TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Sept. 9-11

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While much of the nation will spend this weekend watching football and arguing about standing for the national anthem on the anniversary of 9/11, we here at No Country challenge you to the argument of what show is the must see this weekend.  We have a number of them going on around town, including a few high profile gigs for the Nashville Symphony, St. Paul turning a basement into a church, local and national bands celebrating new releases, and one growing consciously minded festival that we debate via our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN. Dig in below.

FRIDAY

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
@ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

If you haven’t had the chance to see the enthusiastic soul group St. Paul & The Broken Bones yet, it’s finally happening for you. The Birmingham, AL natives have been touring heavily since the release of their debut album Half The City back in 2014, which included slots at Bonnaroo and opening up for one of Jason Isbell’s many multiple-night runs at The Ryman. Now they’re back with a new album, which is actually set to release on Friday, so this in-store will be extra special. Be sure to get there early because it’s bound to fill up fast. [MG]

JESS NOLAN
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

We were lucky enough to help Jess Nolan premiere her debut EP, Strike A Match, a few days early, but on Friday it is officially available to the public. Even more bad ass? She has a ten member backing band to help her celebrate at Soulshine, we’re she’ll be performing for free. Check out what has us hooked, and with the money you save on over, cop the EP! [JR]

BEN FOLDS w/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 8pm | $49-88 | All Ages

Acclaimed rocker and composer, and local resident Ben Folds has been collaborating with the Nashville Symphony for several years running, and returns this weekend to help kick off their 10th anniversary season with an encore performance of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, as well as some selections of his pop hits. Folds is a speculator performer, and with a full symphony at his disposal, his show is unreal. For more adventurous music fans, this will surely be one of the fall’s best performances. [PO]

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
@ The Basement East | 8pm | SOLD OUT | 21+

It was no surprise that this show sold out almost instantly, and that the second show they added the Thursday night before sold out almost just as fast. Having two back-to-back sold out shows in Nashville is quite the feat, but St. Paul & the Broken Bones certainly deserve it, and we know Nashville is more than ready to show them a good time. [MG]

HIPPIE SABOTAGE
@ The Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $15-$18 | 18+

EDM DJ brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer have carved out a unique style with their project Hippie Sabotage. Melodic and trance educing, it’s not the repetitive builds to predictable wobble bass drop  you’re used to most popular EDM. Touring in support their latest release, Providence, they ready to turn the party out while you loose yourself, dancing to the rhythm. [JR]

MATT WERTZ w/ CAPPA, AARON KRAUSE
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $20-$25 | 18+

Celebrating an especially poppy turn with his latest album Gun Shy, famed, Nashville based singer-songwriter Matt Wertz is gearing for a U.S. tour, and he’s kicking it off right here in town with a performance at Exit/In. We’re especially excited about the inclusion of breakout local indie pop singer CAPPA as well, who will accompany Wertz for her first-ever tour. Aaron Krause opens, for an excellent evening of indie pop. [PO]

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ FALLUJAH
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | $23-$26 | 18+

You can read all about this show in detail right here, but for heavy music fans this is probably your best bet for a weekend fix. The latest venture from Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend, The Devin Townsend Project is a wonderfully progggy, eclectic metal outfit that serves as a great compliment to beloved prog metal mavens Between the Buried and Me. With support from Fallujah, this is one hell of a heavy lineup for the thinking man’s metal fan. [PO]

JEFFREY FOUCAULT w/ KEVIN GORDON
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

Acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault stops into City Winery this weekend to perform in support of his latest LP, Salt As Wolves.  The talented musician shines on this latest record with simple, yet heartfelt, songs that sonically fall in the Venn diagram overlap of country, blues, folk, and rock, as you can hear below in the single “Slow Talker.”  Foucault will be joined by one of East Nashville’s finest songwriters, Kevin Gordon, who will be bouncing around town again during AmericanaFest in a few weeks.  This is your chance to catch them both, for relatively cheap, in the intimate confines of City Winery in what promises to be a pretty special night. [MH]

CAREY OTT (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY) ft. JEREMY LISTER, THE CLAUDETTES
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5-$7 | 21+

Longtime Nashville songwriter Carey Ott has been recording music around these parts since Old Nashville was the norm, and his latest album, Nocona, explores his life from his small town childhood and the journey since.  He had a plethora of players join him on the record, including Will Kimbrough, Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant), and Rebecca Roubion, and, based on our first listen, his years of experience really show in this latest effort.  The show will be supported by the uber talented local singer-songwriter Jeremy Lister (Street Corner Symphony, Ten Out Of Tenn)  and The Claudettes, who a radio DJ from their hometown of Chicago described as “piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville, and the sultriness of ’60s pop-soul.” This show has all the making to be one of the best of the weekend. [MH]

