TWiN | This Week in Nashville | March 17-19

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and that means just about every bar in town will have something going on to entice you to spend your night boozing away. If you need more than just Guinness to get you going though, it’s also another great weekend for live music- whether you’re looking for big shows with St. Paddy’s themes, tiny punk and metal happenings, big name comedians, pop, folk, rockabilly, hip hop, and everything in between, you won’t be disappointed with this weekend’s offerings. Per usual, we combed through it all, and picked out the best, so start planning your weekend  below!

FRIDAY

BRINEABOY, HR_LEXY, SAD BAXTER, ANOUK ASUNDER, KATE PUCKETT
@ The East Room | 8pm | $5

Billed as a “stimulating environment for authentic and inventive women to artistically share and inspire one another and their community,” this Eternal Visions Showcase features performances from electronic duo Brineaboy, dark electronic pop trio HR_Lexy, site favorite pop sludge duo Sad Baxter, French-American dark indie folk outfit Anouk Asunder, and soulful pop singer-songwriter Katie Puckett. Additionally, look for art on display, a food pop up, a vintage clothing sale, and spontaneous poetry from Sally Harvey Anderson, all for the low price tag of $5. There are a lot of cheap, incredible, DIY shows happening this weekend, but you can’t do much better than this one. [PO]

SON VOLT w/ JOHNNY IRION
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm (6pm doors) | $20 | All Ages

Led by alt-country legend Jay Farrar, Son Volt recently released their eighth album Notes of Blue via Thirty Tigers back in February, and are following up with a round of shows including 3rd & Lindsley this Friday night. The album, inspired by musicians like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James, and Nick Drake, combined with their earnest songwriting and top-notch musicianship that they’re known for will make for a great show, so don’t miss out. [MG]

THE LUCKY ‘STACHE BASH 5 ft. JUVENILE, MR. COLLIPARK, WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR, & MORE
@ Tin Roof 
| 12pm | $15-$35 | 21+

Moving to its new home of the Tin Roof on Demonbreun, Nashville’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party, The Lucky ‘Stache Bash, will be bigger and better than ever for its fifth year. Spread across three stages and with tons of party space, you’ll find a mix of hip hop, EDM, funk, and more, combining big name acts like Juvenile with local favorites like Wick-It the Instigator across a sprawling lineup. If you’re hoping to go big for St. Paddy’s, this is as big as it gets; find the full bill, schedule, and more info here[PO]

MAITLAND w/ KORBY LENKER, LULA WILES
@ The Basement | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | $5-7 | 21+

Taking cues from acts like Bon Iver and Anathallo, Philadelphia duo Maitland play minimalist, ambient, indie folk, packed with emotional resonance, and not a far shot from like faves Foreign Fields. Along with Korby Lenkler and Lula Wiles, they head up one of many great, low-cost, intimate options for those looking to escape the St. Paddy’s bar crowd craziness. [PO]

CAROL BURNETT
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 8pm (7pm doors) | $77-$177 | All Ages

Legendary actress, comedian, singer, and writer Carol Burnett set up shop at The Mother Church for a few nights, and you can still snag tickets for the grand finale. With a TV career that spans six decades, including a eleven year run for The Carol Burnett Show, Ms. Burnett is possibly one of the most recognizable faces in the world of show business for several generations. Be there in person, to see if she throws in some appearances from her trademark characters. One thing is for certain, she’s bringing NYC Broadway level talent to perform at the best venue in Nashville, just under one hundred feet from our version of Broadway. This isn’t just another show, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. [JR]

EMERY
@ Rocketown | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | SOLD OUT | All Ages

A fixture in mid-’00s post-hardcore, with scene classics like The Weak’s End and The Question, South Carolina rockers Emery are celebrating the return of their on-again-off-again singer Devin Shelton with a special performance at Rocketown, originally scheduled for last month. This one’s been on the books for awhile, so we hope you got tickets in advance if you were interested; it’s now totally sold out. [PO]

