This Weekend in Nashville | TWiN | Feb. 5 – 7

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Super Bowl weekend typically means house parties, relatively boring football games littered with amazing overpriced commercials, and unhealthy food.  So, make the early part of your weekend (or even Sunday night) count by getting out to see some great live music.  Head below for a plethora of show picks from our staff in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

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

Local songwriter Adam Stockdale performs under the musical moniker Albatross, and you’ve probably been hearing his new single “Game Of Love” on Lightning 100 this week.  If you are a fan of the honest songwriting and amplified folk americana sounds in that song, then you should get down to Soulshine Pizza for a special free happy hour time performance. [MH]

PEKING DUK
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12-15 | 18+

Get down with Australian electronic duo Peking Duk when they stop in on The High Watt to make some Music City booties shake. Touring the U.S. before returning to their native lands in support of their latest EP, Songs to Sweat to, the producer/DJs no doubt know how to turn the party out after a few months of practicing their set. See for yourself this weekend. [JR]

FOXBODY, WHOA DAKOTA, DEAD CURES, FUETE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 adv – $7 at the door | 21+

East Nashville rock ’n’ roll trio Foxbody are headlining an excellent low-dough show at the original Basement also featuring No Country Presents alum Whoa Dakota, plus alt-rockers Dead Cures (another former Acme performer) and Fuete. If funds are super tight, buy your tickets in advance, and save another $2. You can thank us after the show. [JR]

THIS IS ART, KDSML, AMERIGO GAZAWAY
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $5 | 18+

It’s time to get your groove on with some of the top producers in the city.  Exit/In gets turnt on Friday with the likes of This Is Art, KDSML, and Amerigo Gazaway in celebration of the release of the new Hot Like Butta mixtape.  Check out the promo video below to get in the mood, and head to This Is Art’s website to download the mixtape for free.  [MH]

REVEREND HORTON HEAT w/ UNKNOWN HINSON, NASHVILLE PUSSY, IGOR & RED ELVISES
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $20-25 | 18+

Get ready for a crazy night filled with rockabilly/psychobilly at Cannery Ballroom! We told you all about Reverend Horton Heat’s last stop in Nashville, and it’s hard to believe they’ve been going strong for 20 years with their surf/country/punk/big band blend of rock-n-roll music. This band are charismatic and high energy, electrifying audiences coast to coast. And with an endorsement from Lemmy of MOTORHEAD who said, “Go see him or I’ll kill you!” you can’t go wrong! Plus also on the bill is the outrageous, campy, Unknown Hinson with his country and western tinged rockabilly. You might know him as the voice of Early Cuyler in Squidbillies, but with famous fans of his band like Billy Bob Thornton and Matt Groening, he has a lot to offer with his twangy love-gone-bad songs. Rounding out the show is Nashville Pussy and Igor & Red Elvises[IS]

DIANE COFFEE w/ RON GALLO
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Diane Coffee is the brainchild of Shaun Fleming, a former Disney child voice actor who went on to play in Foxygen, and recently released his second album, Everybody’s a Good Dog. Part T. Rex with a theatrical flair, a la Meatloaf, Diane Coffee even throws some Motown soul influence into the mix. Needless to say, it’s infectious with something for everyone. Also playing is Ron Gallo, who just finished his second album, a fusion of punk, psych and fuzz. [MW]

ZOOGMA w/ TURBO SUIT
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 | 18+

Electronic-tinged rock four-piece Zoogma are topping a tasty bill at Mercy Lounge, also featuring dance party enthusiasts Turbo Suit. Both acts have a fun loving, free spirit vibe that is guaranteed to make you bust a move … or several. Like most other instances where you dance like a maniac in front of strangers, alcohol is encouraged for this one. [JR]

MARGO PRICE w/ LITTLE BIG TOWN, MICHAEL W. SMITH, JOE DIFFIE, RICKEY SKAGGS, & MORE
@ The Grand Ole Opry | 7pm | $35-75 | All Ages

We typically don’t cover the Grand Ole Opry showcases.  Not because they lack in talent, it just typically doesn’t fall in our wheelhouse.  This week’s showcase gets a mention because of our absolute love of the first act of the night, Margo Price.  It might be an expensive nut to swallow to see the local songstress, but it will be a unique opportunity in the young career of a budding starlet. [MH]

THE B-52s w/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 8pm | $29-79 | All Ages

The second of two nights, classic new wave rockers The B-52s are teaming up with The Nashville Symphony to give their classic hits like “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” the full orchestral treatment. We’re not exactly sure what to expect from this somewhat unlikely pairing, but it sounds like it’ll be epic, especially for hardcore fans. If you really want to go all out, show up 90 minutes early for a pre-show party in the lobby, featuring cocktails, a photo booth, karaoke, and an ’80s dance party hosted by Lightning 100’s Lt. Dan. [PO]

SATURDAY

ROOTS OF A REBELLION w/ SOUL RADICS, FLORALORIX, CHARGE THE ATLANTIC
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $5-10 | 18+

Come out and support Nashville’s reggae music scene for Marley’s Birthday Bash! Reggae/rock/dub/soul group Roots of a Rebellion are once again spreading the love around Nashville by heading up a show to celebrate the legend Bob Marley and support the local charity Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Come support this local group known for their tight horn section, conscientious lyrics, and soulful charm. Soul Radics, Floralorix, Charge the Atlantic, and others will be playing as well. This is bound to be a great show for a great cause, so head on out there and share in the love!  [IS]

