TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 26 – 28

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We’re celebrating album releases this week from Soulshine Pizza to The Basement East, but that’s just the start of another packed weekend of shows in Music City.  This weekend also features the final two days of the spring edition of Musician’s Corner, southern hip hop, a funk versus reggae competition on Cannery Row, and tons more.  Let us help you make your weekend plans with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

RENO BO
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

In support of his stellar new LP, Lessons From A Shooting Star, Reno Bo is Lightning 100’s artist of the week, and that means that we get a free Soulshine show to start our weekend off right!  If you haven’t had a chance to hear the record yet, you can spin the whole thing over on Spotify, or you can check out the first single “Sweetheart Deal” below.  [MH]

YELAWOLF w/ HILLBILLY CASINO, DJ KLEVER
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $22 | 18+

Local-ish rapper YelaWolf returns to Marathon Music Works with Hillbilly Casino and DJ Klever, just 6 months after bringing the house down with a December show in the very same spot. In that time, however, Yela dropped his highly-anticipated new album, Love Story, and is back to celebrate. Check out our extended preview, and don’t miss out on this one. [PO]

MIKE FLOSS
@ Third Man Records | 8pm | FREE | 18+

Local MC Mike Floss absolutely wowed the crowd in a brief, but powerful, freestyle interlude during the Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyabor? superjam at Bonnaroo a couple of weeks ago, and it became immediately clear why the future is so bright for this young rapper.  Third Man Records has been a champion of the rhyme slinger (formerly known as Openmic), and they continue to support him tonight with a FREE Blue Room performance starting at 8pm.  If you haven’t gotten familiar yet, peep “Dopeboy Dreaming” below. [MH]

AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS w/ THIRD COAST KINGS
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Local, via Memphis, soul/funk rock ’n’ roll powerhouse collective AJ & The Jiggawatts always show out, which we most recently experienced a few weeks ago at The Beast (read this post). Be there in person, Friday night, to grove, sweat, and shake your ass with the charismatic frontman and his big time band. Michigan based deep funk/soul outfit Third Coast Kings will be there to warm-up the party, so don’t miss a minute. [JR]

JAMMIN’ ON CANNERY ISLAND: ROOTS OF A REBELLION, CHINESE CONNECTION DUB EMBASSY, FLORALORIX, RAS ADAM & THE DUBRAELITES, JO’SHUA ODINE, AND MORE!
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Leave all your worries and troubles behind, while you put your mind at ease, courtesy of Tennessee birthed, but island inspired rhythms. You’ll never find a more heady reagge bill in all of Music City friends. Be there when local rasta flavored heroes Roots of a Rebellion headline a massive bill, also featuring blog endorsed dub rockers Floralorix amongst many others. Read more about it our full preview, and don’t miss it mahn! [JR]

LOCAL H w/ AEGES
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $15 | 18+

Pioneering two-man band configuration (rocking it duo-style before the Stripes or the Keys), Local H hit it fairly big in the ‘90s with their ultra-catchy, riff-tastic hit single “Bound For The Floor.” A catalog of astute concept albums followed, but, with their newest release Hey Killer, they are going back to their pure guitar heavy rock roots. Look for LA based hard rockers Aeges to start things off. [JR]

SECRET CLUB (ALBUM RELEASE) w/ SMOKING FLOWERS, BRIAN RITCHEY, THE CUNNING
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local punks Secret Club have just released their first record Apocalypse Meow, which we already filled you in on. They’re celebrating at The Basement on Friday night with alt-country duo The Smoking Flowers, country-rock artist Brian Ritchey, and southern rockers The Cunning[JSa]

KIND w/ WILDFRONT, PAUL MEANY OF MUTEMATH (DJ SET)
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $8-10 | 21+

Electro/art-pop outfit KiND are celebrating the release of their debut, Eunoia, on Friday night at The Basement East.  You can check out the video for “AXUM” below to get a taste.  Local  lo-fi popsters, and No Country Presents alums Wildfront, who just released a new single “January” (which you can listen to here) are also on the bill, with a DJ set from Paul Meany of Mutemath.  Meany will likely be scoping out the sound for Mutemath’s recently announced BEast show on Oct. 2.  [MH]

AMOS LEE & DAVID GRAY w/ RACHAEL YAMAGATA
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 5:30pm | $40+ | All Ages

If you’re planning on catching soulful rock ’n’ folk singer Amos Lee, and his like minded British folk-tronica contemporary David Gray, you better get a move on! Last time we checked, lawn seats were sold out, BUT there are still some towards the front of the stage at The Woods Amphitheater. Don’t let this one pass you by, because we are warning you now, it WILL sell out. [JR]

PRIDE FEST: ST. LUCIA, KATY TIZ, *REPEAT REPEAT, QDP
@ Public Square Park | 7pm | $25 | All Ages

Per usual, Nashville’s Pride Fest will be going in full swing all weekend long, with a variety of activities and celebrations hosted downtown in Public Square Park! For the Friday night concert portion, look for tunes provided by St. LuciaKaty Tiz, *repeat repeat and QDP! A $25 wristband will get you into the show, and back in all of Saturday for free! Read more about Pride Fest here[PO]

SATURDAY

THAT’S MY KID, AAVE, LUELLA AND SOME FELLA, AND MORE
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Presenting their quarterly rock showcase, local music community/collective 61Hi5 has a very nice, low dough bill for your Saturday night enjoyment. Headlined by friends of the blog That’s My Kid (read interview here), and also featuring post-rock outfit Aave, plus Americana collective Luella and Some Fella … and that’s just to name a few! Be there for the massive, eight band bill that will only set you back five duckets. [JR]

BLONDE REDHEAD w/ TALK IN TONGUES
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $20-23 | 18+

