TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Dec. 15-17


It’s the last full weekend for holiday preparation, but we’re sure that you well heeled readers are already ahead of the game. If you’re looking for music to carry you through the pre-holiday weekend, there is a moderately full slate of mostly local music that you can sink your teeth into, including a Bully homecoming, some shimmering pop, underground hip hop, progressives metal, indie punk, and more, plus a smattering of great holiday shows.  Head below to see our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

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Royal Blood to Play Marathon Music Works June 3 | Watch Them Perform “I Only Lie When I Love You” on ‘Conan’

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Powerhouse British rockers Royal Blood have been favorites of ours since we caught the, then fresh-faced, act at SXSW in 2014. The band subsequently blew up after the release of their self-titled debut later that year, and found themselves touring the world and playing most every festival imaginable.

They returned this year with their sophomore effort, titled How Did We Get So Dark?, and again found insane commercial success to solidify that their hard hitting style was not just a flash in the pan.  The band have announced another tour in support, and will return to Nashville to perform at Marathon Music Works on June 3.  Tickets for that show just went on sale today, and you can snag yours right here.

While you wait for the show, check out the band’s recent performance of their track “I Only Lie When I Love You” on Conan, as well as their full 2018 tour schedule.

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Lonely Benson Debuts “Location” | Catch Him Tonight at Dee’s Lounge

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We’ve been following Aussie-bred, Nashville-based rocker Dan Young via his Lonely Benson project through a smattering of groovy, laid back singles, and we’re waiting patiently just like everyone else for his long awaited debut LP due out in January. Lonely Benson teases us yet again with another taste of what he’s been working on with the new single “Location,” not only with its smooth lounge-y pop sounds, but also in our longing for sunshine and warmth.

Head below to get a taste of “Location,” and, if you want to give the band a holiday gift, you can consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign page to help fund the new record.

You can also stop by Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge tonight, Dec. 8 to see Lonely Benson perform at our 6th Annual Christmas Carol Show. Get more details about the free event here.

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[REMINDER] Join Us for the 6th Annual No Country Christmas Carol Show | TONIGHT @ Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge


The holidays are in full swing, and tonight, Dec. 8 will officially get you in the spirit with our  annual Christmas Carol Show. For this, our sixth year, we move the celebration to our new home of Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison, to bring you a night full of Christmas and holiday tunes, along with caroling fun with more than a dozen of our favorite local artists, co-curated by our friends at PØPSQUAD.

Those of you who have joined us in the past will remember arm in arm singing, shenanigans and laughs galore, tons of booze, and some awesome takes on the holiday standards and original tunes.  This year, we can expect the same from some repeat performers like ELEL, Alanna Royale, The Beech Benders, and Hot Tub Club, and we’re also thrilled to feature some fresh blood from the likes of SHEL, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Lauren StrangeBrasko, Skyway ManWhissellMy PoliticPet EnvyTaylsLonely Benson, Spazz Cardigan, and SUP.!

Even better? This sucker is FREE! That’s right. Come one, come all (as long as you’re 21+) to this celebration of friends, the holidays, and music starting at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Dee’s!

As we do every year, we’ll get in the spirit of the holidays with a charitable drive. This year we’ll collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank, so bring unopened, nonperishable items to the show with you, and we’ll make sure they get to folks in need. Hint: the most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken or tuna), canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal.

Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the latest updates, and check out a sampling of all the performers below (with holiday tunes from several)!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Dec. 8-10

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The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re part of the action this week with our free, 6th annual Christmas Carol Show at Dee’s on Friday night.  Fear not if carols just aren’t your thing, there are a bunch of non-holiday themed shows going on as well, including a long-awaited return of a hardcore legend, a magical evening with one of the indie-sphere’s most talented musicians, the exciting new face in the jazz scene, a special afternoon with one of Nashville’s biggest rock stars, and tons more.  Head below to make your weekend plans in this edition of TWiN.

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