TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | April 10 – 12

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Shows are sprouting likes weeds in your yard this weekend.  We have a completely packed docket here at No Country, and hopefully you can join us for some of these shows.  Let us help you make your weekend plans with this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

RYAN CULWELL
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Ryan Culwell was born in Texas and grew up 100 feet from a wheat field, but it apparently took a move to Nashville in 2010 to give Culwell the objectivity he needed to really define his birthplace and help sharpen his songwriting.  His new album Flatlands, released last month, was recorded in Nashville, and has been referred to as a “bleaker Nebraska (Springsteen) meets Southeastern (Jason Isbell).  We missed his album release at the Jackalope Brewery, and definitely plan to catch him tonight. [JMo]

BLANK RANGE W/ MUSIC BAND, JOEY PLUNKET AND DJ JEM COHEN
@ The Basement | 9pm | $8 | 21+

Topping an all local bill, Blank Range are back in town, and set to rock The Basement tonight! We already ran a full preview for this show which also features Music Band, and Joey Plunket.  [JR]

KOA W/ FAMILY AND FRIENDS, CALEB GROH
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $7-10 | 18+

Looking to get your groove on tonight? Then head on over to Exit/In to catch one of Nashville’s finest jam/funk/rock bands, Koa. The group has defined themselves with complex musical ideas and clever lyricism. These guys are definitely one of the city’s best up and coming groups, and you don’t want to miss this show. Koa will be joined by Family and Friends and Caleb Groh tonight! [JS]

JAZMINE SULLIVAN W/ JORDAN BRATTON
@ Marathon Music Works | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

If you were hoping to catch Missy Elliott endorsed soul/R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan tonight and you don’t have a ticket, we have bad news. This one is SOLD OUT. You’ll have to wait for another night to see her and alternative R&B singer Jordan Bratton, but in the meantime enjoy one of Jazmine’s tracks below.  [JR]

DANIEL KNOX, W/ ANGELA JAMES & BRIAN RITCHIE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Projectionist, filmmaker, musician and cult figure are all applicable titles to Chicago-native Daniel Knox. The man embodies outsider art: a failed film student that taught himself piano in hotel lobbies around downtown Chicago in the middle of the night, who would eventually create a series of dark, cinematic, and personal recordings completely capable of haunting one’s dreams in between changing reels at the Music Box Theatre. In this time span, he and his spine-tingling baritone would also gain notable fans like David Lynch, Jarvis Cocker, Rufus Wainwright and the Handsome Family. Knox just released his third album Daniel Knox via Carrot Top Records on February 24th. He will be playing this Friday night at The Stone Fox with fellow Windy City native Angela James (who describes herself as “Patsy Cline on Qualuudes”) and Brian Ritchie. This show is highly recommended to fans of Nick Cave and Henry Darger. [TJJ]

THE REVIVALISTS W/ MODERN INVENTORS AND BACKUP PLANET
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $15-18 | 18+

New Orleans genre hopping big band The Revivalists are headlining a killer show at Mercy Lounge with alt-indie rockers Modern Inventors and experimental funksters Backup Planet. Be there for one of the most intriguing bills of the weekend. [JR]

MATTHEW RYAN & THE NORTHERN WIRES
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $15 | 18+

Early ‘90s alt-country legend, Matthew Ryan is in town and ready to show you why he has achieved a near underground cult level following. Look for his new backing band The Northern Wires to add layers to the already amazing songwriting.  [JR]

THE BANGLES
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Unless you already have a ticket, it’s unlikely you are going to be singing the hits with 80’s fem pop sensations, The Bangles, tonight.  That being said, relive the glory of “Walk Like An Egyptian” below, and you might just find yourself digging through their back catalogue to blow the roof off of karaoke tonight.  [MH]

SATURDAY

JESSIE BAYLIN W/ DYLAN LEBLANC
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

We just sat down to discuss Jessie Baylin’s newest album, Dark Place, that released this week.  Her defacto release party is Saturday at 3rd & Lindsley, where she’ll be joined by Dylan Leblanc.  Read up to find out what we chatted with Jessie about, and enjoy the video for her first single “Creepers (Young Love)” below. [MH]

GRIFFIN HOUSE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $18-25 | All Ages

Guess what? Nashville based songwriter Griffin House will be headlining City Winery this Saturday! If you’re not familiar with the local songsmith, his music hinges on poignant lyricism and hazy, comforting backing tracks. He’s been playing since 2002, and released several critically acclaimed albums since then. Trust us, this is one you don’t want to miss.   [JS]

