TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | April 3 – 5

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Spring festival season is upon us, and things get started this week with the Edgehill Rocks festival that we told you about.  Make sure to pace yourself though, because there are a number of other incredible shows going on this weekend.  Between the likes of touring bands like indie rocker Delta Spirit, funk producer GRiZ, and comedic MC’s Turquoise Jeep and local acts like Heathen Sons, Humming House, and Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden, to name just a few, this weekend is packed with great shows that deserve your consideration.  Have a scan below at all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

HEATHEN SONS
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Fresh off a blistering set at our weekly showcase in partnership with Acme Feed & Seed (read this post), Heathen Sons are ready to unleash their fast pace southern rock ’n’ roll for an all-ages crowd, 100% fo’ free. Just make sure you get there early, start time is 7 pm.  [JR]

HUMMING HOUSE w/ CEREUS BRIGHT, NATALIE ROYAL
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

If you’re familiar with the Nashville music scene at all, you’ve likely heard about Humming House by now. If you haven’t, then tonight’s the perfect night to get acquainted with their lively performance and five-part harmonies as they celebrate the release of their newest album Revelries. Make sure to get there early to see our Knoxville friends Cereus Bright start off this night of folk-rock right. [MG]

THE AQUADUCKS w/ AGORI TRIBE, MASSEUSE
@ The End | 9pm | $4 | 18+

Our favorite local party band, The Aquaducks, take over The End tonight.  If you didn’t catch them at our Acme showcase and haven’t seen the group live, then this may just be the most grooving you do all weekend. [MH]

GRIZ w/ THE FLOOZIES, ARTIFAKTS
@ Exit/In | 10pm | Sold Out | 18+

Detroit based producer Griz is coming to town, and he’s bringing the funk. The mission behind Griz is to decontextualize the style and atmosphere of the ’60s and ’70s into modern day EDM, a formula which has proven to be quite successful. He’ll be joined by The Floozies and Artifakts, both of whom also have developed reputations for their dance-friendly electronic tunes. Basically, if you’re looking to get your groove on, we hope you grabbed tickets in time. [JS]

DEL MAR, COYOTE TALK, MOTHERFOLK
@ fooBAR | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Local eclectic indie rockers Del Mar headline a great low dough night of music, also featuring resident Americana indie folksters Coyote Talk and Cincinnati, OH, folk rock quartette Motherfolk. East siders unite and meet up at fooBar. [JR]

SWAMPBIRD w/ ADAM FAUCETT, NATURAL FORCES
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Jovial Arkansas rock ’n’ rollers Swampbird are in town and with fellow Little Rock native, and epically bearded, folk/soul man Adam Faucett. Throw in local rock duo Natural Forces, and you have an amazing $7 line-up that ever West Sider should be already be planning on attending. [JR]

TURQUOISE JEEP w/ CASHATT
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Rap group Turquoise Jeep have ascended from meme-dom to become something of a party-ready, lighthearted, and surprisingly awesome collective known for tracks like “Lemme Smang It”  and “Treat Me Like a Pirate.” Sure, they’re weird, but they’re a hell of a lot of fun. Local opener Cashatt couldn’t have been more perfectly selected to kick this one off. [PO]

THE GAD GODS, LAUREN FARRAH, LIZ COOPER
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Formed from members of Hub Cap Annie and songwriter Will Hastings, The Gad Gods are a newish rock outfit to take Music City by storm.  Have a listen to their first single “Got It All Wrong” below to see why this is one band that we are pretty excited to have in the mix. [MH]

SATURDAY

EDGEHILL ROCKS: LOS COLOGNES, THE FUTURE, THE VANDERBILT MELODORES, JUHI, SHANNON LABRIE, JORDAN HULL
@ Villa Place | 10am | FREE | All Ages

Spring festival season kicks off this weekend with the FREE Edgehill Rocks event featuring 60+ arts and food vendors along with an impressive lineup which we already ran down here[MH]

SAME AS IT EVER WAS: A TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE w/ BLACK CAT SYLVESTER
@ Exit/In | 9:30pm | $10 | 18+

Largely considered on of THE BEST Talking Heads cover bands, Knoxville formed Same As It Ever Was are back in town. After a recent blow out visit several months ago, they are ready to yet again blow your mind, with studio quality covers of all the TH songs you know and love. Dancing is a must, so be prepared to bust a move and be sure to get there early for more fun from melody making DJ Black Cat Sylvester and his opening set. [JR]

