TWiN | This Weekend In Nashville | June 3-5

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You may have noticed us slowing down just a bit, but that is only due to our intense preparation for Bonnaroo next week… and to clear our schedules for another great weekend of shows around Music City.  We’ve been raving about the upcoming new record from Kansas Bible Company, and their release show at The Basement East for a few days now; but, that is just the tip of the iceberg.  This weekend celebrates hair metal and a Stax legend, while also offering opportunities for free music in the park or free music with pizza at one of our favorite local clubs.  Starting to get interested? Head below to plan your weekend with all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

EASY ROSCOE
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Local party rockers Easy Roscoe are starting the weekend off at Soulshine Pizza Factory as part of Lightning 100’s Friday Afternoon Live. The group just released their second record, Piñata this week, and you can snag a copy at the show. You’ve probably heard their single “Green Leather Jacket” on the radio around town. This is a great show if you’re looking for a low-key atmosphere where you can check out new music and grab some pizza. [OL]

KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY, ALANNA ROYALE, THE GILLS
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $10-$12 | 21+

Psych-rock collective Kansas Bible Company are celebrating the release of their third studio album, Paper Moon, with a headlining show at The Basement East this weekend. If you’ve missed out on their dreamy mixture of retro surf pop and hypnotic rock, now is the perfect time to dive in. They’re bringing along local faves Alanna Royale and The Gills for a night of stellar music that’s sure to get you grooving. [LL]

10,000 MANIACS w/ JENN GRINELS
@ City Winery | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

If you were hoping to catch ’80s/’90s multi-platinum alt-rockers 10,000 Maniacs, and you don’t have tickets, than you are SOL because this one is sold out. If you have tickets, than you have nothing to worry about, and although the cast of characters in the iconic first wave band have changed over the years, the songs remain the same. Ge there on time to catch Jenn Grinels in the opening slot of what promises to be an intimate night of epic music. [JR]

BUCKETHEAD
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $20-$23 | 18+

The legendary and mysterious guitar shredder Buckethead, best known for his stint in Guns N’ Roses, will be playing solo at Exit/In, and if you love technically prolific guitar playing it is the only show for you this week. Opting to still wear his mask despite his identity becoming known, Buckethead is undisputedly one of the best living guitar players in the world, mastering rock, metal, funk, jazz, bluegrass, experimental and avant-garde guitar disciplines. With a staggering 264 studio albums of mostly instrumental music under his belt, he’ll have plenty of material to pull from. Don’t miss a modern legend when he stops in on Music City. [JR]

THE TIP, LEFT LANE CRUISER, FEEDBACK REVIVAL
@ The Basement | 9 pm | $5-$8 | 21+

We’ve told you before about local rockers The Tip, who, since forming in 2014, have become Nashville’s best rock revivalist equivalent to The Darkness, calling back to the glam, decadence, sleaze, energy, and attitude of the blues-fueled hard rock scene of an era past. This week, you can catch them at The Basement for cheap along with Left Lane Cruiser and Feedback Revival, which seems like the perfect sweaty, rowdy way to spend a Friday night. [PO]

PIZZA PARTY ft. PENICILLIN BABY, MY POLITIC, SAD BAXTER, STAGOLEE, DOWN BOY, DIAMOND CARTER, MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX, SUPER SHAKER, PEOPLE ON THE PORCH, TREADWELL FORD
@ Mercy Lounge | 8 pm | FREE | 21+

If It’s pretty hard to beat a free show that features some of the best bands in town and offers free pizza to boot. If you’re on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the pizza party happening at Mercy Lounge. Not only are they providing you with free pizza (until it runs out), but you can also catch a pretty wide offering of local bands. There’s local psych rockers Penicillin Baby, the ever-changing but always good Diamond Carter, and a long list of other blog faves. [MW]

FARM ROCK NASHVILLE ft. TOM KEIFER (CINDERELLA), SLAUGHTER, NELSON, TORA TORA, JOHN CORABI, KICKIN’ VALENTINA
@ Marathon Music Works | 5pm | $35-$150 | 18+

