TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | March 30-April 1

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Heading into the long weekend, there are, unsurprisingly, not a lot of shows on Sunday (though we did find a couple worth your while!), but if you’re looking for a Friday or Saturday night musical outing, you have plenty to pick from. Aside from a crop of big-name standup comedians, you’ll find concerts big and small, featuring garage rock favorites, punk and new wave legends, pop up-and-comers, folk, Americana, rockabilly, indie, ska, and even Korean electropop, all at a variety of price points and venue sizes. Get to planning your weekend below with our latest installment of TWiN!

FRIDAY

TWIN PEAKS w/ THE DISTRICTS, CHROME PONY
@ The Basement East | 9pm (8pm doors) | Sold Out | 18+

One of the best bands to emerge from the underground garage rock scene in recent years, Chicago’s Twin Peaks only released their debut less than five years ago, but already feel like a familiar, accomplished, and proven musical force, thanks to a relentless tour schedule, several more excellent albums, and the chops to back up their reputation for bridging classic garage and punk influences with modern indie rock. Returning to Nashville for the first time since 2016, the buzzworthy group are set to play The Basement East for the first time on Friday, with support from rising Philly indie rock outfit The Districts and local faves Chrome Pony. One of the most essential rock shows of the spring, it’s no surprise that this one is already sold out. [PO]

JOHN PAUL WHITE, ANDERSON EAST, RUBY AMANFU, LERA LYNN, BECCA MANCARI, DEVON GILFILLIAN, PAUL JANEWAY (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), ANDY BAXTER (Penny & Sparrow), DONNIE FRITTS, THE KERNAL
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | $40-55 | All Ages

Beloved local community festival Musician’s Corner needs money to keep bringing us great summertime events, and they’ve teamed up with Single Lock Records for their fourth annual “Band Together” event to host a fundraiser. The event will be curated by The Civil Wars co-founder turned standout solo Americana artist John Paul White, and will be paying homage to the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. JPW will be helped out by a stacked lineup, including Anderson East, Paul Janeway (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), Becca Mancari, Devon Gilfillian, and more. It’s not the cheapest outing this weekend, but it’ll make you feel good in more ways than one. [MH]

BIYO w/ OCTOBER TOOTH, BRASKO
@ The End | 9pm (8pm doors) | $10

Nashville pop/R&B duo Biyo (pronounced like bio) has been dropping futuristic-sounding singles since mid-2016, surfacing with a handful of remixes and coming out of the shadows with euphoric debut track “Bliss.” Last year, the project kept busy using their small but excellent catalogue to open for rising R&B star R.LUM.R and mashup legend Girl Talk, and continued to churn out buzz with a handful of additional singles, including their most recent, last fall’s “Fantasies.” We predict that 2018 is going to be a big year for this rising act, and their headlining outing at The End, rounded out by local faves October Tooth and Brasko, is looking like one of this weekend’s best under the radar events. [PO]

AGENT ORANGE w/ THE ATOM AGE, RANDOM CONFLICT
@ Exit/In | 9pm (8pm doors) | $15 | 18+

If you were into Southern California skate culture and/or punk rock in the ’80s or early ’90s, chances are Agent Orange were one of your go-tos. Credited as one of the first bands to mix punk and surf music, the Orange County act rose to prominence with their self-released debut 7-inch in 1980, and over the next decade and a half, proceeded to release three full-lengths and various EPs and singles. Though they seem to be in no hurry to craft anything new, their legacy, which ranks them among peers like Social Distortion and Bad Religion, is enough to make this band an important part of punk history, and a must-see live act for any fan of the genre. Only frontman Mike Palm remains from their 1979 start, the current incarnation of the trio have been performing together for a decade. The Atom Age and Random Conflict kick things off. [PO]

HANNIBAL BURRESS
@ Zanie’s | 7:30pm (6pm doors) & 9:45pm (9:15pm doors) | Sold Out | 18+

