TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 22 – 24

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Long weekend alert!  What do you have planned for your three day party?  Live music should definitely be on the checklist, and we have plenty to go around.  From outdoor events like Tour De Fun and Musician’s Corner to the massive three day throwdown at The BEast for their star-studded May Day Fest, there is plenty to go around.  Take a break this weekend Nashville, get out to see some of the best that this city has to offer, and let us be your guide with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

JESSE LAFSER
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Local alt-country crooner Jesse Lafser is getting some love on the heels of the April release of her stellar record, Raised On The Plains.  You’ve probably heard the single “Jack Hat Blues” on Lightning 100 this week, but you really should get your long weekend started on the Soulshine Pizza patio to hear more of this talented songstress. [MH]

MEG MYERS w/ WILD PARTY
@ The High Watt | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

If you managed to snag tickets to the Meg Myers show over at The High Watt this Friday, you’re in for a treat. The talented songwriter is known for her heartfelt performances and for pouring strong emotional content into all of her tracks. Myers is set to release a new album sometime this year, and based on the strength of her most recent single, “Desire”, it will surely be quite spectacular. She’ll be joined by Wild Party for an unforgettable and intimate performance. [JS]

STEVE MOAKLER w/ MAREN MORRIS
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Pittsburgh native Steve Moakler made the journey to Nashville over a decade ago and made his claim to fame by writing hit songs for the likes of Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen, but the release of his 2011 album Watching Time Run got him attention for his solo efforts. He’ll be joined by fellow Nashville singer-songwriter Maren Morris at City Winery this Friday for an evening of country-tinged tunes. [MG]

JONATHAN JACKSON + ENATION
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

We recently brought you an “Attic Session” featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation filmed at War Memorial.  If those cuts didn’t help to solidify your plans to catch Jonathan and co at 3rd & Lindsley this weekend, perhaps the chance to feel like you are on the set of Nashville will push you over the edge. [MH]

MAYDAY FEST (Day 1): FLY GOLDEN EAGLE, CHERUB, CHROME PONY, BOOM FOREST, AMERICAN HOTEL, BROKEN BATS, TWIGGS, BECCA MANCARI
@ The Basement East | 8:30pm | $12-30 | 21+

Kicking off what promises to be a kick ass weekend on the east side, Mayday’s day one lineup features blog endorsed local rock ’n’ rollers Fly Golden Eagle, Bonnaroo bound Chrome Pony and No Country Presents alumni TWIGGS … for starters. Not to mention, “surprise” last minute additions Cherub (as “Snicklefritz”). That doesn’t even scratch the surface of day one and a weekend chock full of fucking amazing bands. Read on for more info on Saturday and Sunday’s line-ups. [JR]

SAM OUTLAW w/ CALE TYSON
@ The Basement | 9pm | $10 | 21+

Sam Outlaw is a country singer living in Los Angeles. He was born in South Dakota and ‘Outlaw’ is his mother’s maiden name. 2014 was pivotal year for Outlaw when his music video became a viral hit, he self-released an EP and earned a slot at The Stagecoach Festival. He followed that up with his Nashville debut at Music City Roots, spent the summer writing new songs and returned to Nashville as a featured artist during AmericanaFest.  He has since completed his first full-length album, Angeleno, which was produced by roots music legend Ry Cooder and features some of LA’s finest musicians, including Joachim Cooder on drums and as co-producer.

Opening is Cale Tyson, a singer-songwriter from Texas, now based in Nashville. Tyson released his debut EP, High On Lonesome, which features Kenny Vaughan on electric guitar, in 2013. Rolling Stone featured Tyson as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and said “Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans.”  Tyson successfully crowd-funded (but you can still contribute) his first full-length album recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals with some of Nashville’s best musicians. [JMo]

SATURDAY

TOUR DE FUN: OJIO, SEXX, OVER WATCHER, RALES, PUJOL, QUICHENIGHT, ORGAN STILLS, HOT TUB CLUB, THE PROPHET NATHAN, YOUNG BREH, FAUX FEROCIOUS AND MANY MORE
@ Riverside Village Green, Various Locations | 11am | $15

As we previously announced, this year’s installment of the annual bike-based Tour de Fun boasts the fest’s best lineup yet. And, because of how much the event has grown since moving to East Nashville, this year it will require a ticket for the first time. Still a group deal, the lineup boasts performances from Pujol, Ri¢hie, Idle Bloom, and tons more, hosted at various venues all over the east side! [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER: ELENOWEN, BEN KWELLER, JOHNNY P, ZEKE DUHON & MORE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

Musicians Corner returns to Centennial Park again this weekend featuring Elenowen, Ben Kweller, Johnny P and Zeke Duhon on the Main Stage. The Acoustic Stage will showcase Emily Hackett, Wisherkeepers, and Taylor Watson.  Music runs from 1:30 PM – 5 PM.  As usual, there will also be Food Trucks, Kidsville, Dogville, Local Artisans, and Musicians Corner Pub. And, if you haven’t been this season, it is located in a new location in front of the park by West End & 25th Street/Elliston Place. Elenowen released their sophomore full-length album, For the Taking, in January. Check them our performing their song “Desert Days” from the new album, which was featured on ABC’s Pretty Little Liars[JMo]

MAYDAY FEST (Day 2): CAITLIN ROSE, LOS COLOGNES, AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS, HOW I BECAME THE BOMB, CHURCHYARD, THE TRINITY SCHILL KILL, TETHERBALL AND WILL HOLLAND
@ The Basement East | 8:30pm | $12-30 | 21+