THE FRUIT FLIES, STAGOLEE, THE JUDY CHOPS, THE BLUE VELVETS
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

The good people of Palaver Records & Blackstone Brewing Company are happy to bring you, the live music loving public, a low dough night of kickass music. Headlining are indie folk duo The Fruit Flies, plus local mainstays Stagolee, buzzy Virginia based swing/blues/rockabilly/country flavored outfit The Judy Chops (old friends of our editor’s who swears they’re one of the best live bands around), and blog endorsed duo The Blue Velvets. All this for just $5 plus Blackstone beer specials? You know what to do. [JR]

THE SHY, SNAKE CHENEY, NEW SUEDE, HARPER & THE BEARS
@ Meal Ticket | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Get a taste of some of the best bands emerging from Nashville’s DIY scene at Meal Ticket Saturday night. The Shy are a dreamy indie outfit rooted in folk, while Snake Cheney create a really authentic and original lo-fi R&B-influenced rock. New Suede put a modern twist to dad rock from the ’70s, and Harper and the Bears combine the best of indie and blues– think a grittier Local Natives. The event is BYOB and only five bucks at the door.  It doesn’t get much cheaper than that. [OL]

FURTHERFEST ft. THE HOWLIN BROTHERS, JUSTIN KALK, DOWNBOY, DAPHNE AND THE MYSTERY MACHINES, & MORE!
@ Further Farms | 1pm | $40-$60 | All Ages

A unique little festival that has enough acts to rival some of the mega fests in Indio, Chicago, and Manchester, Further Fest takes place on Further Farms in the Whites Creek part of town.  Besides the music, this feel good, positive vibe hang features visual arts, performing arts, yoga, natural healing, meditation, clinics, and more.  Musically, the festival will play host to more than 15 bands, including some blog favorites like The Howlin’ Brothers, Justin Kalk, Downboy, Daphne And The Mystery Machines, and more.  You can get more information on the Friday music lineup here, and general festival information here[MH]

SATURDAY

NASHVILLE CREAM 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY ft. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, COUPLER, MOM AND DAD, IDLE BLOOM, TEDDY AND THE ROUGHRIDERS, SUN SEEKER, & MORE!
@ The Basement| 2pm| $10 | 21+

Our pals at the Nashville Cream are celebrating an impressive decade of bringing you quality live music coverage, and they’re throwing their own birthday party with a stacked out show at The Basement. For a reasonable $10, you get JEFF the Brotherhood, CouplerIdle BloomSun Seeker, and more across two stages, for an afternoon of quality tunes that could easily be the party of the weekend! [PO]

BATTLE TRANCE, JOHN OLSEN
@ Soft Junk Records | 7pm | $10-$15 | All Ages

Continuing their artistic show series’, FMRL teams up with Third Man Books and Soft Junk Records to present another truly unique event this weekends East Side Art Stumble. Writer John Olsen will be reading excerpts from his yearlong journal of record reviews.  The man is renowned genius in that arena, and this book is already on my to read list.  New York avant garde saxophone quartet Battle Trance bring their powerful, thoughtful, and awe-inspiring arrangements to Soft Junk Records to make this an absolute must if you’re looking to get (or stay) weird. Head below to get a taste of their recently released three track, 40 minute masterpiece, Blade Of Love[MH]

MILD HIGH CLUB, I’M AN ISLAND, THE WILD JAYS, SNAKE CHENEY
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 7pm |  $10 | 18+

Little Harpeth Brewing has been doing a great job of bringing in some killer shows of late, and this week they host the spaced out funky retro popsters Mild High Club, whose latest release, Skiptracing, has garnered quite a bit of buzz on the interwebs.  They are joined by local neo-psychedelic folksters I’m An Island, like-minded blog faves The Wild Jays, and upstart dream rockers Snake Cheney[MH]

BRIAN REGAN
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7pm |  $47.50-$52.50 | All Ages

Observational comedian Brian Regan, and his sarcastic, self-detracting sense of humor, will be taking over The Ryman this weekend. With this toxic election cycle, high profile musician legend deaths, plus Zika, 2016 is shaking out to be a big bummer of a year. So, if you need some serious laughs in life to remind you that things aren’t all bad, snag a ticket while you still can!  [JR]

