TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | October 23 – 25

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With Halloween dominating the weekend plans for next week, this weekend should be filled with one or more of a plethora of musical choices around town.  We have L100 tagging one of our favorite new-ish local artists to start things off on Friday night, but that is just an appetizer for a weekend featuring multiple nights of Jason Isbell at The Ryman, the second to last Musician’s Corner, a backyard fall fest for grownups, and a crazy interesting trip out party with Dan Deacon.  Get hip to all the happenings with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

TRENTON
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Trenton is cream of the crop Nashville ambient pop. The local musician has been featured heavily on Lightning 100 and other platforms with the recent release of his album, Ghost Runner. Bring the whole family to this all ages show, and check him out for yourself for free while enjoying some prime food and brews at Soulshine.  [OL]

DAN DEACON STAR PARTY WITCHING HOUR HALLOWEEN TRIP-OUT
@ The East Room | 8pm | $15 | 18+

This party has it all. Acupuncture, yoga, professional huggers, art, conscious exploration, healing, Reiki energy work, wheat grass shots, neon alien face painting, overunity machines, Rocky Horror Picture Show on mute backwards, poetry, nude trick or treat, and Dan Deacon. No, this isn’t a Stefon SNL skit, it’s Star Party’s “Witching Hour Halloween Trip-Out”, a mini-festival headlined by the aforementioned Dan Deacon, plus openers Pineapple Explode, Hypochondriak & Madwarrior and Oli Endless & the Possibilities.  It all happens at the East Room this Friday, from 8:00pm until 1:30am. You won’t want to miss the trippiest Halloween show you’ll find in town this year – tickets are still available for $15 here. More info here[COS]

THE BLACK CADILLACS W/ FUTURE THIEVES
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Our Knoxville neighbors The Black Cadillacs are coming back to Nashville tonight for a night of blues-infused southern rock with local favorites Future Thieves, whom we recently premiered a new song for, at 3rd & Lindsley. If high energy rock & roll is your preferred genre, then you really couldn’t ask for a better bill, so don’t miss this one. [MG]

SONGS 2 DANCE 2, OLI ENDLESS AND THE POSSIBILITIES, TERRIBLE AND DR. JUNGLE CAT
@ fooBAR | 7pm | $5 | 21+

Songs 2 Dance 2 are a metal band that throws it back to 1984, when big hair and high pitched squeals were all a band needed to play rock and roll. Throw some songs about the current state of dating, and you have their new cassette single, “Tinder (Swipe Right)”. The band is celebrating the release with a show at fooBar. Joining them will be local Nashvillians Oli Endless and The Possibilities, Terrible, and DR. Jungle Cat. Full preview here[JC]

THE DEVIL MAKES THREE W/ THE DESLONDES
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm | $20 | 18+

Having just played Ascend with Old Crow Medicine Show in August, The Devil Makes Three is returning this weekend to headline at Cannery Ballroom. Always energetic and loads of fun, TDMT will keep your toes tapping with their joyous genre bending sound. One part folk, one part blues, and one part jazz, you will never grow tired of this band’s live shows. But they not only deliver with top-notch musicianship, the lyrics are also hauntingly dark and at times almost at odds with the good-time vibe of the music. You can just expect a really nice cocktail of all things Americana with this group. Plus opening is The Deslondes, a roots/soul five piece band out of New Orleans who has been creating quite a buzz where ever they go. This is going to be a great show, one you really don’t want to miss. Full preview here[IS]

DESAPARECIDOS W/ THE SO SO GLOS AND BANDROIDZ
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $22-25 | 18+

It’s been a couple years now since post-hardcore rockers Desaparecidos‘ unlikely return, and this weekend marks their second stop in Nashville since, and first in support of their highly-anticipated (and remarkably good) new full-length, Payola, which arrived this year 13 years after the band’s debut. Fronted by Conor Oberst, better known for his solo music and work with Bright Eyes, Desa are loud, aggressive, politically charged, and the real deal. We’ve seen them several times in recent years, and it’s always spectacular. Sweetening the deal, The So So Glos and Bandroidz are set to open. This might just be the show of the weekend. Full preview here[PO]

