TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | November 20 – 22

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The holidays are upon us, and that means that we are heading towards the time of festive gatherings.  This weekend features one of our most anticipated of the season, as East Nashville Underground makes its return after a hiatus with a three night (and one day) reunion show featuring blog faves and great hangs.  If that’s not on your radar, you can also revel in album releases from Justin & The Cosmics, Joey Kneiser & The Living Flame, or EPPERLY, or you can just get your southern swing going with two nights of Drive-By Truckers.  Though, not as busy as the last few weeks, our staff has compiled a pretty solid list of options for your weekend entertainment.  Let us help you make your plans with this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

JOEY KNEISER & THE LIVING FLAME
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Enjoy an intimate performance from singer-songwriter Joey Kneiser (of Glossary fame) with his solo project, The Living Flame. Kneiser has harkened back to his roots in the total DIY 3rd LP, The Wildness, which drops this week.  The new record is an ode to rock n roll, and explores the evolution of Kneiser’s love for music. Watch it live at Grimey’s on Friday, and pick up a copy! [JR]

BECCA MANCARI
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Lightning 100’s artist of the week, Becca Mancari, is ready to serenade you with her folk-spun guitar playing, and carefully crafted lyrics.  You may remember that we premiered the single “Summertime Momma” earlier this, uh, summer, which is the same song you’ve been hearing all week on Lightning 100.  Enjoy the music for FREE while you catch a happy hour buzz, and munch on some quality ‘za. Just don’t get too wasted too early, there’s a whole weekend of awesome ahead of you… just read below! [JR]

EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND: A MAGICAL REUNION w/ THE FUTURE, THE GILLS, BUFFALO RODEO, VINYL THIEF, KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY, DJ RATE
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $35-50 | 21+

As we already previewed in detailEast Nashville Underground, which, until 2013, ran quarterly and boasted some of the most promising rising local talent, returns this weekend for a “magical reunion” of sorts. In a new venue, The Basement East, ENU runs across three days, and features tons of talented returning acts. Friday’s installment is headed up by Kansas Bible Co and Vinyl Thief, plus so much more, and single day tickets are available at the door! [PO]

JUSTIN & THE COSMICS ‘SCHOOLY DREAMS’ RELEASE PARTY
@ Queen Ave Art Collective | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Justin & The Cosmics have been playing all over town for the past few weeks. From The Stone Fox to Exit/In, they’ve made the rounds, and now they’re stopping by Queen Ave to celebrate the release of their new album, Schooly Dreams, which we premiered this week. Justin and the band are always a treat live; we mentioned how impressed we were with when they played with Pony Boy at The Basement, when we brought you the video for their single “Catching Bones on a Saturday Night.” There are sure to be secret guests and antics aplenty from these Americana-rockers at the release party. [MW]

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD w/ JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS, ROZWELL KID, PUMPKINSEED
@ Exit/In | 8:30pm | $15 | 18+

Phoenix, Arizona bred folk-punk outfit Andrew Jackson Jihad will be at Exit/In this Friday night. Known for their frank lyrics and genre crossovers, AJJ will be joined by fellow indie rockers Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Rozwell Kid and Pumpkinseed. Rumor has it the guys of AJJ will be debuting new material in anticipation of their new album, so fans of quirky folk jams won’t want to miss this one. Snag your tickets here, and, in the meantime, check out their video for “Temple Grandin” off last year’s Christmas Island below. [CO]

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS w/ DEXATEENS
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm | $25 | 18+

Since the release of their 5LP/3CD live album It’s Great To Be Alive on Oct. 30, we have been awaiting the Drive-By Truckers’ two-night run at Cannery Ballroom! Well, the weekend is finally here! You have two opportunities to catch DBT in their retrospective and historical look at their progression over the last 10 studio albums. This will be quite a show for long-time fans and a perfect opportunity to introduce the uninitiated, so grab your tickets soon before they sell out!  [IS]

THELMA & THE SLEAZE, DADDY ISSUES, KUZIN, KATIE SCHECTER
@ Dino’s | 8:30pm | $donation | 21+

Dino’s is hosting one hell of a night of rock music on Friday night.  Local ladies of raunch rock, Thelma & The Sleaze, team up with rising Infinity Cat stars, Daddy Issues, to headline a night to remember.  Even more to remember for those not in the know, Kuzin, is the rocking side project of Escondido’s Jessica Maros, and you should get in the know with this wicked high energy rock track, “Dumb Bitch,” below.  Things get started with another solid act out of New York, Katie Schecter, who just dropped a delicious record, Feline, which you should check out on your spare time.  [MH]

