TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | March 20 – 22

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Despite a sizable portion of Nashville’s musical talent and industry crowd being away in Austin for SXSW, this weekend still has plenty to offer in terms of live show offerings! From site faves in small clubs to legendary rock groups to pop singers on the rise, there seems to be something for everyone, and we’ve highlighted our top picks below, in the latest edition of This Weekend in Nashville!

FRIDAY

PEYTON PARKER
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Nashville via Georgia songwriter Peyton Parker has certainly made a splash since relocating to Music City in 2013.  Parker took the traditional road of appearing in songwriter nights and competitions around town to catch the eye of local award winning publisher/producer Charlie Peacock, who signed her to a development deal.   Needless to say, the future looks bright for this youngster. [MH]

THE HARMALEIGHS w/ JILLIAN LINKLATER
@ The Basement | 7pm | $5 | 21+

This is an early set over at The Basement for indie folksters The Harmaleighs’ release show for their new record Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush.  They’ll be joined by Jillian Linklater.  If you aren’t in the know about these artists yet, we’ll be hammering the point home over the next few weeks. [MH]

STAGOLEE w/ LAUREN FARRAH, THEM VIBES, THE NEVERHAWKS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Originating in Mississippi, living in Nashville, Stagolee has that perfect blend of delta blues and indie rock that you need to hear. Look for the all Music City resident bill,  Lauren Farrah, Them Vibes, and The Neverhawks to all add their own impressive layers of rock. [JR]

JUSTIN KALK ORCHESTRA w/ THE SILKS, GEOFF FERRIS & THE WHEELS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $5-7 | 18+

Hard hitting local rock group Justin Kalk Orchestra will take the stage of the Exit/In with a slew of similarly rocking artists. If you’re unfamiliar with Justin Kalk Orchestra, picture a fuller, more electric rendition of The White Stripes. Kalk puts off the same rockstar vibe as Jack White, but accompanies this sound with turntablism, a string section, and even occasional horn parts. Blues rock act The Silks  and local four piece Geoff Ferris & the Wheels will be opening. [JS]

DIE ANTWOORD
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

South African rave rap trio Die Antwoord are celebrating their Hollywood film debut (Chappie), an impressive new album (Donker Mag), and increased critical and commercial attention across the globe, so it’s no surprise that their Marathon Music Works show is already sold out- hope you grabbed tickets when we announced it[PO]

MEGHAN TRAINOR
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Meghan Trainor has been known around Nashville as a songwriter for a few years now, but now she’s making her debut as a solo artist with a sold out show at the Cannery Ballroom. This show barely had a chance to bask in its own accomplishment before she announced a gig at The Ryman later this year, so it’s safe to assume Nashville is all about that bass…no treble. [MG]

BEAR IN THE CAMPSITE w/ THE WILD JAYS, THE COMMON TIGER, CATFISH
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Local three piece Bear in the Campsite are set to play The High Watt tonight, and we couldn’t be more excited. This hazy indie rock act is a perfect example of the type of music that’s popular in the city’s underground rock scene, and we’re ready for Bear in the Campsite’s music to begin reaching a broader audience. All three of the openers also fit this description, meaning this event is a perfect chance to expose yourself to some of the city’s best up and coming rockers. Check it out at The High Watt starting at 9 p.m. on the dot. Well, maybe not exactly on the dot, seeing as shows never seem to actually start on time, but still: be there at nine for some great local tunes.   [JS]

DONNA THE BUFFALO w/ BRETT BIGELOW
@ City Winery | 8pm | $20 – 25 | All ages

Roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo return to Nashville to play the City Winery.  Northern Alabama’s Brett Bigelow and his Open Til Late band open.  Tickets are $20 and $25 for VIP.  Donna the Buffalo has been making socially conscious music for the last 25 years.  Check out the music video for the song “Working On That” from their newest album Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, and read more about the show here.  [JMo]

SATURDAY

MYSTERY TWINS, EARL BURROWS, FILMSTRIP
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

We’ve told you about Doug Lehman and Stephanie Brush’s dark pop project Mystery Twins before, and Earl Burrows was a favorite of ours at the recent Road To Bonnaroo competition.  Those two alone would be enough to make this an enviable bill, but they’ve added Ohio based rockers Filmstrip to get you in the know on another up and coming band too. [MH]

CREATURE COMFORT, SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS, INJECTING STRANGERS
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | 21+

Heads up Nashville. We all know and love the amiable indie tunes of Creature Comfort, and they’ll surely be the top show in East Side on Saturday night. Since they evolved from the name Paper Not Plastic back in 2011, they’ve released one full length album titled Fox Tales and have been bringing Nashville and Murfreesboro locals together with some of the most positive and sing-along-with-your-arm-around-a-stranger vibes in Tennessee. With them on Saturday night will be the fast paced, good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll band, Saturday Night Specials, and Interjecting Strangers.  [MC]

THE DELTA SAINTS w/ PHIN, SAM LEWIS, LOGAN BRILL
@ Tin Roof | 7pm | 21+

If you’re looking for some driving, homey rock and roll this Saturday, your best bet is to head over to the Tin Roof to catch The Delta Saints with Phin, Sam Lewis, and Logan Brill. Though The Delta Saints are a local group, their music utilitizes a haunting, Southern Gothic vibe that would be fitting for a band from deep in the Louisiana bayou. The five piece then take this sound and work it into a more traditional, Nashville-esque rock format. The formula has been quite successful for the group, and we highly encourage you to come check them out,  along with the openers, Saturday at 7. [JS]

SUNDAY

ZACH RYAN, TREADWELL FORD, THE MOBROS, SECRET CLUB, CECE AND THE BANDITS
@ The Basement | 8pm | FREE | 21+

It’s baaaaccckkkk, every Sunday, it’s the Sunday Post! Five bands, no cover, $2.50 craft draft and a whole lot of fun at The Basement. This week enjoy local roots style rocker Zach Ryan, new comers Treadwell Ford, and indie soul band The Mobros for starts, but thats just a taste of the bill. The Sunday lineups are always packed and top notch, so get there early to you catch it all! [JR]

THE BEACH BOYS
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Unsurprisingly, surf rock legends The Beach Boysreturn to The Ryman Auditorium is already sold out. Here’s a little consolation, however: this incarnation of the group is absent several key members, including, arguably, The Beach Boys’ most essential songwriter- Brian Wilson. Wilson’s not only still kicking, but about to embark on a tour, and will be stopping at Fontanel this summer. Read more about that Beach Boys experience here[PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[JS] Jack Smith
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MC] Matt Cairns
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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