TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 17 – 19

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While the solstice doesn’t officially happen until Monday, the weather this week leaves little doubt that summer is in full swing.  So make the most of it.  This weekend features the second to last Musicians Corner of the season, but there are plenty of incredible club shows from both local and touring acts to keep you going into the evenings.  Remember to call your Dad, and then let us help with your weekend plans in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: STEVE FORBERT, LEIGH NASH, ANGEL SNOW, DARA TUCKER, AND NATALIE LURIE
@ Centennial Park | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

As has been the trend many weekends this season, Musicians Corner is hosting a special acoustic Friday night showcase ahead of its regular Saturday festivities, boasting some great performers and the typical food trucks, fun, and amenities. This week features big names like Steve ForbertLeigh NashAngel Snow, and more, so if you’re looking for some free Friday fun to kick off your weekend, look no further! [PO]

JUSTIN KLUMP
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

It’s a big weekend for folk pop songwriter Justin Klump.  The Vancouver, WA native recently relocated to Nashville to work on his latest self-titled LP, which dropped in May of this year.  You’ve probably been hearing the lead single “Loved You Good” on Lightning 100 this week, where Klump has been anointed Local Artist of the Week.  If you haven’t heard it, head below to check it out.  Then, head out to Soulshine Pizza for a free set on Friday night before he performs at Musicians Corner on Saturday. [MH]

RANCH GHOST (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS, SUN SEEKER
@ The East Room | 8pm | $8-$10 | 18+

We’ve been longtime fans of local indie psych rockers Ranch Ghost, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the release of their new record, Lookin, at The East Room. Another blog favorite Clear Plastic Masks, and Sun Seeker (read this) will be filling out the line-up, and you can get all this great local music for just $8 in advance or $10 day of. Help support our thriving local rock scene, we don’t care how hot it is outside, get off your lazy ass this weekend! [JR]

NIGHTBLONDE (RECORD RELEASE) w/ PANGS, SOFT BODIES
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Local experimental pop outfit Nightblonde are celebrating the release of their debut record, Numbers, which officially dropped on June 3.  As you can hear in their excellent single “Tour de Prance” below, their sound is drenched in modern synth lines over an almost British new wave rock foundation, and they really are an exciting entry into the local scene.  The group will be joined by the Lindsey Johns fronted alt pop outfit PANGS and R&B electropop group Soft Bodies.  Want to stay on top of the Nashville pop scene? The High Watt on Friday night is probably the best place for you to start.  [MH]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, RIVER WHYLESS, JUSTIN KLUMP, MARIE MILLER, & MORE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm | FREE | All Ages

It’s the second to last Musicians Corner of the 2016 Spring season, and it is headlined by longtime blog fave Hurray For The Riff Raff, bringing their bohemian Americana vibe to Centennial Park on Saturday.  They will be joined by eclectic folksters River Whyless, who are prepping to release a new record in August, along with Lightning 100 Artist of the Week Justin Klump, and singer-songwriter Marie Miller on the main stage.  The acoustic stage features sets from Allison Bencar, Maybe April, and Jesse Santoyo to round out a day of free, family friendly fun. [MH]

SECRET CLUB, SMUG BROTHERS
@ Fond Object | 6pm | $5 (suggested donation) | All Ages

Bring your own beer to Fond Object in Riverside Village for a $5 suggested donation show featuring local poppy, grungy power trio Secret Club (read this post) and Ohio indie rockers Smug Brothers. It’s always an inclusive, all ages, pup friendly neighborhood party at the Object, so snag a sixer and catch the good vibes! [JR]

THE MODERN ROYALS, CAREY, THE WILD JAYS, S.M. WOLF
@ fooBAR | 9pm | $5 | 18+

If you are in the need for a low dough rock show, look no further than fave East Side haunt fooBAR for an evening featuring The Modern Royals, No Country alums Carey, new found blog faves The Wild Jays, and Indy based-indie rockers S.M. Wolf.  Check the Facebook event page for more info, because this is an eclectic lineup that really has something for everyone. [MH]

PETER BJORN AND JOHN w/ THE SAINT JOHNS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $16-18 | 18+

We’ve been telling you about this show for the past few weeks, and your evening of revelry with some of the early indie pop pioneers in Peter Bjorn and John is finally here.  You can expect a full dose of their recently released stellar new record, Breakin’ Point, which sees the band veer back towards their wildly popular earlier style.  Don’t worry though, everyone will surely get to whistle along to “Young Folks.”  Blog faves The Saint Johns were recently added in support, thus making this show all the more essential to catch this weekend. [MH]

