TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Sept. 1–3

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Labor Day is a dreadful marker of the waning days of summer for some, and a joyous sign of near relief from the normally sweltering August heat for others.  For most everyone though, it means a long weekend, the start of the football season, and the three-day (now two, thanks to a Thursday weather cancellation) finale of Live on the Green.  While that ever-growing fest is the big headliner this weekend (fingers crossed for the weather), with Friday’s lineup moved to Sunday, there are a number of other shows that are worthy of your time as well.  Head below to see all of our staff picks, and have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!

FRIDAY

PINKO, LONG CON, BARRICADED SUSPECTS
@ Betty’s | 9pm (8pm doors) | $7 | All Ages

Moved from DIY space Drkmttr (due a break-in) to reliable bar Betty’s, San Antonio punks Pinko conjure elements of classic hardcore, post-hardcore, art punk, and noise rock, which fans of Refused and Fugazi are sure to love. They’ll be joined by locals Long Con, who haven’t yet released any tunes online, and Barricaded Suspects, whose throwback hardcore sound is a perfect compliment for this bill. [PO]

FUTURE ELEVATORS, TABAH, WILL STEWART
@ The End | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Rising Birmingham, AL rockers Future Elevators are making waves with their synth backed groove rock, and have seen some significant buzz with the release of their 2016 self-titled debut. You can check out the new video for their single “Modern World” to get an idea of what they are all about. The bill rounds out with like-minded, Minneapolis based, harder hitting groovy rock outfit Tabah, and a homecoming show for Will Stewart, whom you may remember from his Willie & The Giant project a few years ago, as he returns from working on new projects in the Birmingham area. [MH]

GYPSY CANYON SUNRISE, TELEFONES, THANK YOU PLEASE
@ The East Room | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $5

Topping off an all local bill, outer space garage punks Gypsy Canyon Sunrise are a band all fans of our growing underground indie rock scene should be familiar with. Helping to kick this low dough show into hyper drive, will be fuzz rich lo fi rockers Telefones, and Atlanta formed, but Music City based noise rock two-piece Thank You Please. That is a hell of a lot of awesome packed into just five bones, don’t miss it! [JR]

ORNAMENT
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

Local pop trio Ornament will be treating us to a free Grimey’s in-store on Friday. Though they’ve been gigging around town for a couple years, the psych-tinged, retro leaning group only recently released their debut single and b-side, “It Must Be the Season” and “Family Happiness,” so it’s a pretty cool time to catch them in person, free or not. [PO]

SAFE BET, CAVING, NATALIE MADIGAN, WIND FISH
@ Dad’s Garage (Murfreesboro) | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

Two Chicago area, emo-leaning acoustic acts, Safe Bet and Caving will hit Murfreessboro DIY spot Dad’s Garage this weekend, with support from likeminded locals Natalie Madigan and Wind Fish. At $5, this is a great option for anyone looking for a softer, more earnest punk-adjacent option, and the trek to the ‘Boro is worth it to support the house show scene. Ask a punk for that address. [PO]

JESSE LÉGE, JOEL SAVOY w/ JO VIDRINE, LOCUST HONEY
@ Fond Object (Downtown) | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

If you’re looking to step a little bit out of the box this weekend, while supporting Fond Object Records after a tough couple of weeks, you should stop by their 4th Ave location to check out renowned Cajun accordionist and singer Jesse Lége with awarded fiddler Joel Savoy, plus support from another Louisiana native Jo Vidrine and locals Locust Honey in the warm-up spot. Born in a house without electricity, in the heart of the bayous, speaking Cajun, French, and English, Jesse is about as authentic as they come when you’re talking traditional Cajun music. So BYOB, and settle in for some of that sweet New Orleans flavored tunes. At just five bucks a head, this is a perfect way to roll into the weekend! [JR]

SATURDAY

LIVE ON THE GREEN: FUTURE ISLANDS, ELLIOT ROOT, THE LONE BELLOW, THE VOODOO FIX, LP, PAPER ROUTE, THE RECORD COMPANY, CORDOVAS, THE DELTA SAINTS, GUTHRIE BROWN, BAHAMAS, KIDS FEST WITH MR. STEVE
@ Public Square Park | 1pm (12pm gates) | FREE | All Ages

