TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | August 26-28

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Summer is sweltering on, but we are also approaching the beginning of fall record release season.  We have a few local noteworthy releases that are celebrating with shows this weekend around town. We also have a music festival taking over several venues around town that is of definite note to us, along with a farewell show from one of our favorite local bands of the last few years.  Head below to find out more about those happenings, along with the rest of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN.

FRIDAY

ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
@ Third Man Records | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Before they hit the eager Drkmttr crowd (see below), Baltimore rockers Ed Schrader’s Music Beat will have an in-store at Nashville’s beloved Third Man Records. The group are currently in the midst of a pretty extensive August tour, and we are lucky enough to have two chances to see them this weekend. Don’t sleep on this one Nashville. [JC]

RHETT MILLER
@ Frist Center | 6pm | $12 | All Ages

Over the course of his career with the Old 97’s, Rhett Miller has also released seven solo albums, filled with poppy, alt-country songs. This Friday, he’ll play at the Frist Center, as the final act in their outdoor summer concert series. Entrance is free for members or those under 18; and it costs $12 for adult non-members, $9 for seniors and students, and $7 for members of the military. [MW]

MICHAEL LOGEN
@ Soulshine Pizza | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Head on down to Division Street for the best pizza happy hour in town, and check out some FREE live music while you’re at it! Lightning 100’s featured artist of the week this go ‘round is alt pop inspired performer Michael Logen. The Lewisburg, PA native has been building momentum in his new home, getting his song “Darkness Within” featured in an episode of USA network’s show Suits. Check out the track below, and check him out for free tonight. [JR]

VINYL THIEF w/ JMR, KAPTAN
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $8 | 18+

We already told you about this one in detail, but it bears repeating that this will be local indie pop group Vinyl Thief‘s last show. Like, ever. Also, tickets are cheap, but price shouldn’t be a selling point here; this is your last chance to see one of the best local bands of the last several years, along with exciting up and comers JMR and Kaptan, and it’s guaranteed to sell out. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW. [PO]

Unruly Femme Launch Party w/ Butthole, Cowgirls, Soccer Mommy, Bbymutha
@ Queen Ave | 8pm | $7 | 18+

Come out to Queen Ave Friday night for the first ever Unruly Femme show, which is the all-female subject of Unruly Factions. The party boasts local acts ButtholeCowgirls, up-and-comers Soccer Mommy. Additionally, there will be four DJs and special guest rapper Bbymutha. Entry is $7. [OL]

ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT, FOX FUN, HEINOUS ORCA, SPODEE BOY
@ Drkmttr | 8pm | $7 | All Ages

Our favorite DIY venue Drkmttr has moved to the west side, and this Friday they have a great bill to help break the place in. One of our favorite rock bands from Baltimore, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, will make another stop in Music City. The lineup also features the Asher Horton’s (Sun Seeker) power-pop project Fox Fun, and locals Spodee Boy and Heinous Orca. A mere seven bucks gets you into this guaranteed good time. [JC]

SARAH POTENZA (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)
@ The Family Wash | 9pm | $10 | All Ages

Career changing appearances on The Voice aside, Sarah Potenza has been working hard for years to perfect and promote her bluesy rock sound through her dedication and chill-bump inducing voice.  She’s attracted a lot of buzz, both locally and nationally, since she relocated to Nashville a while back, and just released her major label debut, Monster, last week. She’ll be celebrating at The Family Wash on Friday night, because, as she put it, “has to be at The Wash!! Love that place!”  If you want to see one of the rising stars in Nashville, don’t dilly dally, because there are only a handful of tickets left. [MH]

OMEGA SWAN, DOWN BOY, KAT MILK BLU, NEW SUEDE, CUMBERLAND
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $10 | 18+

Full throttle garage rockers Omega Swan are topping off a massive bill at Exit/In, as part of a four day, multiple venue event dubbed The Local Music Experience, which is designed to highlight the ever growing underground scene in Music City. Also booked for this rock heavy Friday night are friends of the blog Down Boy, soul/blues rockers Kat Milk Blu, plus New Suede, and Cumberland. Be part of underground music culture in Nashville, and be part of this event, all for just a ten spot! [JR]

FLORALORIX w/ JESS NOLAN, COLD CREEKS
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $5-$8 | 21+

Local reggae rockers Floralorix, who seem to be everywhere all at once of late (read this or this), will be rocking it with respect Friday night, and based on their growing popularity, you don’t want to miss it. Look for Road to Roo finalist Jess Nolan, and alt indie rockers Cold Creeks to fill out the lineup. This genre diverse bill is under ten bucks, so if you’re on the East Side, your ass should be at The BEast. [JR]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: KATIE HERZIG, RUBY AMANFU, ROBBIE FULKS, THE BUNDYS, & MORE!
@ Centennial Park | 1:30 pm | FREE | All Ages

