TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 13 – 15

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Friday the 13th is supposed to be scary, but the only thing scary about the only Friday falling on the 13th this year is the amount of awesome shows that are happening around Music City this weekend.  Let us help you make plans with our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: EMERSON HART, FAIRFIELD FOUR, JASON ESKRIDGE, JILLIAN JACQUELINE, CHASING LOVELY
@ Centennial Park | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Whether you are looking for some free music, a laid back lawn party, or a cheap date, Musicians Corner has been providing options for Nashvillians for the past six years.  They kick off year 7 on Friday night with an evening of acoustic performances including songwriter and Tonic frontman Emerson Hart, acclaimed Nashville gospel quartet The Fairfield Four, acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Jason Eskridge, twangy local singer songwriter Jillian Jacqueline, and pop duo Chasing Lovely.  The family friendly, pet friendly event also features a kids play zone, food trucks, drinks, and local vendors.

CODY HUGGINS
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Keeping their happy hour tradition alive at Soulshine, Lightning 100 is happy to present local rock ‘n roll singer songwriter Cody Huggins. With a hot new single, “See For Days,” filling the Music City airwaves, we look forward to hear more from him in the very near future. Check him out live for free, grab beer, munch a slice, and kick your weekend off right! [JR]

SERATONES W/ TENNESSEE MUSCLE CANDY
@ The Basement | 9pm | $6 | 21+

We’ve been talking about the upcoming show of female vocal powerhouses for a little while now.  Louisiana based Seratones‘ brand of rock will appeal to fans of The Alabama Shakes, and local fresh faces Tennessee Muscle Candy demand that you get to the show on time. [MH]

GHOSTFINGER W/ HOW I BECAME THE BOMB AND LONE OFFICIAL
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 18+

It’s been several years since we heard from local band Ghostfinger, so we’re beyond excited that Richie Kirkpatrick and company will be reuniting this weekend for a show at Exit/In. They’re joined by local indie, synth-poppers How I Became the Bomb, and Pavement-influenced band, Lone Official[MW]

PENICILLIN BABY W/ SAD BAXTER, EMPIRE MACHINES, ONLY
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $7 | 21+

We premiered the awesome new EP Cryptic Fantasies from Penicillin Baby earlier this week.  The mainstays in the local rock scene will be celebrating the release on Friday night at The 5 Spot with local rockers Sad Baxter, Empire Machines, and Only.  Bottom line on this one? Great rock bands, great price, great hang. No excuses. Stream Cryptic Fantasies below, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. [MH]

BASECAMP W/ SPZRKT AND BOBBY RAPS
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $3-10 | 21+

Red Bull Sound Select is back in town with another $3 advance RSVP event at The Basement East.  This round features local electro R&B producers BASECAMP topping the bill with like-minded singer SPZRKT and bad ass rapper/singer Bobby Raps. Remember, the cheap tickets are only available if you RSVP, otherwise, you pay $10 at the door. [MH]

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER
@ Various | 10 am | $135 | All Ages

Our friends over at Muddy Roots Records are throwing their annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender with a full weekend of bands, vintage cars, vendors, and pinup pageants.  It’s almost like Ink n’ Iron should have called our pals at Muddy Roots to get some pointers, because these guys know how to do it right.  Friday’s musical performances include Dale Watson, The Blasters, The Hillbilly Casino, and tons more. [MH]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW PLAYS BLONDE ON BLONDE
@ Country Music Hall of Fame | 8pm | $34-39 | All Ages

Huge Dylan fans and songwriting collaborators (that “Wagon Wheel” song is a Dylan throwaway, lest we forget) Old Crow Medicine Show playing through his classic Nashville-recorded album for its 50th anniversary? Yes, please. Expect all the classics to be countrified and bluegrassed-up as per OCMS style. [JSa]

CHROME PONY, OJR, GOTH BABE, AND IAN FERGUSON
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 8pm | $7-10 | 21+

Chrome Pony are a Nashville success story that went from jamming in their Nashville basement to touring Europe with Cage The Elephant. Their shows are always a blast, full of upbeat and catchy punk riffs. Check them out this Friday as they take over Little Harpeth Brewery with local psych-rock band Goth Babe, along with OJR and Ian Ferguson.  All of these bands are No Country Presents alum, so you know we give this show our seal of approval. [JC]

EMMYLOU HARRIS & FRIENDS W/ SAM BUSH & JOHN RANDALL
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All ages