ANGEL OLSEN w/ ALEX CAMERON
@ Exit/In | 9pm |  $15-$18 | 18+

Beloved indie-folk songstress Angel Olsen is set to make a stop in Nashville this Saturday at Exit/In with Alex Cameron opening up the night. Olsen just released a new record entitled My Woman to some very strong and positive praise. On the album’s single “Shut Up Kiss Me,” she showcases her vocal abilities and a commanding ability to rock that makes us think of David Bowie, and, let’s be honest, there is never anything wrong with that. This Saturday is sure to be one for the books Nashville, and tickets are running low, so get on it. [JC]

GOVERNMENT CHEESE
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $15-$18 | 21+

Returning to Music City for their only performance of 2016, fun loving ‘80s punk rockers from Bowling Green, KY, Government Cheese are ready to show everyone what yesteryear indie is all about. Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss this don’t miss this opportunity to rock out a reclusive, but epic band. [JR]

FURTHERFEST ft. REGI WOOTEN, STOLEN FACES, BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, KAT MILK BLU
@ Further Farms | 9am | $40-$60 | All Ages

The unique natural festival up in Whites Creek continues on Saturday with another packed day including performances from bluesy garage rockers Blackfoot Gypsies, and all-star jam with master musician Regi Wooten, and hours of well executed Grateful Dead that should surely inspire some flashbacks amongst the crowd.  That is just the tip of the iceberg though, as there are more than a dozen more bands slated to play in a packed schedule that runs from 9 a.m. until the wee hours of the morning.  You can get more information on the Saturday music lineup here, and general festival information here[MH]

SUNDAY

BOYZ II MEN w/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Ascend Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $30-$75 | All Ages

Icons  of the ‘90s r&b craze, Boyz II Men are back on tour and ready to serenade you with their amazing catalog of hits at Ascend Amphitheater. Sweetening the deal dramatically, our very own Nashville Symphony will playing in accompaniment, creating a truly one of kind night of music! Bring the whole family for this all ages show, that promises to be a night of live music no one in attendance will ever forget. [JR]

THEM DIRTY ROSES, IRON VESSEL, NEW SUEDE, AL DELUCA
@ The Basement| 8pm| $5-$7 | 21+

Head to The Basement this Sunday for your fix of groovy and gritty. All four bands are local, incorporating the Nashville sound into deviant Southern rock. Them Dirty Roses and Iron Vessel are more on the bluesy/country side of the spectrum while New Suede are grade A dad rock and Al Deluca are a jam band influenced by classic blues. This is a really easygoing, enjoyable lineup to wind down your weekend. [OL]

ALLAH-LAS w/ TOPS
@ Exit/In | 9pm |  $15 | 18+

It will almost feel like an album release show when Allah Las visit Exit/In on Sunday night in support of their Sept. 9 release of Calico Review.  It’s hard to believe that the LA based, psychedelic retro rockers have been around for almost five years now, but it shows in the maturity of their latest record, which you can still spin in advance over at Noisey right now, or you can just check out the single “Famous Phone Figure” below to get an idea of what it is all about.  Things get started with rising Montreal based dream popsters Tops, who reportedly have a new record ready to go.  If you know the band, get there early to hear some new tracks.  If you don’t get there to find out what all the buzz is about. [MH]

TERRY BOZZIO
@ City Winery | 8pm | $15-$25 | All Ages

Whether you’re a drummer, technical music nerd, fan of Missing Persons or Frank Zappa, or some combination, if you know the name Terry Bozzio, you surely know him as one of the best, most skilled, and most eclectic drummers alive. Few drummers have managed to ascend to the rank of top billed solo artists, but seeing Terry absolutely memorize behind his massive, larger than life drum setup is a surreal experience. Tickets still remain for his show at City Winery, and if you’re looking for one of the weekend’s most unique outings, you can’t go wrong with this one. [PO]

ELISE DAVIS w/ JASMIN KASET
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Heading up this week’s Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd & Lindsely, local Americana singer-songwriter and site favorite Elise Davis is celebrating the release of her brand new album The Token. With a timeless voice and an earnest style, the Arkansas transplant has fast become one of Music City’s most celebrated rising songwriters, and her latest, out Sept. 9, should, absolutely be on your weekend playlist. Jasmin Kaset opens, and the price is right at just $10! [PO]

FURTHER FEST ft. WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR, CHALAXY, HANK AND CUPCAKES, & MORE!
@ Further Farms | 9am | $40-$60 | All Ages

Further Fest wraps up on Sunday, but don’t expect it to be an early to bed type situation, they’ll carry you right on through until you would normally wake up for work with an absolutely obnoxious 25 band lineup.  We don’t even have enough time or energy to run through all of them, but a few of our buds, like Wick-It The Instigator and Chalaxy, will be there to carry you along.  You can get more information on the Sunday music lineup here, and general festival information here[MH]


[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[MH] Matt Hall
[OL] Olivia Ladd
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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