What’s up long weekenders! This weekend officially marks the end of summer, and while we will miss the longer days and drinking beer by the grill too. We’re also excited about less mosquitos and all the awesome fall tours that are coming up. Regardless of your favorite season, it’s time to get this long weekend started with a weekend chock full of block parties, a BitchFest, two nights of 90′s favorites, not to mention an incredibly impressive lineup happening at the Muddy Roots Music Festival up in Cookeville this weekend. Regardless of your flavor, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out all of the live music that we are excited about this weekend!
Show of hands, how many of you were hanging out around The Stone Fox on Saturday for Nashville Outlines? We finally summoned the energy after the good times at Friday’s benefit for Luella and The Sun to have a couple of drinks for the latter part of the inaugural (?) festival on the West Side on Saturday. As with most new events like that, it was a little bit of a cluster understanding where permits allowed you to have a beer or not, and we were lucky to beat the line to get back into The Stone Fox after the JEFF set. That being said, we have to say bravo to the organizers who pulled off a pretty epic free event in the northwest corner of town. We have a short review below, and a bunch of pictures from our photog, Jake Giles Netter.
No Country rolled onto the scene to encounter plenty that had been drinking all day, and waiting for JEFF The Brotherhood to get started on the big(ger) outdoor stage. JEFF growled through all of the crowd favorites, and started the crowd into their almost mandatory crowd surfing frenzy. There were clearly some noise ordinance concerns making it hard to fully enjoy from any considerable distance from the stage, but that just made the area immediately in front of the stage as frantic as a sold out Exit/In show. Highlight of the show… watching some fool dive into the crowd from atop a 12-foot high stack of speakers. I could have sworn that people just moved and let him hit the ground. It certainly didn’t phase Nashville’s garage rock kings in the slightest though.
It’s been a minute since we’ve hung with last year’s Road To Bonnaroo winner, Fly Golden Eagle. I guess it makes sense though, since they’ve spent some time on the road with The Alabama Shakes. Spending time with FGE is like hanging out with an old friend that you haven’t seen in forever, but it’s like you haven’t missed a beat. Hopefully, we’ll get some more dates with them this fall.
Natalie Prass took the stage to a pretty much gone crowd. Between the impatient line outside The Stone Fox, the plethora of beers, and the gaggle of JEFF band-wagoners that had already left, Prass played her heart out with a number of other local musicians in accompaniment. Her stuff is original and pretty, but seemed slightly uncaptivating at the late time slot. I’m going to blame the booze and apathetic crowd, and continue to flaunt the praise of the Nashville songstress.
Have you guys heard about the Nashville Outlines thing that is going on over at The Stone Fox? I’m not sure if you should call it a festival, but it has a massive lineup and goes all day. That’s not a showcase. That’s more like a festival. The block is closed down, but the two stages make me want to call it more than a block party. You know what, I’m sticking with festival. Regardless, this all day musical gathering out on the west side of town features some of our absolute favorite local musicians. Things get started at 1pm and roll right along until… well, probably until you call a cab to carry your ass home. The lineup and set times are below.
1:15 Weekend Babes
2:45 Kin Ship
3:30 Promised Land Sound
5:00 James Wallace and the Naked Light
6:00 Ranch Ghost
7:00 D Watusi
8:00 The Ettes
9:00 JEFF The Brotherhood
7:30 Clear Plastic Masks
10:00 Fly Golden Eagle
11:00 Natalie Prass
During the daytime you will also be able to wander through the craft market, play around at the dunk tank, shop at Third Man Records’ Rolling Record Store, pet the animals from Fond Object, or photo bomb your friends at the Generation Domination Photo Booth after you have stuffed yourself with Grilled Cheeserie goodness. Go ahead, check it out, they have a map to keep you oriented!
How does all this happen? Two cheers for electronic co. Griffin who likes to throw these big azz parties!!
We have previews of all the bands below:
Preview Outlines Nashville
Did you guys even know the weekend just began? It’s Friday, but it feels like Wednesday… which is awesome! Here’s another run down of the best of rock, punk, pop, and AWWWWW YEAH!!!! It’s the 4th of July Weekend. Be safe, have fun, and get out to see some live music!
This week we’re trying out a new format. We’ve made it easier to see which writers are recommending each show, and, hopefully, made TWiN a bit cleaner and easier to read. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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Earlier this week, we told you more about SUMMERDAZE, the epic block party going down tomorrow at Exit/In and The End. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each showcase (and selecting a winner TODAY @ NOON), so head here for details on how to enter, and to find out more general information about the event.
Since we think it’s the party to beat for how to spend your Independence Day weekend, we wanted to bring you a bit more about the stacked local bill, with some separate band posts. We already told you about the awesome bands scheduled to play at Exit/In. Today, we’re focusing on the groups playing The End stage: Fly Golden Eagle, Sol Cat, What Up, English, and Majestico.
Check out artist spotlights and interviews, brought to you by Critters Galaxy, along with music from each act. See you Saturday!