TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | June 15-17

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We’re finally caught up on rest from Bonnaroo, and already a new weekend is upon us. With Middle Tennessee’s biggest fest in the rearview, the Nashville show landscape is looking extra packed this weekend, especially if you’re a fan of smaller or more DIY happenings. You have local indie, punk, garage rock, pop, folk, party rock, and more to pick from, with events ranging from free to wallet-friendly to a bit more extravagant, plus famed Americana rockers, emo/indie icons, a special Pink Floyd symphonic experience, and much more. You know the drill- start making plans with This Weekend in Nashville.

FRIDAY

EDHOCULI, THE REPTILIAN, GNARWHAL, DONORS
@ The East Room | 8pm | $7 | 18+

Math/noise garage rockers The Reptilian on currently on what is being billed as their last tour ever, and this weekend will be their final stop Nashville as a band. With this in mind, the night may be a little bitter sweet, but Pittsburg, PA, based punk rock outfit Edhoculi, local prog rockers Gnarwhal, plus Donors will do everything in their power to make Reptilian’s Music City send off a positive night of quality tunes, well worth remembering. At just $7 to get in, it will also be one of the cheapest top notch gigs of the weekend as well. Don’t miss it! [JR]

EVA ROSS w/ DANCERS, SH-101, SPIRIT WEEK
@ The End | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Adopting a raw, folky, gut-wrenchingly personal indie rock sound, former Nashvillian and now Los Angeles based artist Eva Ross is perhaps our favorite new discovery since similarly stripped down and earnest breakout Julien Baker. Ross released her debut EP, Lose, nearly exactly a year ago, marking one of our favorite under the radar efforts of last year, and this weekend she returns to Nashville to head up a show at The End, along with some local and regional indie faves- DancersSH-101, and Spirit Week. This wallet-friendly lineup is perhaps the best quality to value ratio all weekend, and a chance to welcome one of Nashville’s most promising former musical residents back to Music City. [PO]

ARLIE, FLYCO, FULTON LEE, GRAND TRANSIT
@ The Kirkwood House (Murfreesboro) | 7:30pm | $7 | 18+

If you’re dialed into the up and coming local rock scene, you undoubtedly often see bands spring out of Belmont and MTSU, but Vanderbilt, perhaps the most academically prestigious local school of all, seems to less frequently incubate musical acts- which is why buzzy new group’s Arlie‘s alma mater (3/4 of them anyway- one member did, in fact, hail from Belmont) first caught our eye. The roots of the project trace back a few years, when frontman Nathaniel Banks started taking his solo music in a different direction, eventually recruiting Adam Lochemes, Jason Antwi, and Carson Lystad to fill out a proper band in late 2016. With the early 2017 release of their debut single, “Big Fat Mouth,” and subsequent well-received effort,s Arlie managed both to attract an enthusiastic local following and to find national acclaim throughout the blogosphere, earning enough buzz to begin to tour. Fresh off of Bonnaroo, the group are back in town this weekend for  house show in Murfreesboro with FlycoFulton Lee, and Grand Transit, offering an intimate chance to see one of the city’s buzziest bands up close and personal. [PO]

MICHIGANDER w/ CORY TAYLOR COX, TYLER BENNETT, SEAN KNISELY
@ The High Watt | 8pm (7pm doors) | $7 | 18+

The brainchild of indie rocker Jason Singer, who hails, you guessed it, from Michigan, Michigander recently released their debut EP, Midland, crafting an earnest, pop accessible sound that we can’t get enough of. Heading up The High Watt on Friday night, the group are joined by local favorite Cory Taylor Cox, as well as Tyler Bennett and Sean Knisely, for yet another solid smaller, less expensive weekend option if you’re in the mood for checking out a killer up and comer from out of town. [PO]

SLOW DREAMER, AND THE BOYS, BROTHER RABBIT
@ The Crying Wolf | 8pm | $5 | 21+

Friday is killing us with all of the awesome, small, inexpensive shows, but yet another worth some careful consideration is going down at The Crying Wolf. Hailing from Oklahoma, Slow Dreamer adopt a dreamy, synth laden, enticing flavor of indie rock, and should definitely be on your radar. Joined by local alt/garage/slacker rock outfit And The Boys and shoegazey, post-rock fellow Oklahoma duo Brother Rabbit, this under the radar happening is definitely $5 well-spent. [PO]

METHDAD, THE EMOTRON, CUT THROAT FREAK SHOW, KONOVI
@ Fond Object (Riverside) | 7pm (6:45pm doors) | $7 | All Ages

