticed a few limited batches of tickets being released here and there, so stay glued to the ticket page (or bite the bullet and snag some re-sell seats) if you absolutely can’t miss out. [PO]

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SATURDAY

STURGILL SIMPSON w/ ANDERSON EAST
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

The East Nashvillian who’s made it big is back in town, and, not surprising to anyone, Sturgill Simpson has SOLD OUT 3rd & Lindsley. Thanks in no small part to his Waylon Jennings on acid Grammy nominated album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which will make his shows a hot ticket for years to come. This is first hometown show since he opened for Jason Isbell at The Ryman a few month ago, but, fear not if you missed out on tickets for this weekend, he’ll be laying it down at The Farm this summer; is it Bonnaroo yet?  [JR]

DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS w/ HOLLY WILLIAMS
@ The Ryman | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Local rock act Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors have come a long way since they began a decade ago, and this weekend they’ve achieved something every Nashvillian dreams about: selling out The Ryman. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for this, you already know its going to be a good show, especially with the presence of Holly Williams. For the rest of us, we’ll have to be content with the track below, “Live Forever.”  [JS]

JORMA KAUKONEN
@ City Winery | 8pm | $28-$32 | All Ages

Jorma Kaukonen is a legendary guitarist/songwriter, a founding member of both Jefferson Airplane (celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year) and Hot Tuna, one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time,” and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His show at the City Winery is in support of his new solo album, Ain’t In No Hurry, which was released earlier this month. For more information, check out our previous coverage here about the show and album. [JMo]

DOPAPOD w/ STRUNG LIKE A HORSE
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Since breaking out of the Boston music scene, Dopapod have been astonishing crowds around the nation with their funky blend of jam band, prog rock, and dance music. The group are also known for their strong live show, complete with an array of visual effects. They’ll be joined by Strung Like a Horse for a performance you don’t want to miss.    [JS]

SIMO w/ THE WANS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Cash out your February with one of the best local rock ’n’ soul psych bands around, SIMO. Playing is support, power rock trio The Wans will have this party cooking’ from start to finish … and all for just $8! You’d be crazy to miss out.  [JR]

LUNA HALO, NEWMATICS, CAVALRY, LEWIS BRICE, ISAAC HAYDEN, ANTHONY BILLUPS
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Originally dubbed as the final show at 12th & Porter, this was set to be a blow out featuring the return of Luna Halo along with Newmatics and more, which we already told you about here.  Good news has come about since that announcement though.  The new ownership has figured out a way to keep the historic Nashville venue in operation.  Regardless, this is a show that is still worth your consideration on Saturday night! [MH]

LOOK WHAT I DID w/ LASER FLAMES ON THE GREAT BIG NEWS, THE DEAD DEADS, SHEEP SHIFTER, GREYWOODS
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $5 | 18+

For over a decade, Nashville’s Look What I Did have been leading the charge for smarter, more politically and socially charged, and totally unhinged punk and metal movement. Five years in the making, the group are finally poised to release their highly-anticipated new album, a rock opera dubbed Zanzibar III: Analog Prison, on March 2, and they’re headlining a budget-friendly show at Exit/In in support. LWID’s unpredictable, sonic gut-punch of a live show should be enough to get you out, especially for just 5 bones, but the addition of Laser Flames on the Great Big NewsThe Dead DeadsSheep Shifter, and Greywoods makes this your best bet for Saturday night. [PO]


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SUNDAY

STURGILL SIMPSON w/ ANDERSON EAST
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

The second night of Sturgill Simpson’s two night stand at 3rd & Lindsley is also SOLD OUT. If you’re curious as to why, read the blurb we just wrote for his Saturday gig … and enjoy this embed of him and his band playing Letterman.  [JR]

LIGHTS w/ X AMBASSADORS
@ Rocketown | 6pm | $16 | All Ages

We already gave you the full rundown on Canadian indie pop songstress Lights, and her highly-anticipated return to Nashville with X Ambassadors, in support of her amazing new album, Little Machines.  So, head here for the complete preview, or risk missing out on what is likely to be the single best under the radar show of the weekend (and one hell of a way to kick off March). [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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