TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 1 – 3

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After weeks of rain, this weekend should be a sunsplashed affair, making it ideal for events like Sevier Park Fest or the Nashville Boogie Weekender.  Stay cool during the day though, because the club scene will heat up each night with acts spanning all the genres you can imagine.  Let us help you make your weekend plans with our staff pick in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

MATT HAECK
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Americana, folk singer songwriter Matt Haeck will be playing a stellar, free, all-ages show TONIGHT at Soulshine to help promote his new record Late Bloomer, which dropped earlier this month. We’ve given it a listen and think it’s something you need in your life ASAP, so be sure to sample it below now and snag some ‘Za while you seem him put it down live later. [JR]

PATRICK SWEANY ROCK N’ ROLL HAPPY HOUR
@ The 5 Spot | 6pm | FREE | 21+

If you’re not yet familiar with Patrick Sweany, you definitely should try to make it out to this happy hour show. Whenever we’ve talked about this awesome rocker before, we’ve always harped on his incredible talent and sheer musicianship. We’ve also discussed his intricate sense of melody and uncanny ability to craft a rocking, yet thoughtful, guitar tone. To put it simply, the man oozes the blues, making him the perfect fit for the scene here in Nashville. Seeing as this show is both free and a few hours before other evening festivities begin, we really see no reason why you shouldn’t make it to this one.  [JS]

SEVIER PARK FEST: JOHNNYSWIM W/ PENNY & SPARROW
@ Sevier Park | 7:30pm | $25 | All Ages

Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood kicks off the Sevier Park Festival with an evening of folk-pop tunes from Penny and Sparrow and JOHNNYSWIM. If you didn’t catch JOHNNYSWIM at Live On The Green or City Winery last year, here’s your chance to hear their beautifully paired harmonies while you enjoy some fresh air and great weather. [MG]

DELTA RAE W/ GREG HOLDEN
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

If folk rock vibes and harmonizing hooks appeal to you, then the first ever standing room show at City Winery should definitely be on your radar tonight.  North Carolina based folksters Delta Rae will rain positive vibes through SoBro, while Greg Holden should be able to hush the crowd unlike most openers with powerful tracks like “The Lost Boy”.  Jump on tickets, before it’s too late.   [MH]

THE WEEKS W/ THE KINGSTON SPRINGS AND KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $3 | 18+

May is kicking off strong with a curated Red Bull Sound Select show featuring three local faves, The WeeksThe Kingston Springs (returning from a long absence), and Kansas Bible Company. Per usual, the shindig will only set you back 3 bones, as long as you RSVP in advance (and be sure to show up early, as your spot is not guaranteed). [PO]

STRUNG LIKE A HORSE
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Strung Like a Horse is based out of our neighboring city, Chattanooga, which you can definitely hear in their sound. The group is probably best described as “garage bluegrass.” Yes, the group makes heavy use of the instrumentation and stylistic tendencies of bluegrass, but they frame it within a modern, almost rock-like context. It might be tough to describe their tunes, but they’re quite easy to enjoy. Check out the official for “Gypsy Jane” below, and if you like what you hear, come on out to the High Watt tonight for what’s sure to be a good time.   [JS]

SAD BAXTER, BEECH BENDERS AND CLIFFS
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local grunge, garage rock two-piece Sad Baxter headline a low dough show at fooBAR to promote their new self-titled EP. Adding some surf and sun to the fair, former No Country Presents featured artists Beech Benders (see this post) are bringing their instrumental surf rock tunes, and in town form the Buckeye State, Cliffs open up with their grunge garage pop. All for just $5?! You’d be a fool to miss it. [JR]

ZAC BROWN BAND
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7pm | $47 – $71 | All ages

There’s still a few tickets left for tonight’s performance over at Bridgestone Arena by the one and only Zac Brown Band. This Atlanta based country-rock act has been extremely successful over the last few years, even managing to earn a Grammy. In early 2015, the band signed with Big Machine, with whom they released a new record last week. Jekyll + Hyde appears to be a turning point in the band’s career, and fans will be interested in hearing how it differs from their previous releases. The group is sure to play numerous cuts from the new release tonight, so if you like what you hear, you know where to be. [JS]

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER @ Opryland Resort | 2pm until late | Ticket Prices Vary | All Ages

A weekend of rockabilly, country, western swing and hillbilly boogie complemented by indoor and outdoor car shows, a pin-up pageant, and a fashion show. Check out our full preview here[SJ]

SATURDAY

SEVIER PARK FEST: VINYL THIEF, ZEKE DUHON, YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, WATERFALL WASH, JOSEPH LEMAY
@ Sevier Park | 12pm | Free | All Ages

Now in its 3rd year, the annual Sevier Park Fest returns with an impressive local lineup spread over 2 stages between Sevier Park and 12th South. Notably, site faves Vinyl Thief have been tapped to headline, along with Zeke DuhonWaterfall Wash, and tons more! There will also be artists, vendors, a kids area, a hot wing eating contest, and more to keep you entertained all afternoon.  [PO]

MUSICIANS FOR A NORML NASHVILLE feat: KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY, THE HOLLYWOOD KILLS, SHEEP SHIFTER, & THE ASCENT OF EVEREST
@ Mercy Lounge | 7pm (doors 6pm) | $10 | 18+

Come support the Tennessee chapter of NORMAL (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law), with the help of some amazing music/musicians! NORMAL’s main goals are to educated the public, eliminate the stigma, and to encourage voters to involved in the anti-prohibition movement. Be sure to sign the petition, get registered to vote in Davidson county, if you’re not already, and rock out with our first ever Acme Tuesday night featured band Kansas Bible Company (in their second consecutive night playing Mercy), The Hollywood Kills, Sheep Shifter and The Ascent of Everest. Whether you toke the ganja or not, this is an important fight, because many people who do are unfairly prosecuted and arrested, and if they’re causing no harm it shouldn’t bother you (or the cops). [JR]

