TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | July 24 – 26

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We’re lucky to live in Nashville, where every weekend features fantastic live music.  Just a few specialties to look out for this weekend include a sold out release show for Anderson East, a homecoming show for breakout rockers Bully, Music City Brewers Fest, and wine with Elizabeth Cook.  Let us help you plan your weekend with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

BENJAMIN A. HARPER
@ Grimeys | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Benjamin A. Harper, who you may know as part of stand out neo-soul outfit Magnolia Sons, is celebrating the release of his debut solo record, Get Thee Behind Me, with a free in-store at Grimeys ahead of his sold out release show with Anderson East at The Basement.  If you neglected to snag tickets to the late night affair, watch him warm up during happy hour with free BEERfreshments for those of age, and check out his new single “Wait For It” below. [MH]

ANDERSON EAST & BENJAMIN A HARPER
@ The Basement | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 21+

We’ve been blabbing about the new album, Delilah, from Anderson East for a while now, and we hope that you already scored tickets to catch this double release show at The Basement, which also features new music from the debut release, Get Thee Behind Me, from Magnolia Son’s Benjamin A. Harper.  If you don’t have tickets, you can either hope for a miracle, or you could check out Harper’s in-store discussed above. [OB]

LUCIE SILVAS AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

British songstress Lucie Silvas has been enjoying a lot of buzz from her self-titled EP that was released back in February. With incredible vocal abilities and infectious tracks like her current single, “Letters to Ghosts,” Silvas is an artist you’ll want to catch before she moves up to larger-scale venues. For her 3rd and Lindsley show, she’ll be joined by Rick Brantley, Erin McCarley and KS Rhoads, and there’s a chance she’ll bring out even more special surprise guests. For $10, you’re guaranteed a night of great music from some of the city’s most talented and underrated songwriters. [LL]

TREEHOUSE! W/ FLORALORIX AND SUN-DRIED VIBES
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Myrtle Beach, SC, based reggae jam rockers TreeHouse! are headlining Summer Splash Tour at Mercy Lounge, which also features No Country Presents alumnus Floralorix (read this post), and like minded jammers Sun-Dried Vibes. The gig is being billed as a tribute to the late great Bradley Nowell, of Sublime fame, so expect some epic covers from that band’s wonderful catalog … and all for just five bucks! [JR]

KEVIN DEVINE W/ MEL WASHINGTON
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $13 | 18+

Indie rock/emo singer-songwriter Kevin Devine is finally returning to Nashville after his show with Into It. Over It. was canceled earlier this year due to the notorious Icepocalypse. After several stints here as an opening act with his side project Bad Books and his backing band The Goddamn Band, he’ll be headlining Friday night with Mel Washington, a Nashville local and former member of All Get Out. [MG]

MUSIC CITY MAYHEM: LAUREN FARRAH, THE HARMALEIGHS, THE BANDOLIERS, SMOOTH HOUND SMITH, DAPHNE & THE MYSTERY MACHINES
@ Marathon Music Works | 7:30pm | FREE | 18+

If you’re broke, but you have to see some live music this weekend, this one is a must. We’ve been telling you about it for several weeks, and now the day is finally here! Music City Mayhem, put on by Lightning 100, is the premier battle of the bands in Nashville and if it’s anything like last year’s show, we’re in for a dose. Bad ass rock ’n’ roller Lauren Farrah, Bonnaroo 2015 performers Smooth Hound Smith, and No Country Presents alum The Harmaleighs are just the tip of the iceburg, so be there for all the action, and be sure to vote, because the winner snags a coveted spot performing at Live On The Green[JR]

THE TIP, HOT MAYONNAISE, THELMA & THE SLEAZE, AND STRANGE FACES
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $5 | 21+

The sleaziest rock show of the weekend is set for The Basement East on Friday night as sexually suggestive, The Tip and Hot Mayonnaise, join the stage with our favorite femme punks, Thelma & The Sleaze.  Stange Faces rounds out a cheap bill that is sure to be a raucous time on the East Side. [MH]

BULLY W/ QUICHENIGHT, GNARWHAL
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Enjoying a phenomenal amount of buzz surrounding their bombastic debut (and album of the year contender), Feels Like, Nashville grungy, punk-tinged breakout band Bully are returning home for a performance at their old stomping ground The Stone Fox. Rounded out by a stellar local lineup of Quichenight and Gnarwhal, this might just be the most exciting show of the weekend. [PO]