The Basement East continues its impressive edition of annual Memorial Day Weekend Mayday Fest with a varied local bill headed up by badass country revivalist Caitlin Rose, plus AJ & The Jiggawatts, How I Became The Bomb, and more! Though single-day tickets are an option, we recommend the (better value) weekend pass, because there’s not a weak link in this lineup! [PO]

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION: A TRIBUTE TO T. REX RELEASE PARTY w/ JAWWS, IDLE BLOOM, DON COYOTE, AND MORE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Children of the Revolution: A Tribute to T Rex is a charity record to support YEAH (Tennessee Teen’s Rock Camp), which features a number of blog faves like Jawws, Idle Bloom, Ttotals, and 14 other largely local bands.  They are having an album release party with a number of the bands performing T Rex jams at The Basement on Saturday night, making this a great time that supports a great cause. [MH]

40 OZ. BURRITO: A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME AND THE LTG
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Dust off your “Badfish” Music City, because Sublime tribute band 40 oz. Burrito are back in town and ready to spread the love and groovy jams Bradley Nowell style, may he RIP. Look for fellow west coast roots, reggae rockers The LTG to kick things off on a low dough night of tunes you mostly already know and love, whether you’re a die hard Sublime fan or not. [JR]

TRENTON w/ EVERYONE MOVES AWAY & POEMA
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Spaced out crooner Trenton is headlining with inexpensive, but spectacularly chill night tunes, ahead of his upcoming performance at our Acme showcase on Tuesday, May 26. Think Jeff Buckley meets Radiohead and you’re starting to get the feel. Also featured are lucid jammers Everyone Moves Away, and indie pop sister duo Poema are the opener for the all local bill. [JR]

BORN CAGES
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

One of the many things that the guys over at Grimey’s do to help out the music scene here in Nashville is to put on a series of free, in-store concerts. If you’ve yet to make it out to one of these, we highly recommend checking out this Saturday’s performance by Born Cages. This indie rock act from NYC have been making a splash recently with the impending release of their new album, I’m Glad I’m Not Me. Like their previous releases, I’m Glad I’m Not Me is a triumphant blend of rock and electronic music, making it truly an album that’s tough not to get into. [JS]

KAI WELCH EP RELEASE w/ THOMAS JAMAS, ABIGAIL WASHBURN
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

For this weeks low dough west side Saturday show, indie folk pop producer (Abigail Washburn, The Greencards) turned solo artist Kai Welch is celebrating his new EP, Perpetually Out Of Fashion, with the official EP release party at Stone Fox. Look for his co-consipiritors Abigail Washburn and east Nashvillian Thomas Jamas to kick off the night jams. [JR]

THE UNDERHILLS, HARPOONER, SAD BAXTER, AND UZI
@ Turn One | 9pm | $5 | 21+

The east side edition of the low dough Saturday show is at the ultra-divey, dingy, but lovable, Turn One. There will also be a slight Hoosier feel to the evening, featuring bluegrass inspired The Underhills and psych-rockers Harpooner, who both hail from Indiana. The rest of the bill has more local fare, like garage grunge flavored Sad Baxter, and Diamond Carter members’ latest project, Uzi. If money is tight, and you live in East Nash, this is the bash for you. [JR]

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
@ The Ryman | 7pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Whether or not you grew up a huge fan of parody artist extraordinaire “Weird Al” Yankovic (like I did), you’ve undoubtedly been exposed to some of his numerous crossover musical comedy hits over the years. And, funny as his albums are, live is where Yankovic really excels, boasting an immersive and career-spanning show with wardrobe changes, interactive segments, and more. Hope you got a ticket to his Ryman return before they sold out! [PO]

SUNDAY

KALEO w/ LIZA ANNE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Icelandic indie rockers Kaleo bring their North American tour through Music City as part of Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Nights series at 3rd & Lindsley.  If you are a fan of Bon Iver or The Lumineers, welcome to your new favorite band.  Make sure you get there in time for Liza Anne, who is an absolute must see, opening as she supports her recently released sophomore LP, TWO[MH]

MAYDAY FEST (Day 3): SOL CAT, TAKE THE POWER BACK, SEXX, METH DAD + HOT TUB CLUB, TESLA ROSSA, KIN SHIP, CHIEF SCOUT AND TOMMY HANS
@ The Basement East| 8:30pm | $12-30 | 21+

Site faves and Road to Bonnaroo winners Sol Cat are heading up the closing night of Mayday, along with a bill that has us nostalgic for the East Nashville Underground days. Highlights include Tesla Rossa, Sexx, and a sure to wild Meth Dad and Hot Tub Club team up! You’re (probably) not working Monday, so stay out late and party! [PO]

FANCY w/ CAPPA
@ The High Watt| 8pm | $10 | 18+

Before you catch insanely talented up and coming indie pop songstress CAPPA for free this Tuesday at our next Acme Feed & Seed showcase (along with Lauren Strange and Trenton), you can get a little preview of her new sound and stage show supporting Fancy (a.k.a. Who Is Fancy), the Nashville-based rising pop protege of heavy-hitters Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta, and Dr. Luke, whose identity was initially shrouded in secrecy, but recently revealed as Jake Hagood on The Tonight Show. For just $10, we can’t think of a cooler way to end your weekend! Be sure to show up early; CAPPA’s on at 8 sharp! [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith
[JMo] Jeff Moody
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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