EL RICK HAUN’S LUCKY 13TH ANNIVERSARY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY w/ RI¢HIE
@ The Basement East | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5-$7 | 21+

Before the big flood washed Nashville clean to provide refuge to bachelorettes, pedal taverns, and skinny cottages crammed into a tenth of an acre, the underground rock scene wasn’t as established as we know it today, but folks like El Rick Haun were pedaling their wares on Myspace, throwing parties, and having fun.  El Rick Haun returns for his 13th anniversary show at The Basement East, which this video will show you is going to be a riot.  This one features talented musician and funny man Ri¢hie in support, which is a bit of a rarity these days with his touring schedule.  If you are looking for a unique way to spend your St. Patricks Day, this show should fit the bill perfectly. [MH]

GOTH MONEY w/ DJ RADICAL
@ The End | 9pm (8pm doors) | $15

Washington, DC underground hip hop outfit Goth Money are passing through Music City and they’re eager to bring their trap leaning beats to bust out some local ear drums. Formed about 2012, the collective currently feature Black Kray, MFK Marcy Mane, Kane Grocerys, Luckaleannn, Hunned Mil, and in-house production by MFK Marcy, Luckaleann, Hunned Mil, Black Kray, and Nyx. No word yet on who is or isn’t touring, but its ’bout to be a banger regardless with help from DJ Radical. Hip hop fans who like to be ahead of the curve- jump on this one, because these guys will be blowing up soon enough. [JR]

ST. PABST DAY 2017 ft. HILLBILLY CASINO, CLOWNVIS PRESLEY, THE SPACE HOOKERS
@ Exit/In | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Get ready for one of the wildest St. Patricks Day parties of the weekend, courtesy of local psycobilly outfit Hillbilly Casino. They are known for their raucous punk inspired performances, with the blues and rockabilly mixed for good measure. HC have a dedicated and diehard area fanbase that that will be there in force, so enter the pit at your own peril. With help from beer chugging, fun loving, similar sounding outfits like Clownvis Presley, and The Space Hookers, this blow out at Exit/In promises to bring you all the St. P debauchery you can handle… and at just five bucks, it might be your best value if you’re looking to tie one on. [JR]

MARTIN SEXTON w/ BROTHERS MCCANN
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | $28-$35 | All Ages

Accomplished New York based singer songwriter/producer Martin Sexton‘s tour winds through Music City this weekend, and if you want a more relaxed, Americana evening of music this St. Patricks day, this is probably your best bet. With eleven albums worth of material to choose from, he’ll have no shortage of great music to play, and with help from folk rockers Brothers McCann, your evening of tunes will be packed to the gills with awesome. Don’t over look this gem of a show just because the docket this weekend is packed. [JR]

SATURDAY

NORAH JONES w/ ALOYSIUS 3
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 8pm (7pm doors) | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Returning to The Ryman for the second time after a performance a few weeks back (we’re not sure why the weird scheduling, but we’re not complaining), hypnotizing, soulful, jazz pop songstress Norah Jones couldn’t be better-suited for such a magical room. With her long and accomplished career, it’s no surprise that this one has, apparently, sold out. [PO]

PILLOW TALK, SLOW AND STEADY, YØUTH, KACIE WILLIAMS
@ Cafe Coco | 8pm | $8 | All Ages

Matching up four of the coolest artists in the local and regional underground scene, if you’re looking for a solid DIY show this weekend, you can’t go wrong with this one. Memphis act Pillow Talk are celebrating their new LP This Is All Pretend, and with a sound rooted in emo and indie, but with an experimental, shoegaze-y layer on top, they’re a unique and captivating band to know. Slow and Steady and YØUTH both recently opened for Dashboard Confessional, and both play emotionally charged, personal, and expansive indie rock, while fellow local Kacie Williams is set to open things up with similarly earnest indie rock. Seriously, this bill is stacked.  [PO]