Looking to get into something different this weekend? Then kick it off right at Riverside Village hang Fond Object. They’ll be hosting a wild party featuring the vaudeville variety outfit Cut Throat Freak Show, along with experimental artsy solo music project The Emotron. Talented like-minded local and blog fave Methdad will be headings things up, with Konovi added last minute to open. Throw in free beers from Little Harpeth Brewing, and this is like an extended, all-night happy hour. [MH]

WHITE MOMS, TOM VIOLENCE, MY WALL, STREPITUS DIABOLI
@ Betty’s Grill | 8pm | $7-8 

Indiana Afropunk outfit White Moms head up a stacked DIY slate Friday night at Betty’s, renowned for their off-kilter, electro-laced sound and earnest lyrics. Support comes from local experimental metal outfit Tom Violence, doom/noise group My Wall, and ambient/electro/noise project Strepitus Diaboli[PO]

THE WILD FEATHERS’ “MEAT & GREET”
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

In anticipation of their new album, Greetings From The Neon Frontier, breakout local rockers The Wild Feathers are hosting a free parking lot show at Grimeys / The Basement on Friday, with an opportunity for a little “meat and greet” for those that pre-purchase the record. Not only will be the band be providing “meats” from their smoker, you’ll also get to “meet” the band to get a physical copy of the record signed. Food and free show, all for buying a record that you were going to get anyway? Sounds like a pretty damn good deal to us! [MH]

PARIS MONSTER w/ SOLAR TWIN
@ The Basement | 8pm (7:30pm doors) | $7-10 | 21+

Brooklyn based synth and bass heavy, funky, experimental garage rock duo Paris Monster definitely give us some Death from Above vibes, and you can catch their artsy, adventurous sound in person Friday night at The Basement. With the addition of genre-bending local art pop favorite Solar Twin in the opening spot, this is yet another enticing, intimate pick worth your attention. [PO]

615 DAY: GOODBYE JUNE, JEREMY LISTER & FRIENDS, SMOOTH HOUND SMITH, ALISSA LINDERMANN, DREW DIXON, MR. STEVE THE MUSIC MAN
@ Richland Park | 3pm | FREE | All Ages

Brought to you by the fine folks at Project 615 and Lightning 100 for 615 Day (June 15), if you want to a get your weekend going a little early, you can catch a totally free show at Richland Park, featuring performances from Goodbye JuneJeremy ListerSmooth Hound Smith, and more! Details and full schedule here. [PO]

THE NEVERHAWKS w/ SWEET FEVER, DOWN BOY
@ The Cobra | 8pm | 21+

MUSICIANS CORNER: BIRDS OF CHICAGO, KYSHONA, ANTHONY DA COSTA, JOSH WOLFE, NEON MOON
@ Centennial Park | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

 

DIRT MONKEY w/ JONNY GRANDE, FINDERZ KEEPERZ, WARLOKK
@ The Basement East | 10pm | $15-20 | 18+

SATURDAY

BLIS., PUDDLE SPLASHER, FEVER BLUSH, BEGGAR, BLEMISH
@ That 70’s House | 7pm | $10 | All Ages

Adopting a mix of classic midwest mathy, shimmering emo with contemporary indie and alt rock, Atlanta’s blis. are fast becoming a buzzworthy group fans of the genre should be keeping a watchful eye on. Last year’s impassioned debut LP, No One Loves You, was easily one of the best under the radar releases of 2017, and this Saturday they return to Nashville to head up a stacked show at house space That 70’s House. $10 at the door is more than worth it, when you also get New Jersey indie/emo power trio Puddle Splasher, local dreamy, indie, alt/shoegaze up and comers Fever Blush, local post-hardcore outfit Beggar, and the debut show from new alt rock group Blemish. It’s hard to rival this lineup anywhere else all weekend. [PO]

THE COATHANGERS w/ THELMA AND THE SLEAZE
@ The Basement | 9pm (8:30pm doors) | $10-12 | 21+

Garage punks The Coathangers sprung out of Atlanta’s DIY scene more than a decade ago, initially aspiring simply to have fun and play a few house shows, before a relentless tour schedule and five fantastic LPs managed to transform them into one of punk’s most vital indie acts. The trio have toured with the likes of the Refused and Black Lips, appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, and have amassed plenty of critical acclaim and punk cred, heralded especially for their live show, which is prominently showcased on new effort The Coathangers Live. This Saturday, you can see what they’re all about in person, as the group are slated to headline The Basement, along with perfectly-suited local openers Thelma and the Sleaze. Read more here. [PO]

ONLY, HARI THE BAND, JOE BARTEL, DAVID WEBB’S BURNING BUSH
@ Two Boots | 8pm | $5 | All Ages