If you need some throwback hair metal this weekend, then the ideal bet is to head out to Farm Rock Nashville at Marathon Music Works.  This reverie of the hairspray, power chords, and high pitched squeals that captivated music in the 80s and early 90s is perfectly exemplified with Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Slaughter, Nelson, and more: devil horn hand signs and blistered thumbs from lighter candled ballads are sure to be abundant during the epic hours of sing-a-longs. [MH]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: THE MOWGLI’S, AJ AND THE JIGGAWATTS, RASHAD THA POET, KYSHONA, & MORE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

This season’s Musician’s Corner lineup is probably the best ever, and that fact is readily apparent with this weekend’s slate of FREE performers. Headed up by breakout west coast rockers The Mowgli’s, who already have a new album slated for the fall, Saturday’s bill also features AJ and the Jiggawatts, Rashad tha Poet, and Kyshona, plus acoustic performers Jake OusleyKendre Streeter, and Baylor Wilson. Per usual, the event is all ages, and food trucks and activities open at noon, with music kicking off at 1:30. [PO]

KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY
@ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

If you couldn’t make it to their Friday night show, you have a second chance to see Kansas Bible Company during their visit to Grimey’s. They’ll be giving fans a taste of their brand spankin’ new LP Paper Moon, so why not shake up your happy hour and enjoy some glorious psych rock for free?  [LL]

FARM ROCK NASHVILLE ft. VINCE NEIL (Motley Crue), KIX, STEELHEART, VIXEN, JOHN CORABI, TED POLEY, KILLER DWARFS, MYCAH, VEILSIDE, ROAD DAWG
@ Marathon Music Works | 5pm | $40-$100 | 18+

Attention glam metal heads! Farm Rock Nashville continues on Saturday featuring rock n’ roll bad boy Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Kix, Steelheart, Vixen, and more.  Tickets are still available, you just have to track down those torn jeans, leather jacket, and bandana… or, maybe you don’t have to look too hard at all. [MH]

TYLER CHILDERS, JON LATHAM, JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS
@ The Basement | 9 pm | $10 | 21+

If you’re looking to check out some incredible singer/songwriters, this weekend’s show at The Basement, featuring Tyler Childers, Jon Latham, and Joshua Black Wilkins is just the ticket. Childers is an acclaimed Appalachian troubadour, and Latham and Wilkins are both superb rising local artists in their own right. [MW]

PETER WOLF & THE MIDNIGHT RIDERS
@ City Winery | 8pm | $45-$55 | All ages

Rhythm and blues/soul, rock legend and frontman of the J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf and his latest project The Midnight Riders are stopping in on City Winery to wow the dinner crowd over some vino. Their latest release, A Cure for Loneliness, dropped in April and it’s proof that is old dog has plenty of new tricks. So check out some tasty licks from a living rock legend this weekend. [JR]

40 OZ. BURRITO w/ JAHISMA, WHYTE NOYSE
@ Exit/In | 8 pm | $10 | 18+

Making what seems to be their annual pilgrimage to Nashville, Sublime tribute band 40 oz Burrito will be taking over Exit/In for an evening to serenade you with some of the greatest reggae rock music that was ever created. Look for like minded performer Jahisma and Whyte Noyse to kick off the dub laced festivities. [JR]

SUNDAY

SCOTT BIRAM w/ DYLAN WALSHE
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10-$12 | 18+

Quoted as saying his music is “the bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock,” Scott Biram touches a lot of bases. The fearless performer isn’t just schtick, he takes the one-man band concept to new heights, with just his hollow body guitar and a stomp board. With fellow foot stompin’ bluesman Dylan Walshe performing in the opening spot, it should be a rip roaring good time of minimalist awesomeness. [JR]

WILLIAM BELL w/ JOHN LEVENTHAL
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $18 | All Ages

We see all of those Stax Records bumper stickers on cars around town, so how are tickets still available for this show.  Legendary Memphis bred soul singer William Bell penned a multitude of hits for himself, as  well as heavy hitters like Albert King, Cream, Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Snoop Dogg, and Billy Idol, just to name a few, on the Stax label.  He’s been a relentless force in music for 55 years, and he’ll be sharing a special evening in Nashville on Sunday with John Leventhal, who he’s teamed up with to release his first album of original material in over 30 years. [MH]



[JR] Jacob Ryan
[LL] Lorie Liebig
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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