OATHBREAKER, KING WOMAN, JAYE JAYLE
@ The End | 8pm (7pm doors) | $12-14 | 18+

Belgian black metal/post-hardcore outfit Oathbreaker are, without a doubt, the best weekend pick for anyone looking for a dose of heavy music. Still reeling with buzz from last year’s brutal, critically-lauded effort Rheia, the band are joined by San Francisco, droning doom metal/post-metal group King Woman and Louisville punk Jay Jayle, a show primed for a packed out, rowdy room like The End. [PO]

TREE TOPS w/ LUTHI
@ The High Watt | 9pm (8pm doors) | $8 | 18+

Progressive groove rockers Tree Tops are super excited to be releasing their debut LP, Ghost Don’t Dance With Shoes, and to celebrate they’re performing a very special record release show at The High Watt. The Knoxville collective has also asked friend of the blog Luthi to help kick out some seriously funky jams, that will have everyone shaking their asses. Don’t miss what promises to be one fo the best dance parties of the entire holiday weekend! [JR]

MUSICIANS CORNER PRESENTS BAND TOGETHER ft. OLIVIA LANE, FARMER AND ADELE, JIM LAUDERDALE, DAWN LANDES, SAM PALLADIO, EMILY WEST, MEMBERS OF HUMMING HOUSE, MICHAEL JOHN HAYES, THE SISTERHOOD, KS RHOADS, PAUL MCDONALD
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | SOLD OUT | All Ages

For its third annual event, Musicians Corner is honoring some of the most legendary artists who recorded their hits here in Nashville. From Hank Williams to Bob Dylan, expect an array of unique and mesmerizing covers from songwriting legend Jim Lauderdale, Nashville star Sam Palladio and more. I hope you snagged tickets early, because this one night only event is completely sold out. [LL]

THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT w/ UNKNOWN HINSON, BIRDCLOUD, THE GODDAMN GALLOWS
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm (7pm doors) | $25 | 18+

Largely considered the Godfather of modern rockabilly and the creator of psycobilly, The Reverend Horton Heat (and his bandmates) are blowing through Nashville, and kicking up dust as they do with the help of a stellar undercard. Look for crowd pleasing comedic country/rockabilly performer Unknown Hinson, local favorites Birdcloud, and Detroit outfit The Goddamn Gallows to take things up several notches before the main event. That’s a TON of rowdy and raunchy rock music packed into one bill, and if you’re still partying strong after Friday, you now know where to be. [JR]

CITY SOUND TEST ft. KYLE MCALLISTER, CAVANAUGH MIM, KODY MUHIC, LOGAN COATS, TIM MLYNARSKI, WILL SANFORD, ZACH BOSSART
@ The Basement | 8pm (7:30pm doors) | $5 | 21+

City Sound Test is not a new concept, but, in a town lately in love with cover nights, this show is fairly unique.  Helmed by members of The Aquaducks, Oliver Ocean, Easy Roscoe, The Wooly Mamas, and more, City Sound Test are set to embark on a 3 hour improvisation journey of experimental jazz and rock jam that caught our attention.  This is typically an insiders type thing that happens with talented musicians behind closed doors.  If you want a peak behind the curtain, head out to The Basement on Saturday night for what is sure to be a special night.  [MH]

SUNDAY

BLOOD CLUB, THE CENTER, ERIKA GLUCK
@ Blackbird Tattoo & Gallery | 9pm | $7  | All Ages

This is an inclusive, eclectic, all ages, representative DIY show hosted at a tattoo shop, pairing some cool underground touring acts with talented locals- so yes, it’s right up our alley. And if the experimental bedroom pop sounds of Blood Club, the ambient post-folk of The Center, or local Erika Gluck‘s hypnotic techno sounds like it’d be up your alley too, this is a seriously cool way to end your weekend. [PO]

VANESSA CARLTON w/ TRISTEN
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm (6pm doors) | $22.50 | All Ages

