TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Dec. 2-4

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With Thanksgiving in the rearview, the end of the year seems amazingly close, so, before the Christmas holiday pretty much shuts down the music scene, you should take advantage of a bevvy of shows happening around town this weekend.  We have a ton of locals returning home for the holidays from lengthy tours, as well as a number of high profile national touring acts, so there is a little something for everyone this weekend.  Head below to check out all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Run The Jewels, Tim Gent, Big Surr, Caleb Groh & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions:

“Lady America (feat. Drisana DeSpain)” by Tim Gent
“Sometimes” by Big Surr
“Wonderful Christmastime” by Caleb Groh
“Sleigh Ride” by SHEL – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on December 11
“Lonely Is A Lifetime” by The Wild Feathers – Playing Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop December 1-3
“Soon” by Aliza Carter Band – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 3
“Take Me Serious” by Matt Thomas – Playing The High Watt on December 5
“Expensive” by Jordan Keim – Playing The High Watt on December 5

Touring artist additions:

“2100 (feat. BOOTS)” by Run The Jewels – Playing Marathon Music Works on January 17
“Wish You Were Here” by Lee Fields & The Expressions – Playing Mercy Lounge on March 5
“It’s Time” by Nick Waterhouse – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 6
“Paul” by Big Thief – Playing The High Watt on  January 14
“Pleasure Drive” by The Jezabels – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 7

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The Wild Feathers to Perform Dec. 1-3 in Support of Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop

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Back in June, Nashville rock and rollers The Wild Feathers made their sold-out Ryman Auditorium debut. The entire performance was recorded for their first-ever live album, Live at the Ryman, which is due out on Record Store Day’s Black Friday, Nov. 25. In celebration of the release, the group will perform a special three-night stint at Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Dec. 1, 2 and 3.

We asked the band about the new record and the choice of venue to celebrate.  “We are still blown away that we had the chance to play a sold out show at a venue like The Ryman, it still doesn’t feel real. So when we started talking about putting out a live record from that night, it was important to us to try to match the tradition of The Ryman for the release events. Ernest Tubb Record Shop is a Nashville institution, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our Live at the Ryman release than by checking off another venue on our bucket list. “

Admission to the release shows is free with the purchase of Live at The Ryman, as well as an additional item from the shop. Concertgoers will also receive a limited-edition poster signed by the band. And yes, each night will have its own uniquely designed poster, so why not go for all three? The special residency is in support of the Broadway landmark, which has been struggling to keep its doors open in recent years. So mark your calendars and get on down to Broadway to enjoy some great music and help keep a sacred Nashville institution alive.

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REVIEW: Live on the Green 2016 Weekend Finale [PHOTOS]

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Live on the Green 2016 Weekend Finale
Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
September 1-3, 2016

Review by Meredith Galyon, Matt Hall, Philip Obenschain, & Jacob Ryan.
Photos by Nolan Knight, Mary Beth Blankenship, & Jen Silver.

How does it all come to an end so fast? It feels like Live on the Green’s stacked seventh season just got started, but in the blink of an eye, it has already come to a close, wrapping up a wonderful summer for music and we turn our eyes to the fall. The annual, free fest went out with a bang though, as this year provided the biggest finale in the continually growing event’s history, following weeks of performances from Andra Day, Allen Stone, and White DenimJenny Lewis, Passenger, and JR JR, and Dawes, Kurt Vile, and The Record Company. Per usual, we were there to check it out, and we have a supersized review and photo set of LOTG’s supersized weekend below!

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Head to Live On The Green Tonight for Band Of Horses, Nikki Lane, The Wild Feathers, and More!

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It’s hard to believe that we have reached the final weekend of Live on the Green.  It seems like just yesterday that we kicked things off with Andra Day, Allen Stone, and White Denim, and have watched the bar continually rise with Jenny Lewis, Passenger, and JR JR. in week two and Dawes, Kurt Vile & the Violators, and The Record Company last week.  Now, we’ve reached the final weekend, and things got off to a bang last night with Young The Giant and BØRNS leading the charge including a pack of talented locals including COIN, SIMO, and *repeat repeat.  Tonight, the lineup grows even more when Band Of Horses lead a hit parade including another stack of locals featuring Nikki Lane, The Wild Feathers, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Rayland Baxter, Josh Farrow, and Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs.

Following the format adopted a couple years back, and expanded last year, Live on the Green will conclude this week with an epic three-day, two-stage Labor Day weekend finale from Thursday Sept. 1 through Saturday Sept. 3.  Per usual, LOTG is free and all ages, and the music tonight will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m., and there will be plenty of food and beer vendors on site to meet your needs. Parking is just $5 at the Public Square Park Garage below the festival site, and various other garages and street parking options are available on the surrounding blocks, as well as across the bridge at LP Field. VIP tickets and backstage passes are all sold out for tonight, but there are, as of publishing this, still some packages available for Saturday Sept. 3. Find out more about this week’s installment below, and find out more about the entire season on Live on the Green’s site.

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