TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | July 1 – 3

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Long weekend alert!  ‘Murica turns a year older on Monday, and we’ll all be celebrating that with enough fireworks to scare every pet in the state.  However, this weekend there are still some good shows to catch to make the most of your extended respite from the working world.  Head below to see all of our top staff picks for the weekend in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

BIRDS IN THE AIRPORT
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Lightning 100 is keeping alive their tradition of kicking off the weekend properly at Soulshine Pizza with help from a new featured artist each week. This weekend is no different, when they welcome local orchestral indie rockers Birds in the Airport, who will be performing for $free at 7 pm. Get there early for some great music from on-air DJ Adam Culver plus kick ass happy hour. [JR]

PIZZA PARTY FT. THE BURPS, CREATURE COMFORT, HURTS TO LAUGH, MONTESSORI DADS, THE SOUND AWAKE
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Don’t miss this great new series down at Mercy Lounge! It’s one show that you definitely don’t want to be late for, as there is free pizza given away at the door (while supplies last)! You’ll want to stay the whole night though to see five killer, buzz-worthy local bands. These five bands, all together, for free, with free pizza is almost too good to be true.  [JSt]

PIZZA PARTY FT. ANTHONY ADAMS, CRUMBSNATCHERS, THE BY GODS, WATERFALL WASH, AND I’M AN ISLAND
@ The High Watt | 8pm | FREE | 21+

It’s just the second installment of this new series taking place the first Friday of the month, and Pizza Party has already expanded from the Mercy Lounge next door into the High Watt! The fun just can’t be contained into one room, and with no cover and two locations serving free pizza, why not go to both? Double the pizza, double the bands, we’ll see you there.  [JSt]

SECRET CLUB W/ DAN LUKE & THE RAID, BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS, AND DIAMOND CARTER
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Tongue in check power punk trio Secret Club are headlining a kick ass bill at The BEast for your Fourth of July extended weekend. The packed out bill also features Bowling Green indie rockers Dan Luke & The Raid, plus raw rockers Black Diamond Strings, and eclectic soulful rocker Diamond Carter. You get all of this mostly local music for just $5?! Help the scene; it would be unpatriotic not too. [JR]

CLASSIC WILLIAMS, HERSCHEL LAMONT, JON SHERWOOD
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5 | 21+

One of the freshest underground rappers in Nashville’s diverse hip hop scene, Classic Williams is celebrating the recent release of #Motm3: Infinite Darkness, which is a already a strong contender for one of the best local records of 2016. This weekend, he’s throwing “a classy affair” with local r&b singer and rapper Herschel Lamont and Jon Sherwood, making for a night of eclectic, quality tunes. All that, and just $5 to boot! [PO]

GOTH BABE W/ DATENIGHT, THOMAS BORRELLI, CHOOVANSKI
@ Meal Ticket | 8pm | $5 | 15+ w/ ID

Those of you needing a dose of DIY psych and punk need look no further than the Meal Ticket event space.   No Country Presents alums Goth Babe are kicking off their upcoming tour, and have invited like minded rippers Datenight, Thomas Borelli, and Choovanski to join in.  Expect a lot of thrashing, sweating, and fist pumping at what should be one of the rowdiest shows of the weekend. [MH]

SATURDAY

HEYROCCO W/ MODERN VICES AND DOGS OF OZ
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5-7 | 18+

Local garage rockers HEYROCCO are taking over The High Watt Saturday night with help from Chicago based “dirty doc-hoppersModern Vices and power trio Dogs Of Oz. That’s yet another fun fueled line-up on one of the best weekends of the year to party. If you’re not already making plans, stop sucking, and go see live music! [JR]

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | $39.50-74.50 | All Ages

Just a handful of single seats remain for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds as of writing, so if you’ve been holding out and have any intention of going, grab your ticket right now if you still can. The solo moniker of former Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher, the project officially began in 2011, and has released two fantastic albums to date. A little more alternative and extensive than Oasis’s signature Britpop, Noel still hasn’t strayed too far from his best-known sensibilities, and still plays plenty of hits from his former band to appease fans. If you managed to get a ticket, this is sure to be a memorable show! [PO]

FOXTROT & THE GET DOWN, JUSTIN & THE COSMICS, SOLAR TWIN
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Bluesy Philly based rockers Foxtrot & The Get Down are touring in support of their recently released EP, titled Black Coffee, and will be stopping into 12th & Porter on Saturday night.  They’ll be joined by cow punk rockers and blog faves Justin & The Cosmics and self described ghetto pop / dream logic upstart outfit Solar Twin.  Head out early to make the most of the night at the newly revamped 12th & P.  [MH]

SUNDAY

THIRTH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY FT. THE MAVERICKS, ELIZABETH COOK, RED WINE HANGOVER, & MORE
@ North 12th Street, East Nashville | 3pm | $30-$40 | All Ages

The fireworks will be filling the night air on Monday, but the long weekend makes this a Sunday to funday for sure.  If you are looking for a neighborhood hang on the east side, the annual Thirth Of July Block Party will be happening on North 12th between Ordway & Calvin Streets.  Aside from the food and drink, the musical component really makes this block party stand out, and this year is no exception.  Bring the family out for a slew of acts including garage surf rockers Thee Phantom 5ive, singer/songwriter Rod Picott, rockers Early Jones & The Mexican Space Program and Red Wine Hangover,  outlaw country queen Elizabeth Cook, and grammy winner The Mavericks[MH]

STEELISM & MC5: A TRUE TESTIMONIAL SCREENING
@ Fond Object | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had a local date from eclectic instrumental outfit Steelism, but they are back in town this weekend, performing in the backyard at Fond Object.  Helmed by the duo Jeremy Fetzer & Spencer Cullum, they are presumably working on the follow up to their well received debut, 615 To Fame, and follow up EP, The Drawing Room, Vol. 1,  and we hope to hear some new tracks in their impossible not to like genre-blending meld of groovy jams.  Following their performance, there will be a screening of MC5: A True Testimonial, the highly acclaimed yet never formally released documentary about the seminal mid-60s counter culture rockers out of Detroit. [MH]

ROBERT ELLIS W/ TOM BROSSEAU
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $12 | All Ages

Robert Ellis is by far one of the more intriguing figures of Nashville’s “Americana” scene. Intriguing and original enough, in fact, that his music necessitates the use of quotes around the word Americana. He’s come a long way from the quiet, acoustic twang of his debut album Photographs; his self-titled fourth record, Robert Ellis, was released on New West Records June 3, and is a full-fledged, quirky, vibey album full of characteristically impressive songs. Don’t miss the Nashville stop of the album release tour at 3rd & Lindsley for Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night. And if you absolutely can’t go in person, tune in to 100.1 FM to listen live! [JSt]

JOE WALSH AND BAD COMPANY
@ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $40-125 | All Ages

A legendary former member of The Eagles, Ringo Star collaborator, and accomplished solo performer, Joe Walsh will be lighting up the 3rd of July at wonderful Carl Black Chevy with help from English supergroup Bad Company. Nashville: there are great line-ups all over town, all the time … but this is the stuff of legend for all the dad rock fans out there. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate America with two seasoned acts that have been rocking out for decades! [JR]

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

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