As we’ve told you in the past, famed singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton calls Music City home these days, and, since taking her sound in a whole new, indie pop-geared direction with 2015’s Liberman, she’s released two live albums, most recently Earlier Things Live, a collection of some of her older works. Carlton headlines Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night this weekend at 3rd and Lindsey, a perfect spot to see her in a hometown setting, and with the inclusion of incredible, fellow local pop songstress Tristen, who’s been on the road the last few years as part of Jenny Lewis’s band, this bill gets even harder to pass up. [PO]

STEVE MARTIN, MARTIN SHORT w/ STEEP CANYON RANGERS
@ The Grand Ole Opry House | 7:30pm (6:30pm doors) | SOLD OUT | All Ages

Two of the most famous and influential comedians of all time, Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their joint tour to The Ryman this weekend, and with such a huge and long-lasting legacy, especially in seminal performer Steve Martin’s case, it’s no shock that this show sold out. Those lucky enough to have tickets are in for a conversation between the two legends, standup, and even music, as Steve, an accomplished banjo player in his own right, is joined by frequent collaborators the Steep Canyon Rangers. It’ll certainly be an unforgettable and one of a kind evening! [PO]

HALOGENS, GRIN AND BEAR, HAWKINS A/V CLUB, WIND FISH
@ Dad’s Garage (Murfreesboro) | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

A great weekend entry to the DIY, house show scene (you’ll need to ask punk for that address), New Jersey’s Hologens put a mostly acoustic, ambient, experimental spin on emo. Also from Jersey, Grin and Bear have released music in the poppy, indie punk realm, but are billed as acoustic for this outing. To round this one out, local group Hawkins A/V Club adopt math-y, noodle-y, indie/emo rock, and Wind Fish plays heartfelt acoustic tunes. Cheap show, good songs, can’t beat it. [PO]

COLD SWEATS, SECRET NUDIST FRIENDS, SLUG PIT, TOO FAR, SHADRAQ
@ Charlie Bob’s | 8pm | $7 | All Ages

After a couple recent false starts (a Sad13 show that moved to Third Man, an Idle Bloom show that moved to Charlie Bob’s), DIY space Drkmttr seems finally primed to re-open for shows this weekend (update: Drkmttr is almost ready, but for the time being, this is happening at Charlie Bob’s), with a pretty epic bill of New York punks Cold Sweats, Philly garage rockers Secret Nudist Friends, and a local trio garage punks Slug Pit, Too Far, and hardcore-leaning Shadraq. A caveat: we haven’t seen much posted about this in a couple weeks, but as far as we can tell, it’s happening, just do a quick Facebook search on Sunday to double check (or keep an eye on this post for updates). [PO]

CRAIG BROWN BAND
@ Fond Object | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

Third Man Records artist Craig Brown Band is a well known name in the underground Detroit rock scene, and fit right into TMR honcho Jack White’s love of guitar driven rock and roll and honky tonk twang.  In celebration of the upcoming release of The Lucky Ones Forget, Craig and co. bring their rowdy rock to Nashville for a Music City record release show at Fond Object.  Want to see what’s next in the TMR and underground rock world?  This backyard show is your stop. [MH]

IDAN RAICHEL
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | $35-$45 | All Ages

Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel is performing this Sunday in the intimate confines of City Winery, and if you love quality piano work fused with electronics, Hebrew texts, plus Arab and Ethiopian sounds, this eclectic night of music is for you. A student of jazz was well, Raichel’s performance promises to be a tour de force of his masterful skills. Enjoy one of Israel’s most beloved musical sons, and get a feel for why he’s one of that nation’s biggest stars. [JR]

ROANOKE w/ J.R. WYATT, KEVIN FULLER, PEYTON PARKER
@ The Basement | 8pm (7:30pm doors) | $5 | 21+

Local duo Roanoke released their debut self-titled album last spring after getting buzz from their lead single “Jordan”, and they played our Acme showcase back in December and wowed us with their beautiful vocal harmonies and musical mix of everything from Americana to gospel to bluegrass. Now the up-and-coming outfit is headlining a show at The Basement along with folk singers J.R. Wyatt and Kevin Fuller, and country artist Peyton Parker. For just $5, it’s definitely a show worth checking out. [MG]

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

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