TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | September 25 – 27

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All eyes are going to be turned towards Franklin this weekend as Pilgrimage Festival makes it’s debut.  Tickets still remain for that fest, in case you’ve been on the fence or hiding under a rock somewhere for the past few months.  If Franklin is just too far away or your Friday night has yet to be filled, you can alternatively take a look at a number of other shows that are going on this weekend around town.  Regardless, let us help you plan your weekend with our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

JENNY & TYLER
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Fresh faced pop duo Jenny & Tyler are Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week, and are in a heavy promo cycle ahead of the release of their upcoming debut, Of This I’m Sure, which drops on Oct. 16.  If you haven’t heard the soaring harmonies of the husband/wife duo on the radio yet, you can get a taste with their single “Song For You,” and head out to catch them for free on the roof deck at Soulshine Pizza on Friday night. [MH]

TAYLOR SWIFT w/ HAIM, VANCE JOY
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Predictably, pop megastar/former Nashvillian/musical micro-econcmy Taylor Swift‘s back to back shows at Bridgestone Arena with Haim and Vance Joy sold out almost immediately, but, if you were one of the lucky ones who snagged your ticket in time, you’re in for what’s sure to be one of the biggest concert spectacles of the year. Out in support of her massively successful new album 1989, Swift’s live show not only gigantic in its scale of production, but features surprise guests each and every night. [PO]

ARLO GUTHRIE w/ SARAH LEE GUTHRIE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $60-70 | All Ages

Socio-political folk legend Arlo Guthrie starts a weekend residency in support of the 50th anniversary (which makes for some odd math given the 1967 release date) of  Alice’s Restaurant.  The son of legend Woody Guthrie will be sure to fill the crowd with warmth and laughter.  This is an opportunity to spend your weekend with a living legend, so, if you have the means, don’t miss out.  Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie gets things started.  [MH]

TWIN SHADOW w/ KIND
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $18-20 | 18+

Electro-pop/chillwave musician George Lewis Jr., better known by his stage name Twin Shadow, will be at Exit/In this weekend on tour in support of his newest release Eclipse. The suave singer recently gained a bunch of new followers when the single “To The Top” was featured in the film Paper Towns and also collaborated with Big Data on their debut album, so he’s definitely getting his name out there. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a fun night of dancing with this rising star. [MG]

CALEXICO w/ GABY MORENO
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $20 | 18+

Touring in support of their ninth studio album, Edge of the Sun, Calexico are genre benders in the best sense. A melting pot of indie rock, Americana, alt-country, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and even Jazz fusion; you’ll be getting a little bit of everything from his show. Guatemalan soul singer Gaby Moreno kicks things off on a night of amazing Latin inspired music. [JR]

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD w/ BAD SUNS, HUNNY
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | $30 | All Ages

Ahead of their long-awaited and hotly anticipated sophomore effort Wiped Out!, which drops Oct. 30, SoCal indie rockers The Neighbourhood return to Nashville for the third time in just as many years for their largest Music City headliner to date. Bad Suns and Hunny support, for what is shaping up to be nothing short of an unforgettable night at the Mother Church. [PO]

JOYCE MANOR w/ CHEAP GIRLS, TRACKS
@ The End | 7pm | $15 | 18+

California pop punks Joyce Manor are rolling into town to explode some ear drums at The End of you’re game. Like minded Michigan based power punks Cheap Girls, and rockers Tracks will get the party started for just under $20. [JR]

AMANDA BROADWAY BAND W/ ALICIA MICHILLI, NICOLE BOGGS, AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $6-$8 | 21+

Winning the feel good event of the evening, Amanda Broadway, is bringing her band along with some crazy talented friends to The Basement East for an all out celebration.  It will also give you a chance to hear a live cut of Broadway’s standout new single “Spread Love Around”, which is about as feel good as feel good songs get. [MH]

THE DEAD DEADS
@ The Lipstick Lounge | 7pm | 21+

Nashville’s favorite (well, only) ladies with X-covered eyes are bringing their fun and energetic live show to Lipstick Lounge this Friday night, and it’ll be a party you won’t want to miss. Hella, Meta, Billy, Daisy, and Betty Dead are getting in some practice before they set sail with Motorhead and Slayer on a musical cruise to the Bahamas later this month, so make plans to rock out with them before they take off. [MG]

SATURDAY

DIRTY FENCES
@ Grimeys | 5pm | FREE | All ages

We first got familiar with Dirty Fences during Freakin’ Weekend earlier this year, and these punks definitely brought it.  Not sure how crowd surfing over thousands of dollar of vinyl is going to work out at their free warm up show at Grimeys on Saturday, but bring the whole family to find out! [MH]

TAYLOR SWIFT w/ HAIM, VANCE JOY
@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Taylor Swift‘s two-night Bridgestone residency continues with another sold out spectacle. We’re told there will be fireworks. Oh, and don’t bother Googling re-sell tickets; the price gouging will depress you. [PO]

