TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Feb. 2-4

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As we flip into February, the venue calendars are filling up with more great shows from touring acts like Typhoon, The Devil Makes Three, and K. Flay. Don’t forget the stellar local scenesters though… we also have shows from Waterfall Wash, Staying For The Weekend, and The Whistles & The Bells on the docket this weekend, along with much, much more. Head below to see our full rundown of top show picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

MYYLO, JOSIE DUNNE, ANNA MAE
@ The East Room | 7:30pm | $5 | 18+

Local singer-sonwriter Myylo is headlining an intimate night at The East Room to get your weekend started. He’s celebrating his Jon Estes (John Paul White) produced, Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) mastered debut EP, South, which dropped last year, and is ripe with his folky style and quirky lyrics. Take a listen to single “Finger” below to get a taste. He’s joined by soulful songwriter Josie Dunne, who just released her debut single “Old School,” and local indie popster Anna Mae[MH]

THE DEVIL MAKES THREE
@ Marathon Music Works | 9pm | $25 | All Ages

New-grass performers The Devil Makes Three put out their fifth studio record entitled Redemption & Ruin last fall, further solidifying their one-of-kind sound that really needs to be seen live to be fully appreciated. Effortlessly combining ragtime, old time Appalachia inspired country, folk, blues, jazz, and ragtime music with the improvisational aspects of bluegrass, the trio have birthed something truly unique. If you snatch up some tickets to this all ages show, you better be prepared to get your toes tapping. This one is definitely for people who like to dance! [JR]

FELLY, GYYPS, TRIP CARTER
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $18-$20 | 18+

Connecticut bred, LA honed rapper Felly may only be 22, but his name is rising in the hip hop scene.  Felly is currently touring in support of his 2017 album Wild Strawberries, which features his trademark genre bending production, veering from ambient house to full on jazz, which supplement his smooth lyrical flow. You can get a taste in the recently released video for the track “Baby Boy” below. He’s joined by like-minded rapper Gyyps and hard hitting Trip Carter, who collaborated with Felly on his last album.  [MH]

RADIO MOSCOW, AMPLIFIED HEAT, TTOTALS
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $12-$15 | 18+

Psychedelic blues rock outfit Radio Moscow are rocking forward on their Driftin’ US tour, and stopping in on Nashville to play a kickass bill with tourmates Amplified Heat, plus local favorites Ttotals. That’s three great rock bands jam packed into one night of amazing fun. Help the touring fellas get fed, and support a buzzworthy local band in the process, which in turn keeps the national acts coming back. It’s a win-win-win situation, but only with the support of residents like us. [JR]

SATURDAY

WATERFALL WASH, CARPOOLPARTY, SCALE MODEL
@ Radio Cafe | 8pm | $8

We’ve had the pleasure of watching buzzy local group and longtime fiends of the site Waterfall Wash morph from a folk-tinged, poppy, alt rock early sound to the slicker, synthier, ambient, lo-fi, and indie leaning style that made up last year’s excellent sophomore EP, Become What You See, which is stuffed with layered melodies, huge hooks, high energy, and the most refined songwriting from the group to date. Always an awesome live experience, the band will hit east side haunt Radio Cafe this weekend, along with Texas based retro, electro-laced, dance-primed duo Carpoolparty and local synthy, indie rockers Scale Model. It’s hard to imagine a better-matched bill; don’t miss out! [PO]

SWEETTALKER, THE WHITE LIARS, CURRENT EVENTS
@ Turn One | 8pm | FREE | 21+

Local alt rockers Sweettalker are heading a tasty bill at the cozy Gallatin Road dive Turn One. With Savannah, GA, folk punks The White Liars, and indie rockers Current Events thrown into the mix, it promises to be well worth your time, and it’s not like you’re paying a cover charge. Canned cheap beer flows like water at Turn One, so you can catch a buzz on the cheap as well. Being broke is no excuse, and this is one of the best options for the penny pinchers out there. [JR]

PALE LUNGS, LOOMING, BANDIT, YØUTH, EARLY HUMANS
@ That ’70s House | 7pm | $5 | All Ages

Formed in 2016 in nearby Murfreesboro, Pale Lungs have fast become one of our favorite rising acts to emerge from the the thriving local DIY scene (they’re also an instrumental part in helping grow the scene, as several members founded house show space Dad’s Garage). With impressive dynamic range, the group tap into a visceral, emo-informed, ambient, indie/post-rock sound to stunning effect, and their debut EP, last year’s Strawberry, was a stellar first effort. Midwestern rockers Looming are another exciting fixture in the indie scene who’ve been grabbing our attention over the past few years with their poppy, emotionally charged style and amazing live presence, and the two groups will head up a wallet-friendly, DIY house show this weekend along with resonant indie rockers Bandit, emo-laced mathy, indie staple YØUTH, and college-rock infused rising indie act Early Humans, all among the most exciting parts of the local underground scene. If you like expansive punk and DIY shows, this is your best bet all weekend. [PO]

