TWiN| This Weekend in Nashville | May 8 – 10

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Didn’t make the trek to Atlanta for Shaky Knees? Don’t worry, it’s another warm late spring weekend full of exciting shows in Nashville, including the first Musician’s Corner of 2015 and the East Nashville Crawfish Bash.  Don’t spend all of your energy there though, there are plenty of other great shows happening all around town, including Panda Bear, Tennis, Toro y Moi, and the return of ELEL at 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday!  Let us help you plan your weekend with our staff picks in this week’s TWiN!

FRIDAY

MYYRA
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Lightning 100 Artist of the Week MYYRA is making waves for his cinematic alt-pop vibes. Scope his new video that came out this week, mark the calendar for his June 9 EP release, and get on that beautiful Soulshine deck for tonight’s free performance.  [WD]

PANDA BEAR w/ JESSICA PRATT
@ Exit/In | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Yes, you read that title correctly. The legendary Panda Bear, of Animal Collective fame, will be performing tonight over at Exit/In. This experimental musician has been quite prolific since his career began back in 1998, with numerous releases through AC and as a solo act. His most recent album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, is more upbeat and rigid than anything he’s released yet, which is sure to make this show quite a bit of fun. Be sure to get there early enough to see Jessica Pratt[JS]

DEEP FRIED FIVE w/ BACK POCKETS
@ The Basement East | 10pm | $7 | 21+

If you haven’t made it out to the new Basement East yet, this show would be the perfect opportunity. Nashville’s own Deep Friend Five are a super funky, down to earth band that clearly love to have a good time. What’s more, the group plans to have St. Louis based artist DJ Hal Greens join them on the turntables. This bombastic, dance-friendly act definitely know how to throw a party, and there’s no doubt that’s exactly what this show will be. Catch them and Dave Guy’s new band, Back Pockets, tonight at 10 for a funky good time.  [JS]

LIGHT BEAM RIDER, THE MODERN ROYALS, THE WILD JAYS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Mississippi post-rock, prog-popsters Light Beam Rider are headlining a low dough show at our favorite west Nashville hangout, The Stone Fox. Look for local (via Chicago) delta blues rock ’n’ roll outfit The Modern Royals and also local, psychedelic/grunge tinged The Wild Jays to make your $5 worth of live music stretch extra far. [JR]

MOJO ROSE, KYLE BLANKENSHIP & THE LAST 84
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $5 | 18+

The perfect blend of blues and alternative, Mojo Rose hit the sweet spot on the rock ’n’ roll spectrum that makes our ears happy. They’ve built a name for themselves touring all over the south, but now hope to continue to build a name for themselves in Music City. Fellow resident rockers, Kyle Blankenship & The Last 84 are more southern singer songwriter, acoustic rock ’n’ soul tinged than the headliners, but together, for $5, it’s one hell of a showcase! [JR]

CHRIS STAPLETON
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Unfortunately, as we told you earlier, both of Chris Stapleton’s shows at the Cannery Ballroom this weekend are sold out.  So, if you don’t already have a ticket, you’ll have to be content to listen the following live performance of the title track from his solo debut album Traveller, which was released this week, and then make plans to see him at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival on July 18. [JMo]

SATURDAY

EAST NASHVILLE CRAWFISH BASH FT. THEM VIBES, THE CUNNING, BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, SEXX, THE FUTURE, AND MORE!
@ Grassy Knoll, 11th St. South | 11am | FREE or VIP for $10-25 | All Ages

We’ve been telling you guys about this for awhile, but we’re putting on a FREE full day of outdoor music with Palaver Records and Yazoo this Saturday at the Grassy Knoll in Five Points next to Bongo Java East. Tons of our favorite local artists are on this bill. In addition to those listed above we have Kim Logan, The Blue Velvets, Kyle Andrews, The Tip, Allen Thompson Band, Ray Cashman, and Jim Skinner Wall to Wall, plus beer and boiled crawfish. The event is free, but if you want to skip the lines and get discounts, VIP passes are available. [JSa]

MUSICIANS CORNER FT. DAVE BARNES AND MATT WERTZ, KRIS ALLEN, JASON ESKRIDGE, VIVA MEXICO
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

Musicians Corner’s Spring 2015 kickoff celebration will take place Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park. Music starts at 1:30 and the main stage will feature Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Kris Allen, Jason Eskridge, and Viva Mexico with Kyle Cox, Mel Washington, and Painte performing on the acoustic stage. In addition to the music, there will be food trucks, Kidsville, Dogville, local artisans, and the Musicians Corner Pub.  While the permanent location is being built, there’s a new location this season near the West End and 25th Street/Elliston Place corner.  For a full list of performers and special guest updates, click here[JMo]

