TWiN | This Week in Nashville | June 8-10

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Summer fun is in full swing in Nashville. Regardless of what type of music you are a fan of, there is something for everyone with Bonnaroo in nearby Manchester and the cowboy-booted tourist hailing CMA Fest happening across town. If you weren’t able to make it to the farm this year, and aren’t a fan of country, fear not. You still have plenty of options from punk to pop to fill your aural needs.  Head below for our top picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

FRIDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: DAN LAYUS, LIZ LONGLEY, LEAH BLEVINS, MORGAN BOSMAN, JENNY TOLMAN
@ Centennial Park | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Long running local summer concert series Musicians Corner is still going strong, and no matter what you have going on this weekend, it’s sure to be one of the best happenings in town. Friday night’s customarily acoustic theme will continue as well, with resident pop rocker Dan Layus (the frontman of beloved pop rockers Augustana) headlining, plus singer songwriter Liz Longley, country fried performer Leah Blevins and more playing in support! Best part of this all ages, out door event? It’s 100% Free! [JR]

NOTAROO 2 : FABLE CRY, BLEARY, THE DAYTONA MACHINES, BLACK MOON MOTHER, & MORE!
@ The Crying Wolf | 7pm | $7 | 21+

Can’t afford Bonnaroo, but still feel the need to revel in a bunch of bands on multiple stages?  Sad Spaceman Promotions returns with their second installment of Notaroo, which features 15 local bands, which albeit may not be quite as buzzy as those on the farm, but the price is an nearly imperceivable fraction of Roo. The first night will be hosted at The Crying Wolf, and will feature theatrical swamp rockers Fable Cry, shoegaze rockers Bleary, indie rock outfit The Daytona Machines, art rock outfit Black Moon Mother, and more. You can head to the event’s Facebook page for more details. [MH]

EXOTIC ONES w/ SHADOWTONES
@ The Cobra | 7pm | FREE | 21+

ZAO, HOLY + GOLD, REVENGE SEASON
@ The End | 8pm | $10-$15 | 18+

HI-WIRE ANNIVERSARY PARTY: BIRDCLOUD w/ THELMA AND THE SLEAZE
@ Exit/In | 7:30pm | $5 | 21+

Asheville, NC beer makers Hi-Wire Brewing are throwing an epic anniversary party to celebrate their 5th year in Nashville, and based on the bill they’ve put together, it’s sure to be one of the more rowdy shin-digs of the entire weekend.Raunchy alt country/Americana performers Birdcloud will be headlining, with help from raucous southern friend rock ‘n’ rollers Thelma and the Sleaze, who will be sliding into the warmup spot. Two amazing local bands that always put out a high energy, black out encouraging, dirty joke laced set of fun each; all for just $5. Plus the opportunity to try some epic micro-brews? What else do you really need to know? [JR]

POND w/ FASCINATOR
@ Mercy Lounge | 8pm | $15 | 18+

While Australian psych rock outfit Pond share members with, and definitely harbor a sound similar to Tame Impala, to simply lump them together would be to undersell the band. Formed a decade ago as a sort of collaborative collective, the band have released seven greater LPs, and have especially become critical darlings in recent years. They’re at Bonnaroo this weekend, but if you’re not at the fest, you can see the group at more intimate space Mercy Lounge- a rarity, as most festival bands are bound by time and distance radius clauses. [PO]

CMA ESCAPE: THE DEAD DEADS, HOWLING GIANT, TIME TRAP
@ The Basement | 9pm | $10-$12 | 21+

One of many rock shows explicitly programmed against CMA Fest, but one of only a few labeled as such, punk/metal party rock faves The Dead Deads are heading up a “CMA Escape” show at The Basement, which also features Howling Giant and Time Trap. The Basement is always a good time, and if you’re looking for a musical escape and yearning for the rock variety of Bonnaroo, this might just hit the spot. [PO]

TOMI FUJIYAMA w/ AAYLEEN O’HANLON
@ Fond Object | 7pm | All Ages

Those that have rolled through Riverside Village in East Nashville of late may have noticed the new mural on the side of Fond Object.  If you are wondering the significance, it’s because the local hang is one of the few venues in town that will be hosting Tomi Fujiyama, who, in 1964, became the first Japanese woman to play the Opry. Fujiyama is in town for a screening of her new documentary, titled “Made In Japan,” which is showing at City Winery on Saturday.  If you are looking for a totally unique hang this weekend, then this is a solid bet.  Free beer (for those of age) from Little Harpeth Brewing is a bonus. [MH]

DISCOVERY FEST: PAUL CHERRY, BUTTHOLE, DREAM WAVE, ONLY, FAT SUN, Z, DIAMOND CARTER
@ Ooko Studios | 2pm | $10 | All Ages

We can always count on the fine folks at Cold Lunc to put together a stellar lineup, and with Discovery Fest, they’re teaming up with Ooko Studios to bring you a stacked out, mostly local bill topped by eclectic Chicago indie, r&b infused singer Paul Cherry. With the afternoon set times,  you get the Bonnaroo vibes without dealing with the crowds and price tag, and with some site favorites like Z, Butthole, Dream Wave, and Only rounding out the wallet-friendly bill, our team spending the weekend at ‘Roo are feeling some serious FOMO. [PO]

ERIN RAE
@ Grimey’s | 6pm | FREE | All Ages

SUNDRESSED, NORTHBOUND w/ SECRET STUFF, GAMES WE PLAY
@ Café Coco | 7pm | $7-10 | All Ages

Yet another great, inexpensive weekend option, Arizona emotional indie rock act Sundressed co-headline a stellar Friday night bill at Cafe Coco with Florida emo-infused alt rock and pop punk favorites Northbound. Local support is well-matched, with likeminded Games We Play and a solo set from Secret Stuff, making this top to bottom an excellent pick for fans of earnest emo and indie punk. [PO]