GILL LANDRY
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Known mostly for his guitar, banjo and pedal steal picking (he also helps co-write with Old Crow Medicine Show), Gill Landry is  also a down-to-buisness story teller who’s ready to share some of his yarns with you. See him for free in the intimate confines of Grimey’s New and Preloved music, for a short, but sweet instore performance starting at 5 p.m.  [JR]

DELTA SPIRIT w/ AVID DANCER
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $17 | 18+

If you’ve kept up with our coverage of Delta Spirit over the years, you already know that we’re big fans of their gritty yet polished indie rock sound. You may also be aware that Delta Spirit have a reputation for putting on some of the most intense live shows in the industry. With all this knowledge of how awesome this act can be, you’ve probably already purchased a ticket for their show with Avid Dancer, but just in case you haven’t, check out the video below for Delta Spirit’s smash single “California.” Enjoy!  [JS]

KATE TUCKER & THE SONS OF SWEDEN w/ BANDIT, BLUE MATCHES, ASHEIRA
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Rising local indie rockers Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden are one of our favorites in town, and we’ve been definitely digging their most recent release The Shape The Color The Feel.  If you haven’t gotten familiar with that release yet, you should.  You should also get out to The High Watt on Saturday to catch one of their increasingly few and far between hometown shows, as the band have been touring a lot these days.  [MH]

MAT KEARNEY w/ PARACHUTE, JUDAH & THE LION
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Hope you got your tickets for this one in advance, because it is SOLD OUT!  Nashville fans are clammoring over the local based pop songwriter’s new album, Just Kids, and you can see why in the video for “Heartbeat”  below. [MH]

THOSE MANIC SEAS w/ DEBUTANTE, THE BLACK LEMONS, COLORED PARADE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Richmond Virginia based Those Manic Seas are coming to Nashville tonight, and they’ll be joined at The Basement by local rockers Debutante, indie popsters The Black Lemons, and alternative folksters Colored Parade[MH]

MELK w/ GALES
@ The Rushmore (724 26th Ave N) | 9pm | FREE | 18+

Get your punk fix on Saturday night at house venue The Rushmore.  Newish to Nashville rockers MELK (who recently played our Acme Showcase) are sharing the bill with local punksters, Gales.  At the price of free (but you should throw some cash into the hat), this one is a no brainer.  [MH]

SUNDAY

ALANNA ROYALE w/ DEROBERT & THE HALF-TRUTHS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

When going to see Alanna Royale is an option, you should always indulge. The local group and longtime site faves recently blew the roof off of our St. Paddy’s Day party at Acme, and, in the dozens of times we’ve now caught them over the past several years, they’ve never failed to absolutely bring it. Headlining Lightning 100’s weekly Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd & Lindsley, the band are joined by fellow soul/r&b outfit DeRobert & The Half-Truths. Not a bad way to finish your weekend out right. [PO]

SICK OF SARAH w/ THE LAST YEAR, LAUREN STRANGE, COPPERFOX
@ The End | 8pm | $7 | 18+

Following this prevailing trend of the “Reverse Big Break,” Sick of Sarah will be releasing their first album in four years completely on their own. The all-girl pop punk group from the Twin Cities has split from Adamant Records, their home of over a decade, to self-release their new 6-song EP Anthem. It is exactly what one would expect from a few broads tough enough to weather the whole Warped Tour universe and come out smarter, sharper and still swinging. The girls are embarking on a 29-date “Place Your Bets” tour in support of the EP, and the very first show just happens to be this Saturday here in Nashville at The End. Joining the lineup are Baltimore tour mates The Last Year, as well as local songstress Lauren Strange and haunting indie rockers Copperfox[TJJ]

LAUREN CROWDER, MAX AND THE WILD THINGS, LEWIS BRICE, LAYNE ABERNATHY, REVERSE BUZZARDS
@ 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 new wave country punks Max And The Wild Things, Americana rocker Lewis Briceand local contemporary rock band Reverse Buzzards … just for starters! The Sunday lineups are always packed and top notch, so get there early to you catch it all! [JR]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TJJ] Terra James-Jura

1 comment

  1. HEY JUST TO LET YALL KNOW ITS “GALES” NOT “RALES” THANKS

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