TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Feb 24-26

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This weekend is supposed to start off with an 80 degree day on Friday, and the music around town will be equally hot for February.  We have some local release shows and SXSW warm up sets, but we also have an insane mixture of happenings around town, from emo legends to hardcore shows, EDM to indie, dance parties, ska shows, and more.  Head below to see the shows that we think should top your calendar this weekend in this week’s edition of TWiN.

FRIDAY

JESS NOLAN
@ ACME FEED & SEED | 5pm | FREE | 21+

Local, soulful, piano playing singer-songwriter Jess Nolan has been a a fixture in our coverage for a while now. Even more impressively, she’s been popping up on top notch bills, with plenty of other talented locals pretty much every weekend in 2017. Best part about her performance this weekend is it’s 100% free, so if you’ve been itching to hear a talented local, but money is tight, going to this show is a no brainer.  [JR]

SKYWAY MAN w/ JASMIN KASET, PAPERHEAD, KNEEL JUNG
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 7pm | $8-$30 | 18+

We’ve been hyping the release of Seen Comin’ From A Mighty Eye from Skyway Man since the first single debuted late last year, and James Wallace has booked a stacked line up for his vinyl release party at Little Harpeth Brewing on Friday night.  Skyway Man will be joined by wildly under-appreciated (outside of her role in Birdcloud) Jasmin Kaset, local psych pop standouts Paperhead, and Aaron Martin (from Okey Dokey’s) Kneel Jung project.  Expect special guests, and some killer visual effects from Mike Kluge. [MH]


PATRICK SWEANY w/ DEVON GILFILLIAN, JOHNNY DUKE
@ The Basement East | 8pm | $10 | 21+

Need a night of some stellar local musicianship from some of the fiercest guitarists in town?  Head to The Basement East on Friday night to watch Patrick Sweany and Devon Gilfillian warm up before they head down to Austin for SXSW.  They’ll be joined by longtime Nashville slinger Johnny Duke.  At the tender price of $10, there will be nothing tender about how these guys’ live set will slay you. [MH]

PONCÉ w/ JACK BERRY, & DOWN BOY
@ The Crying Wolf | 8pm | $8 at the door | 21+

Twin brother pop rock duo PONCÉ are headlining a tasty bill at excellent dive bar The Crying Wolf, and if you like you whiskey on ice but your tunes blazing hot, you should be thinking about heading to this one. Look for No Country Presents alum Jack Berry, and alt rockers Down Boy to kick things off. While you’re there, grab one of The Wolf’s famous burgers, and settle in for a night of rock! [JR]

LUTHI w/ SCOTTYSHY
@ The Basement | 8pm | $6-$8 | 21+

Get ready to boogey, with local indie pop/soul performer Luthi, who’s hosting a dance party at the OG Basement with help from like minded performer ScottyShy. A friend of the blog, Luthi is known to turn the party out, and any gig he’s headlining that’s billed as a dance party is sure to get your booty shaking. At under $10, this is one of our top low dough shows of the weekend, so don’t miss it! [JR]

ALL THEM WITCHES w/ GOOD BUDDY
@ Exit/In | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

If you were hoping to catch rising national stars, and local rock Gods All Them Witches this weekend for their very special LP release show, we hope you already got your tickets, because this puppy is SOLD OUT. The new record, entitled Sleeping Through The War, was helmed by local super producer Dave Cobb, so it’s almost a foregone conclusion that it’s going to kick ass, and you can check out the video for the single “3-5-7,” below to get a taste. With help from Good Buddy, it should be a barn burner of show, so sell your soul or do whatever you’ve got to do to get your butt inside Exit/ In for this one. [JR]

SHEEP SHIFTER w/ BUMMER, TONGUE PARTY
@ The End | 9pm$5 | 18+

Local noise rock outfit Sheep Shifter have long been a staple of the underground heavy music scene, harboring proggy, post-hardcore, and metal sensibilities. If you haven’t yet seem them live and you’re a fan of acts like Jesus Lizard and the Blood Brothers, their intense and loud show should be right up your alley. Along with Bummer and Tongue Party, this inexpensive outing is a good weekend hang for heavy music fans looking for something interesting and under the radar. [PO]

MR.B & THE TRIBAL HOOSE
@ Acme Feed & Seed | 11pm | FREE | 21+

Fresh off their dope set at our Acme Feed & Seed showcase, full band hip hop outfit Mr. B & The Tribal Hoose will be back at Acme to turn the party out into the wee morning hours. Starting at 11 p.m., and scheduled to go until close (2:30 a.m. or so), this is officially the after party show, so make plans for earlier in the evening, but just make sure you’re down town in time for this one. Best part of all? It’s 100% FREE!! [JR]

SATURDAY

THE DEXATEENS w/ BROTHER MAN, MAGIC ROCKERS OF TEXAS
@ The Basement | 8pm | $8-$10 | 21 +

Alabama based five-man rock power house The Dexateens will be headlining a doozy of a show at the OG Basement that you should probably get in your life if you like hard rock. No Country Presents alum, and blues-rock duo Brother Man, plus the similar leaning Magic Rockers of Texas fill in the warm-up spots of one of the heaviest bills of the weekend. Get ready to get shreddy, and we hope to see you there. [JR]

