TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | April 17 – 19

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Record Store Day dominates the Nashville (and national) scene this weekend, and we certainly hope you will get out to support your local record shops.  Saturday features a full day of outdoor music events, but don’t blow it all out there, because there are shows all over the place this weekend as we celebrate DIY and music in general.  Get in the know about all the great shows with this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

ELLIOT ROOT
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Local indie/alt rockers Elliot Root will play a free, all ages gig at Soulshine to help promote their new EP Thought From Yesterday, which drops May 18. Be ahead of the curve on a band we see doing big things, and grab a slice of pie and a beer while you’re at it!  [JR]

RITES OF SPRING: CHANCE THE RAPPER, T-PAIN, RAC, MATOMA
@ Vanderbilt’s Alumni Lawn | 5pm | $30-$50 | All Ages

As we previously announced, this year’s Rites of Spring at Vanderbilt is as eclectic as ever, and the Friday night lineup is heavy on hip hop, with headliner Chance the Rapper and T-Pain, plus RAC and Matoma. Limited tickets are still available! [PO]

AMERICAN AQUARIUM w/ GUTHRIE BROWN & THE FAMILY TREE, EMILY EARLE
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

North Carolina based alt-country, roots rock outfit American Aquarium rolls back through Nashville tonight in support of their February 2015 release Wolves.  Fans of the band will rejoice, because, until the release of Burn.Flicker.Die in 2012, all signs pointed to the band calling it quits for a while, but that album was so well received with fans clamoring for more that the new album came to light.  Check out title track below to get a taste, and get there early to catch Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree and Emily Earle in support.  [MH]

WILD CHILD w/ THE SHARROWS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12-15 | 18+

Kick your Record Store Day weekend off on the right foot at this killer performance from Wild Child and The Sharrows. If you’re unfamiliar, Wild Child are an indie rock/pop outfit out of Austin. They’ve caught the eyes (and ears) of numerous critics for the charming interplay between the two singers, but what really sells this band is their positive and upbeat vibes. There’s just something intrinsically joyful about all of their releases, making them infectious to listeners. If you don’t believe us, just take a listen to their track “Crazy Bird” below, or check them out live, with fellow rockers The Sharrows[JS]

CHEETAH CHROME w/ BLACKFOOT GYPSIES & SHANE TUTMARC
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

We’ve been hyping it for weeks, and now it’s finally here! Blackfoot Gypsies are pleased to bring you their new record, Handle it, courtesy of Plowboy records, and the official release extravaganza at The Basement. For a full preview on the lineup, read this post, and don’t miss out on a great night of music. [JR]

FLORALORIX, AMERIGO GAZEAWAY, THE DIFFERENCE MACHINE, THE AQUADUCKS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

It’s a full on phunky reggae party tonight at The Stone Fox when blog pals Floralorix join forces with Amerigo Gazeaway, The Difference Machine, and The Aquaducks.  The latter of whom have a new record on the way.  Get there early to make sure you get to check out all of the certifiable groovy good times.  [MH]

3 1/2 MEN
@ Bunganut Pig | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local cover band, 3 1/2 Men, returns to the Bunganut Pig in Franklin tonight for their monthly residency.  3 1/2 Men is actually between 2 and 6 musicians depending on budget and availability but generally includes Adam Wooten, an amazingly talented 14 year old drummer (Wooten Brothers lineage and was 11 when the band started, hence, the ½), Ric Olsen, guitarist for new wave band Berlin and The Neville Brothers, Matt Coen (electric bass), Erich Marx (acoustic guitar), and David Boisvert (saxaphone). They are known for playing music that you know but in many cases have never heard a cover band play. It’s not uncommon to hear tunes from The Beatles, Cee Lo Green, Johnny Cash, Bowling For Soup and Incubus in the same set. Also, they guarantee not to suck… [JMo]

SATURDAY

HALESTORM, KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS, SELF, THE LEES OF MEMORY, THOSE DARLINS, JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, TURBO FRUITS, JONATHON JACKSON + ENATION
@ Grimey’s | 12pm | FREE | All Ages

While just about every record store in town joins in on the Record Store Day fun, Grimey’s almost always takes the cake in it’s stacked live lineup. This weekend is no different, with all-day totally free tunes provided by the likes of The Lees of MemorysElfThose Darlins, and tons more! [PO]

ADIA VICTORIA, IDLE BLOOM, KING BITCH, JAWWS, SUPERMELT, STONE JACK JONES, AND MORE
@ The Groove | 12pm | FREE | All Ages

Record Store Day is here! That means lots of awesome free shows all day long, which is totally worth getting excited for even if you don’t have a turntable or extra cash that you’ve been saving up for months to shell out for rare and weird vinyl. The Groove has a killer lineup planned including local teen-punks Jawws (one of two big shows for them on Saturday), alternative blueswoman Adia Victoria, dark Americana singer-songwriter Stone Jack Jones, psych-pop outfit Idle Bloom, plus King Bitch, Supermelt, Mystery Twins, and The Plastic Bags. All this will be going down between approximately 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., though be prepared for things to shake up a bit if it ends up raining. The line-up schedule can be found on the Facebook event here[JSa]

HANS CONDOR, PROMISED LAND SOUND, THING, THE ANIMEN, SAVOY MOTEL, TEDDY AND THE ROUGH RIDERS, LOS COLOGNES, MYSTERY TWINS AND MORE
@ Fond Object Records | 12pm | FREE | All Ages

