TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | November 27 – 29

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The holidays are officially here, and we hope that you are able to spend the long weekend with family, friends, and loved ones.  Of course, there is only so long that you can sit in the living room talking to Aunt Martha, so we’ve rounded up some stellar shows for you to consider sneaking out to.  Head below to see all of our staff picks for this weekend, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY

DEROBERT & THE HALF TRUTHS (ALBUM RELEASE) w/ ANNA HAAS + THE EFFECT, THE BROADCAST
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $10 | 21+

We’re set to have a soulful weekend in Nashville and, as we officially enter the holiday season, DeRobert & The Half Truths are dropping off a gift in the form of a new EP titled Get The Goods.  You can head out for the official release party featuring blog approved art popster Anna Haas + The Effect and The Broadcast at Exit/In on Friday, and head below to savor DeRobert’s last album, I’m Tryin’, below to get you in the mood. [MH]

DJ HOWARD, PERCEPTIVE (FT. CHARLES “WIGG” WALKER), SPICE J
@ The Hatchery; Acme Feed & Seed – 3rd Floor | 9pm | $5 | 21+

We just premiered the new single “Alliance” from Perceptive, which features Charles “Wigg” Walker, and now you have the chance to see the duo collaborate live in a Black Friday event that you’ll want to be a part of.  DJ Howard and Spice J are also on this bill that will give you enough exercise to work off that extra piece of pie (or three) from Thanksgiving. [MH]

SATURDAY

MARCUS KING BAND
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Certified guitar slinger Marcus King is set to perform an in-store at Grimeys on Small Business Saturday.  Head out to see why Warren Haynes signed the talented youngster to his Evil Teen Records label, and be sure to stock up on some holiday gifts for the fam while you listen. [MH]

61Hi5 FT. THE TRINITY SCHILL KILL, SECRET CLUB, FRANCES AND THE FOUNDATION, GOOD ENGLISH, THE GAD GODS, THE FUTURE, THE TRIGGER CODE, CROWNS
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Need to break away from the family and get your local fix this weekend?  Look no further than Mercy Lounge, who is throwing a huge kickass party featuring some of the top talent in our music scene.  We’ll have more on this one later this week, but one look at the lineup above and your mind should already be made up. [MH]

GRIFFIN HOUSE w/ EMILY EARLE
@ City Winery | 8pm | $18-$25 | All Ages

Ohio bred folk pop-rocker Griffin House is headlining a great get-over-the-leftovers Saturday night show at City Winery with alt pop country crooner Emily Earle in the warm-up spot. House is now based in Nashville, so the bring the whole fam, even the in-laws, to this all ages show and help support our ever expanding local scene.  [JR]

WILL HOGE w/ SCHLITZ
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $15-30 | 21+

While Will Hoge’s newest album, Small Town Dreams, explores the idea of roads that have led Hoge away from his hometown of Franklin, this weekend he’ll be back in Nashville to play two nights at the Basement East. Hoge’s songs are genre defying; he’s seen success both on contemporary country charts and in the alt-rock world. His songs are hard not to sing along to and might just be the perfect way to get up and moving again after days of gorging on turkey and dressing. On Saturday night, he’ll be joined by Grammy-award winner Don Schlitz[MW]

JELLY ROLL w/ ALEXANDER KING
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Hailing from nearby Antioch, rapper Jelly Roll has been a fixture in the Nashville hip hop scene for nearly a decade, developing a voice which personifies life in the south. He’s been picking up more national traction than ever this year, and seems poised to follow in the footsteps of fellow local(ish) southern MCs like YelaWolf in gaining broader notoriety. Alexander King supports, and this show also serves as a Thanksgiving coat drive. [PO]

BODY OF LIGHT, GREYWOODS, HOLY MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVERS
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Now that you’ve had a full day to recover from the turkey takeover (put down the leftovers!), and you’ve survived Black Friday, it’s time to rock out, at the one of best low dough shows Nashville’s Saturday has to offer. Formed in Murfreesboro, TN by brothers Mike and Mitch Kluge in 2008, Body of Light have since swelled into a seven-piece multimedia music group constantly pushing boundaries. They are always fun and always interesting, plus you get Greywoods and Holy Mountain Top Removers … all for just $5 at the door! You’d be nutty to miss it. [JR]

THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE w/ FOXING, TTNG, BRIGHTSIDE
@ The End | 8pm | $13 | All Ages

Hot on the heels of their unbelievable new album Harmlessness, emo revival torchbearers The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die return to town for a performance at The End, marking what might be the best under the radar show of the weekend. Similar-minded group Foxing, who’ve made their way to Music City numerous times this year, provide direct support, and this unbeatable bill is rounded out by TTNG and Brightside.  [PO]

SUNDAY

JOHN MORELAND
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

The Americana world has been raving about Tulsa, OK native John Moreland for quite some time now, and it’s easy to see why; with a deep, raspy voice and knack for writing poignant, heartfelt lyrics, Moreland is on the path to being a legendary singer-songwriter. Be sure to check him out this weekend at 3rd & Lindsley, a perfect setting for this kind of intimate music. [MG]

BUTTHOLE w/ US & THEM, LEVI RAY
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5-7 | 21+

Local, young and raunchy punks Butthole put together a kick ass low dough Sunday show at The Basement. We’ve covered the up-and-comers before (read this post) and we are looking forward to seeing what new tricks their hiding up their … well … buttholes. Like minded rockers Us & Them, and Levi Ray fill out the bill and it’s coming a you for under $10. Don’t be lame, keep the holiday weekend going, and be at The Basement Sunday night. [JR]

WILL HOGE W/ SAM PALLADIO
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $15-30 | 21+

If one night of Will Hoge at The Basement East isn’t enough to satisfy your holiday weekend music cravings, you have another chance to catch the acclaimed local singer on Sunday. This show features Sam Palladio, who, aside from appearing as Gunnar on ABC’s Nashville, is quickly becoming an accomplished solo artist in his own right, breaking from his TV counterpart’s country leaning to embrace a more folk rock feel. [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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