WAND, ITASCA, DREEBS, DATENIGHT, SPODEE BOY
@ The East Room | 8pm | $10 | 18+

It’s setting up to be a party at The East Room on Friday night when LA based garage punks Wand headline a packed lineup.  They’re bring along So Cal brethren and acid folk outfit Itasca and Brooklyn based experimental pop outfit Dreebs.  Locals punk faves Datenight and Spodee Boy are set to open up this perfectly awesome low dough outing. [MH]

SATURDAY

MUSICIANS CORNER: THE WEEKS, TRISTEN, THE AQUADUCKS, LASSO SPELLS, JACK BERRY, SARAH ZUNIGA, BETH WHITE
@ Centennial Park | 12pm | FREE | All Ages

Scene staples, and rising national stars The Weeks, earned top billing honors for one of the best predominately local Musicians Corner Saturdays we can remember for quite a while. Other blog favorites like Tristen, Lasso Spells, The Aquaducks, Jack Berry and more fill out the stacked lineup. As always, this summer concert series is totally free, but be sure to dress appropriately and hydrate because it will be blazing hot all day. [JR]

PALM GHOSTS w/ MARIELA, CASEY JO AND THE FRIDAY NIGHT DADS, & THE WEIRD SISTERS
@ The Cobra | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Synthy indie pop outfit Palm Ghosts are celebrating their latest release, Architecture, on Saturday night at The Cobra, and it’s definitely worthy of a listen, particularly for fans of new wave era pop.  You can dig in with the embed below.  They’ll be joined by bluesy garage rockers Casey Jo & The Friday Night Dads, indie rockers Mariela, and groove rockers The Weird Sisters.  At only $5, this is a cheap show that is hard to pass up. [MH]

NOTAROO 2 ft. LONESOME TOWN DRIFTERS, SPOKEN NERD, MILK PEOPLE, PEOPLE ON THE PORCH, AND MORE!
@ The End | 7pm | $7 | All Ages

The second installment of Notaroo continues on Saturday, but with a venue change to west side’s The Local. Don’t let the crosstown drive change your mind though, as this one will be equally unique, featuring performances from punks Lonesome Town Drifters, local hip-hop artist Spoken Nerd, art pop outfit Milk People, and more.  Details are available on their Facebook event page[MH]

YEAR OF OCTOBER w/ PERRY FROM ASHES OF FOLLY, MOJO ROSE, ANTHONY J
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

THE STONE FOXES w/ SISTERMAN
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10-$12 | 18+

San Fransisco based blues rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Stone Foxes will be rolling their current tour through Music City and stopping in on the High Watt to melt the skulls in attendance. Their latest offering, a five track EP entitled Visalia, is more of the same kick ass tunes we’ve come to expect from a national touring act that is ready to kick their popularity up several notches in the months to come. Local folk rock quartette Sisterman will open the wonderful night of tunes, so make sure you get there on time to enjoy the most music for your mullah. [JR]

JORDAN HUDKINS (of Rozwell Kid) w/ WILLIAM MATHEN
@ The Basement | 7pm | $7-$10 | 21+

RUNNER OF THE WOODS, KRISTINA MURRAY, LAURA MAE SOCKS, & BROOMTAIL
@ Fond Object | 4pm | FREE | All Ages

Fond Object is hosting a family friendly crawfish boil with a packed lineup of performers, including talented alt-country outfit Runner Of The Woods, Americana singer-songwriter Kristina Murray, likeminded Laura Mae Socks, and honky tonk ready band Broomtail.  Need additional motivation for a free show with free food?  How about free beer from Little Harpeth Brewing? [MH]

LILLIE MAE, THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS, SIERRA FERRELL
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 7pm | $10 | 21+

Singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Third Man Recording artist Lillie Mae is perched atop yet another stellar bill this weekend that won’t cost you a fortune to enjoy. Look for blues and roots music influenced performers The Howlin’ Brothers, and honky tonk picker Sierra Ferrell to help infuse the night of tunes with awesome. You’ll also be chilling at Little Harpeth Brewing’s facility, so you already know tasty suds will be in the mix. [JR]


THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS w/ THE 4 KORNERS
@ The Cowan | 7pm | $16-$28 | All Ages

Longtime English funk and jazz outfit The New Mastersounds have long been associated with some of the top acts in the world, whether it be through performance, production, or recording.  They released their excellent record, The Nashville Sessions, in 2016, which was recorded locally at Welcome To 1979 studios, and are currently touring in support of their latest, Renewable Energy, which dropped back in April of this year.  If you are looking to move your ass in a different club experience, then head down to Top Golf’s Cowan Theater on Saturday night. [MH]

SUNDAY

GYASI, MILK PEOPLE, JET SETTING, BLIND MOXIE
@ The Cobra | 9pm | $5 | 21+

STEP SISTERS, APOLLO WILD, THE DIRTY DELUSIONS, THE MONOLITHIC
@ The Basement | 7pm | $7-10 | 21+

THE WALLFLOWERS w/ ESCONDIDO
@ The Cowan | 7pm | $38-58 | All Ages

Impressive alt roots rock ensemble The Wallflowers, helmed by frontman Jakob Dylan (the son of legend Bob Dylan), will be bringing their hits parade to Nashville this weekend to play the very hot-as-of-late venue, at Top Golf Nashville, dubbed The Cowan. Although Wallflower lineups have changed over the years, Jakob has remained a constant, and is the driving song writing force that has keep the band and their music relevant for three decades now. Look for popular locals Escondido to get things started on a very tasty Sunday night of tunes. [JR]

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

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