It’s a day of rock in the backyard at Riverside Village record store and curiosity shop Fond Object.  The welcome addition to the Inglewood neighborhood is no slouch when it comes to throwing parties, and this year’s RSD lineup is certainly putting making a statement.  Highlighted by performances from local rockers like Los Colognes, Hans Condor, Promised Land Sound, and Mystery Twins, this event also features some cats that we haven’t had the chance to catch yet, like THING and The Animen.  It also features a set from Teddy & The Rough Riders, which is a side project for members of Paperhead.  Don’t forget to head behind the stage to say hi to resident potbellied pig, Dottie, and goats, Lou and Cliff.  For more info and set times, head to FO’s Facebook page.  [MH]

SHADRAQ, ANWAR SADAT, PUJOL
@ Third Man Records | 12:30pm | FREE | All Ages

Third Man has a wonderful gift for us this year in finally allowing the world to complete their White Stripes record collections by issuing Get Behind Me Satan on vinyl. After you’re done picking up that treasure, there will be food and drinks from the Stone Fox and live music from local punks PUJOL, hardcore band Shadraq, and post-punks Anwar Sadat. There’s also going to be all kinds of crazy exclusive merchandise as well as what’s basically a small museum exhibit reuniting Elvis’s first ever recording, a 45 of “My Happiness,” with the machine at Sun Studios that recorded it for the first time since those recordings were made back in 1953.  [JSa]

YOUNG THE GIANT, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, THE LONE BELLOW, DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES
@ Vanderbilt’s Alumni Lawn | 5pm | $30-$50 | All Ages

This year’s excellent Rites of Spring concludes with a more rock-leaning Saturday lineup, topped by Young the Giant, along with Portugal. The Man, and more! [PO]

JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION w/ BLOODSHOT BILL
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $20 | 18+

Legendary alternative punk blues three-piece Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are in town and ready to explode your ear drums with Canadian rock-a-billy troubadour Bloodshot Bill playing in support. [JR]

STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND w/ THE ASTROCHIMPS, BABY IN THE 90S
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5-7 | 18+

Looking to catch some awesome local rock this weekend? If we know our readers, then the answer to that question is a resounding yes, which is why we’re recommending you check out the Staying for the Weekend show with The Astrochimps and Baby in the 90s at The High Watt. Sadly, this is Staying for the Weekend’s last show with their singer Mitch Davis, so if you’re a fan of his work, you better make it out to this one. It’s cheap and it starts at 9!  [JS]

TURBO FRUITS w/ ETERNAL SUMMERS, FAUX FEROCIOUS, EARL BURROWS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

After you finish up your Record Store Day spree, stick around The Basement and hydrate while you get ready to catch Turbo Fruits official release show for their newest album, No Control, which releases on Tuesday.  They’ll be joined by Eternal Summers and local rockers Faux Ferocious and Earl Burrows for what is easily the best reason to push yourself after RSD. [MH]

ROOTS OF A REBELLION, HONEYHONEY, REBIRTH BRASS BAND
@ Centennial Park |2pm | FREE | All Ages

Bring the kids, hell even the whole family, dog included, for this amazing musical romp at Centennial Park featuring local reggae rockers Roots Of A Rebellion, alt-country folk two-piece HoneyHoney and New Orleans style big band Rebirth Brass Band for one hell of a free ticket. [JR]

PUJOL, METH DAD, JAWWS, BZRK
@ Queen Ave. (178 Queen Ave.) | $6.50 | All Ages

We’ve already told you all about this, but PUJOL have released a new split single with Meth Dad on the B-side for Record Store Day using a weird 5″ format, and the two bands are going to recreate the recording of each of their songs at Queen Ave. where they were recorded. Local teen punks Jawws and hip-hop group BZRK are also on the bill for what’s sure to be a wild way to cap off your Record Store Day celebrations. [JSa]

THE WATERBOYS w/ PAUL BURCH
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $29.50 | All Ages

The Waterboys were formed by Mike Scott in 1983 and have been composed of musicians from Scotland, Ireland, and England. They have gone through three distinct phases but their music is a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll.  They hit 3rd & Lindsley tonight in support of their eleventh album, Modern Blues, which was recorded in Nashville and released in the U.S. earlier this month. Local musician, songwriter, and producer Paul Burch opens.  Paul and his band, The WPA Ballclub, celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. [JMo]

SUNDAY

KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS w/ FORLORN STRANGERS, GEMMA RAY
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 7pm | $12 | All Ages

London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are talented songwriters and musicians, whose background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and performed at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. They recently released their their first new album in three years, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third.  Also performing is Forlorn Strangers, a Nashville-based Americana quintet, comprised of four songwriters hailing from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. Opening the show is British musician, singer, composer and producer, Gemma Ray, known for fusing many disparate genres.  [JMo]

ADAM HILL, JEN STARSINIC, LINES IN THE SKY, LAUREN STRANGE, LAYNE
@ 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 Adam Hill, former No Country contributor and indie rock goddess Lauren Strange, and ambient prog rockers Lines in the Sky … just for starters! The Sunday lineups are always packed and top notch, so get there early to you catch it all! [JR]

VALLEY MAKER
@ The Stone Fox | 7pm | $5 | 18+

Seattle based folk/rock outfit Valley Maker have recently made a name for themselves based on their tune’s distinct atmosphere. While the group definitely plays in the standard indie folk format, they aren’t afraid to incorporate a tinge of the ethereal into their music. Regardless of how you diagnose their sound, it’s quite obvious that Valley Maker is a talented act that’s deserving of your attendance this Sunday over at The Stone Fox.  [JS]

[JMo] Jeff Moody
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith

[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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