HUMMING HOUSE w/ JILL ANDREWS
@ 12th and Porter | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Helping to continue the celebration of the grand re-opening of 12th and Porter, local favorites Humming House are being presented to you thanks to Lightning 100. Another local darling, indie folk maven Jill Andrews will be opening the evening up, so come out Saturday to help support a local venue we thought might bite the dust just a year ago. Together we can help it get back up on it’s feet, and healthy enough to help our local scene thrive. [JR]

SUN SEEKER
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Snag a coveted spot at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music shop Saturday afternoon for a special FREE in-store performance from Third Man Records recording artist Sun Seeker. The show is in honor of the release of the local chamber pop quartet’s debut 7-inch, which will be available as long as supplies last. Get there early to get a copy of the record and stick around to rock out. [JR]

CHICO w/ UNDERGROUND SOUND SOCIETY, PHOBOS, KID FREUD, BRAINTAPES
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

We recently shared the debut EP, Pipe Dreams, from local rockers Chico, so you should already be in the know on them.  They headline a stacked bill at The End featuring bluesy southern rockers Underground Sound Society, instrumental prog rockers Phobos, lo-fi popsters Kid Freud, & indie alt rockers Braintapes.  There’s a little something for everyone on this bill, so get out there and support the next wave of Nashville musicians.  [MH]

JENNY LEWIS w/ THE WATSON TWINS, M. Ward
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

When indie pop icon Jenny Lewis announced a short run of shows with The Watson Twins to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her beloved debut, Rabbit Fur Coat, and Nashville made the cut as one of only three cities, we had a feeling it would sell out immediately- and we were right. Amazingly, though, you can still grab tickets to see Jenny and the Twins at The Basement East on Monday, for an acoustic benefit show, if you missed out on The Ryman- at least for now. Don’t sleep on your second chance! [PO]

GRAHAM NASH
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT (wait list) | All Ages

Songwriting legend Graham Nash has a two night run at Nashville’s City Winery, but, if you were hoping to hear all the classics from his days with The Hollies and supergroup Crosby, Still, & Nash (& Young), you might be out of luck, because this puppy is SOLD OUT. [MH]

BANJO MOUTH, LASSO SPELLS, SWEETTALKER, ETHAN BROWN. & MORE
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Get your ass to The BEast this Saturday night for the largest bill of the weekend. Hill country bluesmen Banjo Mouth, friends of the blog Lasso Spells, Southern Rock ’n’ Rollers Sweettalker and many more! Each band gets thirty minutes during this all local showcase. If you want the most bang for your buck this weekend, you better head to East Nash. [JR]

EL CAMPO w/ YANKEE BLOOD, MOLLY AND ME, PAGEANT
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

A couple of No Country Presents alums join a chilled out bill at The Basement on Saturday night.  Indie pop outfit, Yankee Blood recently blew minds with their cover of Karen Carpenter’s “Merry Christmas Darling” at our last Christmas Caroling Party, and we featured Pageant on one of our showcases at Acme Feed & Seed last summer.  They are joined on this bill by Americana duo Molly And Me and San Antonio, TX based garage folksters, El Campo[initials]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN VS. TOM PETTY ft. YELLOWCARD, DAVID BORNE, JER GREGG, CORY TAYLOR COX, REUBEN BIDEZ, CAPTAIN IVORY, FAVORITE SONS, BEN CLEMONS
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Brought to you by the same people who hosted last week’s buzzed about Kanye vs. Jay-Z show, this weekend a whole bunch of talented local artists will tackle classic hits from The Boss and Tom Petty, and for the low price tag, it’s definitely a fun possibility for a drunken Saturday night singalong. Especially intriguing is top-billed act Yellowcard, who you may remember from their radio-dominating Ocean Avenue more than a decade ago (singer Ryan Key, at least, calls Nashville home these days, and the band remain an active part of the punk scene). [PO]

COLIN HAY
@ The Franklin Theatre | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter Colin Hay initially found fame fronting breakout new wave band Men at Work, but, over the last few decades, has drifted towards a more earnest, introspective, and melancholy personal style, more influenced by folk and rock. After a boost from Garden State a decade ago, Hay’s been in a real career renaissance, and recent releases, like last year’s Next Year People, have been some of his best yet. Colin passes through Nashville on a pretty regular basis, but he’s always a treat to see live, and The Franklin Theatre is a very special and intimate space. Hope you got your tickets early! [PO]

SUNDAY

DIET CIG W/ DADDY ISSUES AND BIG SURR
@ The End | 9pm | $8-10 | 18+

Local alt-pop trio Daddy Issues had a big year last year with the release of their debut Can We Still Hang on Infinity Cat. Taking an ironic look at the existential crisis of being a young woman in modern times while channeling ’90s power pop and alternative, the band has received lots of love for their sarcastic lyrics and shredding guitars. They’re supporting the New York pop punk duo Diet Cig, who are said to have a killer live show thanks to frontwoman Alex Luciano. Rounding out the bill are local surf rockers Big Surr[JSa]

GRAHAM NASH
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT (wait list) | All Ages

If you have some industry connections, it might be time to call in a favor if you are fan of Graham Nash in any of his various incarnations.  Nash finishes out his, sure to be filled with smash hit after smash hit, two night run with another sold out show at City Winery on Sunday. [MH]

[IS] Ione Singletary
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian

[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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