Long standing alternative noise rockers Blonde Redhead make their return to Music City to melt skulls and rock faces off. In tow are like-minded, LA based newcomers Talk In Tongues. Together, the bands promise to give you a night of revelry guarded to rival any bill all weekend. [JR]

BRIAN WILSON w/ RODRIGUEZ
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $40-85 (but read below for an extra special offer) | All Ages

While his original, most prolific run with The Beach Boys (serving as principal writer, arranger, and producer for their early releases up through, and including, their artistic masterpiece, Pet Sounds), ended somewhat abruptly, and years out of the spotlight, battling personal demons, diminished his recognition, the fact remains that Brian Wilson is, without a doubt, one of the greatest living songwriters, and, in his prime, operated at Lennon and McCartney levels of artistic genius, forever changing the sound and production style of popular music. He’s been performing regularly again for several years now, even briefly with The Beach Boys (they still exist, but minus some key players, chiefly Wilson), and his solo efforts, most recently the guest-filled No Pier Pressure, have been admirable, but, for the most part, he’s presenting Brach Boys classics live, along with a few actual Beach Boys in his band, in a more authentic way than the band using that name. We cannot stress enough how monumental a musical figure Brian Wilson is; this is not a tour of obscure solo material, it’s a showcase of his career-spanning genius, and it might be one of your last opportunities to see him live in Nashville. Though tickets are a little bit pricey, we have a line on on insanely good deal (like, less than a cup of coffee), so follow this link, and support one of the best artists of all time this weekend. Additional details here. [PO]

LOOK WHAT I DID (ORIGINAL LINEUP REUNION) w/ SHEEP SHIFTER, SHE THE KILLER, FRIENDSHIP COMMANDERS
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Going on nearly 15 years of existence, heavy/proggy/mathy/punk metal outfit Look What I Did have been one of the most underrated, socio-politicaly motivated, genre-bending, and explosive live powerhouses in Music City since their earliest days. Re-teaming with original drummer Miles McPherson and guitarist Colby Shea, the band are hosting a special one-off original lineup reunion show this weekend at The End, likely a celebration of their earliest records My First Time (which will be available for the first time as a special 12″ vinyl re-release) and Minuteman for the Moment.  Aiding to this wonderful bout of nostalgia (which, appropriately, will only set you back $5), support comes from Sheep Shifter, She the Killer, and Friendship Commanders. Read more about it here! [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER: STREET CORNER SYMPHONY, SIMO, NATHAN ANGELO AND CAROLINE SPENCE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

It’s another free day of music in the park, and this weekend’s edition of Musician’s Corner gets started with The Sing Off winners, a cappella group Street Corner Symphony, that always put on an outstanding set that the kids are sure to love.  Top that off with the absolute guitar mastery JD Simo, and the start to the weekend finale of the spring season should sizzle. Music starts at 1:30, vendors are more will be open by noon, and the acoustic stage includes Bandit HeartAl Holbrook, Ruben Bidez, and Woofred.  [MH]

PRIDE FEST: MYA, CATEY SHAW, CAZWELL, CHAD MICHAELS, MEGHAN LINSEY, WHO IS FANCY, GAGE GALTIN, SINCLAIR, HANK & CUPCAKES, INDIANA QUEEN
@ Centennial Park | 5pm | $25 ($5 for Saturday Only) | All Ages

Pride Fest‘s Saturday portion will set you back $5 without a weekend wristband, and boasts a ton of performances and even more happenings. Standout performers include Mya, Hank & Cupcakes, Who Is Fancy, and tons more! Details here, and tons more ticket options here. [PO]

SUNDAY

WARREN HAYNES w/ RAILROAD EARTH
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Friends, if you were hoping to catch legendary southern rock ’n’ roll, blues guitarist Warren Haynes, we have bad news; this show has SOLD OUT. Never fear though, the Allman Brothers alumnus seems to be more active lately, so you may be able to catch him again in the near future. New Jersey based roots rock jamsters Railroad Earth also tour heavy, so we’ll see them around sooner than later as well. [JR]

JACK OBLIVIAN w/ THE SHEIKS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $7-10 | 18+

Jack “Oblivian” Yarber is one of those super influential guys that no one has heard of. A Memphis-based punk musician, his various projects including the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians have influenced alternative groups of the early Noughts like The White Stripes and The Hives among others. Yarber is probably Memphis’s most influential active rock musician, and on Sunday you won’t have to drive three-plus hours to see him, since he’s playing Exit/In with fellow Memphis rockers The Sheiks[JSa]

MUSICIANS CORNER: JOHN & JACOB, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, ANDREW COMBS, CARDBOARD KIDS
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

Concluding an epic spring season of Musician’s Corner, sites favorites John & Jacob head up an excellent final bill, which also includes Andrew Combs and more! And, of course, don’t miss the acoustic stage with Andrew LeaheyMarie Hines, Bentley Caldwell, and The Katie Hasting Band, plus a showcase from Rashad tha Poet[PO]

MARY GAUTHIER AND ALLISON MOORER
@ City Winery | 8pm | $22-30 | All Ages

Two extremely talented women are playing City Winery on Sunday night. Mary Gauthier is a highly regarded folk-Americana singer-songwriter who had been praised by Wally Lamb, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan, had her songs taught in college courses, and won more songwriting awards than you can count. She didn’t even begin her music career until her 30s, after a very rough life growing up in Louisiana, experiences she draws on in her writing. Alt-country singer-songwriter Allison Moorer is the sister of Shelby Lynne and former spouse of Steve Earle with her own highly respected music career that, like Gauthier, draws on her own painful, dark southern past. Read more about the show right here. [JSa]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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