TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | November 4-6

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Friendly reminder. Daylight savings time ends this weekend.  As we shift into the season of longer nights, the club scene has weeks of hot club shows remaining in Nashville, and this weekend features another solid lineup of shows for your consideration.  We have shows from local heroes, legacy acts, and an anniversary party for one of our favorite venues.  Let us help you plan your weekend with our staff picks below, and don’t forget to set back your clocks on Saturday night.

FRIDAY

FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION
@ Soulshine Pizza Factory | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

We’ve been a fan of local alt rockers Frances & The Foundation for awhile now, and we loved listening to their EP Phases when it came out last year. Frontwoman Samantha Cutler has an amazing, powerful voice, and if their loud and intense recorded sound is any indicator of their live show, then you’re in for a real treat. Plus, this is a FREE show, so there’s really no excuse not to go check them out while you stuff your face with some pizza. [MG]

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, THE DELTA SAINTS, CODY HUGGINS
@ Marathon Music Works | 7:30pm | FREE | 18+

Marathon Music Works has been one of the best additions to the local music scene in recent years.  They have not only demonstrated this by refurbishing an old auto manufacturing facility and revitalizing a neighborhood, but also with their ability to book top notch acts from all genres.  We consistently mark shows at Marathon as most memorable of the year, and their free Fifth Anniversary Party has all the makings of falling into that same category.  Robert Randolph & The Family Band bring their rocking pedal steel based funky soul are the perfect headliner for an evening of dancing and celebration, but make sure you get there early to enjoy the always hype cajun seasoned blues rock of The Delta Saints and Americana rocker Cody Huggins.  With a total ticket cost of FREE, this show is absolute no-brainer. [MH]

THE LAST WALTZ TRIBUTE ft. BECCA MANCARI, ALLEN THOMPSON BAND, JOSH FARROW, & MORE
@ Basement East | 8:00pm | $12-$15 | 21+

For the past several years, each November, some of the best musicians in town have gathered in East Nashville to perform a tribute to The Band’s famous The Last Waltz concert. This year, the 40th anniversary of the concert and subsequent Scorcese film, the event moves from The 5 Spot to The Basement East and moves up in the month, having taken place over Thanksgiving weekend in the past. Numerous special guests are already confirmed as part of the lineup, including Allen Thompson, Richie, Josh Farrow, Don Gallardo, and Becca Mancari, and, just like the original event that took place on Thanksgiving 1976 in San Francisco, we expect it’ll be a night to remember. [MW]

PET SHOP BOYS
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 8pm | $35-$75 | All Ages

Electronic music pioneers, and Guinness World Record holders for the most successful UK music duo in history, Pet Shop Boys will be performing an all ages show this weekend that is guaranteed to get your booty shaking. Legends in the fields of synth-pop and dance music, these guys paved the way for much the EDM you hear thumping today. Eager to show everyone they still have plenty of fuel left in the tank, they recently released a new record, Super, that’s more of the same awesome. If you love to dance, this is the must see show for you this weekend. [JR]

REEL BIG FISH w/ MASKED INTRUDER, STACKED LIKE PANCAKES
@ The Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $22-25 | 18+

One of the most popular and enduring figures from the third wave ska/’90s ska-punk movement, west coast outfit Reel Big Fish are still going strong, despite not having released a new album since 2012. The long-running group are regular road dogs this point, and their energetic, unpredictable live show is every bit as fun as it was in their heyday. Backed by buzzy up and coming punks Masked Intruder along with Stacked Little Pancakes, this will definitely be a worthwhile outing for fans of punk and ska alike. [PO]

GREYS w/ IDLE BLOOM, SALLOW
@ Drkmttr | 8pm | $7 | All Ages

Drkmttr has been absolutely killing it lately. After a continuous fall string of kickass bills, capped by a suprise Bully show on the eve of Halloween weekend, the venue has no intentions of slowing down. This Friday, the DIY space will host Greys, a noise pop band from Toronto. And speaking of Bully, Greys just got off of tour with the Nashville punks, so you know that they will be all revved up and ready to rock, especially with support from two of our favorite local bands , Nashville Scene’s “Best Band” of 2016 Idle Bloom and Sallow. The fun starts at 8 p.m. [JC]

ROOTS OF A REBELLION w/ TREEHOUSE!, COSMIC SHIFT
@ 12th & Porter  | 8:30pm | $12-$15 | All Ages

We gave you a shot at free tickets to this one already, but now it is time to jam out with local Tennessee Reggae ambassadors Roots of a Rebellion, at the second annual Give Thanks Fest. You can expect a reminder post with full details day of, but all really need to is you’re rocking out for a good cause, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, with help from like minded group TreeHouse!, and psych rockers Cosmic Shift[JR]

ELEVATE NASHVILLE VOL. 1 ft. MIKE FLOSS, TIM GENT, KIYA LACEY, THE BLACKSON, STAN, ALOCODAMAN
@ Exit/In | 9pm | RSVP | 18+

