TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 5 – 7

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If you are like us, the looming Bonnaroo is all you are thinking about, but, don’t forget, there is a weekend to be enjoyed before your sojourn on The Farm.  This weekend features a record release show from electro rock bad asses Five Knives and a Bonnaroo warmup for The Lonesome Trio, but that’s not even close to everything.  Head below to see all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

GOLDEN YOUTH
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Golden Youth are relatively new to Music City, but the California transplants are turning heads with their upbeat take on indie pop. As you may have heard on the radio, they certainly caught the attention of Lightning 100, who dubbed them their local artist of the week, and they’ll be finishing off that week long honor with a free show at Soulshine Pizza to start your weekend off right.  Head below to get a taste of what this exciting addition are bringing to the local scene. [MH]

OTHER LIVES w/ RIOTHORSE ROYALE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Bring all your friends, to this all ages Lightning 100 sponsored showcase featuring alternative rockers Other Lives, who just released a new record, Rituals, last month. Warming things up with be female rock duo Riothorse Royale, so make sure you get their early to get the most out of your hard earned dollars. [JR]

BACKUP PLANET w/ CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT BAND
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

Nashville experimental/progressive rock band Backup Planet are headlining their own show this Friday night with support from the self-described “waterbed rock & roll” and fellow local band Captain Midnight Band, so head over to Mercy Lounge for a night of funk-infused rock (and to find out what the hell “waterbed rock & roll” means). [MG]

JUSTIN AND THE COSMICS w/ BRIAN RITCHEY & JAMES WALLACE
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

You may know Justin Collins as the frontman of the talented Justin and the Cosmics, or perhaps as the producer behind successful acts like Diamond Rugs and Deer Tick. Regardless of what project you might know him from, when listening to Justin and the Cosmics, it’s immediately obvious that the group are the kind of talented and passionate performers Nashville needs more of. Their psychedelic, lo-fi yet rocking sound is nothing short of addictive. Justin and the Cosmics will be joined this Friday but other talented acts such as Brian Ritchey and James Wallace over at The High Watt. Be there! [JS]

FIVE KNIVES (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ THE WANS & HOT TUB CLUB
@ The Basement East | 9:30pm | $7-10 | 21+

The latest guests in our podcast series, local electro-rockers Five Knives are celebrating the release of their bombastic debut full-length, Savages, which dropped earlier this week, and will be playing their first local show of 2015 at the brand new Basement East! Their live show is unreal, and you should absolutely do everything in your power to see them in action; sweetening the deal are buzzworthy alt rockers The Wans and hip hop collective Hot Tub Club[PO]

ORGAN STILLS, SAD BAXTER, TETHERBALL
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

The Stone Fox is always good about featuring the best up and comers in the Nashville music scene, as evidenced by performances such as this one. The evening’s featured act are Tetherball, a rock and occasionally folk group who focus on concepts like “perception and madness.” Tetherball’s most recent effort, Whimsy, is a fantastic testament to songwriting and good music. Joining the group are Sad Baxter and Organ Stills (formerly Shy Guy). All three of these acts are capable of putting on fantastic live shows, and there’s no reason not to expect this performance to be yet another kick ass show over at The Stone Fox. [JS]

COWBOY MOUTH
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10-17 | 18+

A punk band of New Orleans natives, Cowboy Mouth have been making music since the ’90s. They formed during the height of grunge and take some similar influences from punk and classic rock, but all of what they do is infused with the unique musical spirit of their hometown. Cowboy Mouth embrace the city’s swampy, bluesy vibe and try to turn every show into New Orleans during Mardi Gras. [JSa]

YOU, ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW w/ DAISYHEAD, FUTURE CROOKS, RENAISSANCE FAIR
@ Rocketown | 6pm | $12 | All Ages

As we told you back in April, acclaimed indie punks You, Me and Everyone We Know are celebrating their triumphant return with the release of a new EP, Dogged, and are set to make their long overdue return to Nashville with DaisyheadFuture Crooks, and Renaissance Fair. These guys should have been a really big deal a few years back, but circumstances and inner-band issues prevented it; maybe lightning will strike again this time around? [PO]

SATURDAY

MILO GREENE w/ HEY MARSEILLES
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

If you’re looking to dance along to some synth-pop and swoon over the beautiful sounds of violins, head to 3rd & Lindsley on Saturday night to see Milo Greene and Hey Marseilles. Check out our full preview for more details.  [MG]

KILL PARIS w/ LOUIS FUTON
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $15 | 18+

If you’re up for some dancing, DJs Kill Paris and Louis Futon will be playing Exit/In on Saturday night. Kill Paris mixes bass lines with elements of funk and glitch while Louis Futon’s electronica takes influence from R&B. [JSa]

MUSICIANS CORNER: THOSE DARLINS, CORY BRANNON, GUTHRIE BROWN & THE FAMILY TREE, LOW CUT CONNIE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

This has been an especially good spring season for Nashville’s annual outdoor Musician’s Corner series, and this week’s installment, featuring a diverse main stage lineup of site favorites Those DarlinsCory BrannonGuthrie Brown & The Family Tree, and Low Cut Connie, is absolute can’t-miss weekend fun. Per usual, music kicks off at 1:30 p.m., with various other activities starting at noon, and the often-overlooked acoustic stage lineup features Jillian JacquelineKyshonaAustin Manuel, and Emily Earle[PO]

CHEAP TRICK, THE PIXIES, THE REPLACEMENTS NIGHT w/ BOBBY BARE JR, GRIMEY, HEATH HAYNES, BLACK LEMONS, THE TIP
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Cover shows tend to fly under our radar, but, given what we know about this lineup (and just the way Grimey does things in general), this is one event that warrants Saturday night consideration.  Performing hits from Cheap Trick, The Pixies, and The Replacements, the singalong vibe will be in full effect, and we wouldn’t be surprised (see above note about Grimey) if a few special guests show up.  While it is very unlikely that Bassnectar will be one of those special guests, his remix of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind?” below is an awesome tribute to this event. [MH]

SUNDAY

THE LONESOME TRIO FT. ED HELMS, IAN RIGGS AND JACOB TILOVE WITH HAAS KOWERT TICE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

We told you about The Lonesome Trio show this Sunday night, their Bonnaroo debut on June 14, and self-titled debut album release on June 16 so just consider this your final reminder. Nashville Sunday Night shows are broadcast live on Lightning 100, so you know that Haas Kowert & Tice will open the show promptly at 8 pm and The Lonesome Trio should be hitting the stage no later than 9 pm.  Tickets were still available online for $15 and, possibly, at the door on the day of the show. Check out The Lonesome Trio performing a live version of “Pigeon’s Foot” from the upcoming new album. [JMo]

JORDAN HULL w/ DANEVERLY & ADAM TORRES
@ The End | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Nashville folk rocker and No Country Presents alum, Jordan Hull takes over The End on Sunday night for the perfect wind down to your weekend.  If you aren’t hip to Hull’s almost Dylan-esque delivery, then you need to watch the video for “So Sweet, So Subtle” below, and make it a point to catch him live ASAP. [MH]


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

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