REPTAR W/ BREATHERS, LINEAR DOWNFALL AND LANDLINE
@ The High Watt | 8:30pm | $10-12 | 18+

Athens, GA, based post-punk psych-pop rockers Reptar and stomping their way through town this weekend, and you should probably be checking them out. Like minded power trio Breathers, local experimental rockers Linear Downfall, and Landline round out a packed bill. All for under $15 dollars, so get on it! [JR]

JASON ISBELL W/ AMANDA SHIRES
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

It has now become a yearly tradition for modern day country superstar Jason Isbell to do a fall residency at The Ryman every October. This weekend finds Nashville welcoming a hometown hero back to the mother church. Isbell makes it a custom to have special guests for each night of his stay. His first one this year will be his wife Amanda Shires. [JC]

EMERSON HART & MEIKO W/ ZEKE DUHON
@ Nisolo | 8pm | $18-20 | All Ages

Formerly the frontman of 90’s alternative band Tonic, who were responsible for the hit “If You Could Only See,” Emerson Hart set out on his own almost a decade ago and refined his sound to be more acoustically driven. Supported by LA-based singer-songwriter Meiko, whose songs you’ve probably heard on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, and No Country showcase alum Zeke Duhon, this will be a great addition to Cause A Scene’s roster of secret shows.  [MG]

GOOD LOVELIES
@ Family Wash | 9pm

As we already announced, acclaimed Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies are playing Family Wash in support of their experimental new album, Burn the Plan. Pulling from electronic and rock influences, it’s definitely a bold move to see the band, who last played Americana Fest, depart so much from their folk roots, but the results are stellar. Check out their latest single below! [PO]

COMMODORE QUAKE: THE BAND PERRY & THIRD EYE BLIND
@ Vanderbilt Memorial Gym | 8pm | $28-48 | All Ages

Vanderbilt’s annual Commodore Quake always attracts impressive (if inconsistent) acts, reflecting a mix of what’s popular and the what the current student body are into each year. Usually a bit more hip hop, or at least contemporary, this year’s bill surprised us (in a good way) by bagging beloved ’90s alt rockers Third Eye Blind, co-headlining with acclaimed country act The Band Perry. Tickets are still available, so catch Third Eye Blind’s first Nashville date in five years, in support of their pretty stellar new LP! [PO]

CARDBOARD KIDS W/ FLEURIE & CAPPA
@ RCA Studio A | 8pm | $10-15

By the time you read this, there’s a strong possibility this show will be sold out, so grab your tickets here RIGHT NOW if you still can. In celebration of their new EP High, Nashville based alt rock trio Cardboard Kids are throwing a record release party at the spot they recorded it: Ben Folds’ historic RCA Studio A. Rounding out the bill are site favorites Fleurie and CAPPA, and there’s even a VIP ticket for $15 which includes a copy of the EP and free Hattie B’s and beer. Just try to top that deal! We premiered the group’s video for their latest single “Over,” so watch below if you haven’t already. [PO]

THE CHAINSMOKERS W/ OOKAY & SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Best known for their breakout 2014 single “#Selfie,” New York based DJ/production electro house duo The Chainsmokers have proven to be more than a one-trick pony, dropping a string of tracks embraced by the EDM community this year leading up the Oct. 23 release of their debut EP, Bouquet. Clearly people are catching on in a major way, because the group’s Marathon Music Works show sold out in advance. Hope you got tickets early! [PO]

SATURDAY

JASON ISBELL W/ PARKER MILLSAP
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Isbell continues his residency on Saturday. With a follow up to his critically acclaimed Southeastern released earlier this year called Something More Than FreeIsbell will have plenty of material to play each night. For this show he will be joined by Oklahoma songwriter Parker Millsap. [JC]

DAVID RYAN HARRIS W/ MELISSA POLINAR
@ The Basement | 9pm | $12-15 | 21+

LA based singer songwriter, and former frontman for rock band Follow for Now, David Ryan Harris is passing through Music City and is eager to share with you his bag of tricks; which includes folk, funk, R&B, and soul inspired arrangements. Look for soul performing picker Melissa Polinar to kick things off on a night of great tunes at The Basement. [JR]

METH DAD, HELLO OCHO, SOFT BODIES, LAVENDER
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

