TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | March 27 – 29

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Well, the weather may be playing tricks on your spring time plans, but you’ll find refuge in a number of venues this weekend.  Tickets still amazingly are available for Dr. Dog tonight at The Ryman, so make sure you jump on those if you haven’t already.  There are also a plethora of local favorites in almost every venue this weekend.  So, browse through our staff picks below, and figure out which fit your fancy with this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

KIRSTEN ARIAN
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Young up and coming singer-songwriter Kirsten Arian is celebrating the release of her new single “Queen,” which you have likely heard this week on Lightning 100.  Show up tonight to hear that song live at Soulshine Pizza, as well as other tracks like “I’m No Fool” below.  As always, the event is hosted by morning show personality Wells Adams, and it is absolutely free! [MH]

DR. DOG w/ MEWITHOUTYOU
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm$38.57 | All Ages

Surprisingly, tickets still remain for this one. Dr. Dog is a blog favorite, they know how to show out, and we can’t wait to see them crush it at The Ryman. Read more reasons why you should go in this post. Throw in art rock outfit mewithoutYou and it’s sure to be an extra rad evening of music. Snag one of the last tickets, while you still can! [JR]

WHITE MYSTERY
@ Fond Object | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

White Mystery are a hard-rocking brother-sister duo from Chicago that manage to play an extremely loud blend of cock rock, hair metal, and punk with just two people. Francis Scott plays drums while Miss Alex plays guitar and both headbang a lot of red curly hair. This in-store at Fond Object is free and BYOB.  [JSa]

THE FAMILY WASH AND THE BASEMENT PRESENT CCR RETURNS FT. GRIMEY AND FRIENDS, JAMIE RUBIN, THE TIP, THE ROCKFORD FILES AND MORE!
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Members of The Family Wash and Grimey’s New and Preloved Music families are getting together with friends at The Basement to bring you the music of CCR, The Ramones, Cheap Trick and The Replacements. Special guests are a given, and, at the very least, you’re guaranteed a night of great songs for only $5. [JR]

STRIKING MATCHES
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Genre-defying country/rock/pop/blues duo Stirking Matches dropped their T-Bone Burnett-produced debut, Nothing But The Silence, earlier this week, and are already seeing overwhelmingly positive response. One of the best songwriting teams in Music City, the group have already begun to find worldwide acclaim for their immense skill and unparalleled live show, and have had their music prominently featured on the likes of ABC’s Nashville. In a “country” scene where so few acts are thinking outside of the box, Striking Matches are a breath of fresh air, and, in support of the LP, you can catch ’em for free this weekend at Grimey’s. [PO]

VINYL THIEF w/ NORTHERN FACES, SINCLAIR
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Nashville indie electro-rockers Vinyl Thief have long been a site favorite, and, after an incredibly busy 2014, which included the release of their phenomenal debut album, Fathoms, the group have cooled things down on the local side lately. That means you should absolutely jump at a chance to see them live, and we already know they’ve got what it takes the bring the house down at The High Watt. With Northern Faces and Sinclair, this should be a no-brainer. [PO]

WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78’s w/ CODY JINKS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $12-15 | 18+

Hailing from Flint, MI, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s could be considered the complete antithesis of the popular country music scene. Frontman Morgan pens songs that are so bruised, gritty, and authentic that it is almost surprising that he and his band have a show in Nashville. Luckily, Exit/In is hosting the outlaws Friday with Cody Jinks opening. Check out this video for Morgan’s dark take on Towne Van Zant’s “Waiting Around to Die,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album Sonic Ranch (due out May 19). [TJJ]

SAWYER w/ YØUTH AND N0.VI
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Sawyer are a new local indie folk pop duo composed of vocalist Emma Harvey and guitarist/mandolin player Kel Taylor. The band grew out of Taylor’s planned solo project and given the buzz Sawyer have gotten since starting last year, they’re definitely locals to have on your radar if you like infectious folky melodies. Opening is Nashville-based solo artist YØUTH, who we’ve told you about before, and the midwestern transplants N0.VI[JSa]

OLIVER OCEAN, MARINA ORCHESTRA, I’M AN ISLAND
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $cheap | 21+

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, local indie rock four piece Oliver Ocean are set to begin recording their new tunes very soon. If you’re not looking to wait, however, the group will be playing their new tunes live with Marina Orchestra and I’m An Island. This cheap show is sure to be a blast, so get there at nine to hear all three acts! [JS]