Emmylou Harris continues her run of shows at City Winery in support of her dog rescue, Bonaparte’s Retreat.  This show mentions special guests of Sam Bush and John Randall, amongst sure to be other guests.  Unfortunately, just like last week’s edition, this one is sold out.  There are more of these next week, and there are still tickets for the May 21 show.  Get those now, before you are reading this again kicking yourself next weekend. [MH]

D. STRIKER’S RR PARTY
@ American Legion Post 82 | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Since 1986, D. Striker has been celebrating the ill-fated Friday the 13th with a raucous party celebrating the best of music, comedy, and general good times. This is the only Friday the 13th this year, so give some consideration to this event, which will feature some new music from Striker, and performances from Zach Schmidt, Matt Campbell, and Teddy and the Rough Riders. [MH]

SATURDAY

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER
@ Various | 10 am | $135 | All Ages

The weekend continues for the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender that is taking over the Opryland area this weekend.  Musical acts on Saturday include Pokey LaFarge, Reverend Horton Heat, and Unknown Hinson, just to name a few. [MH]

MUSICIANS CORNER: ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, ANDY DAVIS, CAROLINE GLASSER, HALFBRASS, REBECCA ROUBION, JAMESON ELDER, CHASING SUMMER
@ Centennial Park | 12 pm | FREE | All Ages

The opening weekend of the 7th season of Musicians Corner continues on Saturday with a kick ass kick off.  Pedal steel master Robert Randolph and his Family Band headline the event’s main stage, along with local singer-songwriters Andy Davis and Caroline Glaser, and the party gets started with big horn funk outfit Halfbrass.  The acoustic stage features stand out local songwriter Rebecca Roubion, who we just premiered a music video for, along with Jameson Elder and Chasing Summer.  Free hangs and great music on what should be a lovely day? Couldn’t ask for anything more. [MH]

SAVAGES W/ HEAD WOUND CITY
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $20 | 18+

The all-female post-punk U.K.-based group Savages are quickly earning a reputation for having one of the best live shows in rock and roll with this tour for their critically acclaimed second record, Adore Life. The band’s music is abrasive and harsh, while frontwoman Jehnny Beth sings and chants her poetry over the noise. Anyone who misses the tradition of a poet band leader and/or loves the music of Patti Smith, Joy Division, PJ Harvey, and Nick Cave will love this band. [JSa]

BEACH SLANG W/ POTTY MOUTH, DYKE DRAMA, AND RADIO DECAY
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 21+

One of our most-anticipated performers at this weekend’s Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Beach Slang will pass through Nashville after the fest, to play The High Watt with Potty MouthDyke Drama, and Radio Decay. Led by frontman James Snyder, Beach Slang co-opt elements of punk, heartland, and indie rock, playing with an energetic earnestness that feels like a love letter to classic punk without entering the territory of full-blown nostalgia. Relatively new to the scene, the group dropped their critically-acclaimed full-length debut, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, last fall, and are seemingly on the fast-track to becoming one of the most important punk bands of their generation. [PO]

ROANOKE, LEAH BLEVINS, GUTHRIE BROWN, & THE HARMALEIGHS
@ The 5 Spot | 8pm | $13-15 | 18+

We premiered Roanoke‘s self-titled debut earlier this week, and were truly impressed.  They are celebrating the official release on Saturday night at The 5 Spot.  No Country Presents alums Guthrie Brown and The Harmaleighs are lined up to support in one of the top local bills of the weekend.  [MH]

THE WHITE STRIPES VS. THE BLACK KEYS FT. THE GILLS, OMEGA SWAN, FRANCES AND THE FOUNDATION, CHRIS WILD, SECRET CLUB AND MORE
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

At this point, it seems like The White Stripes vs. The Black Keys debate has been going on forever. Especially in a town with such strong ties to both bands, everyone seems to have their feet firmly planted on one side or the other. But regardless of which band you prefer, you can come out to Mercy Lounge and hear some of Nashville’s best perform songs by their favorite of the two. Show your allegiance to your favorite or enjoy both, with songs performed by a whole list of local acts including The Gills and Omega Swan[MW]

PAUL SIMON
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

The last time Paul Simon played in Nashville, it was at a pricey, private event. This time around all his fans got a chance at tickets, when he announced that he’d be playing two nights in a row at the Ryman. While tickets are already sold out, those who were lucky enough to get one are sure to be in for something special on the first night of two playing the Mother Church. [MW]

JOSEPH PLUS LIZA ANNE
@ The Basement | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 21+