ARLO GUTHRIE W/ SARAH LEE GUTHRIE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $60-70 | All Ages

LYDIA w/ SEAHAVEN, TURNOVER,  THE TECHNICOLORS
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $15-18 | 18+

Ambient indie post rockers Lydia are headlining a show at Exit/In to set the mood for your Saturday night. The band is touring with their new album, Run Wild. Joining them will be post hardcore band Seahaven, Turnover, who have been making the tour circuit after the release of dreamy Peripheral Vision, and the young up and coming rockers The Technicolors. You can make your Saturday a lot more punk with a lineup like this. [OL]

MUSICIANS CORNER: JONATHAN JACKSON + ENATION, JEFFREY JAMES, DAPHNE WILLIS, JAMIE KENT
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | Free | All Ages

Musicians Corner’s free, stellar fall season continues this weekend with a showcase headed up by Jonathan Jackson, best known for playing Avery on ABC’s Nashville, and his band Enation, along with faves Jeffrey JamesDaphne Willis, and Jamie Kent. Per usual, the music kicks off at 1:30, with vendors and family friendly activities beginning at noon. And don’t forget about the Lightning 100 acoustic stage, this week featuring Kensington MooreRick Brantley, and Josh Threlkeld[PO]

DIRTY FENCES & FAUX FEROCIOUS w/ JP5
@ The Stone Fox| 9pm | $10 | 18+

Easily in the running for low-dough show of the weekend, The Fox’s bill is bursting with bands we are very familiar with, per usual. Be there this weekend for Dirty Fences (read this post), blog endorsed Infinity Cat artists Faux Ferocious and another local collective, JP5. All for just $10. So Cough up the green backs, and be there to help support the local scene … and to rock out of course! [JR]

BLINDS w/ FAUNA HALO, AAVE, LUST AND THE BLACK CAT
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Blinds are a droning, post-punk band led by Brian Zaremba. With hints of Morrissey thrown into the mix, they’re entrancing sound will pull you in immediately. They’re joined by three-piece band Fauna Halo, who can go from whispering to shouting all in one song and whose songs are always fueled by emotion. Also playing are Aave, a modern band who’ve been influenced by music from all different times and conjure up a nostalgic, familiar feeling while still being wholly themselves, and Lust and the Black Cat, who play a mixture of electronica and R&B. [MW]

SUNDAY

THE DAMNWELLS w/ JILL ANDREWS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Veteran New York indie rockers The Damnwells will be headlining a special edition of Nashville Sunday Night, presented by lightning 100. Local indie folk singer songwriter Jill Andrews is also performing, and celebrating the release of her new record, The War Inside, be sure to arrive early to support one of Music city’s own, and if you can’t make it to the show, tune in live on Lightning 100. [JR]

ARLO GUTHRIE W/ SARAH LEE GUTHRIE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $60-70 | All Ages

KRAFTWERK
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7pm | $61-81 | All Ages

German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk have, somehow, in their 45 years of existence, never played Nashville, making this weekend’s Ryman outing extra special. Their compelling, immersive, live show is dubbed a “3D” experience, and helps highlight the nuanced, lightyears ahead of their time sound, the influence of which cannot be stressed enough. These guys are legends, and you’d be crazy to pass up an opportunity to see them in person. [PO]

JANET JACKSON
@ Ascend Amphitheater | 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Janet Jackson: Sinner/Saint, Whore/Madonna, Sexual/Innocent. Janet Jackson has been called many things in her lifetime from her role as sweet little sister for the Jackson 5 and Michael, to her groundbreaking dance routines and music videos in the early ’90s, to her Super Bowl performance with Mr. Timberlake that broke the brains of those “focus on the family” types. At 49, This 11th Best-Selling female artist of the U.S. has launched her own record label with BMG, Rhythm Nation Records, this year, and will return to the spotlight when her Unbreakable tour hits Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater this Sunday night. The show is sold out, but some folks are selling last-minute tickets online. Predictions: this will be a historic show and unforgettable! Make it happen for Miss Jackson if you’re nasty. [OB]

APOLLO WILD, THE RANGOS, THE ALARMS, POST
@ The End | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Apollo Wild sound much like The Black Keys’ sound, I mean eerily similar, but with The Strokes and other British band influences that bring a softer, more emotional element. This makes for a rainy city rock sound. They name The National, Local Natives, and Arcade Fire as influences, and you can certainly hear a bit of that. Sunday night, Apollo Wild will play with The Rangos who call themselves, simply, an alternative rock band, but their sound is fairly raw and hard, using a similar riff to Heart’s “Baracuda” in “The Bullet (and The Gun)” with an echoing powerful lead voice and pummeling guitar. The Alarms we have told you about before. They are a psychedelic, moody, ’70s inspired band with some alt pop hits in there that bring to mind a free love road trip. Locals Post play an eclectic mix of funk, rock, and psychedelic. See them all at The End for only $5 this Sunday night! [OB]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[OB] M. Olivia Burd

[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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