MINUS THE BEAR w/ INTO IT. OVER IT.
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $20 | All Ages

En route to Shaky Knees, indie rock legends Minus the Bear are stopping off at 3rd & Lindsley to perform their classic 2005 sophomore album, Menos el Oso, in full! As if that weren’t enough to make this our #1 weekend pick, emo revivalists Into It. Over It. have been tapped to support! Read all about the show right here[PO]

DOOBIE BROTHERS w/ JERROD NIEMANN
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 6:30pm | $35+ | All Ages

The one and only Doobie Brothers are set to play Nashville this weekend. Between their numerous successful albums and movie appearances, we hardly need to introduce you to this legendary act. Although the Doobie Brothers’ lineup is substantially different today than it was back in the 1970s, this still promises to be one heck of a show. They’ll be joined by local country/songwriter act Jerrod Niemann over at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater (formerly Fontanel). [JS]

LIGHTING 100 PRESENTS ROAD TO BONNAROO: NASHVILLE FINALS
@ Exit/In | 8pm | FREE | 21+

We’ve neglected to tell you about this Road To Bonnaro event, largely because we weren’t really clear on what is going on with it.  From what we can surmise, Lightning 100 has teamed up with Bonnaroo to do another battle of the bands style competition for a slot at the fest.  We’ve already had two rounds, and the winners from those rounds (That’s My Kid, Future Thieves, Easy Roscoe, and Oliver Ocean) will be competing again this weekend at Exit/In.  One (or maybe two) of those bands will go on to compete for the state title at a venue in Knoxville, on (or near) May 11, where one or two winners will be crowned.  If you want to try to figure it out, here’s the rules.  If you just want a fun evening full of free music from some top notch Nashville bands, head to Exit/In on Saturday night! [MH]

MATT & KIM w/ WATERS
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $20-28 | 18+

In support of their decidedly more poppy sixth album, New Glow, indie pop duo Matt & Kim return to Nashville for the first time since their Live on the Green outing in 2013, for a show at Marathon Music Works with Waters! With a rich catalogue, ranging from pop singalongs to frenetic fan faves, the group have developed a pretty rich reputation for their intense live show and over the top stage antics! [PO]

CHRIS STAPLETON
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Unfortunately, as we told you earlier, both of Chris Stapleton’s shows at the Cannery Ballroom this weekend are sold out. So, if you don’t already have a ticket, you’ll have to be content to listen the following live performance of “Fire Away” from his solo debut album Traveller, which was released this week, and then make plans to see him at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival on July 18. [JMo]

TENNIS w/ KUROMA, KEEPS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $14-16 | 18+

Lo-fi retro rock duo Tennis are out in support of the release of their new album, Ritual in Repeat. You can check out a full preview of their show at The High Watt, which features psychedelic pop group Kuroma and local rockers Keeps, right here[MG]

BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, MICK LEONARDI, MONZIE LEO & THE BIG SKY
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Right after the garage band Blackfoot Gypsies get done playing the Crawfish Bash, they’re heading down the street to rock The 5 Spot with indie-folk singer-songwriter Mick Leonardi (also a local photographer whose photos you often see on this very website) and Kansas-based folk and Americana act Monzie Leo & the Big Sky[JSa]

MARC SCIBILIA, ELLIOT ROOT
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10 | 21+

Do you remember Marc Scibilia’s version of “This Land Is Your Land” during the Superbowl?  If not, you should click that link back there, because it really makes you want to drive a jeep around the good ‘ol US of A with that song on repeat.  Marc will be at The Basement East on Saturday night playing songs from his upcoming Butch Walker produced album, and you can hear the first single, “Wide Open Arms,” below.  [MH]

SUNDAY

ELEL w/ BILL EBERLE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Blog pals ELEL are back in town after a winter and spring of touring, and are gearing up for the release of their debut LP from new label Mom + Pop later this summer.  If you didn’t see it the other day, check out a tour-inspired video for the title track, “Geode” below, and get out to see them in the sweet sounding 3rd & Lindsley.  Rumor has it they are going to be playing some new material as well, which is always an exciting thing!  [MH]

TORO Y MOI w/ VINYL WILLIAMS
@ Exit/IN | 9pm | $20-22 | 18+

Chillwave pioneer Chaz Bundick, better know as Toro y Moi, returns to Nashville with LA up and comer Vinyl Williams to showcase the more guitar-driven stylistic shift present on his new album, What For? Head here for a full preview[MG]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport

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