CHURCHYARD & IDLE BLOOM W/ MOM & DAD AND PENICILLIN BABY
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $cheap | 21+

We caught local garage, dark alt-rockers Churchyard a few months back opening for Parquet Courts (read this post), and we are eager to see what they do as the crown jewel of fooBARS, Saturday night line-up. Psychedelic popsters Idle Bloom, lo-fi garage rockers Mom & dad, and blog fav psychic punks Penicillin Baby will there too, and all on the cheap, so don’t miss out. [JR]

IN FLAMES W/ ALL THAT REMAINS AND VOODOO PROPHET
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $20-28 | 18+

Returning for their first Music City show in a decade, Swedish melodic/alt metal pioneers In Flames are out in support of their latest release, Siren Charms, joined by melodic metalcore act All That Remains and local heavy rockets Voodoo Prophet. Their influence on the melodic death metal scene is immeasurable, and their intense live show is unparalleled. Don’t miss ’em! [PO]

STEELISM, PATRICK SWEANY AND SWEET SPIRIT
@ The Basement | 8pm | $8 | 21+

NOTE!!  This show was originally slated for the new Basement East, but, due to unforeseen circumstances, the show has been moved to The Basement on 8th Avenue South.

If you missed Patrick Sweany‘s free Friday night performance over at the 5 Spot, you’ve got another opportunity to catch him at The Basement. This may actually be the preferable show, however, as Sweany will be joined by talented local blues rockers Steelism, one of our favorite local groups. Furthermore, Austin based Sweet Spirit will be playing their high-energy, catchy take on indie blues rock. [JS]

MAGNOLIA SONS W/ OLIVER OCEAN AND ADAM BURROWS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Swinging local big band Magnolia Sons are going to get things cooking’ on the west side with, new indie rock new kids on the block Oliver Ocean and Americana singer songwriter Adam Burrows. If your heading west, or just find yourself in that neck of the woods, stop by to check them out, and make sure you come party with us and Magnolia Sons at Acme Feed & Seed on Cinco De Mayo[JR]

ROOTS OF A REBELLION
@ Acme Feed & Seed | 8pm | $5 |21+

If you’re looking for a break from the singer-songwriter rut that Nashville often gets stuck in, head on out to one of our favorite venues, the Acme Feed & Seed, this Saturday night to catch reggae-rockers Roots Of A Rebellion’s exciting, dub-infused live show. For only $5, you almost can’t afford not to go. [MG]

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER @ Opryland Resort | 11am until late | Ticket Prices Vary | All Ages

A weekend of rockabilly, country, western swing and hillbilly boogie complemented by indoor and outdoor car shows, a pin-up pageant, and a fashion show. Check out our full preview here[SJ]

SUNDAY

SHELLY FAIRCHILD W/ RICK BRANTLEY
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

This week’s Lightning 100 sponsored show at 3rd & Lindsley features soul, country and blues singer Shelly Fairchild, who has gone from mainstream country success to pursuing her true love of traditional soul and blues music. After getting a Top 40 country hit and touring with stars like Trace Adkins, Fairchild independently released her next effort on her own label. Ruby’s Money is an album influenced by the ’70s soul and R&B she grew up listening to. Southern rock singer-songwriter Rick Brantley will open. [JSa]

JOHN FOGERTY
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $40+ | All Ages

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty will kick off the 2015 concert season at the newly rebranded Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater on the grounds of the Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek.  Fogerty is hitting the road for a North American tour that will find him primarily performing songs he wrote while a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  The concert starts at 7:30 PM and tickets are $40-$95.  Check out this past week’s performance of a medley of his classic CCR cuts “Travelin’ Band,” “Proud Mary” and “Fortunate Son” on The Late Show with David Letterman.  [JMo]

THE WEIGHT
@ City Winery | 8pm | $25-$30 | All Ages

The Weight is a cover band dedicated to replicating the tunes of legendary roots rock act The Band. However, it’s not quite fair to say they’re a cover band, since two of the members in The Weight were actually in the Band itself at one point or another (Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante). If you’re a fan of the Band, you definitely don’t want to miss this performance, as The Weight is about as authentic of a replication of the original Band as you can get these days. [JS]

TIGERS JAW, LEMURIA, SOMOS
@ The End | 7pm | $15 | All Ages

Tigers Jaw are a pop punk group from Scranton, Pennsylvania noted for the vocal harmonies between founding members (and only two original members still in the group) Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh. They’re touring in support of last year’s record Charmer. Supporting them are indie pop-punks from Buffalo Lemuria and catchy rock band Somos. There’s only a few tickets left for this one, so if you wanna go you should grab them in advance from the link above. [JSa]

SHY GIRLS, YOUNG EJECTA
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10-$12 | 18+

If you want to finish out your weekend dancing to the very last minute of it to some electro pop, then Exit/In is the place to be at on Sunday night. Shy Girls is the stage name of Portland-based artist and producer Dan Vidmar, who makes electronic pop influenced by club music and hip-hop with soulful R&B vocals. Brooklyn-based electronic duo Young Ejecta will open, previewing tracks from their new record which they describe as “seductive glittery unrestrained dancefloor mayhem.” [JSa]

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER @ Texas Troubadour Theater (@11am) & the Johnny Cash Museum (@8pm) | Ticket Prices Vary | All Ages

A weekend of rockabilly, country, western swing and hillbilly boogie complemented by indoor and outdoor car shows, a pin-up pageant, and a fashion show. Check out our full preview here[SJ]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith

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

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