COUNTERPARTS: A TRIBUTE TO RUSH
@ Exit/In | 9pm$10-12 | 18+

This is an event you do not want to miss. The prog-rock Rush cover band is returning to Nashville after not playing a live show for four years. They will feature new guitarist Scott Gravil for the first time and play career-spanning hits from the famous 80s band. Come out to Exit/In to catch these Tennessee locals and kick off your weekend the right way.  [OL]

SATURDAY

MUSIC CITY BREWERS FEST: ROOTS OF A REBELLION, THE GET RIGHT BAND, DJ KO, AQUADUCKS, DEROBERT & THE HALF TRUTHS
@ Walk Of Fame Park | 12pm | $39-$79 | All Ages

Keeping the theme of massive bills going for this weekend, the fourteenth annual Music City Brewers’ Fest will feature epic tunes and suds for days, from over forty local, regional and national brewers. The awesome line-up features middle Tennessee reggae rockers Roots Of A Rebellion, Asheville, NC, make-yo-booty-shake funksters The Get Right Band and blog endorsed grove heavy funk band Aqueducts amongst others! We know ticket prices are a little steep, but with all that wonderful beer flowing, and the music blasting, we think it’s well worth the price! [JR]

ELIZABETH COOK W/ DEREK HOKE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15-$22 | All Ages

Elizabeth Cook’s background reads like a “how to” for aspiring country singers. Raised in Florida, the youngest of a family of 11 children, whose parents met playing country music, Cook has now played The Grand Ole Opry over 200 times and hosts her own show, Apron Strings, on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country station. She’s been lauded for both her singing and her writing abilities, and her latest album, Welder, features guests like Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, and Jim Lauderdale. She’s joined by Derek Hoke, who has the kind of voice that can reach almost anyone, even through the chatter and clinging glasses of a loud bar room. Hearing two such talented singers in a room made for intent listening is an experience more than worthy of the $15-$22 price tag. [MW]

THE IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Ike Reilly is a singer/songwriter who has carved out a cult following himself based on his live shows. He makes each night he plays a completely unique experience. He’ll be playing with his full band, The Ike Reilly Assassination, at The High Watt, on the heels of his latest album, Born on Fire. For just $10, you’ll get to hear the songs and stories of a former gravedigger and hotel doorman who just happens to be one of the best touring songwriters around. [MW]

AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS W/ LAURA REED AND OJR
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 21+

After a wonderful Mayday set at The Beast, AJ & The Jiggawatts have got some mo’ Tennessee inspired funk, brass heavy, rock ’n’ soul fo’ yo ass to enjoy. Get to Exit/In early to enjoy blog endorsed eclectic soul singer Laura Reed and psych alt-country performers OJR, who will be performing at our next Acme showcase on Tuesday July 28th! [JR]

THE GET RIGHT BAND, ANNA HAAS, ALICHIA MICHILI
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Soulful poppy rockers The Get Right Band join blog fave caberet popstress Anna Haas and America’s Got Talent standout Alichia Michilli for a genre diverse low dough show that will likely make The 5 Spot feel more like a Keep On Movin’ Monday night than a typical Saturday of head bobbers.  Check out The Get Right Band in their recent Music City Roots performance to get an idea of what this show will be all about.  [MH]

STAGOLEE, FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION, ANDREW LEAHEY & THE HOMESTEAD, THE CUNNING, JOEL SHEWMAKE, AND WILLIAM THE ACCOUNTANT
@ The Basement East | 7pm | $5 | 21+

In another East Side special, this show features blog faves including rockers Stagolee, Frances & The Foundation, and The Cunning, along with songwriting forces Andrew Leahey & The Homestead and Joel Shewmake.  This one open up with experimental rockers William The Accountant, whom grabbed our attention with their live video below. [MH]

SUNDAY

THE OH HELLOS W/ RUSTON KELLY
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Indie folk artists The Oh Hellos are stopping through Nashville this weekend. They are currently on a summer tour for their album, “Through the Deep, Dark Valley” which was released this year. They’ll be joined by Nashville’s own up and coming singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly. The show is all ages so bring out the whole family. [OL]

DUSTIN KENSRUE w/ THE ROCKETBOYS & MERRIMENT
@ The End | 7pm | $13-$16 | 18+

Best known for fronting beloved post-hardcore band Thursday, singer-songwriter Dustin Kenrue has been playing solo on the side for a number of years now, adopting a more indie rock leaning sound for his own tunes. Out in support of his latest full-length, Carry the Fire, the California-based Kensure will be joined by two Texas acts: poppy, indie rockers The Rocketboys, and dreamy, indie pop duo Merriment. Don’t miss it! [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[LL] Lorie Liebig
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[OB] Olivia Burd
[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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