For just $5, The Stone Fox boasts a pretty stacked, mostly local bill this Saturday, featuring party rocker Meth Dad, Atlanta indie/psych rock outfit Hello Ocho, and locals Soft Bodies and Lavender. This one’ll surely satisfy those looking for indie, experimental, weird, and under the radar tunes. [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER: MARTIN SEXTON, THE VESPERS, MAGNOLIA SONS, AND IVORY LAYNE
@ Centennial Park | 12pm | FREE | All Ages

It’s the second to last Musician’s Corner of the year, and the weather is starting to befit the “fall season” moniker.  Head out on Saturday to enjoy one of Nashville’s favorite recurring events, with the lineup this week featuring the standout songwriting of Martin Sexton, brother-brother-sister-sister Americana outfit The Vespers, local retro rockers Magnolia Sons, and cabaret art popstress Ivory Layne.  And, that’s just on the main stage, for your family (and pet) friendly free fun. [MH]

EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND’S PUMPKIN ALE PATCH FT. AMERICAN DREAM, SCALE MODEL, AND TWIGGS
@ 1604 Shelby Avenue | 7pm | $5 | 21+

We already posted a full preview of this awesome, festive, fall grown-up event, but, in a nutshell, it’s $5 to spend sometime in a back yard pumpkin patch complete with live music, a showing of the original Halloween, food vendors, pumpkin libations, and more!  Start packing a chair, blanket, and any other adult refreshments that you may desire… and you might want to call an Uber, because, you know, you’re a responsible grown up.  [MH]

PLAIN WHITE T’S W/ MATT MCANDREW & BETA PLAY
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $20 | 18+

Though they passed through over the summer supporting Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, it’s been a number of years since Illinois pop rockers Plain White T’s last played a proper Nashville headliner. Now far removed from their breakout single “Hey There Delilah,” the band are celebrating the release of their first album in five years (and seventh overall), American Nights. Still boasting a rabid following, the group are joined this weekend by Matt Mcandrew and Beta Play, for what’s sure to be a fun, career-spanning night of dependable pop rock tunes. [PO]

MAPS & ATLASES W/ BOBBY BARE JR
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10 | 21+

While pairing Chicago mathy, indie rockers Maps & Atlases with local Americana-infused alt-country singer-songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. might seem odd on the surface, you won’t catch us complaining. Now more than a decade into their run and overdue for a new LP, Maps are currently playing as a trio following the recent departure of guitarist Erin Elders. We’ve caught them many times in all sorts of settings over the years, and they’re consistently one of the best, most criminally under-appreciated acts in the indie world. And, of course, we know and love Bare, who we’ve raved about on countless occasions. An odd pairing, but a perfect one, for a low $10 price tag. [PO]

SUNDAY

THE SHEEPDOGS WITH RADIO MOSCOW
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Canadian blues rockers The Sheepdogs are coming to town this Sunday night. The band is currently on tour following the release of their brand new album, Future Nostalgia, out earlier this month. Fans of the five piece rock outfit will dig their new release, which sees harmonious vocals paired with their signature guitar licks. Psychedelic rock act Radio Moscow will be opening the show at 3rd & Lindsley, so be sure to get there early. If good old fashioned rock and roll speaks to your soul like it does ours, you don’t want to miss these guys. Besides, you can’t beat that $15 price tag. Full preview here[CO]

LEO KOTTKE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $22-35 | All Ages

It’s not often we get to see someone widely recognized as a master of his instrument, but Sunday night we have that opportunity; Leo Kottke is truly a master of guitar. Starting his career in the early 1970’s as a singer/songwriter, over the years he honed his craft and became a virtuoso of the acoustic guitar, playing both the 6 and 12 string guitars with a unique fingerpicking style and often unconventional tunings. With jazz, blues, folk, and classical musical influences, and a humous storytelling talent, this should be a wonderful show for any true lover of the acoustic guitar.  [IS]

JASON ISBELL W/ HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Jason Isbell’s annual stay at the Ryman continues on Sunday with New Orleans folk band Hurray For The Riff Raff. But with Isbell’s fellow savior of country music Sturgill Simpson taking over the mother church right after, is a possible collaboration between the two within reach? [JC]


[COS] Carson O’Shoney
[CO] Claire Osburn
[IS] Ione Singletary
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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