TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | November 13 – 15

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It’s the final Friday the 13th of 2015, and it also marks the midway point between Halloween and “The Holidays.”  Your weekends are about to be swallowed up with expensive travel, overeating, and visiting family.  Make this weekend memorable with another stacked lineup featuring shows from local and national standouts.  Head below to see all of our staff picks, and get out to enjoy the sixth to last weekend of 2015!  Crazy, right?

FRIDAY

THE BANDOLIERS
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

You’ve heard us talk about The Bandoliers before. We recently premiered a video for the lively track “Leslie,” and told you about their run to the final four of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem competition.  I guess L100 got the message that folks love them, and that’s how you’ve been hearing them in heavy rotation on the radio all week.  The next step is to see them live, which you can do at Soulshine Pizza Factory for FREE on Friday around Happy Hour time! [MH]

MUTEMATH
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Fresh off of two outstanding sold out shows at The Basement East, and now counting half their members as Nashville residents, Grammy nominated alt rockers MUTEMATH are set to play Grimey’s in celebration of their highly-anticiapted new LP, Vitals. We’ve been looking forward to this record for months, and can’t think of better way to celebrate than with the band who created it. [PO]

TOGETHER PANGEA, WHITE REAPER, JAWWS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Get an ear full of LA garage psych-punk, with Burger Records artists together PANGEA as they invade The Fox. No Country Presents alum White Reaper and Jawws, who call similarly flavored local label Infinity Cat home, are on the bill as well. We have a full preview for this slated for Friday, but for now you can sample the goods below. [JR]

LIGHTS w/ THE MOWGLI’S & PHASES
@ Cannery Ballroom | 7:30pm | $20-22 | All Ages

It’s rare that we see such a stellar all ages weekend show option, so take special note, young’ns. Indie/electro-pop singer Lights returns to Music City for the second time this year, still riding high on the success of her latest effort, Little Machines. Co-headlining with breakout west coast alt rockers The Mowgli’s, themselves no strangers to Nashville, and rounded out by Phases, this is one stacked weekend bill that you seriously don’t want to miss. [PO]

LAURA MARLING
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $20 | 18+

Laura Marling is a singer/songwriter who is dazzling on both sides of the equation. Not only is she an incredibly talented songwriter; she’s also a gifted singer. As one of the rare few to emerge from the 2000’s folk revival with both abilities, she’s a real gem. Her talent was clear from her very first album, Alas I Cannot Swim, which was released when Marling was just 18 years old. Since then, her work has only improved. Her Mercy Lounge show this weekend will be her first time playing in town since 2013, and her live performances are always stunning.  [MW]

MATT POND PA w/ LAURA STEVENSON, COMPLETIONS
@ The High Watt | 8:30pm | $12 | 18+

Matt Pond PA is headlining this show, and those that have followed us long enough know our love of their ambient brand of indie rock. However, tour mate Laura Stevenson also has us eager for Friday night. Hot off the release of her latest full-length Cocksure, Stevenson is on fire and shows no sign of burning out. Her last acoustic show her was incredible, and that will only be escalated this time when backed by her full band (The Cans). California one-man-band, producer, and cellist for Matt Pond PA Shawn Alpay, AKA Completions, is tacked on to this bill, and his lo-fi folk vibe will fit in perfectly. Here’s to hoping he and Laura Stevenson cover “A Case of You” together! [JL]

ORGAN STILLS, CHURCHYARD, THE ASCENT OF EVEREST, MOM & DAD
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

We just premiered a new single from the debut self-titled EP from Organ Stills on the site, and this show at The 5 Spot will be the official release party.  Throw in Churchyard, who released their debut record last week, The Ascent Of Everest, and Mom & Dad, and this is essentially a showcase of the freshest new rock tunes coming out of Music City right now!  [MH]

D. STRIKER, SWEET TEA STEPHENSON, DEAN JACKSON, THE EAGLE SCOUTS
@ American Legion Post 82 | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Continuing his tradition of Friday the 13th shows, D. Striker rehashes his popular RR Party series to celebrate the ill-fated date.  This bill also features recent No Country Presents alum Dean Jackson as well as The Eagle Scouts and Sweet Tea Stephenson.  If you haven’t spent any time at the American Legion Post 82, it’s a freaking hoot, so get over there and give those veterans (and the musicians) your support! [MH]

CHARLIE MARS w/ DAN TYMINSKI, DAWN AND HAWKES
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15-20 | All Ages

Journeyman singer songwriter Charlie Mars has seen his records released on major labels. He’s toured the nation, sharing bills with the likes of Citizen Cope, REM and Steve Earle and had many other highs (and some lows) along the way. Now he is stopping in on Music City with Bluegrass performer Dan Tyminski, and indie-folk Americana duo Dawn and Hawkes. This all ages show is worth every penny, so bring whoever you want, and enjoy some live music. [JR]

PAGEANT w/ KYLE COX, BROTHER SISTER STONE, BRIAN REVELS
@ Left Plus Right Studio | 5pm | $8-10 | All Ages

