TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | March 4 – 6

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It’s another stacked weekend in Nashville, as though everyone in Nashville is trying to get their final club shows checked off before the spring and summer outdoor mayhem begins.  This weekend features some really cool events including renowned producer Kid Koala performing over a live rendition of one of his graphic novels, a couple of evenings with Tedeschi Trucks,  a warmup for LCD Soundsystem at Bonnaroo, and what if there were a possible Silver Jews reunion?? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so head below to dig into all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

CHROME PONY
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Rising fuzzy garage power pop outfit Chrome Pony had quite the past year.  They burst onto the scene with a Road To Bonnaroo win and performance, and just returned from a considerable European run with Cage The Elephant.  The buzz continues to build with their anointment as Lightning 100’s artist of the week, and you can join them to celebrate for free at Soulshine on Friday night.  It’s the perfect way to get loose for the weekend. [MH]

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND W/ JUNIOR BROWN
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is taking over the Ryman for three nights this weekend! Luckily, there are still a few tickets left for Friday night’s edition, which will feature legendary country guitarist and singer Junior Brown in addition to the powerhouse husband-wife, blues king and queen team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Each ticket purchase also includes a digital download of the band’s latest release Let Me Get By, which probably makes this not-to-be-missed show the best deal in Nashville all weekend! [JSt]

JUAN WAUTERS W/ TALL JUAN & THE FUNS
@ Third Man Records | 7pm | $8 | All Ages

Relocated from the now defunct (*sob*) Stone Fox, Juan Wauters returns to Nashville with his distinct brand of artsy, Spanish-English collaged, psych pop, but this time in Third Man Records’ Blue Room.  Wauters is no stranger to Music City, having played Freakin’ Weekend in the past, along with sets as direct support for both Mac DeMarco and Steve Gunn.  The Uruguayan turned New Yorker released the record Who Me? last year, and has been touring the world in support since.  Don’t miss this intimate show at one of Nashville’s coolest venues.  Tall Juan & The Funs are lined up in support. [MH]

DJ NEED A STACK (BOB NASTANOVICH) W/ THE CARTOONS & SOFT CRUSH
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

It’s a night to celebrate Silver Jews at The End on Friday night.  Bob Nastanovich, who is best known for his roles with indie rock forefathers Pavement & Silver Jews, will be the defacto emcee for this event, and will be spinning records under the moniker DJ Need A Stack.  The Cartoons are set to perform a full night of Silver Jews covers, and Soft Crush opens things up.  If you join our desire to see the recently rumored reunion of Silver Jews, head out to the show to see if Nashville resident and Silver Jew founder David Berman makes a guest appearance. [MH]

KID KOALA PERFORMS NUFONIA MUST FALL
@ OZ Arts Nashville | 8pm | $20-50 | All Ages

Kid Koala is probably most well known for his work as a producer, turntablist, and collaborator in Gorillaz or Deltron 3030; but he is also a renowned graphic novelist.  His lastest work, Nufonia Must Fall, tells the story of a tone-deaf robot, fearful of his growing obsolescence, who tries to woo an office worker with his love songs.  An interesting enough premise, but on Friday and Saturday, OZ Arts Nashville will be presenting the graphic novel via puppeteers as camera crews edit in real time to bring you a live silent film.  The real kicker of this one though?  Kid Koala will be performing a live soundtrack for the film with the help of a string quartet.  Yeah, that’s pretty badass.  [MH]

STARBENDERS, CHALAXY, AND NIGHTBLONDE
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Pop-punk rockers StarBenders are heading our way from Atlanta on Friday night to play The Basement with local experimental, psychedelic four-piece Chalaxy and synth-driven, ambient-rock band Nightblonde. You can’t beat this kind of stacked bill for only $5, so if you’re looking for something to fill up your Friday night, this is it. [MG]

WESTERN MEDICATION (Release Show) W/ DOGS OF OZ, & DATENIGHT
@ The Glass Menagerie (Lynwood Ave) | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Old pals Western Medication are gearing up to release their new 7-inch “Witch Parade” on Friday night at new show house The Glass Menagerie.  We’ve been fans for a while, and are just as excited as you should be to get some new jams out of these talented post punks.  Head below to get a taste of their wares with the 2015 release “Goes Around” to get you in the mood.  Like-minded rockers Dogs Of Oz and Datenight will be filling out this solid bill.  [MH]