THE APACHE RELAY AND MILKTOOTH W/ EVAN P DONOHUE
@ Exit/In | 9pm | Sold Out | 18+

Hope you grabbed tickets to see The Apache Relay at Exit/In a few months ago when it was first announced, because, unsurprisingly, especially for a bill that also includes Milktooth and Evan P Donohue, this one is totally sold out. Apache have had an incredibly successful last few years, and, with their newfound national attention, the rockers’  local shows have been much more infrequent lately; this will definitely be a fun one. [PO]

POLICA W/ PONY BWOY
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $15 | 18+

Electropop outfit Polica has blown our mind every time we’ve seen them in Nashville, and this trip should be no different as they hit Mercy Lounge with Pony Bwoy.  [MH]

KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY W/ THE GO ROUNDS AND THE ANTIVILLAINS
@ The End | 8pm | $8 | 18+

Nashville’s favorite pop-rock big band Kansas Bible Company is known for giving some of the most fun performances around. If you haven’t had the chance to see the super-tight twelve-piece with the five-person horn section yet, they’re playing The End on Saturday. They’ll be joined by the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based psychedelic soul band The Go Rounds and Toledo, Ohio-based Americana players The Antivillains[JSa]

LADY LAMB W/ LUKE RATHBORNE
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lady Lamb is bringing her folk-inspired garage rock and witty lyrics to the High Watt to promote her recently released sophomore record After. The album has been getting great notices so far, establishing her as a rising new indie talent to watch. On After Lady Lamb explores the ending of a relationship though she doesn’t get mopey about it, recognizing that embracing our childish instincts can be the best way to deal with trauma. Fellow Maine native garage-pop singer-songwriter Luke Rathborne will open. [JSa]

PENICILLIN BABY W/ WESTERN MEDICATION, THE CARTOONS, THE DUE DILIGENCE
@ Queen Ave. Art Collective | 9:30pm | $5 | All Ages

This show at Queen Ave includes two of our favorite locals, Penicillin Baby and Western Medication, as well as out-of-towners The Cartoons and The Due Diligence. Playing self-described “space-rock” has made Penicillin Baby a fixture in Nashville’s rock scene as well as favorites of this site. Local post-punks Western Medication are also Nashville rock and roll favorites, so this is likely to be a big show. They’ll be joined by New Yorkers The Due Diligence, who play soul-influenced garage and folk with participatory live performances, and alt-country punks The Cartoons from Bowling Green, Kentucky. [JSa]

A GIANT DOG, RANCH GHOST, SAVOY MOTEL
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Noisey Austin, TX garage rockers A Giant Dog are joining forces with local rockers Ranch Ghost and Savoy Motel.  On an already busy night around Nashville, you can rest assured there will be quite a few who pack into The 5 Spot for this one. [MH]

BEST OF THE BEST SHOWCASE
@ Belmont’s Curb Event Center | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Every year Belmont University annoints the Best Of The Best in the categories of Rock, Urban/Pop, Christian, and Country. This isn’t some jazzed up promo thing though, they selected blog faves Staying For The Weekend in the rock category, which makes this thing pretty legit. [MH]

SUNDAY

BEN MILLER BAND W/ DAPHNE & THE MYSTERY MACHINES
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

The Ben Miller Band was formed in 2005, when Miller, working as an open-mike night host in his adopted home of Joplin, Missouri, met and began playing music with Doug Dicharry (drums, washboard, electric spoons, trombone and mandolin) and Scott Leeper, who keeps rhythm on his homemade one-string washtub bass. Their latest album, Any Way, Shape or Form, was recorded in Nashville with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon, Wanda Jackson, and Buddy Guy) and released in August of 2014. The band plays a gritty, modern mixture of various types of old American heritage music, including blues, bluegrass, folk, and country.  They blew us away at the High Watt during last year’s American Music Festival so we are really looking forward to this week’s Nashville Sunday Night headliner set.  Daphne and the Mystery Machines are an eight piece band from Franklin formed in July 2014. We recently caught their too short set at Music City Roots so we are excited about hearing more from this new, fun and local band.  [JMo]

WALKING MAN, BRENDAN MAYER, SAVE/QUIT, ROMAN WILLIAMS, KYLE NATICHGAL
@ 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 singer songwriter Brendan Mayer, new on the scene indie rockers Save/Quit, and local rock ’n’ roller Roman Williams … 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

[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[TJJ] Terra James-Jura

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