TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 18-20

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Springtime is here, and that means unpredictable spring weather. There are few outdoor events that will probably require you to watch the radar, but, if those don’t work out, there are plenty of dry spaces to catch some incredible shows coming through Music City this weekend. Plan your weekend below with our run down of not-to-miss shows, from festivals to free events, tons of record release parties, indie rock legends, Japanese kawaii metal, folk, r&b, garage rock, soft rock, punk, pop, and more, with our latest edition of TWiN!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 11-13

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Spring is in full swing (though the upcoming forecast looks more like mid-summer), and that means it is time to get outside. Not only are there shows at Ascend this weekend, it’s also the kickoff of Musicians Corner’s spring season, and there’s plenty one offs that should strike your fancy if you’re into punk, emo, indie, electronic, psychedelic, garage, pop, or Americana, with shows ranging a host of prices and sizes. Regardless of what you choose to do, you need to pace yourself though, because there are a ton of happenings you’ll have to decide between each night. Need some help? Head below for this week’s edition of TWiN!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 4-6

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Spring touring is in full effect, and this weekend is just a sample of how many fantastic shows are hitting Music City this month. Not only is Ascend kicking off their 2018 season, we also have a packed slate of performers from the smallest of club shows to a chance to hang with the OG Talking Head at the Mother Church, along with all the punk, alternative, indie, electronic, metal, Americana, and pop you could ask for. Head below to see our full rundown of worthy shows in this week’s edition of TWiN!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | April 27-29

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As this weekend is approaching, with perfect spring weather, it’s going to be hard to pace yourself for the evening, but with a slate featuring legacy acts, buzzy indie acts, and some top-notch local talent, you should definitely make the effort. Head below to see our top picks for this weekend, and get out to see some live music.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Hear Patrick Sweany’s “Get Along” Ahead of New LP

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Blog favorite and general all-around badass Patrick Sweany has announced his sixth LP, Ancient Noise, which is set to drop via Nine Mile Records on May 11. A followup to Sweany’s excellent 2015 release Daytime Turned to Nighttime, our early listen to the record reflects on the singer’s continued maturation, not only as a musician, but as a man. Today, as we premiere new single “Get Along,” you can hear a bit of this growth, and we also hear a cooler, groovier side to Sweany. Patrick pulled in some talent to back him on this record, including sought after drummer Ken Coomer, all-star bassist Ted Pecchio, and soul legend and Hi Rhythm Section keyboardist Charles Hodges. Throw in some background vocalists, and a surely magical time recording at Sam Phillips in Memphis, and the song really seems to take on a new life.

We asked Patrick about the new single, and he described it as “my grown folks love song.”  He continues, “Puppy love and the excitement that comes with new relationships seem to be what a majority of love songs you hear are about. Cheating songs are a different thing entirely. Where are the ‘holding on together’ anthems that deal with romantic love? You hear that type of sentiment, to a much lesser degree, in a ‘fellow man’ sense, but puppy love or lust is what we hear the most.”

Continuing on this refreshing grown folks’ logic, Sweany continues, “You never hear about the struggles of two people who love each other above all else, for a long time. Working it out, staying in love with that person, holding on, and keeping a relationship from falling apart due to neglect. I wanted to write a kind of sexy groover that celebrates the real thing, the thing that you’re aiming for when you figure out you REALLY love somebody. I wanted to celebrate those people who do what it takes to keep that good thing going, until the end. I just wanted to shine some light on that.”

Head below to listen to “Get Along,” and mark your calendar for his local album release show at The Basement on May 26.  While you’re at it, hit Patrick up on Twitter to wish the April 26 born Taurus a Happy Birthday!

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