SLOWRITER W/ FOXBODY, SETH NATHAN GREEN, AND SONGS 2 DANCE 2
@ The East Room | 8pm | $8 | 18+

Atlanta electronic artist Slowriter is bringing his psychedelic sounds, quirky beats, abstract samples, and crazy visuals to The East Room Friday night. He’s joined by Foxbody, a newer rock outfit from East Nashville and frequenters of The East Room, along with fellow local songwriter folktronic loop pedal master Seth Nathan GreenSongs 2 Dance 2, a blog favorite with hits like “Swipe Right,” will open for these stellar acts. The show is $5 with canned goods or your “I Voted” sticker. This is set to be one entertaining show. [OL]

DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 18+

The ultimate dance party known as Dance Yourself Clean swings through Nashville this Friday night at Exit/In, so if you’re a fan of indie-pop bands like LCD Soundsystem (whose hit single gives the tour its name), CHVRCHES, Miike Snow, The Naked & Famous, etc., you won’t want to miss out on this. There’s supposedly a kick-ass light show to go along with it, too. [MG]

COLIN LINDEN
@ City Winery | 8pm | $25-35 | All Ages

Canadian singer songwriter/record producer Colin Linden has stopped in on Music City to serenade you at one of the most intimate venues in town. The very talented Linden has worked with legends like Lucinda Williams, Leon Redbone, T Bone Burnett, and even Bob Dylan and The Band. In addition to these various collaborations, Colin is also a versatile electric/acoustic guitar player who specializes in slide work, country blues and ragtime fingerpicking. Watch a master at work this weekend. [JR]

SAM BURCHFIELD W/ THE MIDDLE GROUND, VINYL SUNDAY, AND STELLE AMOR
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $8 | 18+

Funky ballad singer songwriter Sam Burchfield is headlining a bad ass low dough show at Mercy, and you should probably be there. For just eight bucks you also get the stylings of alt-pop Music City transplants The Middle Ground, New Orleans Jazz meets Motor City Blues ensemble Vinyl Sunday, plus blues dream pop singer Stelle Amor. You’ll be hard pressed to find a larger bill anywhere for under $10. [JR]

SATURDAY

BAG RAIDERS W/ PLASTIC PLATES
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $15 |18+

As we told you all about in detail, LA-based, Australian-bred electro pop duo Bag Raiders are headed to town in support of a string of buzzy EPs and singles released over the last year. Known as much for their original material as for remixes and collaborations, Bag Raiders will be supported by up and coming fellow Aussie ex-pat DJ Plastic Plates, for a indie pop and electro-infused night of solid tunes. [PO]

ADIA VICTORIA
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

This alternative-blues songstress, poet, and activist has had our attention for her amped-up, angry take on Delta blues and refusal to romanticize the South even though much of the inspiration for her art comes from the region. “I don’t know nothing about Southern belles / But I can tell you about Southern hell” the South Carolinian sings on “Stuck in the South,” a song that earned her the title of “artist to watch” by many publications last year. Now her debut full-length Beyond the Bloodhounds is finally coming out in May, and you can catch her at the High Watt on Saturday, before she heads out to tour in support of it. [JSa]

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
@ Ryman Auditorium| 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Don’t miss this last chance to catch the Tedeschi Trucks Band during their three night residency at the Ryman Auditorium. Saturday’s night show has no opener, and instead will feature two entire sets by the blues supergroup of Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and company. A few tickets are still available and include a digital download of the band’s new critically acclaimed album Let Me Get By.  [JSt]

KID KOALA PERFORMS NUFONIA MUST FALL
@ OZ Arts Nashville | 8pm | $20-50 | All Ages

If you missed the discussion on this above, head back up to read about one of the most interesting events in Nashville this weekend, and then grab tickets to the final night of the event before they are gone. [MH]

THEM VIBES, SOMEBODY’S DARLING, AND RI₵HIE
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $5-7 | 21+

Local Southern rock ’n’ rollers on the rise, Them Vibes are ready to take things to the next level at The BEast this Saturday. Look for fellow like minded locals (via Dallas) Somebody’s Darling, plus rowdy man-around-town and friend of the blog Ri¢hie to kick off a night of awesome music that’s available to you for super cheap. [JR]

SUNDAY

GRIFFIN HOUSE, ANDREA DAVIDSON, & BEN DANAHER
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $18 | All Ages

Nashville Sunday Night Presented by Lightning 100 continues to roll on strong at the familiar South Broadway haunt, 3rd & Lindsley. This week’s show, which is always broadcast live over the airwaves, features pop folk/rock hero Griffin House, alt-soul one-woman-band Andrea Davidson and blues folk performer Ben Danaher. Get there on time, because the sets for these shows tend to be shorter and run tight, due to the live broadcast. With three performers set to go it should be a jam packed affair. [JR]

[OL] Olivia Ladd
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[JSt] Jen Starsinic
[MH] Matt Hall
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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