TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | March 16-18

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It’s a busy weekend in Nashville.  There are various St. Patrick’s Day parties going on, including a genre bending good time in Germantown, a hip-hop leaning block party on Demonbreun, rock and roll at The Cobra and Little Harpeth, dancing to the ’90s at Cannery, and DJs at The Back Corner, to name just a few.  Also, keep in mind while you are watching your March Madness bracket fall to shambles, don’t forget, Nashville is also hosting games downtown this weekend, adding another notch of crazy to the weekend. If you are looking for a sense of normalcy, don’t fret, because, even if you don’t have tickets to see Jack White perform at Third Man, there are still plenty of great shows going on around town that you can sink your teeth into without fear of them turning green.

FRIDAY

JACK WHITE
@ Third Man Records | 9pm | Sold Out | 18+

The second of two surprise Jack White appearances at Third Man in support of his highly-anticipated new LP Boarding House Reach, if you didn’t manage to snag tickets in person in the one hour window before they sold out earlier this week, you’re completely out of luck, as not even scalpers can get you into this one. A bigger local show from White in the near future seems inevitable, but those lucky enough to attend this one are in for something especially magical. [PO]

AMERICAN ROOMMATES, QUIET OAKS, THE SPIDERBERRIES
@ The Cobra | 8pm | $7 | 21+

Originally from Columbus, GA, American Roommates relocated to Nashville a few years back, and have since fully integrated into the local DIY scene, performing at clubs and alternative spaces all over town at an increasingly frequent clip. We recently premiered their excellent new EP, Am I An Adult Yet?, and if you didn’t manage to catch their release show last month in support, you’ve got another cool shot to see them at The Cobra this weekend with Quiet Oaks and The Spiderberries. Don’t sleep on this band! [PO]

THE ENGLISH BEAT
@ The Cowan (Top Golf) | 6pm | $22.50-37.50 | All Ages

The Beat, The British Beat, The International Beat, The (English) Beat, Special Beat, The New English Beat, The Beat feat. Ranking Rodger, and The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling are all the same, some variation of, or a collaborative version of the same band, so it’s understandable if even serious fans are a little confused. Currently, there are two primary versions of the band, and each use what was once two different names for the same band. The one playing this show are The English Beat, fronted by Dave Wakeling, while the other, The Beat, primarily perform in the UK, and are fronted by Ranking Rodger. Formed in 1978, the group, part of the British punk, ska, and reggae influenced 2 tone movement, were known as “The Beat” in the UK during their prolific five year run, and “The English Beat” in the U.S. due to a naming dispute. Both Wakeling and Rodger were lead vocalists in the band’s original form, so despite operating two different versions of what was once a band with two different names, neither is more or less definitive than the other. This incarnation also happens to have a new record on the way, so expect some new tunes peppered in  with plenty of classics. [PO]

SCALE MODEL, HARI, PROMWEATHER
@ The East Room | 9pm | $5 | 18+

It’s a killer local bill at one of the coolest east side dives. Melodic indie rockers Hari are supporting their latest release, Daze in the Sun, which dropped last fall, and they will join blog faves, synth pop quartet Scale Model. Head out early to get a taste of local outfit Promweather, whose late 2017 release, Down The Slipstream, is chock full of experimental lo-fi pop gems.. [MH]

DADDY’S BEEMER w/ THE PRESCRIPTIONS, THE BY GODS,
@ The Basement | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $6-8 | 21+

South Carolina based rockers Daddy’s Beemer, whose recently released EP, Pucker, shows that these youngsters are more than just a catchy name, head up a cool under the radar show Friday night at The Basement. Joining them are rising Nashville rockers The Prescriptions, who caught our attention last year with their highly refined live show that harkens back to the Heartbreaker era Ryan Adams, as well as buzzy local alt-rockers The By Gods, for what’s sure to be a fun and intimate performance. [MH]

ROBIN TROWER w/ STRANGE VINE
@ Marathon Music Works | 8pm (6:30pm doors) | $27-47 | All Ages

Psych and blues rock legend Robin Trower will be packing the house at Marathon Music Works on Friday, and with thirty records worth of songs in his impressive repertoire, it’s sure to be a setlist packed with hits. Getting his professional start in East England (Essex county) around 1964 with The Paramounts, Trower would go on to help form the famous ’60s baroque psych rock outfit Procol Harum. He’s also had a prolific solo career. With his backing bands, he’s released twenty-two records, including Time and Emotion in 2017. Throw in psych/blues rockers Strange Vine in the warmup spot and you have the recipe for one hell of a good night. [JR]

MAXWELL PUTNAM w/ MARK FREDSON, JUSTIN & THE COSMICS
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $8 | 21+

Local (via NYC) acoustic folk rocker Maxwell Putnam will be celebrating the release of his latest record, Ode to a Tinhorn, this Friday. To mark the special occasion, he will be performing at The 5 Spot with help from power pop performer Mark Fredson, and blog endorsed garage psych rockers Justin & The Cosmics. You get all this local awesome for just eight bones, and you’re only a blarney stones throw away from Five Points and the St. Paddy’s Day weekend action. Don’t miss it! [JR]