Pizza joint Two Boots has become a pretty dependable outpost for hosting cool, off the beaten path DIY shows, featuring both local and touring acts. For just $5, Saturday night boats a sweet bill of local indie/garage pop outfit Only, shoegazey indie rockers Hari the Band, Minneapolis alt-folk/punk singer-songwriter Joe Bartel, and eclectic Knoxville garage/indie outfit David Webb’s Burning Bush. We don’t know why this weekend has so many awesome small shows, but it’s a solid one for people looking to discover something new! [PO]

GRAVEYARD CLUB, SECRET CLUB, LACQUER
@ The East Room | 9pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 18+

Adopting a dreamy, ’80s inspired, synth-drenched alt/indie pop sound, Graveyard Club are one of the most criminally underrated indie acts of the last few years. Seriously, if you’re a sucker for moody, layered, retro synth rock, this band should be on your radar. Yet another amazing weekend option on the cheap, you can catch them Saturday night at The East Room with local favorites Secret Club and Lacquer. [PO]

LAS ROSAS, CHAMPAGNE SUPERCHILLIN’, MOUTH READER, SPODEE BOY
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Brooklyn based Las Rosas have turned heads, including those of Burger Records tastemakers, with their psychedelic rock sound.  They are touring in support of their excellent new record, Shadow By Your Side, which dropped last month.  They are joined by, previously Nashville-based, French pop influenced groove rockers Champagne Superchillin’, who are are also gearing up to release a new record next month. Local garage rocking scene stalwarts Mouth Reader and late addition Spodee Boy will fill out this incredible and affordable bill. [MH]

ARGONAUT&WASP, CANNIBAL KIDS
@ The End | 7pm (6pm doors) | $10 | 18+

Electro/funk/rock outfit argonaut&wasp hail from Brooklyn, and while they definitely make dance-primed tunes, their sounds stems more from from the tradition of indie dance rock, old school electronic and DJ culture, and moody synth rock than anything shaping the contemporary EDM scene. The band are set to head up The End Saturday night, along with Miami pop primed alt/indie outfit Cannibal Kids, for a very enticing double bill. [PO]

BREWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE DEAD DEADS, SOREN BRYCE, MEAUX, CALVIN WEBSTER, THOM ROY, JIMMY VERONE, CAT MOUNTAIN, SAM ROCHFORD
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | 12pm | $50

Weekend weather is looking pretty promising, and spending your Saturday indulging in beer, crawfish, and quality music sounds like a fun day, you’ll definitely want to give Little Harpeth’s BREWFISH Music Festival a look. Doubling as a fundraiser for state house candidate Trey Palmedo, tunes are provided by The Dead Deads (acoustic), Soren BryceMeaux, and more, and before you balk at the $50 price tag, consider that it includes two pounds of crawfish and four drink tickets for the Little Harpeth brews of your choice- not a terrible deal. [PO]

MUSICIANS CORNER: GRIFFIN HOUSE, ELLE MACHO, BANTUG, BECCA RICHARDSON, RAIHANNA ESTRADA, JAMES ETHAN CLARK, BYRON HARVEY
@ Centennial Park | 1:30pm (12pm gates) | FREE | All Ages

Beloved singer songwriter Griffin House returns to Musicians Corner on Saturday afternoon to headline a star studded family friendly day of music.  He’ll be joined by local indie pop supergroup Elle Macho, blog fave Bantug, and singer-songwriter Becca Richardson on the main stage.  Not enough music for you?  You’ll stay entertained during the set changes by the soothing sounds of up and coming artists on the Acoustic Stage.  Grab a cool beverage, find a spot in the shade, and enjoy. [MH]

THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD AND LIGHT SHOW WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY
@ Ascend Amphitheater | 8:30pm | $25-50 | All Ages

Get ready to jam out to the music of psychedelic rock’s forefathers Pink Floyd, with a classical twist courtesy of The Nashville Symphony. Throw in a stellar light show, at probably the best outdoor venue in the whole city, and you have the recipe for a one of a kind night of music. You can expect to hear most if not all the hits at this family friendly event in the heart of Music City. Get the clan together, invite the in-laws or some friends you haven’t seen in a while and make a night of it. [JR]

TACO MOUTH w/ INDIA RAMEY
@ Lipstick Lounge | 7pm | 21+

If you are in need of a alternative evening, then head a few block out of Five Points, and cram into the always fun Lipstick Lounge.  Unlike the normal karaoke nights, Saturday night will feature the alt-rock fun of Taco Mouth to really rile up the crowd after singer-songwriter India Ramey warms things up. [JR]