Whether you know him for his sharp, hilarious, and laid back standup (find various specials on Netflix), Emmy-nominated writing (SNL30 Rock) breakout TV roles (Broad CityThe Eric Andre ShowWhy? with Hannibal Buress), film (Daddy’s HomeNeighbors, Spider-Man: Homecoming), voice acting (The Secret Life of PetsAdventure Time), or as the guy who helped shed public light on Bill Cosby as an abuser, there’s no denying that Chicago-bred comedian Hannibal Buress is one of the freshest, smartest, and most talented voices to emerge from the comedy world in recent years. He’s no stranger to Nashville, but it’s a testament to his rising star that Burress is playing five shows across three nights at Zanie’s (plus a last-minute Wednesday podcast taping at Third Man). It’s also no surprise that Friday and Saturday are totally sold out. [PO]

CHRIS JOBE, MYYLO, LO
@ The High Watt | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Though not technically his first single, Chris Jobe made something of a re-introduction last fall with “Thank You Internet,” marking a new sonic focus and a full-time commitment to pursuing his solo career, which, following a great video release, has continued with another buzzworth jam,  “Love In The Morning.” A great sampling of the flourishing local scene, Jobe is joined Friday at The High Watt for an inexpensive outing with folk-infused pop singer-songwriter Myylo, and electropop up and comer LO[PO]

CIFIKA w/ FEE LION
@ Analog | 9pm | FREE w/ RSVP | 18+

New venue Analog might be attached to a hotel, but in its detail, separate entrance, and gorgeously designed space, it definitely deserves more attention than just a “stage at The Hutton.” Since quietly opening late last year, the creative-focused room has been hosting some incredibly interesting events, largely for free, and this weekend they play host to one of the most unique concerts you’ll find. Hailing from South Korea, rising electropop singer and producer CIFIKA is currently in the midst of her first U.S. tour, which also happens to be the longest tour for a Korean born artist ever. She’ll make her Nashville debut at Analog with Fee Lion, and it’s totally FREE if you RSVP at the link above (just make sure you still get there early, or else risk the room hitting capacity). It’s a great excuse to catch a critically-lauded international artist while soaking up one of Nashville’s coolest recent venue additions. [PO]

FUTURE CRIB, THE BEEVES, VANOSDALE, SIDEWAYS MOUNTAINS
@ Two Boots Pizza | 8pm | All Ages

Good pizza and good tunes are two things you can always count on Midtown fixture Two Boots to provide, and Friday night’s musical lineup is looking pretty rad. For no more than a few bucks (we can’t find an exact cover), you get jangly indie popsters Future Crib, Denver ska punks The Beeves, post-rock infused pop punks Vanosdale, and newcomers Sideways Mountains[PO]

GOOD TIGER w/ ICARUS THE OWL, MEGOSH, YUGEN, JE SUIS
@ Rocketown (White Building) | 6:30pm (6pm doors) | $12 | All Ages

With their brand new sophomore effort, We Will All Be Gone, London’s Good Tiger expand on the progressive and post-hardcore template set by their buzzy 2015 debut, A Head Full of Moonlight. Anchored by powerhouse vocalist Elliot Coleman, it’s always great to see bands in this scene with more adventurous musical ambitions, and you can take in their well-honed live show at Rocketown’s smaller white building Friday night, along with Icarus the OwlMegoshYugen, and Je Suis[PO]

THE MIDDLE GROUND w/ THE AMERICAN INDIE, VEAUX, LUCAS
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

The Middle Ground are gaining the reputation around town for their catchy, melodic take on alt rock that was highlighted in their 2016 record, Start Again, and they’ll be showing what they are all about at their headlining date at Mercy Lounge on Friday night. They’ll be joined by likeminded locals The American Indie, and alt-pop upstarts VEAUX. Get there early to catch LUCAS who are gearing up to release their debut, Lincoln Parish produced EP High Wire this summer. You can get a taste of his sound, which will appeal to fans of Arctic Monkeys or Franz Ferdinand, from the uber-catchy title track that we premiered a couple of months ago. [MH]