PUP w/ ROZWELL KID, PKEW PKEW PKEW
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-12 | 18+

Out in support of their breakout sophomore LP, The Dream Is Over, Canadian indie punks PUP are fast becoming one of the most buzzworthy bands in underground rock. Joined by Nashville-linked power pop group Rozwell Kid, and Diarrhea Planet-inspired Canadian up and comers Pkew Pkew Pkew, this isn’t just one of the best shows of the weekend, but of the the entire summer. Sweetening the deal, DUCK (DJ Chips ft. Young Manchego [of Diarrhea Planet]) will be spinning all night in between bands, making sure you never get bored. Head here for additional details, and do NOT miss this one if you’re a fan of punk. [PO]

BLACK MOUNTAIN w/ MAJEURE
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $15 | 18+

As we told you all about in detail, Canadian psych rockers Black Mountain are set to return to Nashville this weekend for the first time in ages, out in support of their first album in six years, and best to date, IV. The heavy, eclectic band will receive support from electronic artist Majeure, making this diverse bill a solid contender amidst a pretty stuffed weekend. [PO]

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:20pm | $50-150 | All Ages

In 2012, legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday at Nashville’s own Ryman Auditorium, with a star-studded bash that ultimately ended up being filmed and released on DVD as Ringo at The Ryman. Four years later, the “Yellow Submarine” singer and his long-running supergroup, Ringo & His All Starr Band, are finally set to return this weekend for two nights of music. Aside from Beatles hits and Starr’s solo material, the All Starrs perform a variety of other tunes, including cuts from other members’ projects like Toto, Utopia, and Mr. Mister. 1/4 of arguably the best rock group of all time, any chance to experience a musician of his pedigree live in any context is sure to be memorable, so you don’t want to miss out. Tickets for Sunday are sold out, but some decent seats are still available for Saturday; snag ’em while you still can! [PO]

LIGHT BEAM RIDER, MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX, CELLARS
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Local rockers, and friends of the blog, Light Beam Rider are headlining a kickass low dough show at the original Basement. Look for like minded indie brethren Mountains Like Wax and Cellars to fill out the bill that’ll run you just $5. If you’re bored and broke, borrow a ten spot from your roommate, get your ass to the show, and still have enough for a PBR.  [JR]

MEL AND THE PARTY HATS
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10-15 | 21+

Local free range party rocker cover band Mel and the Party Hats make their East Nashville debut at The BEast this weekend. They can’t ever decide which genre or era to play, so they throw in everything but the kitchen sink, from Prince to AC/DC, or maybe Mississippi Queen to Nirvana, these guys have a little bit of everything in their bag of tricks. [JR]

SUNDAY

THE BIRD DOGS PRESENT THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE
@ City Winery | 12pm | $22-32 | All Ages

For fans of the Everly Brothers and brunch, your ticket to paradise is this special Father’s Day Brunch show featuring modern day brother duo The Bird Dogs. Brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed bring to life the influential and legendary musical experience of crossover country/rock and roll luminaries Phil and Don Everly. Check out the clip below and then check them out The Bird Dogs on Sunday, whether you’re celebrating with dad or not! [JSt]

THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS w/ PAUL LOREN
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Western flavored, singing songwriting brothers The Cactus Blossoms have already built a name for themselves in the vibrant Minneapolis–Saint Paul music scene. Eager to spread their chill vibes and awesome tunes to a broader audience, they’ll be stopping in on Music City this weekend. Look for R&B soul pop singer Paul Loren to kick things off at 3rd & Lindsley. [JR]

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND
@ Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Not long after we first announced this show, it sold out completely. Luckily, Saturday night was added (see above), and seats are still available, so you’re still in luck if you want to see Ringo Starr this weekend! [PO]

CHASE HUGLIN, CANDY HEARTS, SEPTEMBER STORIES, BOGUES, PONDER MUSIC, THE QUARACTERS
@ Dad’s (416 2nd Ave, Murfreesboro) | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

New Jersey/New York trio Candy Hearts, one of the most criminally underrated acts in pop punk, are out on the road with Indiana-based earnest indie/folk singer-songwriter Chase Huglin for an intimate, acoustic run of co-headling shows, along with special guests September Stories, intentionally booked in houses, DIY showspaces, and unconventional venues, which is how this tour landed in Murfreesboro house show space Dad’s Garage. This super cool, $5, far-geared event also features three local acts who all fall on the pop punk and emo spectrum, because hey, it wouldn’t be a $5 house show without like 6 bands, right? [PO]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JSt] Jen Starsinic
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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