TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 19 – 21

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Have you recovered from Bonnaroo?  Have you been drinking unbelievable amounts of water all week too?  Hopefully, you are back in the swing of things, and are ready to tackle a festival sized lineup of shows going on around town this weekend.  From two very important benefit shws, to a pair of opposite ends of the spectrum Saturday day events, to a weekend close out from one of our favorite local rock bands at Grimeys; that’s just the tip of the iceberg for shows this weekend.  Let us help you make your weekend plans with our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

LILLY HIATT
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

In support of her highly acclaimed sophomore LP Royal Blue, Lilly Hiatt will be performing at Soulshine Pizza after spending the week as Lightning 100’s artist of the week.  If you’ve heard the new album, you know that Lilly has a bright future, and 2015 might just be the year that the rest of the world realizes the same.  Start your weekend right with some pizza, a few beers, and an incredible evening of music on the Soulshine deck. [MH]

ALLEN THOMPSON BENEFIT FT. JOSH FARROW, ELIZABETH COOK, BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, BREE, JOSH HEDLEY, TIM EASTON, DON GALLARDO, ALEX CARESS, CHUBBY & THE DOTS, DUTCH WHISKEY, DARRIN BRADBURY, ROMAN WILLIAMS & THE PREY, & MORE!
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $7 | 21+

Local musician and all around awesome guy, Allen Thompson, was injured in a diving accident, leaving him with a shattered vertebrae and rising medical bills.  Of course, in awesome community fashion, a benefit is already on the books for Friday night at The BEast featuring a number of talented locals who jumped at the opportunity to help a friend.  If you need more information, head to our full preview, and we hope to see a packed house on Friday night! [MH]

THE HACKENSAW BOYS w/ SARAH GAYLE MEECH, THE HARDIN DRAW
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Originating in Virginia, old-time string band The Hackensaw Boys are back in Music City and ready to pluck, pick, and bow them strings reeeeal good. The often changing lineup have shared bills with The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Cake, Cheap Trick and even De La Soul over their sixteen year existence. Local alt-country singer Sarah Gayle Meech and Southern folk band The Hardin Draw fill out a great $10 dollar bill, so be there! [JR]

GEDEON LUKE & THE PEOPLE
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $5 | 18+

There’s no denying it: soul revival is in right now. Artists like Gedeon Luke & the People have spearheaded the return of a movement that emphasizes good vibes, positive lyrics, and a love for all things funky. Although Gedeon Luke & the People are all about their message, the group also excel on the technical front, and manage to consistently hit that sweet spot way back in the beat. What’s more, the group originally come from Memphis, meaning they’re able to tap into that Southern swing in a way that’s sure to please Nashville fans. There’s no denying this will be a fun show, and at only $5, there’s nothing to think about. [JS]

SCREAMIN EAGLE w/ HOTEL WAR, THE CUNNING, THE TIP
@ The High Watt | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Folky, rootsy singer-songwriter Screamin Eagle hails from Jacksonville, but now calls Nashville home, where he’s found the perfect backdrop for his heartfelt, delta blues-infused sound. He’s heading up an extra rock friendly bill at The High Watt including local power trio Hotel War, East Nashvillian blues accented southern rock ’n’ rollers The Cunning, and Music City party rockers The Tip. This showcase may melt your face; consider yourself warned. [JR]

ANCIENT RIVER, FUTURE DAZE, TTOTALS
@ Springwater Supper Club | 9pm | 21+

Possibly the best low-dough dive-show of the weekend is happening at the Springwater Supper Club. Look for psychedelic rockers Ancient River (who are equal parts Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) to top off the night of music, which also features local experimental rockers Future Daze, and fellow resident, minimalist psych/blues duo Ttotals. Freak flags not included. [JR]

HARPOONER, LASSO SPELLS, THE JAG
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Power pop rockers Harpooner get top billing at yet another locale for a cheap evening of live music. New on the scene local rockers Lasso Spells (helmed by former Ranch Ghost guitarist Brett Ashes), and retro psych rock ’n’ rollers The Jag. Honestly, if you can’t afford $5 to see some awesome live music, well you can go fu … forge for fun yourself.  [JR]