JOSHUA RADIN w/ WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS
@ City Winery | 6:30pm (5pm doors) & 10pm (9:30pm doors) | $28-35 | All Ages

Renowned folk inspired singer-songwriter Joshua Radin will be providing the crowd an inspired performance in the friendly confines of City Winery, with help from likeminded singer/picker William Fitzsimmons. Radin soared into the public consciousness in 2008,with his stellar sophomore release Simple Times, and has been putting out quality music ever since. His most recent effort, 2017’s The Fall, is more stupendous proof that Joshua doesn’t have any plans of slowing down anytime soon. Tickets to the earlier of two sets are sold out, but if you don’t mind making it a late evening, you can still grab tickets to the 10 p.m. show as of writing. [JR]

THE BONES OF J.R. JONES w/ MCKINLEY JAMES
@ The Basement | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | $5-7 | 21+

SATURDAY (ST. PADDY’S)

THE ZOMBIES w/ DON DILEGO
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | Sold Out | All Ages

While not quite the fully reunited surviving lineup of legendary British psych pop group The Zombies that came to town last year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their underrated classic Odessey and Oracle, this long-running touring incarnation of the band still features several key members, including lead singer Colin Blunstone. Though this show has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day (they seem to make it to Nashville fairly intermittently on their travels), it’s still one of the most exciting weekend events, as it’s a chance to see one of the best, most underrated bands in history in an intimate setting- but only if you grabbed tickets before they sold out. [PO]

BORN RUFFIANS w/ FLEECE
@ The High Watt | 9pm (8pm doors) | $12-15 | 18+

Acclaimed Toronto based rockers Born Ruffians are back together with their original lineup for the release of their fifth studio album, Uncle, Duke, & The Chief, which just dropped via Yep Roc Records. The new record was produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Tennis, Nathaniel Rateliff), and it is a retro leaning post-punk gem that is chock full of sing-along worthy singles, as you can hear in the below video for uber catchy track “Miss You.” Montreal based alt-rockers Fleece open things up, and their unique infusion of psych rock and jazz for a sound that is worthy of you arriving on time. [MH]

ROCK EUPORA w/ BROTHER MOSES
@ The Basement | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | $5-7 | 21+

Local indie rockers Rock Eupora have been on our radar for a while now. Primarily the musical outfit of Mississippi transplant Clayton Waller, the band are making a name for themselves with their throwback alt rock that harkens back to the acts that graced college radio stations across the country in the ’90s. Rising Arkansas bred rockers Brother Moses are set to open things up, for a show that is perfect refuge from the St. Paddy’s Day craziness. [MH]

CHLOE KAT, LILLIE MAE w/ TOMMY & THE OHS
@ The Bowery Vault | 6pm | FREE

When she’s not fronting Kat Milk Blue, local songwriter Chloe Kat is making waves on the solo front as well. She’ll join a co-headlining bill with the another acclaimed local, Lillie Mae, who is pursuing her solo career after significant time on the road with Jack White. Groovy, pop-tinged, bluesy outfit Tommy & The Ohs are set to open for what should be a unique experience at The Bowery Vault on Saturday night. [MH]

NASHVILLE IS THE REASON PRESENTS: EMO NIGHT BROOKLYN ft. WILL PUGH
@ Exit/In | 9:30pm (8:30pm doors) | $12-15 | 18+

Emo nights have become all the rage the past few years, capturing on the early to mid ’00s nostalgia of the MySpace generation, and finding equal attention form a renewed interest in both new and classic bands making emo music. While the term has been broadly stretched to include anything in the sphere of pop punk, post-hardcore, and even punk-laden indie (basically anything you might see at Warped Tour; we’ll leave the “real emo” discussion for another time), emo nights typically feature a houses DJ or guests from any number of bands from the scene, spinning tunes in a pseudo-concert type setting, ripe for mingling and reminiscing of the genre’s heyday. Some city-specific, ongoing emo nights have even become so popular that they bring their unique spin on the concept on the road, throwing parties at various other cities around the country, and New York’s Emo Night Brooklyn will be doing just that this weekend at Exit/In. Presented by Nashville Is the Reason, one of our local emo night type presenters (though their parties certainly transcend the “emo” label and feel a little more low-key and social), the outing will feature guest DJ sets from Cartel’s Will Pugh as well as the NITR DJs. [PO]

THE WHIPS, TV SISTERS, THE MUMZEES
@ The East Room | 8pm | $5 | 18+

EL RICK HAUN w/ RI¢HIE
@ The Basement | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $5 | 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 14th anniversary show at The Basement, which this video will show you is going to be a riot. This one features talented musician and party rocker 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]

THE LUCKY SASQUATCH: CHINGY, THE PINK SPIDERS, PHANGS, MARQUEE MAYFIELD, DJ RAGE, WARFIELD, DJ CASANOVA
@ Von Elrods | 12pm | $15-20 | 21+