THE DEACONS, BEHOLD THE BRAVE, AMERICAN DREAM, BENJAMIN STRANGER
@ Fond Object (Riverside) | 7pm (6:30pm doors) | $5 | All Ages

Summer is in full swing, and the shows and parties are just getting better and better! Look for Tennessee based rock and roll trio The Deacons to top off a super stacked low dough show at the Riverside village Fond Object location Saturday nighty. Blog favorites Behold The Brave, western flavored indie rocks American Dream, and Benjamin Stranger will all help kick things off, and there will also be free beer for revelers who are 21+! Being broke is no excuse, get out and support our thriving local scene. [JR]

SUZANNE SANTO (of HONEYHONEY) w/ LEAH JAMES
@ The High Watt | 9pm (8pm doors) | $13-15 | 18+

SUNDAY

JEREMY ENIGK w/ CHRIS STAPLES
@ The Basement East | 8:30pm (7:30pm doors) | $18 | 18+

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, singer-songwriter Jeremy Enigk first rose to fame in the early ’90s, when he and his band Sunny Day Real Estate helped shape and popularize the second wave of the emo movement, beginning with their incredible ’94 debut, Dairy. Though, today, their influence might be a bit under-apprecated at the mainstream level, they managed to set the tone for an entire musical chapter which proudly continues on, and near single-handledly bridged the gap between emo and post-hardcore. During the band’s first breakup, from ’95-’97 (they would subsequently return to release two more albums), Jeremy first began experimenting with writing solo, adopting a slower and more orchestrated sound with his debut, Return of the Frog Queen. While the SDRE reunion and another band, The Fire Theft, consumed his subsequent decade, Enigk has, since ’06, continued on his prolific solo run, though he did make time for another SDRE reunion a few years back.When he returns to Nashville this weekend to play Basement East, however, he’s honoring the LP that kicked it all off, Frog Queen, with a special anniversary performance. Indie and emo fans do not want to miss this one. [PO]

RAY LAMONTAGNE w/ NEKO CASE
@ Ascend Amphitheater | 7:30pm | $26.25-89.50 | All Ages

Hot on the heels of releasing his brand spanking new record entitled Part of the Light, smokey voiced, folk inspired bluesman Ray LaMontagne is bringing his wares to the good people of Music City, performing at the epic Ascend Amphitheater. With help from the incredibly talented Neko Case in the warmup spot, the entire evening of music will be in contention for best show of the weekend. Grab a spot on the lawn, or splurge for seats, but either way, this is a Sunday night event that should not be missed. [JR]

NAKED GIANTS w/ CULTURE WARS
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 8pm (6pm doors) | $10 | All Ages

This week’s Nashville Sunday Night, hosted and live broadcasted by Lightning 100, features Seattle trio Naked Giants in the headlining spot, riding high on the buzz of their recently released debut LP, SLUFF. Adopting a sludgy, psych-tinged indie/garage rock sound, the band feel a bit nostalgic for the indie rock of last decade, fueled by tight songwriting, punk bite, and a tremendous live show. We sense big things in the future for this band, and you can catch them on the rise this weekend, along with likeminded Austin edgy alt rockers Culture Wars– not a bad way to end a weekend. [PO]

GOOD BUDDY w/ DIAMOND CARTER, CHROME PONY, NIGHTINGAIL
@ The Basement | 8pm (7:30pm doors) | $8 | 21+

It’s a packed bill of local faves performing at The Basement on Sunday night.  You’ll get a taste of groovy indie rockers Good Buddy, talented songwriter Tyler Touhy’s long-loved Diamond Carter project, garage rock heroes Chrome Pony, and Alicia Gail’s stunning Nightingail project.  If you are looking to end the weekend with some of the best talent (and people) in Nashville, then this is a damn good bet. [MH]

TOO MANY ZOOZ
@ Exit/In | 9pm (8pm doors) | $16-20 | 18+

After becoming online sensations via their NYC subway busking videos, brass trio Too Many Zooz have been able to make the rare transition from internet famous, to legitimately famous. Being supremely talented, and relentless touring certainly helps too. Be ready to chake your groove thing at this one, because based on the videos/music, these guys really know how to get a crowd moving. [JR]

EVA CASSEL, KATHRYN HALLBERG, V BLACKBURN
@ The East Room | 8pm | $10 | 18+

I AM THE LAW, ONUS, EXISTING IN EXILE, EVINCE, GRAVEN SOULS
@ Radio Café | 7pm | $5 | 21+

EDGE OF REALITY, TRANSIT METHOD, MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN
@ The Cobra | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | $5 | 21+

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

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