Billed as “6 dynamic artists + a live band together on stage playing all new music for the first time,” Elevate Nashville Vol. 1 offers a chance to catch some of the area’s best hip hop and r&b artists like Mike Floss and Kiya Lacey, all together in an intimate setting for free! You’ll need to RSVP for this one, but entry is still not guaranteed early, so show up early and sample some exciting local talent! [PO]

RUMBA SHAKER w/ SHELLY COLVIN, THAT’S MY KID
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Head on over to The High Watt this Friday, for possibly the best low dough show of the week, featuring visual arts rock collective Rumba Shaker, standout songwriter Shelly Colvin, and old blog buddies That’s My Kid. This diverse bill is brought to you for the low, low price of just five bones, so if you love live music, but money is tight, you can still be out and about! [JR]

SATURDAY

REFORMED WHORES w/ DUSTY SLAY
@ The Basement | 7pm | $10 | 21+

Raunchy comedy/country act Reformed Whores (read this post) return to Nashville, this time as headliners at the OG Basement. Starting out the night with some laughs as well will be comedian Dusty Slay. So if you’re looking for chuckles this weekend, this bill for you. [JR]

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD w/ SPODEE BOY, MOM AND DAD
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $12-$15 | 18+

Celebrating their third full-length of the past year, Zone, beloved local garage rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood make a rare trek east of the river this weekend to headline The Basement East with Spodee Boy and Mom and Dad. We probably don’t need to tell you much about this one if you’re a regular reader of this site and/or dialed into the local rock scene at any capacity, but you can head here for more details. [PO]

PUSCIFER
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 8pm | $47.50-$57.50 | All Ages

Three trips to Nashville in 2016 for James Maynard Keenan in a single year sounds just plain obnoxius, but that is exactly what we are looking at.  Maynard brought Tool to Bridgestone in January, and he will be speaking at City Winery next week about his upcoming memoir A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things; but your best chance to see him perform in 2016 lies in the Puscifer show this weekend at War Memorial Auditorium. JMK and his rotating crew of bandmates are nothing short of masterful with their improvised hardcore, and if this show is anything like their Bonnaroo set a few years ago (where I was standing right behind a shirtless, headbanging Flea), then you are in for an absolute treat.  This one isn’t cheap, but damn is it worth the money.  Check out the official video for “The Remedy” from their 2015 release Money Shot below. [MH]

THAT’S MY KID, MCG, OGINALII, KID FREUD
@ Cobra | 9pm | $5 | 21+

It’s the second show of the weekend for one of the hardest working bands in all of Music City, as No Country Presents alum, and kickass blues/garage rockers That’s My Kid set the stage ablaze at the newly christened Cobra (formerly fooBAR). With help from dream garage pop outfit MCG, indie rock band Oginalii, and power pop perform Kid Freud, it promise to be a stellar night of music for just five bucks at the door.  [JR]

NIGHTBLONDE w/ VERSTÄRKER, SCALE MODEL
@ Mad Donna’s | 9pm | $5 | 21+

THE SOUL REBELS
@ 12th & Porter | 9pm | $17-$20 | 18+

If you are feeling the urge to funk out, then New Orleans based brass band The Soul Rebels have you covered.  The highly acclaimed troupe will be bringing their massive party like show back to Nashville on Saturday night with a special performance that will feature the music of Outkast, Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, and Stevie Wonder in what is sure to be nostalgia with a twist.  Head below to see what their live show is all about, and then get out to catch it in person this weekend. [MH]

THE RECORD COMPANY w/ MUDDY MAGNOLIAS
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

After a hype year and a few local shows, including a blazing Live On The Green set, under their belt, The Record Company are back for a sold out Saturday night show at 3rd & Lindsley.  Their debut record, Give It Back To You, has been very well received, and their hit single “Off The Ground” has been nothing short of unstoppable.  If you don’t have tickets to this one, you might be out of luck, but, if you don’t know who these guys are, it’s time to get on the bandwagon now. [MH]

SUNDAY

CONOR OBERST w/ MARK KOZELEK
@ The Ryman | 8pm | $29.50-$35 | All Ages

JACKIE GREENE w/ CORDOVAS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm | $15 | All Ages

This week’s Nashville Sunday Night show features Americana artists Jackie Greene and local Nashville band Cordovas. In addition to his stunning solo work, Jackie Greene has played with Phil Lesh & Friends and was one of the final members of The Black Crowes. Following his time with the bands, Greene released his first solo material in half a decade, last year. On the album, Back to Birth, Greene returns to the heartfelt lyrics that defined his earlier albums and created an album that’s perfect for playing the whole way through. Nashville’s four-piece, jam-heavy, Cordovas are currently opening for Greene on tour and will play the first half of the Nashville Sunday Nights show this week so be sure to get there early. [MW]

JUCIFER w/ SEASON OF ARROWS
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $10 | 18 +

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JC] Julian Ciany
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[MH] Matt Hall
[MW] Meagan Whitney
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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