Portland-based trio Joseph is comprised of sisters Natalie, Allison, and Meegan, who supply soaring and blissful harmonies. If you’re looking for beautiful and well-crafted tracks that fit in the same spectrum of Feist, Lucius and The Lone Bellow, you’re sure to be a fan of these ladies. Longtime local favorite Liza Anne will be also performing a set of her emotional and cutting songs, so get ready for an intimate night of truly astonishing music.  [LL]

SPACEFACE, CHALAXY, AND GOOD ENGLISH
@ The East Room | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Cold Lunch Recordings is hosting a crazy psychtastic show at The East Room on Saturday night.  This one features local rockers Chalaxy and Good English, but the headliner may not be familiar to you.  Spaceface features members of The Flaming Lips, and, while Wayne Coyne is unlikely to be there, you can expect them to be well versed in weird awesome rock. [MH]

USELESS EATERS, DATENIGHT, JAWWS, BROTHERS & NANDAS
@ The END | 9pm | $8 | 18+

Saturday night is sure to get rowdy at The End. San Francisco transplants from Memphis Useless Eaters have a very exciting new-age/just the basics punk sound that provides for a lot of fun in a live setting. The band is set to rock alongside Brothers from Athens and has also invited some great local support from new faces Datenight and Infinity Cat mascots Jawws. [JC]

RYAN SAMBOL (THE STRANGE BOYS), ANDY FERRO, DILLON WATSON
@ Fond Object | 7pm | $tips | All ages

Country fried indie rock with a heavy garage edge, The Strange Boys are a band that devotees of local label Infinity Cat should already have in their lexicon. If you love JEFF, or DP, then odds are you’ll enjoy Ryan Sambol (a founding member of The Strange Boys). Equally enjoyable is No Country Presents alumnus Andy Ferro and Dillion Watson. This shindig is all ages, and it starts a little early, at 7 pm, but the best part is it’s FREE (although donations are always appreciated). Get in a good Riverside Village hang, and help support the local underground scene while you’re at it. [JR]

SUNDAY

BARONESS W/ YOUTH CODE
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $20 | All Ages

Savannah, GA sludge metal mavens Baroness have been a favorite within the heavy music community for over a decade now, finding broader acclaim with their 2012 third album Yellow & Green, and most recent effort Purple (which hit #1 on the indie charts). Progressive and alternative, Baroness have toured with huge names like Metallica, Deftones, Mastodon, Converge, and Coheed and Cambria, and have cemented their legacy as one of the best contemporary acts in the scene. They return to Nashville this weekend with Youth Code to play 3rd & Lindsely, not generally the first spot we think of for metal shows, but nonetheless a great location. Baroness rip live, so if you need a heavy music fix, this is it. [PO]

PAUL SIMON
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Whether you’ve been a fan of Paul Simon since his Simon & Garfunkel days or just since he started releasing solo material, he’s sure to play something for you on the second night of his two-night stint at the Ryman. The second show, like the first one, is already sold out, but ticket holders are sure to be in for something truly special seeing Simon play the Mother Church. [MW]

NASHVILLE BOOGIE VINTAGE WEEKENDER FINALE W/ CHRIS ISAAK
@ Grand Ole Opry House | 7:30 Pm | $25-$45 | All Ages

Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender wraps the weekend with a special performance by Chris Isaak at The Grand Ole Opry.  This is a separately ticketed event from the weekend pass, so anyone can snag a ticket, even if you weren’t able to afford or attend the full Boogie. Head below to rewatch the video that made most every man and woman in the world dream of Helena Christensen and Chris Isaak. [MH]

ART ALEXAKIS (EVERCLEAR) AND LEIGH NASH (SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER)
@ City Winery | 8pm | $25-$35 | All Ages

Art Alexakis, frontman of long-running Portland post-grunge band Everclear, and local Leigh Nash, acclaimed solo artist and frontman of Sixpence None the Richer, are teaming up for what is billed as “a night of songs and stories,” apparently something special and different than Art’s otherwise pretty straightforward solo tour. The contrast of these two artists alone, nostalgic in their own right, makes this a really interesting show, so if you’re a fan of either singer, seeing them in such an intimate, story-driven setting sounds like blast. [PO]

POLYENSO w/ CONSTELLATIONS & THE STILL, SMALL VOICE
@ The End | 8pm | $10-12 | All Ages

Florida based electro-drenched indie rockers Polyenso were just featured in our Bonnaroo Band of the Day series.  You get a chance to check them out before you Roo on Sunday night with local alt rockers Constellations, melodic indie rockers The Still, Small Voice.  [MH]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSa] Jacqui Sahagian
[JC] Julian Ciany
[LL] Lorie Liebig
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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