Get some free music in your life, AND enjoy some outdoor fun at Centennial Park. The Musicians Corner concert series is still going strong, with just a few dates left in the summer season, and this weekend’s installment is packed full. Look for standout singer songwriter Katie Herzig to headline, with alt blues performer Ruby Amanfu, alt country picker Robbie Fulks, and The Bundys plus acoustic sets from Rob BlackledgeSarahbeth TaiteCarey Ott, and Devon Gilfillian. Take the significant others and kids and dogs, it’s free fun for all! [JR]

PENICILLIN BABY, THE MEDIUM, THE MINKS, FUR ON FUR
@ fooBAR | 3pm | FREE | 18+

Our pals over at Cold Lunch Records are dropping another one of their Azal Tapes sessions over at fooBAR on Saturday.  This free shindig features local psych rockers and blog faves Penicillin Baby, who will be joined by retro popsters The Medium, bluesy psychsters The Minks, and upstart rockers Fur On Fur.  There will be a live recording going on, and you’ll have a chance to take home a cassette as a souvenir.  To combat the heat, they are even going to have a frozen banana truck, which itself may be worth stopping by for, especially if you totally hate music but somehow ended up here googling “frozen banana”. [MH]

POCKET SCIENCE (EP RELEASE) w/ CHOIR VANDALS, SLOW AND STEADY, KID HOLIDAY
@ The End | 7pm | $8 | 18+

We’ve been plugging it time and time again, but Nashville’s indie punk and emo scene is absolutely flourishing, so much so that we can hardly call it “underground” anymore at this point, despite the lack of adequate press or mainstream attention. Though locals Pocket Science are name we’ve seen for a minute, their new EP, The Cult of Alien Jesus, just landed them firmly on our radar earlier this month, and they’re definitely a band you should know if you want to dig into one of the most exciting musical movements happening in town right now. The hard-hitting punk-tinged alt rockers are joined at this weekend’s release show at The End by St. Louis indie faves Choir Vandals, rising local emo rockers Slow and Steady, and party rock newcomers Kid Holiday, for perhaps the best affordable, under the radar show of the weekend. [PO]

STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND, THE PRESSURE KIDS, LIGHT BEAM RIDER, THE WILD JAYS, KID FREUD
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $10 | 18+

The Local Music Experience continues to roll on at Exit/In on Saturday with help from friends of the blog Staying For The Weekend, alternative indie rockers The Pressure Kids, rising underground rockers Light Beam Rider, psychedelic upstarts The Wild Jays, and Road To Roo semifinalists Kid Freud. All this rock, so little time. Don’t waste a second, and get to this show! [JR]

DEAD DEADS (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ LZZY HALE, JOE HOTTINGER
@ The Basement | 9pm | $10-$12 | 21+

For the past few years now, we’ve been following the exploits of local rock troupe The Dead Deads, so no one is more excited for this release show than us! The record, aptly titled For Your Obliteration …, is more of the party punk, mixed with goth-inspired alt rock, that we’ve come to love/appreciate. Helping to kick this monumental evening off right will be Lizzy Hale, and Joe Hottinger, two performers who kick some serious ass themselves. Take in this heavy bill for just under $10, and be sure to get your copy of the new record. [JR]

SUNDAY

HOUSTON KENDRICK, WADE HAMPTION & KEITH MAR$, BILLY CAVE, JORDN
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $10 | 18+

The Local Music Experience continues on day three, and this time sporting an r&b edge. Look for soulful crooner Houston Kendrick to headline, with support form Wade Hamption & Keith Mar$, plus Billy Cave and Jordn. It’s more Nashville based music you should already know about, so if you’re playing catch up, or just need more from these great artists, cough up $10 and check it out. [JR]

ROCK EUROPA, FOREST FIRE GOSPEL CHOIR, CHICO, RAND
@ The End | 8pm | $5 | 18+

The Local Music Experience will also take over The End on Sunday night to end your weekend with more a rock tilt featuring local indie rockers Rock Europa, roots rockers Forest Fire Gospel Choir, progressive rockers Chico, and newcomers Rand.  This bill is only $5, so being broke isn’t really a valid excuse to miss out. Honestly, for $15 bucks you could catch a little bit of both showcases, because Exit/In is right across the street. [JR]

THE SHONDES w/ SAD BAXTER, EMMA DILEMMA, SOS 1995
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Brooklyn based rockers The Shondes are on tour in support of their new record, Brighton, which drops next month, and have wound their way to The East Room this weekend. Look for local buzz worthy garage two-piece Sad Baxter to support, along with Emma Dilemma, and SOS 1995. This is yet another low dough show that deserves your attention this weekend. Don’t be a square, go see some live music. We don’t don’t care if it’s on a Sunday, Music City’s scene never takes a day off! [JR]

FUTURE THIEVES w/ MARCUS KING BAND
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

With an EP and full-length album already under their belt, Future Thieves are working on their sophomore LP. Their arena-sized blend of indie rock and Americana has won them fans all over the country, but this weekend they’ll be playing Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd & Lindsley alongside The Marcus King Band[MW]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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