Saturday was set to wrap the 2017 edition of Live on the Green with a bang, but with Friday’s lineup moved to Sunday, and after a Thursday canceling, it now kicks off the final run of acts.  The all-day event starts right after lunch and features a jam packed day of music over two stages.  We have a full preview of the weekend right here to help you get acquainted, and, the best news, the weather is looking like Saturday is the money day to be outside this weekend. With Future Islands, The Lone Bellow, LP, Paper Route, and Bahamas among the performers, it’s looking like a fitting start to a worthy final weekend. [MH]

CADDYWHOMPUS, THICK, DADDY ISSUES, MUSIC BAND, MAMA WOULD BE PROUD
@ The East Room | 9pm (8pm doors) | $7 | All Ages

Moved from Drkmttr to The East Room, this lineup is backed with great locals and touring acts, and for just $7, it’s looking like one of the weekend’s best DIY show options. New Orleans duo Caddywhompus make an impressive amount of noise, adopting a psych-tinged, experimental pop sound, while Brooklyn’s Thick have an energetic, garage punk bent. Local grunge pop trio Daddy Issues and psych rockers Music Band alone, among Nashville’s finest, would be enough to get us in the door, and lo-fi indie rockers Mama Would Be Proud kick things off, so show up early! [PO]

SERENGETI w/ E.T. & AL-D
@ The Basement | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $10-12 | 21+

Chicago alt rapper Serengeti has collabed with the likes of Yoni Wolf, is a member of Sisyphus with Son Lux and Sufjan Stevens, and has been lighting up the scene for over 15 years with some fantastic, unorthodox, and essential releases. The Basement is a hell of a cool spot to catch him in action, whether you’re a longtime fan or newcomer, and with E.T. & AL-D opening up, you’ll want to get there early! [PO]

SIMON JOYNER & THE GHOSTS, DAVID NANCE, JESUSVIO, OVERGROWN, LAULIMA
@ Fond Object | 8pm | $10 | All Ages

Omaha musical pals Simon Joyner and David Nance are soulmates in their styles of deconstructive rock.  Both are prolific in the underground DIY scene, and most recently teamed up to record a truly interesting cover of the Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup.  This coming off of Nance releasing his own oddball rock record, Negative Boogie, earlier this year.  It’s not clear if they will be performing together for the Stones covers or separate, but either way you are in for, probably, the most unique and interesting show in Nashville this weekend.  They’ll be joined by slacker rocker Jesusvio, local lo-fi rockers Overgrown (f.k.a. Plant Parenthood), and alternative noise pop outfit Laulima[MH]

MUSICIANS CORNER: STEVE MOAKLER, JASON ESKRIDGE, SCOTT MULVAHILL, KATIE PRUITT, BANDIT HEART, JOSH GILLIGAN, THE NARRATIVE
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm (12pm gates) | FREE | All Ages

Musicians Corner has been great about bringing genre diversity to the current season, and though the country stylings of Steve Moakler, r&b/soul singer Jason Eskridge, and singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt are among this week’s main stage acts, it’s friends of the site and acoustic stage performers, indie pop duo The Narrative, who might just have us the most excited. Hopefully the weather will ease up for another great and free Saturday option! [PO]

JON LATHAM
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

One of our top picks from last year’s AmericanaFest lineup, authentic and honest singer-songwriter Jon Latham is back with a brand new record call Lifers. If you dig the sounds of old-school Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Billy Bragg, you’re sure to dig his latest work. Get to Grimey’s early to secure a good spot and be among the first to listen to his new material. [LL]

SUNDAY

LIVE ON THE GREEN: SHERYL CROW, GOODBYE JUNE, DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS, RON GALLO, THE WHISTLES & THE BELLS, SHEL
@ Public Square Park | 1:45pm | FREE | All Ages

Due to weather, Friday night’s Live on the Green lineup has been moved to Sunday, apparently with all performers but Big Head Todd & The Monsters intact. Music will now begin at 1:45 p.m., running a on a somewhat earlier schedules, and VIP tickets from Friday will be honored for Sunday (or refunds made available for those who can’t attend; Thursday VIP will be honored Saturday OR Sunday, or be refunded). Though weather is a bummer, safety is the priority, and you can now catch performances from Sheryl Crow, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and SHEL, Goodbye June, Ron Gallo, and The Whistles & The Bells for a great (and hopefully more dry) season closer, all on the main stage. We have a full preview of the finale here, and let’s hope this video from Sheryl below can affect the weather report. [MH]