Nashville based folk rock outfit Pageant are releasing their brand new EP Endless Sun this Friday night with a gig at Left Plus Right Studio. The trio, fronted by brother/sister duo Derek and Erika Porter, are sure to bring us more of the feel good, throwback vibes we dig for their third effort. Kicking off the show is Kyle Cox, Brother Sister Stone and Brian Revels, so don’t be late! Grab your tickets here. You’ll have as much fun watching their show as they will playing it. Check out a preview of Pageant’s single, “Beautiful (Caught up in the Moment)” below. [CO]

PATTI SMITH
@ Oz | 7pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Celebrating the release of her new memoir, M Train, legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith is making a stop at creative arts space Oz as part of a special national book tour. Billed a “reading and conversation,” we don’t expect there to be any performance component, but it’ll still be a special and unique way to get a glimpse into the psyche of such an immense talent. Unfortunately, this sold out awhile back, so we hope you snagged your tickets early. [PO]

SATURDAY

FAUX FEROCIOUS, CHIVES, LOUIE LOUIE, STEP SISTERS
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $cheap | 21+

Psych-punk rockers from the Infinity Cat family Faux Ferocious are throwing a party at fooBAR on Saturday. The band have been touring incessantly and are now making a stop in Nashville for a hometown throw-down. Their up-tempo drone style always makes for an intriguing and energetic time. Joining them will be Chives from Indianapolis, Louie Louie, and fellow Nashvillians Step Sisters.  [JC]

THE LONELY WILD, YOUNG BUFFALO w/ THE CERNY BROTHERS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

Earlier in the week we were excited to bring you The Lonely Wild’s new 1970s game show themed video for their song “Snow.” Now, we can’t wait for their shows this weekend. They’ll be playing at The High Watt on Saturday night along with Young Buffalo and The Cerny Brothers and they’ll be playing earlier in the day at Grimey’s, doing a free in-store performance. With two chances to hear their uplifting, folky rock, you don’t have any excuse not to check them out while they’re in town. [MW]

STS9 w/ SUNSQUABI
@ War Memorial Auditorium | 8pm | $30 | All Ages

We’ve been hyping this show for weeks now.  If you are somehow reading this and still aren’t hip to STS9’s EDM/Jam Band crossover style, then head below for an example, or read here about how insane their last show in Nashville was.  Sunsquabi brings the hydro-funk, and will be the perfect opener for a full night of dancetastic tunes. [MH]

TRIBUTE TO THE BAND’S “THE LAST WALTZ” w/ ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, JOSH FARROW, LOS COLOGNES, ALANNA ROYALE, AND SARAH POTENZA
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10 | 21+

The annual tribute to The Band’s The Last Waltz returns this weekend at The Basement East, and features artists like Sarah Potenza, Alanna Royale, Allen Thompson Band, Josh Farrow, and Los Colognes listed on the bill.  However, the same way The Band did it back ’76, you should expect a plethora of special guests to make this a night to remember. [MH]

THE STORY SO FAR, BASEMENT, TURNOVER, PAINTING STARS
@ Rocketown | 6pm | $20 | All Ages

California pop punks The Story So Far return to Nashville for at least the sixth consecutive year this week, riding high on the buzz surrounding their stellar, self-titled third album. The other major selling point for this one is the addition of English hardcore-tinged rockers Basement, back from a two-year break following their unbelievable 2012 effort Colourmeinkindness, set to play what appears to be their first Nashville show ever ahead of their first new full-length in four years. Turnover and Painting Stars are the icing on the cake. [PO]

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS w/ CAROLINE ROSE
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Nashville apparently can’t get enough of the soulful sounds of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, because tickets for this show are completely gone. While Rateliff’s previous stuff leaned more into folk territory, this is much more funky and upbeat, so if you were lucky enough to snag tickets, be ready to dance your ass off. Rockabilly-inspired singer-songwriter Caroline Rose will open. [MG]

SUNDAY

THE STEELDRIVERS w/ CICADA RHYTHM
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $18 | All Ages

Local bluegrass, alt-country heroes The SteelDrivers are back to their old tricks again, picking up a storm at 3rd & Lindsley. It’s worth mentioning, that in addition to doing what they’ve been doing for a decade, the drivers also helped launch the career of Chris Stapleton who just recently cleaned up at CMAs. Of course Chris has also written number one country hits for other artists, but for us, his time with with The SteelDrivers is what we’ll always hold most dear. Enjoy Georgia based modern folksters Cicada Rhythm kicking things off. [JR]

BEHOLD THE BRAVE, ARC & STONES, SWEETTALKER
@ Turn One | 7pm | FREE | 21+

Want to live forever on the internet? Head to Turn One tonight to take part in a music video shoot for a new local band, SWEETTALKER, who are taking over the awesome dive for a few hours to get some footage. After they finish, there will be full sets from blog endorsed rockers Behold The Brave, Arc & Stones plus more! Oh, did I mention it’s all 100% free?! For further details, check out the event page here, and be on time to make your Youtube music video debut. [JR]

[CO] Claire Osburn
[JL] Jackson Lord
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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