THE DUNWELLS w/ BRE KENNEDY
@ The Bowery Vault | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Modern Britpop rockers The Dunwells will be passing through Music City this weekend on tour in support of their latest effort, a tasty five-track EP entitled Colour My Mind. The record was a more conscious attempt by the band to capture the frenetic energy and excellent vibes of their live shows (which they succeed at doing in our opinion). Catch them live and in the flesh to decide for yourself if they really do crush it as well live as the do on the new EP. Look for Bre Kennedy to jump start the evening of awesome, and the best part of all? It’s 100% FREE!! [JR]

JOE ROGAN
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm & 10pm  | $35-55 (7:30pm / 10pm) | All Ages

Joseph James Rogan, or just plain old Joe Rogan, is an interesting character to say the least. Officially considered a standup comedian, he is also the premiere color commentator of the UFC and the Mix Martial Arts community as a whole, plus one of the most highly successful podcast hosts of all time. This Friday he’ll be sticking to his bread and butter; telling jokes and riffing about life, on stage, at The Mother Church, for two separately ticketed sets. That’s two chances to catch a huge standup act in one night, at arguably the best venue in the whole city. Easy a contender for one of the weekend’s best happenings. [JR]

KATT WILLIAMS
@ Nashville Municipal Auditorium | 8pm | $49-125 | All Ages

Yet another top notch comedian performing in town this weekend, Katt Williams will be making them roll down the aisles with laughter at Municipal Auditorium on Friday night. Equally hilarious as an actor (see him play the “Gator Man” on a recent episode of FX’s Atlanta) or a standup, Katt and his pimp inspired cloths/hair/swagger set him apart in a world that is full of imitators. With April Fools falling on Easter weekend, it almost seems too perfect that we’d get a chance at so many laughs this week- don’t miss out! [JR]

SATURDAY

CINDY WILSON (of the B-52s) w/ EASTER ISLAND, THE DAYBREAKS
@ The High Watt | 8pm (7pm doors) | $20-35 | 18+

A founder, songwriter, and backing vocalist for new wave icons The B-52’s, Cindy Wilson has begun stepping out with her own material lately, releasing her debut solo album late last year after a couple of well-received EPs. Still active with her main gig (they tour regularly), Wilson’s recent solo an efforts really flex her individual artistry, and, while not a huge departure, definitely adopt a different sound, bringing a moody, mature, electropop bent. On tour with a honed backing band, you can catch Cindy this weekend at The High Watt- a spot twenty times smaller than you’re likely to ever catch The B-52’s. Athens post-rockers Easter Island and locals The Daybreaks support. [PO]

OLIVIA JEAN w/ WAR CHILD
@ The Basement | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | $8-10 | 21+

It’s been a minute since we’ve written at length about local retro rockabilly infused singer-songwriter and multi-intrumentalist Olivia Jean. After rising to recognition as part of The Black Belles, as well as a session player and backing performer for a number of Third Man projects, Jean released her solo debut, Bathtub Love Killings, through the label in 2014. She’s stayed fairly active in the local scene since, and seems primed for a followup in the near future, but until then catch this accomplished and compelling performer this weekend at The Basement with War Child[PO]

QUIET HOLLERS, MO LOWDA AND THE HUMBLE w/ SWEET LIZZY PROJECT
@ The Basement | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $7-10 | 21+

Louisville based rockers Quiet Hollers have made quite the name for them in the Bluegrass State to our north, and that is largely due to the critical acclaim surrounding their 2017 release Amen Break, which spirals around listeners with a subtle laid back style that has an entrancing quality, similar to fellow Louisville outfit, My Morning Jacket.  They share top billing with standout Philly based trio Mo Lowda & The Humble, who are just released third record, Creatures, which sees the band fill the void between rock and soul, think Kings of Leon meets Nathaniel Rateliff. Cuban pop outfit Sweet Lizzy Project kick things off with their eclectic orchestral sound and undeniably danceable style. [MH]