CHURCH STREET BLOCK PARTY: BROOKE CANDY, KISHI BASHI, MYKKI BLANCO, PORCHES, MARY LAMBERT, MORGXN, DANIELLA MASON, & MORE
@ Church Street (b/w 15th & 16th) | 4pm (3pm gates) | $25-95 | All Ages

The rain from Hurricane Harvey should be heading out just in time for the Church Street Block Party, which features an array of national and local talents. Experimental multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi, edgy rapper Brooke Candy and New York-based Porches will be on hand alongside Nashville’s own indie pop artists MORGXN and Daniella Mason. Plus, it’s Labor Day weekend, so you can party all night without having to crawl in to work on Monday. [LL]

ALIEN BOY, PERFUME V, T-34
@ Drkmttr | 9pm | $7 | All Ages

Self-described as “a gay goth poppy punk band,” Portland’s Alien Boy adopt a sort of shoegazey, dreamy style of earnest punk which sounds like it’d be stellar live. They’ll hit perfectly-suited spot Drkmttr on Sunday, with fellow Portland power pop outfit Perfume V and local support from T-34, keeping punks happy with plenty of solid weekend options. [PO]

SOLAR TWIN, JONNY ANGEL BOY
@ Fond Object | 6:30pm (6pm doors) | FREE | All Ages

Despite the sudden and devastating loss of Fond Object co-owner Jeff Petit, it appears that plans for a Twin Peaks finale watch party, which Jeff helped orchestrate, are still going forward. Before the 2-hour conclusion to the beloved show’s stellar reveal (which, if you’re caught, is poised to be incredible), “two of Nashville’s most David Lynchian bands,” Solar Twin and Jonny Angel Boy will kick of the party with some tunes. [PO]

GOLDLINK w/ MASEGO
@ Exit/In | 8pm (7pm doors) | $17-67 | 18+

Buzzy DC area rapper GoldLink has been turning heads since busting onto the scene with 2014 mixtape The God Complex, and with his proper full-length debut, this year’s At What Cost, he’s fast becoming the next young MC to keep an eye on. See him at Exit/In while you can, because he’ll almost certainly be playing bigger rooms next time he rolls through town. [PO]

GRETA VAN FLEET w/ THE GLORIOUS SONS
@ The High Watt | 8pm (7pm doors) | SOLD OUT | 18+

Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet have been taking the great white north by storm with their unforgiving, hook laden, arena ready songs, which are punctuated by their wailing front man Josh Kiszka. Formed with his brothers Jake and Sam, and enlisting the help of family friend Danny Wagner, the four piece have seen a rapid rise with the release of their debut EP Black Smoke Rising, which has the swagger of a Zeppelin show that unbelievable for four lads under 20 years of age. Given that this one is already sold out, you’ll likely just have to enjoy the single “Highway Tune” below to get acquainted, and then start streaming the record because it’s definitely worth your time to do so. Rising Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons are set to open with one of the best under the radar bills of the weekend… for those that have tickets. [MH]

DIETRICH JON, KID FREUD, AUSTIN HOKE
@ The East Room | 8pm | $5 | 18+

Chamber pop rocker Dietrich Jon earned top billing for yet another $5 banger of a indie rock show at The East Room this Sunday. Look for blog favorites Kid Freud, and mellow lo fi rocker Austin Hoke to get the tasty tunes started off right. As you can see this weekend, where there is a will to see live music, there is always a way, and being broke is no excuse. Scrapping together five singles isn’t too much to ask to help support our thriving scene, while simultaneously enjoying yourself. [JR]

BILLY BURNETTE
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm (6pm doors) | $10 | All Ages

Probably most widely known for his run with Fleetwood Mac in the late ’80s to mid ’90s, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Billy Burnette is stopping in on Music City to show everyone what his solo rockabilly work is all about. Born in Memphis to a famous musician father, Dorsey Burnette, who, along with his brother Johnny (Billy’s uncle), helped to create the subgenre of rockabilly with their famous 1953 hit “Rockabilly Boogie.” Looking to keep that tradition alive with his own work, Billy is spreading the gospel to a whole new generation. Best part of all when it comes to Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night, if you can’t make the show, you can tune in live for free on your FM dial! [JR]

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

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