THELMA & THE SLEAZE w/ KAREN MEAT AND THE COMPUTER, PHIL HUMMER
@ The End | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Thelma and the Sleaze are a band of girls that play sleazy cock rock better than boys. Their music, shows, and videos have the depravity, dirty sexiness, and danger that classic rock and roll was always supposed to have. Writing for this website I see a lot of nerdy white boy indie bands and Thelma and the Sleaze have been one of many of the talented female acts in Nashville to show that it might just be some girls that save the soul of rock and roll (read this post). Kitschy indie pop singer Karen Meat, who formerly lived in Nashville and had a folk pop career under the name Elizabeth Arynn, will open with Phil Hummer[JSa]

MEGAJOOS (LAST SHOW), SUPERMELT, TENNESSEE SCUM
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Need some fuzzed out, loud, in-your-face rock in your life?  Then head to fooBAR for what is sure to be a late night of face melting jams from Megajoos, Supermelt, and Tennessee Scum. Not only is this bill at bargain at just five bones, but it also marks Megajoos’ LAST SHOW EVER- if you haven’t gotten around to seeing them, this is it. Let’s get to brass tacks here, a number of you reading this will be at fooBAR on Friday night anyway.  So, at a minimum, you can tell the person on the bar stool next to you, who is playing when they ask.  Then you should buy them a shot, and walk next door to rock the fuck out with your new friend. [MH]

SATURDAY

EAST SIDE SOCIAL FT. DIARRHEA PLANET, THE FEATURES, THE FUTURE, AMERICAN HOTEL, JUSTIN AND THE COSMICS, LOS COLOGNES, ALICIA MICHILLI, LILLY HIATT
@ East Park | 1pm | $15 | All Ages

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the East Side Social has been postponed!  Tickets can be refunded or honored for the rescheduled date.  In order to help you through this troubling change to your weekend plans, please watch the Diarrhea Planet video below, while you browse for another Saturday show. [MH]

MUSICIANS CORNER: THE SHADOWBOXERS, HUMMING HOUSE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, CALEB HAWLEY
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

Creeping up on the end of the spring season of the free, outdoor Musicians Corner concert series in Centennial Park, this week’s installment is headlined by Atlanta soul pop trio The Shadowboxes, a group so good they managed to attract the attendance of Justin Timberlake himself at their Mercy Lounge show a few months back. Also on the main stage are local Americana act Humming House, Georgia’s Family and Friends (who we recently told you more about), and Caleb Hawley, with Jarren BlairJake McMullen, and Jessica Mack tapped for Lightning 100’s Acoustic Stage. Event starts at noon, with music beginning at 1:30. [PO]

MORNING TELEPORTATION w/ BAD COP, THE CARTOONS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 21+

Bowling Green rockers Morning Teleportation were the “headliners” for that recent Cage The Elephant show at The Basement East.  I wouldn’t put your money on another “surprise” show again this weekend, but MT are more than worth your time.  Besides touring in support of CTE, they’re also connected with Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, who produced their 2011 debut, Expanding Anyway, and subsequently booked them to a open a couple of dates for MM.  Local rockers Bad Cop are also heading towards a new LP, and recently dropped a new single “Green Eyes”, which premiered on Vice[MH]

THE WHITE WALLS w/ POST, SHARAQ, DATENIGHT, EGOGEM
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Local indie rockers The White Walls are celebrating the release of their self-titled album on Saturday night.  Though, the album technically releases on the 22, you can snag a copy of this gem, that sounds almost like a lost relic from the First Wave invasion, a few nights early this weekend.  You can stream it below to get your juices flowing below.  [MH]

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS w/ THE WEATHER STATION
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Toronto based outfit Great Lake Swimmers are a five person expansion of folk singer-songwriter Tony Dekker’s musical output. Formed back in 2003, Great Lake Swimmers have won a great deal of respect (and music awards) up in their home country of Canada, and it’s not hard to see why. The group’s music sounds immediately honest and intimate in a way that few other bands are able to emulate. Inevitably, Great Lake Swimmers will be compared to the likes of Iron & Wine or even Neil Young, but these guys aren’t afraid to insert a unique flair to their tunes. They’ve been perfectly paired for a killer set with The Weather Station, so if you’re not doing anything else this Saturday, you know where to be. [JS]