FAUX FEROCIOUS, TTOTALS, FOX FUN
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Some of our fav local psych punks, Faux Ferocious (read this post), will headline a low dough show at The Stone Fox. The band have also recently released a 7” you should peep out digitally below. Get to the bar early for outer blues duo Ttotals and up-and-comers Fox Fun … both also local. Do your part to support the local scene; it’s only $5 you cheap ass. [JR]

SATURDAY

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
@ Bridgestone Arena | 8pm | $65-95 | All Ages

Still some seats left to see a living legend Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The man himself, Bob Seger, and his amazing Silver Bullet Band, will be working on some night moves this weekend in Music City and if you’re even thinking about going, just do it. At this point in his career, every show is basically a greatest hits parade, so you know you’ll be singing along to some classics the whole night through. Enjoy one of those classics below and go see him live. [JR]

GOVERNMENT CHEESE
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Government Cheese are a high energy band out of Bowling Green featuring Tommy Womack, Skot Willis, Billy Mack Hill and Joe Elvis King. They will be celebrating the release of their first record in 23 years with an in-store at Grimey’s.  There will a limited number of the new album, The Late Show, available for purchase in advance of the April 1 release date.  You can also check out this video peek at the new album.  [JMo]

WATERFALL WASH w/ PHOTO OPS, HARPOONER, AND KIERNAN MCMULLAN
@ The High Watt | 9pm$5 | 18+

One of our favorite local bands, Waterfall Wash, are bringing their folk- ock sound to The High Watt for a headlining gig on Saturday night. Combined with the dream-pop tunes of fellow Nashville artist Photo Ops, the psych-pop group Harpooner and singer-songwriter Kiernan McMullan, pretty much all of the musical genres will be covered in one night for just $5, and you can’t really beat that kind of a bargain. [MG]

LEFTOVER SALMON
@ The Cannery Ballroom | 9:30pm | $22ADV/25DOS | 18+

Leftover Salmon are a “jam band” out of Boulder, Colorado. Their Bluegrass Underground show on Sunday is sold out, but tickets were still available for their show at Cannery Ballroom.  Check out this clip of the title track of their newest album, High Country, from their performance last year at The Ryman, celebrating 15 year anniversary of The Nashville Sessions (which we told you about at the time). [JMo]

TIMBRE
@ Trevecca University’s Benson Theater | 7pm | $12 | All Ages

If you’re looking for something unique this weekend, look no further, as local songwriter/harpist Timbre Cierpke are playing at Trevecca University with her folk/classical rock act, Timbre. In addition, Timbre will be joined by the Trevecca Madrigalian Choir, who were featured on Timbre’s recent album Sun & Moon. Timbre strives to find a space halfway between classical and popular music; this formula results in a sound that could only be described as enchanting. Give it a listen below, and be sure to check out this stunning act Saturday evening! [JS]

SUNDAY

THE SHADOWBOXERS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Atlanta pop/rock trio The Shadowboxers caught the attention of Justin Timberlake with their cover of his song “Pusher Love Girl,” and impressed him so much that he came to their show at Mercy Lounge back in December. If that’s not a good enough reason to go check them out, then I don’t know what is. [MG]

CHROME PONY, SLICK, MICK LEONARDI, ECLECTIC TUBA AND THAT’S MY KID
@ 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 resident rock ’n’ rollers Chrome Pony, rising local power trio That’s My Kid (read this post), and blog contributing photographer/musician Mick Leonardi … just for starters! The Sunday lineups are always packed and top notch, so get there early to you catch it all!  [JR]

EVERY TIME I DIE w/ MIZERY & COVE (EARLY SHOW), RIVERA & AUTHORS (LATE SHOW)
@ The End | 6pm/10pm | Sold Out/$15 | All Ages/18+

We already gave you the full rundown on Every Time I Die‘s intimate two-set show at The End this weekend. It marks the smallest Nashville show ever for the seminal hardcore group, and, while tickets for the all ages early show have already sold out, the 18+ late show is still available. [PO]

ALTERED STATESMAN, JUSTIN GOLDMAN, KYLE NUMANN
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Long time Nashville outfit Altered Statesman reunites on Sunday at The East Room, and you should definitely consider this the night cap of your Sunday Funday.  Helmed by a slew of well honed Nashville  musicians, their brand of avant-folk is something we could all use more of in our lives.  Justin Goldman and Kyle Numann open things up for what is likely to be the perfect ending to your weekend.  [MH]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[JS] Jack Smith
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MC] Matt Cairns
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TJJ] Terra James-Jura
[WD] Wes Davenport

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