HANNIBAL BURRESS
@ Zanie’s | 7 (5:30pm doors) & 9:15pm (8:45pm doors) | Sold Out | 18+

As we stated above, breakout comedian Hannibal Burress returns for five shows across three nights at Zanies, and if you didn’t snag tickets, you’re unfortunately out of luck. He’s played bigger Nashville rooms in the past, so if you missed out on the intimate experience this time around, you may have a chance to see him somewhere like TPAC or The Ryman again in the near future. [PO]

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ACOUSTIC ALLSTARS
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | $20-35 | All Ages

Sibling fronted Mississippi blues legends North Mississippi Allstars will be playing a very special acoustic show, “in the round” at City Winery Saturday night, and fans should not miss this unique viewing experience. This Storytellers-style performance will give the band a chance to not just lay down some tasty acoustic licks, but to chop it up on stage, and talk about whatever they’ve prepared or whatever comes to mind. Roll into Easter Sunday on the right foot, seeing a one of kind show from masters of their craft. [JR]

SUPERSUCKERS, DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ w/ THE JOSEPHINES
@ The Basement East | 8pm (7pm doors) | $15-18 | 21+

Southern garage rock informed cowpunks Supersuckers are headlining a very impressive show for fans of ’90s alternative southern rock. For fans of performers like Jason Isbell or Sturgill Simpson, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ will sound very familiar, and those in the know understand that both of the mentioned bands were hugely influential on the recent Americana rock resurgence. Look for Bowling Green, KY based likeminded brethren The Josephines to get things off on the right foot, for what promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the weekend. [JR]

ICON FOR HIRE w/ MAKEOUT, CARVERTON, COURAGE MY LOVE
@ Exit/In | 9pm (8pm doors) | $15-18 | 18+

Formed a decade ago in Illinois, alt rock duo Icon For Hire exist in a space somewhere between the inexplicable recent wave of nu metal nostalgia and electro-laced contemporary pop punk, priming them for outings like Warped Tour (which they’ve played) and scene-affiliated labels like Tooth & Nail (through which they released their first two albums). Their style is definitely influenced more by the scene of late last decade, rather than the more raw and earnest shift towards emo in recent years, but it’s fun, upbeat, and primed for a cool live show. You can seen ’em in action Saturday at Exit/In, along with MakeoutCaverton, and Courage My Love[PO]

SUNDAY

MARGARET GLASPY w/ BUCK MEEK
@ The Basement East | 8pm (7pm doors) | $15 | 18+

Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy has been riding on high since the release of her highly acclaimed 2016 debut full length, Emotions and Math. Despite spending most of her time since on the road, Glaspy found time to release a surprise self-produced EP, Born Yesterday, earlier this year, which continues to see the talented musician expand her mastery of lo-fi rock. Newcomer Buck Meek may not be a household name, but, as co-founder and lead guitarist of acclaimed indie rockers Big Thief, you’ve probably gotten a little taste of what Meek is about. He’s on the road supporting his upcoming self-titled solo record, which features the same general laid back, well informed indie rock sound, but it dabbles more towards the twangier side. Looking for an Easter treat?  Here you go! [MH]

COAST MODERN w/ LATE NIGHT EPISODE, REEVE POWERS
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7pm (6pm doors) | $10 | All Ages

Los Angeles indie pop duo Coast Modern have only been around for a couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped them from already amassing some serious buzz thanks to breakout singles “Hollow Life,” “The Way It Was,” “Animals,” and “Guru,” leading up to their debut LP last year. The duo, Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp, first met after moving to LA, writing songs together with little success. However, after Trapp returned to his native Colorado, a new spark of inspiration hit, and they began long distance writing what would be become Coast Modern’s first batch of tracks. With a layered, poppy, trendy indie sound, they’ve quickly gained a following, touring with the likes of BØRNS, The Wombats, and The Temper Trap. Clearly a rising act to keep an eye on, get hip to Coast Modern if you’re not already, and catch their Nashville return at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night, along with Late Night Episode and Reeve Powers[PO]

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

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