POISON ARROWS, ALTERED STATESMEN
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Chicago’s 3-piece rock outfit The Poison Arrows are playing their first show after a 5 year hiatus this Saturday night at The 5 Spot. When they announced the show, they also said that this set will be a combination of stuff from their first 2 albums and some new songs that they’ve been working on since the beginning of this year, so it’s an honor that they picked Nashville to debut some of their new material. [MG]

HEYROCCO, THAT’S MY KID, GOOD ENGLISH, THE GAD GODS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Heavy hitting grunge rockers Heyrocco close out a night of tunage also featuring blog endorsed garage rock power-trio That’s My Kid, riff rock pimpstresses Good English, and alt rockers The Gad Gods. With their powers combined, you are guaranteed to meet your quota for indie rock for the weekend. [JR]

OLIVER OCEAN EP RELEASE w/ BIG ATOMIC, APOLLO WILD
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Oliver Ocean is celebrating the release of his EP, Until I Go, at fooBAR on Saturday night.  You can have a listen to the first single, “Wrong Here,” below to understand why this well honed indie rock outfit has been on our radar for a minute.   Big Atomic and Apollo Wild get things started in what should be another solid night of tunes at the East Nashville dive.  [MH]

RASHITA JONESES w/ MELK, CALIGULOVE, FILTER FREE RODEO
@ Springwater Supper Club | 9pm | $5 | 21+

The Rashita Joneses are a trio of psychedelic garage rockers out of Milwaukee, and supporting them are our favorite local proto-punks  MELK, who you might’ve caught at our Acme Feed & Seed showcase. The band’s latest full-length All The Punk Girls is full of adorable thrashers about teenage frustration and alienation. Their most recent release is the split single with BUMMRcity below. Local alternative band Caligulove and, fellow Wisconsinites, the grunge band Filter Free Rodeo are also on the bill. [JSa]

THE BANDOLIERS w/ TIGERPANTHER
@ The 5 Spot | 6pm | $5 | 21+

An early show at The 5 Spot may be just the break from the heat that you need on Saturday evening, and spending it with indie rockers The Bandoliers and Tigerpanther.  The Bandoliers haven’t played a show in Nashville in almost three years, and this one will mark a triumphant return in support of their sophomore LP LESLIE.  You can hear the title track from the new record below to rock out to a slightly reimagined sound that brings to mind TV On The Radio. [MH]

SUNDAY

SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS w/ ANTHONY D’AMATO
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Brooklyn-based funk band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are no strangers to Nashville, having played several shows at various venues throughout the years. This week they’re back at 3rd & Lindsley hot off the heels of their new album The Weather Below, so head out there if you’re looking to end your week with a night of dancing to rock, soul & blues-infused tunes. [MG]

BULLY
@ Grimey’s | 4pm | FREE | All Ages

Ahead of the June 23 release of their highly-anticipated, buzzworthy full-length debut, Feels Like, local alt/grunge rockers Bully, who have, over the past couple of years, cultivated an unbelievable critical following, will play a hometown in-store at Grimey’s. We seriously can’t get enough of this band, and encourage you to get hip to them asap if you’ve been holding out! [PO]

DJ RATE, SKIP, KEITH LEVEL, KROME, THE CRUMBS, FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION, MOSELEY, BRYAN CATES, LILLY WHITE
@ Mercy Lounge | 7pm | $15 | 21+

Another great benefit worth your time and consideration this weekend, local acts like Frances & the FoundationMoseley, and DJ Rate are teaming up to perform at Mercy Lounge to benefit a friend in need. Chopz, known around town for working at places like Burger Up and BLVD, was recently shot twice during a home invasion, leaving him with slim chances of ever walking again and a mountain of medical bills. All proceeds of this show go to his benefit, and we can guarantee that the bill is stacked full of some amazing talent. [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JS] Jack Smith

[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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