TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | October 2 – 4

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As we roll into October, we enter the fall touring season, which will keep all of us running for the next six weeks.  Things get off to a bang this weekend with a jam packed schedule featuring some highly anticipated touring acts like Death Grips, Beach House, and Disclosure, but also features some awesome free events and, weather permitting on Saturday, a handful of outdoor activities.  Dial in your weekend plans with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

We’ve been a fan of local rockers Frances & The Foundation for awhile now, and brought you the premiere of their debut EP Phases a couple of weeks ago. Front woman Samantha Cutler has an amazing, powerful voice that’ll make you say, “damn, girl!”, and if their loud and intense recorded sound is any indicator of their live show, then you’re in for a real treat. Plus, this is a FREE show, so there’s really no excuse not to go check them out while you stuff your face with some pizza. [MG]

MUTEMATH w/ QUIET ENTERTAINER
@ The Basement East | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 21+

Ahead of the Nov. 13 release of their long-awaited fourth album Vitals, acclaimed alt rockers MuteMath, who have partially relocated to right here in Nashville, are embarking on an intimate national tour, which includes two sold out nights at The Basement East. If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket, you’re in for one of the best live shows in rock. Locals Quiet Entertainer support. [PO]

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $20 | All Ages

Fresh off his Americana Fest appearance, Ray Wylie Hubbard will be back in Nashville Friday night to bring us his witty banter and kickass rootsy folk-rock music! If you haven’t been exposed to much of his music over the last decade, believe me, it is time you catch up. At 68 years old, and a collection of 16 albums, Ray Wylie Hubbard just keeps getting better and better. The new album The Ruffian’s Misfortune was released in April this year, and it is every bit as profound as 2012’s acclaimed The Grifter’s Hymnal. This is going to be an awesome show, and rumor has it that a couple of special guest will be arriving to help him out. Get your tickets now before this show sells out.  [IS]

HAYES CARLL w/ AUBRIE SELLERS
@ City Winery | 8pm | $22-28 | All Ages

You never quite know what you are going to get when Hayes Carll walks on stage; it could be some “degenerate love song” that he is so good at writing, or some honky-tonk ass kicking quip on humanity. This man is a master craftsman with his lyrics and songs, having been compared to Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, among other songwriting legends, and his accolades prove it: he was a nominee in 2011 for Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards and won the #1 album of the year for KMAG YOYO, which was also named on Rolling Stone  and SPIN “Best of” list that year. I was thrilled to hear that he is currently in pre-production for a new album, and I am hoping to hear some new songs along with some old favorites from the past four albums. Always entertaining, Hayes Carell is someone you don’t want to miss. Plus, our own local artist Aubrie Sellers is opening. If you didn’t catch her at Musicians Corner recently, she put on a really great show. Catch her here locally while you still can, and keep a close eye on this one; she is one her way to the big time.  [IS]

EXIT/IN’S 44TH ANNIVERSARY 3/ THE LEES OF MEMORY, PATRICK SWEANEY, ANDREW LEAHEY & THE HOMESTEAD, AND MORE
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10-100  | 18+

We’ve been telling you about this exciting celebration for a few weeks now, and even gave one lucky reader a pair of tickets to Exit/In’s 44th Birthday Party!  This one features alt-post rockers The Lees Of Memory, stand out blues man and guitar hero Patrick Sweany, strong local songwriter Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, and more.  What’s even more special?  Proceeds for this one go to help out long time Exit/In employee, Kenny Highers, with some unexpected recent medical expenses.  Have a good time for a good cause, and Happy Birthday, Exit/In!  [MH]

PROMISED LAND SOUND
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

We’ve been touting the long anticipated release of the sophomore LP from local rockers, Promised Land Sound, and For Use And Delight officially drops on Friday.  Head to a free all ages in-store after work to see why this delicious retro psych pop gem is a must own local record.  [MH]

DEATH GRIPS
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $23-26 | 18+

It’s hard to say exactly what you can expect from a Death Grips show, but you can expect it to be intense and awesome. The art project meets band briefly seemed to have called it a day, but reemerged this year with new music and their first proper tour in a couple of years. The rap meets hardcore meets experimental outfit will hit Nashville for the first time ever this weekend, and you do not want to miss it. [PO]

FUTUREBIRDS w/ SUSTO, BECCA MANCARI
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Athens, Georgia based psychedelic southern rockers Futurebirds are headed out on tour in support of their new album Hotel Parties, from which we recently shared the title track. Americana songwriter Susto will be joining them alongside dreamy “summertime mama” Becca Mancari. The best part is, it’s only 12 bucks to be sure to check out this bill of Americana rockers. [OL]

THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER w/ KEEPS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Cleveland-based indie rockers The Lighthouse And The Whaler are known for their introspective lyrics and literary allusions, but have upbeat folk and pop sensibilities that make you want to dance while you’re sorting out your existential crisis. They’re out on tour in support of their new album Mont Royal, which came out last month. Local psych-pop outfit Keeps will open the show. [MG]

CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON, ZACH SCHMIDT, BILL EBERLE
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Americana performer, and the self-described ‘king of bromance,’ Christian Lee Hutson will be topping the bill of the West Side low-dough show of the weekend. Get to The Fox early for East Nashvillian (via Pittsburg) Zach Schmidt, and Music City resident Americana rock ’n’ roller Bill Eberle. All this great tunage for under $10! [JR]

LYNYRD SKYNRYD
@ Ascend Amphitheater | 7:30pm$35-125 | All Ages

Legendary and groundbreaking Southern rock ’n’ roll band Lynyrd Skynyrd are in town and ready to rock out downtown at Ascend Amphitheater. As with all shows at the outdoor amphitheater, this one will be rain or shine, so plan ahead. Of course, you won’t have to worry about it whaling because Skynyrd spans decades and has created some of the most iconic music in the last fifty years. So let your inner dad rock shine tonight at Ascend, and don’t be the guy chanting “Free Bird,” because you already know they’ll play it. [JR]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: JESSIE BAYLIN, ESCONDIDO, THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS, MYZICA, EMONI WILKINS
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

In releasing Dark Place last April, Jessie Baylin released some demons like ghostly vapors in this frighteningly real album of haunting, emotional pop melodies. Jessie really doesn’t tour much (there are no dates listed on her website), so don’t miss this show! Escondido, a local duo, will join her with exquisitely dreary sounds as well, like their new single “Heart is Black” from the forthcoming Walking with a Stranger. The Howlin’ Brothers trio join to bring their bayou braised barbecue of musical style. Myzica is part of the crew and this group surprised me at the 2015 Tomato Art Fest with their tightly woven and L.A. driven puffs of pop (think Haim & Chvrches). Emoni Wilkins, The Sing-Off alumna and resident Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar singer can sing just about anything, and she rounds out the day of FREE outdoor fun in Centennial Park. Lisa GoeJohn Hancock BandDavis Naish, and Heidi Burson round out the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage. [MOB]

EAST SIDE SOCIAL ft. THE PROTOMEN, THE FEATURES, ALANNA ROYALE, RENO BO, LILLY HIATT, & MORE
@ East Park | 1pm | $10-$35 | All Ages

“It takes all kinds,” said author Flannery O’Connor, and East Side Social will have all kinds of bands together in order to bring East Park to life this Saturday. The Protomen headline with their proggy, anthemic, ’80s-tinged air about them, and will surely play their new single, “This City Made Us” which really blasts off into ’80s rock madness. The Features are set to play as well, ahead of their forthcoming album, which periodically releases pre-order goodies on PledgeMusic. They only play their hometown every once in awhile, so come out to catch ’em! After seeing Alanna of Alanna Royale at a recent 5 Spot show, I can attest that her vocals are back to good health after the hiatus. The much promoted Rebo Bo will likely play music from his newest Lessons from a Shooting Star, an album worthy of the buzz (think old Elvis Costello goodness mixed with some Wallflowers, Ramones, and lovely 60s harmonies in there). He is one to watch for sure, as are the others. The Future, Justin + the Comics, Smoking Flowers, and Lily Hiatt complete the schedule for a perfect East Nashville day of music in the grass. [MOB]

WEDGEWOOD HOUSTON ART CRAWL
@ Wedgewood Houston | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

To coincide with Art Night in Nashville, the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood is hosting their monthly art crawl this Saturday, with dozens of galleries and artist-run studios open to the public, for free art and music. Check out a detailed map here, and show up in costume with a carved pumpkin to the Infinity Cat visitor’s center for a chance to win tickets to JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet’s Halloween show at War Memorial! Details here.  [PO]

GABE DIXON w/ THE SILENT WAR
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Local artist Gabe Dixon will be sharing old favorites as well as songs from his forthcoming album Turns to Gold Saturday night at 3rd & Lindsley. His new single “Holding Her Freedom” was recently released, and the new album is currently in production, so I will bet he will give us a glimpse of what he has been working on since his acclaimed One Spark in 2011. He traded in his signature grand piano for an upright on this album, so it will be interesting to see what he shows up with Saturday, but either way, this is an artist that is constantly pushing himself to grow, and I am very excited to see what he has in store for us. And opening the show is Garrison Starr’s new project, with a longtime friend AG, The Silent War. There again is something you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets now for this awesome night of pure talent.  [IS]

