Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue w/ Los Straightjackets and The Cactus Blossoms Saturday!

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Nick Lowe is once again taking his Quality Holiday Revue on the road and this time with the superb Los Straightjackets as the backup band! While this may seem like an odd combination, it fits right in for long-time fans of Nick Lowe who always does things in his own style. The Quality Holiday Revue Live album with Los Straightjackets was recently released, and this promises to be a wonderful show that will get the Holiday spirit flowing! Opening the evening is The Cactus Blossoms, a duo of brothers with guitars and tight harmonies. You can catch all of this on Saturday Dec. 5 at City Winery.  The show starts at 8pm, and tickets are still available from $45-$55.  Read on to learn more about the acts.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Dec. 4 – 6

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As we head into the holiday season in full force, it seems that folks are trying to pack their final shows from 2015 into these last couple of weeks before the year end shutdown.  This weekend features a few shows that we’ve yapping about for weeks like (umm) The Weeks at The Basement East and AWOLNATION at War Memorial.  But, it also features a hometown performance from Those Darlins, a Cosmic Thug ready romp, a three night stand from The Wood Brothers, and more!  Head below to dig into all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN.

Your Weekend Plans Are Here

This Weekend in Nashville Sept. 21-23

It’s time to review your options for doing your civic duty as a citizen of Nashville:

Friday

I am super excited about Maps & Atlases and Cory Branan tonight at Mercy Lounge. Doors at 8, show starts at 9. 18+, Tickets are $12. Read more about the show here.

Stagolee, Water Liars, Blackfoot Gypsies, Cult Logic, and Local H are playing at The Basement tonight. Show starts at 9 pm, $5 cover.

Saturday

The Musicians Corner: Music City Roots Square Dance Special Event goes from 3pm to 6 pm at Centennial Park and features performances from Kenny Vaughn, John England and The Western Swingers, JP Harris and The Touch Choices, and The Stray Birds. This is a free event.

The Electric Hearts and The Black Cadillacs play The Basement, show starts at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

Nick Lowe and Eleni Mandell play Mercy Lounge. $25 early admission and $20 general admission.  Show starts at 9.

Sunday

You’ve got Sunday School at Exit In with Tower Defense, Meadownoise, Bows and Arrows. Starts at 7 and it’s free.

Probably a light weekend as far as Nashville goes, but that doesn’t excuse you from your duty. Pick a show and go shake what your momma gave you.

Today’s stars cover Buddy Holly

In memoriam to Buddy Holly (1936-1959), who would have turned 75 this year, an awesome collection of contemporary stars are releasing covers for a tribute album to the Rock-n-Roll pioneer.  Buddy Holly became an American Rock n’ Roll icon in only a year and a half before the 22 year old musician was killed in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens and JP “Big Bopper” Richardson in February 1959.

Several of the tracks have been leaked on the internet, and can be heard at the links below.

Dearest – The Black Keys
Rave On – Julian Casablancas

KCRW’s Liza Richardson played Modest Mouse’s take on “That’ll Be the Day” on her May 7th show.  You might have to hunt around for that one, but numerous sources report that it is about six minutes in on the show archive.

The album releases on June 28th through Fantasy/Concord, and the full track listing is as follows:

01 “Dearest” – The Black Keys
02 “Every Day” – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion
03 “It’s So Easy” – Paul McCartney
04 “Not Fade Away – Florence + The Machine”
05 “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” – Cee Lo Green
06 “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” – Karen Elson
07 “Rave On” – Julian Casablancas
08 “I’m Gonna Love You Too” – Jenny O.
09 “Maybe Baby” – Justin Townes Earle
10 “Oh Boy” – She & Him
11 “Changing All Those Changes” – Nick Lowe
12 “Words Of Love” – Patti Smith
13 “True Love Ways” – My Morning Jacket
14 “That’ll Be The Day” – Modest Mouse
15 “Well…All Right” – Kid Rock
16 “Heartbeat” -The Detroit Cobras
17 “Peggy Sue” – Lou Reed
18 “Peggy Sue Got Married” – John Doe
19 “Raining In My Heart” – Graham Nash