THE NEW SCHEMATICS w/ PHIN, WAKEVILLE
@ 12th & Porter | 8pm | $10 | 18+

Celebrating the release of their sophomoreEP, Your Year, local alt rockers The New Schematics have been enjoying a boom of buzz over the past year, thanks to their earnest, genre-bending, timeless sound. With support from site favorites and equally buzzy act Phin, as well as Wakeville, this is a stellar reason to venture to 12th & Porter this weekend. [PO]

LOUIS THE CHILD w/ IMAD ROYAL, MANILA KILLA
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Chicago electronic duo Louis the Child are barely out of high school, but already they’re becoming a formidable force in the contemporary EDM world, scoring a massive audience through a stream of buzzy singles and collaborations over the past few years. The fact that they sold out their first show ever in Nashville, at the sizable Marathon Music Works no less, is just a further testament to their unstable rise. If you scored tickets early, it sounds like you’re in for a fun show. [PO]

EXPIRE w/ HOMEWRECKER, NO VICTORY, ORTHODOX, ON POINT
@ The End | 6:30pm | $15 | All Ages

Milwaukee hardcore outfit Expire have had a short but prolific run, releasing three well-received albums and three EPs in under six years. Unfortunately, however, the group are winding down, and this marks what is likely to be their last Nashville show ever. With a stacked out lineup of HomewreckerNo VictoryOrthodox, and On Point, this is clearly a no-brainer for fans of hardcore, but if you’re a hardcore fan, you probably already have tickets to this sweaty, heavy, mosh fest. [PO]

TAYLS, OKEY DOKEY, MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX, THAT’S MY KID
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5

Between his involvement in Chalaxy and Creature Comfort, you should already be familiar with local rocker Taylor Cole, but, this weekend, you’ll get to see him in a whole new musical light, with the unveiling of his new solo project TAYLS, which includes something of a supergroup backing band of Greg Doris, Jessey Clarck, Molly Balsam, Atticus Swartwood, and Cole Bearden. Self-described as psych-pop, and name checking The Flaming Lips and Beck among influences, we haven’t yet heard any music from this group, but we’re eager to get acquainted. For only five bucks, you also get soulful, psych rock duo Okey Dokey, indie/post-rock outfit Mountains Like Wax, and groovy, psychedelic trio That’s My Kid. You’d be hard pressed to find a cooler local lineup this weekend. [PO]

KEVIN GARRETT w/ ARIZONA
@ The High Watt | 9pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett has been selling out clubs all across the country on tour supporting his new EP False Hope, and his Nashville show is no exception. The smooth crooner draws comparisons to the likes of James Blake and Jarryd James, creating lush sounds with R&B and electronic vibes with heartfelt lyrics. If you snagged tickets, be prepared to get into your feelings. [MG]

BOOM BAP! ft. DJ BEE
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $10 | 21+

The hottest monthly hip hop party is Music City is keeping it moving in February, and if you want to hear the hottest songs in rap spun by some of the best national DJs around, this is a party that needs to be marked on your calendar. Boom Bap! happens one Saturday night a month, and this month’s guest host is DJ Bee. Also known as BEESUS, the Philly native has been been parked behind his decks for twenty plus years. In addition to opening for acts like Methodman and Redman, plus hosting his “DA Block Radio show,” which kicks off its 15th year on iHeartMedia’s 103 Jamz (Norfolk, VA), it’s safe to say this man knows his shit when it comes to the world of hip hop music. All you need to do is be ready to groove, and be sure to bring that ten skrill cover. [JR]

SUNDAY

SAVE FERRIS w/ SOUL RADICS, BABY BABY
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $20-$25 | 18+

A huge fixture of the ’90s ska punk boom, California’s Save Ferris found mainstream success with their 1997 full-length debut It Means Everything, riding ska’s glorious moment in the mainstream for several years, before ultimately disbanding in 2003. Since 2013, vocalist Monique Powell has led a revived version of the band, which, after settling a legal dispute with former members, is finally fully active and touring, having released their first new music under the Save Ferris moniker in 15 years (check it out below). Sure, only one original member remains, but she’s certainly the most visible, and this is your first chance to see the group in Nashville at least in 15 years, if not ever. [PO]

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL w/ YOUTH, SLOW AND STEADY
@ The Basement East | 8:15pm | SOLD OUT | All Ages

The fourth show in a week-long, five-night residency at The Basement East, now-local emo pioneers Dashboard Confessional will welcome Nashville’s own YØUTH and Slow and Steady in the rotating support slot, continuing their commitment to an all-local, intimate homecoming series. While tickets to this and all of the shows have been sold out for weeks, we’d maybe recommend keeping an eye on social media anyway for some surprises. [PO]

DAYA
@ Mercy Lounge | 8:30pm | $19.50-$79 | All Ages

If you love edgy, infectious and youthful pop music, you’ve probably blasted Daya‘s massive hit “Sit Still Look Pretty” more than you’d like to admit. From her debut banger “Hide Away” to “Don’t Let Me Down,” her Grammy award-winning collaboration with The Chainsmokers, the 18-year-old has already made quite the name for herself. Snag tickets for this intimate show at Mercy Lounge and hear her powerhouse voice for yourself. [LL]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[LL] Lorie Liebig
[MG] Meredith Galyon
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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