RED MONEY, THAT’S MY KID, YEAR OF OCTOBER
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Parisian rock duo Red Money will play at fooBAR this Friday night as a part of their U.S. tour. The twosome, fronted by vocalist/guitar player Laure Laferrerie, and rounded out by drummer Arnaud Dussiau are touring following the release of their debut album Chase Me earlier this year. Their sexy, rocker vibes will be preceded by blues rockers, and Nashville/blog favorites That’s My Kid, as well as Year of October. Get there early before tickets sell out. Peep the music video for Red Money’s “Ghost Fever” below to get you in the mood. [CO]

SATURDAY

EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND: A MAGICAL REUNION w/ JON BYRD & BYRD’S AUTO PARTS, ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, WATERFALL WASH, KS RHOADS
@ The Basement East | 3pm | $35-50 | 21+

In perfect ENU day show fashion, the lineup is wonderfully uplifting and playful for a Saturday afternoon, and, of course, there will be some food options available onsite to soak up that hangover.  We already ran this one down for you in a full preview.  Note to self: Remember to pace yourself, it’s a long day. [MH]

EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND: A MAGICAL REUNION w/ TESLA ROSSA, RICHIE, RANCH GHOST, ELEL, DJ JAZZY JAZZ
@ The Basement East | 7pm | $35-50 | 21+

Bidding East Nashville Underground farewell without knowing when, or if, it may return is a bittersweet prospect, but that just means you’ll want to celebrate this magical reunion twice as hard at this weekend’s Saturday evening showcase. With site faves like ELEL and Tesla Rossa tapped to play, it’s bound to go down as one of the best nights ENU ever! You can find our full preview right here[PO]

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS w/ DEXATEENS
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm | $25 | 18+

This is your last chance to catch Drive-By Truckers on the tour supporting their 35 track live 5LP/3CD collection titled It’s Great To Be Alive. Whether you are a die-hard fan or brand new to the band, this is going to be a great show full of all our favorites from the past 10 studio albums. If you have been wanting to see one of the best live shows in Southern folk/rock today, you just can’t miss this show. Get your tickets now before they are gone!  [IS]

EPPERLY w/ KIM LOGAN
@ Queen Ave | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Local dark pop songstress EPPERLY is releasing her Poison EP this week, and there is a POISON PARTY celebration happening at Queen Ave.  She will be joined by another local badass and site fave Kim Logan, and the party will also feature free tequila, a pizza truck, pop up shop, and a guest painter.  BYOB if tequila isn’t your thing, and BYO$5 to get in to what should be a rowdy one.  Based on the brand new video for the title track below, this one could be a hell of a party.  [MH]

JOEY KNEISER & THE LIVING FLAMES, ADAM FAUCETT, HEYDAY & THE BLOOD
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Keeping the record release weekend vibes going strong (see above post about the Grimey’s in-store), Joey Kneiser & The Living Flames will also be jamming out in the headlining spot of a stacked low-dough bill at The 5 Spot, also featuring folk rocker Adam Faucett, and local rock ’n’ roll collective Heyday and The Blood. Big bands, big sounds, little money down. If you can’t scrape together five clams to support the local music scene, you my friend are living in the wrong city. [JR]

SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS W/ BITERS
@ City Winery | 8pm | $48-70 | All ages

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland, returns to Nashville with his Wildabouts band for the second time this year.  Unlike the early 2015 gig at Mercy Lounge, this set at City Winery has the potential to be super cool and stripped down or it could end up rocking wine glasses off of tables.  Either way, it’s probably worthy of your consideration, if you have the means.  Retro classic rockers, Biters, get this one going, and make us believe that you better order your wine in a sippy cup to prevent head bang spillage. [MH]

SUNDAY

HUMMING HOUSE w/ THE WHISTLES AND THE BELLS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $12 | All Ages

Their stellar set at Live On The Green this year reminded us just how much Humming House embodie the new Nashville sound.  They incorporate soul, folk, pop, and bluegrass into a totally contemporary and digestable stew of awesomeness.  If you haven’t had the chance to catch them live before, the chilled out Sunday set at 3rd & Lindsley is a perfect setting, and they will be paired well with the subtle folk pop jams of The Whistles And The Bells.  [MH]

SAD BAXTER, GIRLYBOI, DEMOS
@ The East Room | 8:30pm | $5 | 18+

Poppy rockers Sad Baxter are definitely beginning to make a name for themselves in Nashville, and the three song EP they dropped early this year is worth your listen below.  London’s Girlyboi and locals Demos (which is a side project from folks in Harpooners and others) get things started.  Looking for a fun chill to end your weekend?  You found it.  [MH]

[CO] Claire Osburn
[IS] Ione Singletary
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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