TYPHOON, BAD BAD HATS, SUNBATHE
@ Exit/In | 9pm | $18-$20 | 18+

Eclectic ensemble Typhoon boasts an impressive eleven members, who preform a fairly complicated arrangement of indie rock that is very carefully orchestrated. Incorporating beautiful harmonized vocals, violins, hand claps, xylophone, horns and a choir of other rock related  instruments, the group bring a little bit of everything to the table. They also have a an excellent brand new record, Offerings, which they are touring in support of. With experimental indie pop outfit Bad Bad Hats, and dark pop performers Sunbathe kicking things off at Exit/In, fans of the not so ordinary should definitely be circling this show. [JR]

THE WHISTLES & THE BELLS w/ JAMES ETHAN CLARK
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Local songwriter and blog fave The Whistles & The Bells returns for a hometown show at Mercy Lounge this weekend.  He’s playing in support of his sophomore LP, Modern Plagues, which dropped last year via New West Records, and the subsequent intoxicating single, “Ode To Yeezus / Ultralight Beam,” which released earlier this year. American Idol contestant and songwriter James Ethan Clark is slotted in support, who is due for a follow up to his 2013 debut, Southern Hotel.  [MH]

MARCO BENEVENTO w/ GOOD BUDDY
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-$12 | 18+

Quirky indie rocker Marco Benevento plays the first of two consecutive Saturday shows at The High Watt this weekend.  Touring in support of his latest release, Woodstock Sessions, a live follow-up to last year’s “The Story Of Fred Short.”  Helmed mostly by Marco’s signature synth, the quirky style is sure to appeal to fans of Father John Misty or Burger Record darlings Gap Dream.  Jason Staebler’s kooky local folk pop outfit Good Buddy is set to open for what should be a fun and unique night of entertainment.  [MH]

K.FLAY w/ SIR SLY
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm (8pm doors) | SOLD OUT | 18+

Though her debut, Life As a Dog, only dropped in 2014, K.Flay has spent more than a decade crafting her unique sound, which blends hip hop and indie pop in equal measure, weaving genres and packing a smart, literary. She’s earned fans in big names like Taylor Swift, and further honed her sound last year with a phenomenal second LP, Every Where Is Some Where, which including co-writing and production from Nashville’s own JT Daly (of Paper Route). With Grammy noms, buzzy placements, and huge recent tour and festivals opportunities, it’s no surprise that K.Flay’s Nashville stop this weekend with Sir Sly is already sold out. You’re in for a treat if you managed to snag tickets! [PO]

STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND, PATZY, FLYCO
@ The Basement | 9pm | $5-$8 | 21+

Local indie rockers Staying For The Weekend are playing a hometown show for the first time since last summer, and it’s another chance to see the local slingers showcase the tracks from their fun 2017 EP, Growing Pains. Head out early to catch local indie rock duo Patzy, who are gearing up to release their debut this spring, and local melodic indie rock outfit Flyco. If you are looking for a low dough show to see some of the top rock in the Nashville scene, this is the show for you. [MH]

SPACE PROM ft. SNAKE CHENEY, NORDISTA FREEZE, ROCKY BLOCK, THE BROOMESTIX, LUKE KRUTZKE, FULTON LEE, WILL WANDER, ALLISON YOUNG , MANRELIC
@ Lucky Bamboo | 7:30pm | $10

At the unorthodox show space of Lucky Bamboo China Bistro (where we caught an excellent HalfNoise show last year), Freezefest is hosting a very special “Space Prom” this Saturday, featuring eight great artists performing famous dance music from each decade, spanning the 1930s to 1990s, as well as a late night DJ set. Vintage prom attire is encouraged, BYOB is allowed with a corking fee, and music comes from the likes of Nordista Freeze, Rocky Block, Snake Cheney, The Broomestix, Will Wander, Allison Young, and more, representing an impressive slice of the local DIY indie scene. [PO]

SUNDAY

SPACEFACE w/ PENICILLIN BABY
@ The East Room | 5:30pm | $7 | 18+

Looking for a cool place to hang, eat, catch THE game, and get a kickass live show afterward to boot? Oh boy, do we have some good news for you! The East Room will be hosting a pot luck Superbowl viewing party, immediately followed by a skull-melting rock show, featuring far out Memphis psych rockers Spaceface, and local scene staples Penicillin Baby. Five bucks at the door gets you in to watch the game on the big screen, and admission to the show after. It’s a potluck style event, so bring your favorite dishes  to share (but they have asked for no heating elements please), and of course there will be beer! Enjoy the game with some friends, get your grub on and watch some talented performers shred; only in Music City can you do all three for just a five spot. [JR]

[JR] Jacob Ryan
[MH] Matt Hall
[PO] Philip Obenschain

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