Get ready to get your St. Patricks Day party on point, with help from hip hop hero Chingy, who’s back with a new record, Dead Rose, on the way this year after an eight year break in the action. Local legends of just before the new Nashville musical boom, The Pink Spiders will be playing in support, with help from some more familiar Music City names like Phangs, the Motown inspire Marquee Mayfield, plus many more divided between two stages. The shenanigans start early, noon to be exact, so pace yourselves, and be sure to hydrate between pints of Guinness. [JR]

THE LAST STACHE: BUBBA SPARXXX, MR. COLLIPARK, STYLES AND COMPLETE, DJ JR, KHAOS, DJ JIMMY ROCK
@ Tin Roof Demonbreun | 12pm | $15-35 | 21+

The Lucky Stache Bash has long been a Nashville St. Paddy’s day tradition, and one that’s outgrown several venues and configurations over the years. From the sound of things, the acclaimed party will bow out after one final event, dubbed The Last Stache 2018, so celebrate while you can. In typical fashion the lineup is eclectic, though it leans hip hop and DJ heavy, with Bubba Sparxxx topping the bill. It’s an all-day, outdoor affair on Demonbreun, so pace yourself! [PO]

COUNTERPARTS w/ CHAMBER, JOY, REVENGE SEASON, MORU
@ The End | 7pm (6pm doors) | $15 | All Ages

ST. PADDY’S PARTY: THE HOLLOW ROOTS, CHARLIE ABBOTT, VERRETTA, VOLTAGEHAWK, DROP DEAD SUNSET
@ The Cobra | 9pm (8pm doors) | 21+

SPARKLE CITY DISCO ft. EARTHBOUND SOUND (JAKE ORRALL), KYLE SCUDDER & TANNER LUNN, & MORE
@ The Basement East | 9pm | $5

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THE ULTIMATE ’90S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY: MY SO CALLED BAND
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9:30pm (8pm doors) | $15-45 | 18+

CHARLES ‘WIGG’ WALKER
@ Woolworth on 5th | 7pm | FREE | 21+

The newly revived Woolworth building is abuzz as one of the new hot spots downtown for dining, dancing, and an impressive list of musical talent gracing its stage. Tonight, they’ll be regaling St. Paddy’s day revelers and college team clad basketball supporters alike with the soulful stylings of Charles ‘Wigg’ Walker. If you are partying downtown Saturday night, sneak up 5th to find a brief reprieve from the mayhem. Just don’t be surprised if you get sucked into the magic.  [MH]

THE WOOD BROTHERS w/ VALERIE JUNE
@ Ryman Auditorium | 8pm | Sold Out | All Ages

Supremely talented folk and blues acoustic trio The Wood Brothers will be playing a sold out gig at the Mother Church with equally talented soul/gospel/country singing multi-instrumentalist Valerie June, and it’s not surprising in the least that tickets went fast. With some heavy hitters like this, performing in a venue that truly is tailor built for their unique sounds, it’s easy to understand why it was one of the hottest tickets on a very busy weekend. Hold out hope for next time if you missed out, and if you scored tickets, be ready for pleasant chills running down your spine all night. [JR]

BLARNEY BASH: DJ HYBRID & JONNY GRANDE
@ The Back Corner | 10pm (8pm doors) | FREE | 21+

SHAMROCKED: UNCLE SON, THE RAGCOATS, FURIOUS PRIMATES, DJ TONY GALLAGHAN, DJ GULION, DJ MARY GRACE GREER, & MORE
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 6pm | $10-15 | 18+

SUNDAY

KELLEN OF TROY, NICK NASH, JEN STARSINIC
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | 21+

Folk rock outfit Kellen Of Troy made a strong statement with their debut LP, Posthumous Release, which dropped last month. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise though, given that the band is the solo vehicle of former Apache Relay fiddle player, Kellen Wenrich. You can get a taste of what they are all about in the single “When You Don’t Hear Goodbye” below. Talented songwriters Nick Nash and Jen Starsinic are set to open up a chill choice to end your weekend. [MH]

JOSEPHINE FOSTER & VICTOR HERRERO, ROBMAGILL, CHERRYBLOSSOMS
@ Fond Object (Riverside Village)| 7:30pm (7pm doors) | $10-15 | All Ages

LASSO SPELLS, LUCILLE FURS, THE SMOKING FLOWERS, GYASI
@ The Cobra | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 21+

Friends of the blog Lasso Spells have been hard at work on new material and have even let us know that the new songs are already being pushed through to the mastering phase. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as things evolve for the western tinged psych rockers, and there might even be a single premiere on the horizon, so stayed tuned. But while we’re all eagerly waiting to hear more recorded stuff, you can all head on over to The Cobra to see them put some of it down live and in person this Sunday, with help from Lucille Furs, plus The Smoking Flowers and Gyasi. All this great music for just a five spot; so get yourself together. You can do it! Shake off the hangover blues and go see some live music, or, if you stayed home/worked on St. P’s, get out and get some more fun into your weekend. [JR]

IN HER OWN WORDS, GAMES WE PLAY, KEGAN WETZEL
@ The End | 8pm (7pm doors) | $10 | 18+

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

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