BOB MOULD w/ JASON NARDUCY
@ City Winery | 8pm | $28-38 | All Ages

One of the most eclectic and influential figures in alternative rock (as well as punk and hardcore), Bob Mould has, for over 30 years, been an incredible fixture in the rock scene. The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman has, since the mid-90s, found an unwavering and loyal fanbase with his solo music, and, in recent years, has managed to strike something of a musical renaissance. 2012’s Silver Age found its way onto countless best-of lists (including ours), and last year’s Beauty & Ruin was just as amazing. He’ll play solo this weekend at City Winery, a definite treat for true fans, and longtime bassist Jason Narducy is set to open. [PO]

DAVID RAMIREZ w/ DYLAN LeBLANC
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $13 | 18+

Recently broadening his sound by adding a band, David Ramirez is back in town (we’ve covered him before) and now headlining. Look for crooning folk sensation, and recent opener for George Ezra at the Ryman, Dylan LeBlanc to kick things off. Both for the fair price of $13, be there! [JR]

BREWED IN THE USA / SPRUCE BEERSTEEN
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $10-12 | 21+

Sponsored by Jackalope Brewing’s Black IPA Spruce Beersteen, The Basement East is hosting an evening in tribute to The Boss.  Throw on your best Jersey denim, and head over to catch Bruce Springsteen covers from Trinity Schill Kill, Alanna Royale, Ryan Culwell, Reno Bo, Jacob Jones, Litkaby, Somebody’s Darling, Derek Hoke, Meth Dad, Grimey and Friends, and Promised Land Sound. $10 advance tickets get ya a couple of free brews… just sayin’.  [MH]

IDLE BLOOM, WATCHER, WOOZY
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

We know that there is always a lot to do in this town, especially on weekends. But this will be a good one, we promise. On Saturday one of our favorite Nashville venues, The Stone Fox, presents a lineup with some of our favorite  bands. Hardcore punks and Nashville staples Watcher and Psych-Pop locals Idle Bloom will welcome Woozy from New Orleans for a night of rambunctious, raunchy rock and roll. Tickets are $7 and the show starts at 9pm. Check out a live video from Idle Bloom below and get down to The Stone Fox on Saturday night.  [JC]

WEEZER TRIBUTE: BLUE ALBUM VS PINKERTON
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Attn Weezer fans: this should pique your interest. Not just a simple tribute or cover show, this special event at Mercy Lounge will showcase countless local bands each performing a track from the Blue Album, Pinkerton, and another special Weezer selection. For only $7, you get to see Lovedrug, SexxHot Tub ClubWaterfall Wash, and more!  [PO]

BRANDI CARLILE
@ The Ryman | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Last October, Brandi Carlile boldly embarked on The Pin Drop Tour, a string of performances with no microphones or amps. Nashville missed out, but The Ryman is an ideal venue to bring the concept back for a song or two to celebrate her new release The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Kudos to those who snagged tickets, since this one is sold out.  [WD]

SUNDAY

KODALINE w/ GOOD OLD WAR
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $18 | All Ages

Irish indie rockers Kodaline head up this week’s Nashville Sunday Night, joined by Good Old War, who headlined the weekly event on their own a few months back- how’s that for a 2-for-1? While Kodaline are more poppy, produced, and contemporary and Good Old War are more folky, personal, and indie, together they should offer something for everyone. [PO]

DISCLOSURE
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $37.50 | All Ages

Last week, British electro-wunderkinds Disclosure dropped their highly-anticipated album Caracal, which features collaborations with everyone from Gregory Porter to Lorde. Their work with Sam Smith catapulted them into a new level of fame, and for good reason. Yes, tickets might be a little pricy at $37.50, but electronic music as good as this doesn’t make its way to Nashville very often. Make sure you grab your ticket, snap some glow-sticks and get ready for what will likely be an epic live show.  [LL]

BEACH HOUSE w/ JESSICA PRATT
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | $28.50-35 | All Ages

Dream pop/indie duo Beach House are back with a wonderful new album, Depression Cherry, and are bringing their unbelievable live show to The Ryman for their first Nashville show in three years. We told you all about this one when we gave away tickets, and some great seats are still available for purchase. Their last Music City outing was one of our favorite shows of the year, and we expect this one to be just as fantastic. [PO]

SAUL WILLIAMS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $17-20 | 18+

Exit/In is usually home to a wide variety of Nashville’s outcasts from the country mainstream. Often boasting pivotal punk, rock, and funk shows in the 615 area, this Sunday it takes a welcome turn to host a night of spoken word from mastermind Saul Williams. Saul Williams is one of the most prolific poets out there today. He has worked with everyone from Nine Inch Nails genius Trent Reznor to Nas. Doors are at 8 p.m. Nashville local Rashad De Poet opens everything at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $17-$20 and the show is 18+. Check out the video below featuring a song off the new record Martyr Loser King entitled “Burundi”. [JC]

[IS] Ione Singletary
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[LL] Lorie Liebig
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[MOB] M. Olivia Burd
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[WD] Wes Davenport

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